Quotation Explorer - 'Parents'

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room. - Woody Allen
Just a word of advice. Whenever you're furious with your parents or you think they're terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.
For my success I am immensely grateful to God, my parents, my family, my friends, my teachers and to the books I read. - Amit Kalantri
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
Don't ever brag about the funds(money) of your parents because they might leave wuth it when their time comes instead strive to make yours and have your personal bragging rights - Chuka Osa-Afiana
What did I hope to gain from my game and from putting my parents through all this? The truth is that I loved to play. My body was fit and my mind raring to go. But I also hoped that I would get a government job through the sports quota. - M.C. Mary Kom
... parents naturally want their children to excel in every area of academics and extra-curricular activities, but the reality is- God made each child differently for His purpose. He never intended for our children to excel in everything. - Tamara L. Chilver
Perhaps, thought Nanny, little green Elphaba chose her own sex, and her own color, and to hell with her parents. - Gregory Maguire
Because they are ignorant and their parents are ignorant. Because they don’t know any better. - Gemma Liviero
It is very sad to see children live like orphans while their parents are still alive. After all, children need the constant love of parents. - Gugu Mona
Unsatisfied parents produce professionally successful but personally discontent children. - Himmilicious
Only children simply accept the fact that their parents have the right to make choices for them. Even disobedient children never question the fact that their parents have that right. They may choose to flout the rules, but they don't question their parents' right to make those rules. - The Mirror of Maybe
To your parents you are still that innocent baby, and sometimes even you will need your father's hand and your mother's lap. - Amit Kalantri
We all need a cheering committee and parents are a child's most important fans! - Vivian Kirkfield
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for. - Ogden Nash
I am ashamed to say this, but as a child, neither my parents not my teachers pushed me to read. In fact, I did not read an entire book through until I was a grown man and had learned the awesome power of reading on my own. - Daniel Whyte III
So many parents think they always need to teach their children about life, when in fact, if they listened once in a while, they would learn from their kids what life is truly about. - Martin R. Lemieux
I believe that [everyone] is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers. - Oprah Winfrey
Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. - Abraham Lincoln
When I was kidnapped as a child my parents sent a letter to the hijackers me Pay 5,000 dollars or your back - Rodney Dangerfield
That's the thing about parents, I'm beginning to realize. You don't have to see them all that much to imitate them. - Leigh Newman
(A middle-class child's) parents didn't just give him money. They passed down habits, knowledge, and cognitive traits. - David Brooks
Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats. - Ron Paul
I believe that it should be the blessing of every child to be born into a home where that child is welcomed, nurtured, loved, and blessed with parents, a father and a mother, who live with loyalty to one another and to their children. - Gordon B. Hinckley
A smile you gift is a smile you earn… Gift a smile to your parents, friends, or even a stranger. - Akansh Malik
It's quite sad that so many children go through life unsure whether their parents love them or not. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one. - Lois McMaster Bujold
More people would be depressed, if parents tried to please their children as frequently and as badly as children try to please their parents. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To the world, most people are not remembered for being great parents. To the child, without parents, nothing great would have been put into the world. - J.R. Rim
Wounded parents often unintentionally inflict pain and suffering on their children and these childhood wounds causes a laundry list of maladaptive behaviors commonly called codependency. These habits restrict people to love-limiting relationships causing much unhappiness and distress. - David W. Earle
Author challenges parents to bridge the gap with maturing, more independent kids with what he calls "Knock and Pray". He says parents should invite their kids to unscheduled times to "pray... big". - Jay Payleitner
OrPhAnS,are the one who has no parents,But have many parents.But having ones parents is more valuable than the other having many parents(it doesn't depend on numbers,but the feelings matters). - SIDDWIN S SHETTY
A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned. - Ewan McGregor
When a child reaches puberty, parents become so curious about their sex lives and whereabouts, put them behind bars to their own detriment. When such a child breaks free, don't be surprised to see him/her in porn movies. - Michael Bassey Johnson
My parents did a great job of creating a home we wanted to return to...and all of our friends wanted to be there too. - Richie Norton
The desideratum of the philosophy better to have never been is parents being charged with manslaughter for bringing children into the world - Dean Cavanagh
