Parents Quotes

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.


Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.

Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.


To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverbs

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

Haim Ginott

My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.

Cathy Ladman

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

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

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson

The values indicated by status-insecure parents are such that their children learn to put personal success and the acquisition of power above all else. They are taught to judge people for their usefulness rather than their likeableness. Their friends, and even future marriage partners, are selected and used in the service of personal advancement; love and affection take second place to knowing the right people. They are taught to eschew weakness and passivity, to respect authority, and to despise those who have not made the socio-economic grade. Success is equated with social esteem and material advantage, rather than with more spiritual values.

Norman F. Dixon

Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst


Children learn to smile from their parents.

Shinichi Suzuki

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.

Dick Cavett

Just as it sometimes happens that deformed offspring are produced by deformed parents, and sometimes not, so the offspring produced by a female are sometimes female, sometimes not, but male, because the female is as it were a deformed male.


"Reverence for parents" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.


I wish it were me instead of you. Yeah. I'm getting the sodium pentothal. You have to go sit with my parents.

Alison Bechdel

Big L is that nigga you expect to catch rep on any cassette deck, I'm so ahead of my time my parents haven't met yet.

Lamont Coleman

It isn't surprising that many children consider their parents to be a little dim, and that they sometimes try to update them. The fact that they don't usually try too hard is just as well; a thoroughly updated parent is an unappetizing sight.

Ruth Eleanor

In the labs, the young make things move, and the older ones follow like parents evolving with their children.

Catherine Brchignac

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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