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Wise Quotes about Parents

May you find great value in these Parents quotes and sayings.

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Related topics: Family Relationship Values

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

 

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

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

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

'Handsome' means many things to many people.
If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered -
and have my parents to thank for it.
Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking,
especially in this business.
- Richard Chamberlain

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents can make us distrust ourselves.
To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.
- Frank Pittman

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become
a bit frightened of their children.
- Ama Ata Aidoo

I think the deepest problem is between my parents and me.
I just don't know if it will ever be the same.
- LaToya Jackson

Some children act as if they thought their parents had nothing to do,
but to see them established in the world and then quit it.
- Samuel Richardson

I could tell my parents hated me.
My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Different parents have different standards for their children.
- Penelope Spheeris

I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed
or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
- Natalie Wood

I'm concerned about the insidious influence of the
media's bad messages that undermine the lessons parents
try to instill in their sons and daughters.
- John Ratzenberger

My parents always told me that if you want something,
you can do whatever you have to do to get it.
As long as it's not against someone else.
- Marion Cotillard

I think it'd be useful for parents to know kind of
what is the culture of an institution.
- Margaret Spellings

The events in the square, of course,
made a deep impression on me and many other parents.
- Vaclav Klaus

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that
will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents.
- Roger Moore

My parents dreaded the fact that I was changing my life to do this,
but I just kept doing it.
- Jason Mraz

All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people,
they may be mocking or cursing their own child.
- Anna Quindlen

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve
the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and
strengthens this community -
and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez

I think all kinds of parents are different in what they're seeking.
- Margaret Spellings

I can be pretty nasty.
Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards.
But not by my parents' standards, because my parents
were nasty for their day.
- Bridget Fonda

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance
for the evil conscience of their parents.
- H. L. Mencken

Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.
- Gloria Estefan

I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students
at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts,
educated their parents and themselves,
and believed in me.
- Ryan White

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
- Francis Bacon

My parents really encouraged me.
- Randy Castillo

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich

You wouldn't think it would but my parents were really balanced about that.
When it came time for me to be out of the house and
out on my own they were very supportive.
- Elmer Bernstein

As children, many of us were taught never to talk to strangers.
As parents and grandparents, our message must change
with technology to include strangers on the Internet.
- Judy Biggert

Arizona is a national leader in school choice with
both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving
parents and their children more school choices than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull

There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one,
and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents
into whatever it takes to keep you afloat.
- Anna Quindlen

At the federal level, we must help, not hinder,
local school boards, parents, teachers and administrators
as they make decisions about educating our children.
- Mark Kennedy

I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is.
But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents.
Because we know that the first years truly last forever.
- Rob Reiner

Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical
of other people's children and publicly admit they
can do better are asking for it.
- Erma Bombeck

With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do,
and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way,
but anyone has that opportunity.
- Tina Yothers

We're parents first, and once you have kids,
everybody knows that you have priority lists.
Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place.
- Tim McGraw

The best part about being friends with your parents
is that no matter what you do,
they have to keep loving you.
- Natalie Portman

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it.
I didn't want to do what my parents did,
you know?
- Corbin Bernsen

I dropped out of college my junior year to do Saturday Night Live,
and I didn't even consult my parents.
They were very supportive because they had no choice.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The way I was brought up by my parents and guided through
my football life by the influences of various managers
means that in some ways I am black and white.
- Stuart Pearce

My parents divorced when I was born,
and my mother is a political science professor,
like a feminist Mormon, which is sort of an oxymoron.
- Eliza Dushku

Parents don't make mistakes because they don't care,
but because they care so deeply.
- T. Berry Brazelton

I do not have time to sit down and regret anything
although sometimes I wish I had been able to see more
of my parents while they were alive and have done more for them.
- Roger Moore

Both my parents were doctors, and my mother had her surgery in the house.
There were six children.
- Diane Cilento

My parents used to take me to a lot of theatre when I was young.
- Lexa Doig

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents,
relatives or peers.
- Willie Stargell


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