Parenthood Quotes

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.

Marcelene Cox

There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.

Astrid Alauda

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.

Haim Ginott

The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.

Robert Brault

Parents accept their obsolescence with the best grace they can muster. . . they do all they can to make it easy for the younger generation to surpass the older, while secretly dreading the rejection that follows.

Christopher Lasch

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.

Anthony Powell

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

Alvin Toffler

The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.

George Bernard Shaw

A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.

Richard L. Evans

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.

Peter De Vries

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.

Mel Lazarus

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.

Robin G. Collingwood

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Updated On : May 22, 2011
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