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. - Clarence Darrow
The only reason that some people aren’t ashamed of their parents and/or siblings is because they know that we know that they did not choose them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear. - Judy Blume
The best thing parents can do for their children is allow them to be who they were born to be. - Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
Most parents are not really ‘supportive’ because they want their kid(s) to succeed; they ‘support’ their kid(s) as an attempt to avoid appearing to have bred a failure, or, failures in the eyes of their peers and/or neighbours. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents where my mind was at maybe 3 weeks before when they gave me a test. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY POTENTIAL. - Bob Proctor
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke
I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me. - John Waters
It is vital that parents have the courage to speak up and intervene before Satan succeeds. President Boyd K. Packer has taught that when morality is involved, we have both the right and the obligation to raise a warning voice. - Larry R. Lawrence
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
For once in life i want no one to judge me ,not my parents not my friends no one..For once in life i want to do what i want and live everyday like no tomorrow will come .For once in life i want to know the purpose we are here . I know its not money, no religion ,no rich and poor - kanav sharma
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children. - Herodotus
College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night? - David Wood
Parents are the last people on Earth who ought to have children. - Samuel Butler
You know, I think that if parents would spend less time worrying about what their kids watch on TV and more time worrying about what's going on in their kids' lives, this world would be a much better place. - Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Some people grow up with issues because they did not have their parents around growing up, many others have issues because their parents were around growing up - Quetzal
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. - Maya Angelou
Good parents use the mistakes they did in the past when they were young to advice the children God gave to them to prevent them from repeating those mistakes again. However, bad parents always want to be seen as right and appear "angelic and saintly" as if they never had horrible youth days. - Israelmore Ayivor
Education does not exist for the benefit of students or for the benefit of their parents. It's exists for the benefit of social order. You do not need to be a student or have a child who is a student to benefit from education. Every second of every day of your life, you benefit from education. - Saminu Kanti
We all want good friends - kind, respected, nice. The kind of people you want to introduce to your parents, other friends, pastor. But never underestimate the value of immoral friends - the ones that create the most precious memories you never will tell anyone else! - Jury Nel
Children aren't happy without something to ignore, And that's what parents were created for. - Ogden Nash
I'd like to thank my parents for making this night possible. And my children for making it necessary. - Victor Borge
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. - Abi bin Abi Taleb
Yeah, my parents are crappy, but you hurt either of my sisters and I will spend my life finding ways to destroy you. - Patrick Ness
Parents must try to be, or at least put forth their best efforts to be, what they wish [their] children to be. It is impossible for you to be an example of what you are not. - Joseph Fielding Smith
A year earlier my parents had moved us out of the city to a split-level on Long Island, their idea of the American dream, which meant it as now an hour-and-a-half commute via the 7:06 Hicksville to Penn Station every morning. (Dark City Lights) - Jonathan Santlofer
The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young. - Noah Webster
A parents wishes for their children shouldn't be to be as good as them but to surpass their own abilities and hopefully lead to a better world. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately; they talk to the heart. - Hain Ginott
I just wish that God or my parents or Sam or my sister or someone would just tell me what's wrong with me. Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. - Stephen Chbosky
Whatever you do in this lifetime, strive to make your parents happy and proud - Charmaine J Forde
Parents are never as bad as kids think they are. - Matt Witten
My parents and grandparents did not tolerate idle thoughts or behavior. If the action did not have a purpose or lead you in a positive direction, their feeling was why bother? This is how I was built. This is why I refuse to fail. - Carlos Wallace
If your kids are the generation Y there are only two things you parents are worried about..What your daughters are uploading on the internet and what your sons are downloading from the internet - Joshua Siranjofu
That boy made me realize, for a while at least, that my parents were wrong, and I didn't have to be like them. - J.X. Burros
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the last half by our children. - Clarence Darrow
