Parents Quotes

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends

Jacques Delille

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

Chinese Proverbs

Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.

Amy Vanderbilt

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.

Elbert Hubbard

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.

John Locke

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.

Bette Davis

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.

Raymond Duncan

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

Phyllis Diller

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.

Ellen Goodman

She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted.

William M. Kucmierowski

We can wash people in the water all we want, but we can never wash their parents out of their hearts.

Orson Scott Card

Parents are not interested in justice they want QUIET!

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., Ed.D

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


The joys of parents are secret; and so are their griefs and fears. They cannot utter the one; nor they will not utter the other.

Francis Bacon

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
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