Quotation Explorer - 'Parent'

Of course our most important role as a parent is to have our children know that they are loved and worthy. Even more importantly, it's to help them discover, and fan the flames of whatever it is that they are enthusiastic about! - Steve Karagiannis
The best words of wisdom that a parent can say to their child is "I Am proud of you". - Unarine Ramaru
There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent. - Mahatma Gandhi
Some people say I raised a good child. I like to think of it as my child raised a good parent. - Clifford Cohen
Asking a parent not to be a parent is like asking the sun not to be hot or snow not to be cold. - Lesa Howard
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. - Oscar Wilde
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
The biggest insult to any parent is a child that lives up to society standards and not his or her full potential. - Unarine Ramaru
An obedient child learns from the example of an obedient parent. - Jim George
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Helping a parent makes you their child, helping a sibling makes you a brother or a sister, helping a friend makes you a good friend, but helping a stranger; that is what makes you human - Evy Michaels
I looked at Lucas with the pang that a parent feels when he knows his child will be hurt and that it's no one's fault and that to try to preempt the rites of passage is an act of contempt for the child's courage. - James Lee Burke
No parent should have to bury their child. - Theoden
The celebrated Galen said that employment was nature's physician. It is indeed so important to happiness that indolence is justly considered the parent of misery.
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. - Oscar Wilde
Being a 'good' parent is more about the parent, and, less about the 'supposedly-could-have-been-bad' child. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog. - John Grogan
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher
Children don't understand, when things aren't given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table. - Anthony Liccione
No matter how long the preparation, you will never feel ready to write an exam, to start a business, to be parent or even to die. Just go for it. - Moffat Machingura
When Mandela passed away, the long walk to freedom will be longer and harder. I wish with my tears that every parent tell about Mandela to their children, shall their children grow up firmly and with faith. - Professor Pezhman Mosleh
I am a conscious parent. That means I realize that I am not here to teach my children, but rather we are meant to teach each other. I have found that the truth is that I have far more to learn from them than they could ever learn from me. - Monika Zands
Do not blame your parents for not working hard enough to birth you with silver spoon in your mouth because tomorrow you will be a parent and your children will in turn blame you for not giving birth to them with the desired silver spoon. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support. - Osho
The fact that you have just buried your parent or parents and/or sibling or siblings does not make you less likely to die today. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Fear has been the original parent of superstition, every new calamity urges trembling mortals to deprecate the wrath of invisible enemies - Edward Gibbon
... education is the second food a parent can give a child. - Uzoma Nnadi
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child.He needs guidance.If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. - Bette Davis
The biggest test for parents is not how they parent, but how the respond to disorder and unpredictability. - Sarah Newton
If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper. - Francis Quarles
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. - Plato
Despair and disappointment are the parent of countless inspired, inspiring, triumphant creations - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Having a child who is struggling doesn't make you a bad parent, just as being a child who is struggling doesn't make your child a bad kid. - Ann Douglas
The only job a parent has is work themselves out of a job. - Holly Gates
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. - O. A. Battista
That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents. - Ursula Hegi
Spanking a child is about the parent not the child. The child will learn more from positive correction than physical manipulation. - Asa Don Brown
I prize my downtime, count on it as a writer, a parent, a person. Sometimes I think of Woody Allen's remark about masturbation, that it is sex with someone he loves. I feel as though being alone is hanging out with someone I like. - Anna Quindlen
The VoiceThere is a voice inside of youThat whispers all day long,"I feel this is right for me,I know that this is wrong."No teacher, preacher, parent, friendOr wise man can decideWhat's right for you--just listen toThe voice that speaks inside. - Shel Silverstein
NEVER EVER STAY IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILDREN. That is the worst thing one can ever do. It is better for a child to live with one Good Parent than two frustrated,screwed up ones. - Rachitha Cabral
Time's the king of men; he's both their parent, and he is their grave, and gives them what he will, not what they crave. - William Shakespeare
Despite being what would now be called a deprived child in a one parent family, I did not grow up with an urge to smash windows or to bash old ladies over the head in order to steal handbags. - Eva Hart
There is no greater grief, than when a parent losses a child. - Asa Don Brown
The most incredible thing about being a parent is seeing your own personality come out in your children. - Anonymous
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. - Mel Lazarus
And as she held me, I suddenly realized that my lifelong search for love and acceptance had finally ended in the arms of a foster parent. - Dave Pelzer
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. - Aristotle
Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government antipoverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t. - David Brooks
Because you don't get to choose your parents, K, and at some point you realise that maybe your parents just aren't able to parent very well, but we exist, and the only choice we've got in the whole situation is whether we're gonna love them anyway. It's as simple and messy and complicated as that - Megan Jacobson
I won't do that when I'm a parent. I'll make different mistakes, of course. - Adrienne Stoltz
The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child, but the parent. - Frank Pittman
A good editor can make a respectable writer remarkable, just like a good parent helps a child become amazing. - Justin Alcala
Every parent is an artist, but not every artist is apparent. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
A good parent is not someone that knows how to be a good parent, but knows how to learn how to be a good parent. - Gary Edward Gedall
If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. - Bette Davis
On the Brevity of Our TiesTies in this world last only for a time. We are husband and wife, parent and child, for a short period only. Once this reality sinks in, we cannot help treasuring each moment of our brief association. - Kentetsu Takamori
A parent who cannot provide the basic needs of two children, must not even bear one. - M.F. Moonzajer
I believe that many sacrifices need to be made in order to do your best as a parent, but I also believe you don't have to abandon your whole life. - Holly Madison
No one chooses his parent or childhood, but you can choose your own direction. Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome. - Anonymous
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent. - Bette Davis
Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parent. - George Bernard Shaw
Dust is the parent of a star! - Munia Khan
We are creating a world where no parent will ever again have to choose between skipping meals and sending their kids to school - Sharad Vivek Sagar
I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives."(The Power of One: Belief.net Interview; July 2005) - Susan Sarandon
We don’t want to limit what God can do in our children by trying to parent them alone—Trust God to take care of them. - Stormie Omartian
A government that kills its own citizens is like a parent that kills their own kids aka filicide or like a mother that kills her unborn by abortion . - Youns Hussein
The art and craft of early childhood teaching is in making decisions about fun, play and work. And it is this crafting that distinguishes the professional from the baby-sitter, parent or child minder. - Susan Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle
The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. - Carl Jung
Ah, we shall never have a real aristocracy while this plebeian reluctance to live upon a parent or a wife continues the animating spirit of our youth. It strikes at the foot of the feudal system! - Howells William Dean
Education is the best gift my parent gave me. - Lailah Gifty Akita
As a parent who raised his children in dysfunction, I know the parental wounds my children received were not intentional; often they were my best expression of love, sometimes coming out sideways, not as I intended. - David W. Earle
Sometimes being a good parent is admitting that you weren't a perfect parent. - Colleen Ferrary Bader
Being a parent is like being a catcher. You gotta handle whatever is thrown your way. - Tom Swyers
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. - Daniel Webster
No one said parenting was easy,but NO good parent has any right to give up.It is one labyrinth you can never quit because it seems too hard. - Gillian Duce
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. - Cicero
Taking good care of your husband or wife is the best way to thank their parent or parents for having taken good care of them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
My feelings towards it can only be paralleled by that of a doting parent towards an idiot child. - Charlotte Brontë
I admit it's tempting to wish for the perfect boss, or the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit, but maybe the best any of us can do is not quit. Play the hand we've been given and accessorize the outfit we've got. - Allan Heinberg
Parent should never forget the great excitement they felt for the birth of a new born into the world. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Raising a child is a time of RAPID CHANGE! From the ages of 0 to 19, a PARENT can age over 30 years! - Tanya Masse
I would have made a terrible parent. The first time my child didn't do what I wanted, I'd kill him. - Katharine Hepburn
Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion. - Margaret Cho
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. - Michael Levine
Just because a child doesn’t have both parents raising him or her, doesn’t mean that child becomes half the person they were meant to be. One wonderful parent can love enough for two, and love will always be the biggest influence in a child’s life. - Ron Baratono
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