...And so we go and I meet his parents. And it's a very strange thing meeting your girlfriend's boyfriend's parents for the first time. Part of you is angry for obvious reasons and part of you still wants to make a good impression. On a side note, they seemed in perfect health. - Mike Birbiglia
Every future we imagine is transformed inexorably into a part of our children's understanding of their past, of the assumptions their parents and grandparents could not help but make.The Killer Hook - Michael Chabon
I had never confronted my parents with the true feelings I had for them, and I had certainly never expressed the depth of my feeling for my mother, being too selfish to try when I should have. - Brooke Hayward
Parents don't own their children and no one owns the world. - Marty Rubin
I'd started calling my parents but only when I knew they wouldn't be home. - Angus McLinn, "Baby Teeth" Songs of my Selfie
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either. - Dick Cavett
Children imitate their parents, employees their managers. - Amit Kalantri
If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t either. - Dick Cavett
Distrust and caution are the parents of security. - Benjamin Franklin
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. - Quentin Crisp
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents where my mind was at maybe 3 weeks before when they gave me a test HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY POTENTIAL.― - Bob Proctor
Imagine a man who doesn't believe in anything, hope for anything, doesn't love anyone. This is a description of a dead or paralyzed soul. This happens from great grief, or from an unhappy upbringing when parents make from their children's souls paralytics. - Simon Soloveychik
So much is asked of parents, and so little is given. - Virginia Satir
In the 1950s at least less was expected of women. Now we're supposed to build a career, build a home, be the supermum that every child deserves, the perfect wife, meet the demands of elderly parents, and still stay sane. - Sara Sheridan
It is unrealistic to assume that if all goes well in a child's life, he or she will be happy. Happiness is not something one can ask of a child. Children suffer in a way that adults don't always realize under the pressure their parents put on them to be happy. - Adam Phillips
Parents need to be lucky to be good in parenting; children have to be lucky to have great parents! - Amit Chatterjee
Our parents were our first gods. If parents are loving, nurturing, and kind, this becomes the child’s definition of the creator. If parents were controlling, angry, and manipulative, then this becomes their definition. - David W. Earle
Maybe her parents had picked a favorite kid, but that hadn’t bowed Kate. It had made her lock her legs and stand strong instead. - Joyce, T.S.
Parents, don’t invest in your child's teaching; invest in your child's learning. - Steve Ahn
Our first act as free men was to throw ourselves onto the provisions. thats all we thought about. No thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread. - Elie Wiesel
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 dislike arranged marriages. There are some mistakes for which one should not be able to blame one's poor parents. - Salman Rushdie
These dreamsThese empty dreamsfrom the make-believe bedroomstheir parents left themare the after-effectsof television programsabout the idealwhite american familywith black maidsand latino janitorswho are well trainto make everyoneand their bill collectorslaugh at themand the people they represent - Pedro Pietri
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. - Sam Levenson
To have the opportunity to know your parents is to have the opportunity to truly know yourself. - Amy Denise
And you realize that there’s no such thing as an individual, we’re just all a collection of each other’s influence on each other. Everyone says things to each other, the television, your parents, your friends, that’s all we are, is a collection of intermingling ideas as a collective. - Matt Bellamy
Religion holds the solution to all problems of human relationship, whether they are between parents and children or nation and nation. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.
In the first years of our lives we learn how to shit, talk, walk, sleep, eat and, most importantly, how to royally piss off our parents. - A.G. Phillips
As parents, the most important part of our job isn't to keep children out of trouble or to prevent them from making mistakes. It's to stand by and support them as they learn and grow from those they need to make. - Taiki Matsuura
[T]he very color of the air in the place I was born was different, the smell of the earth was special, redolent with memories of my parents. - Natsume Soseki
Every person will become three time child in their life.One when they are child, Second when they become parents and third when they become grandparents.It's never be gone. - Savan Solanki
It hapens very often that parents think they are worred about the progress a boy is making. they do not realise that all boys are numskulls with o branes which is not surprising when you look at the parents really the whole thing goes on and on and there is no stoping it it is a vicious circle. - Geoffrey Willans
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher
The task for parents and teachers is not to teach, it is how to inspire the people of youth to find their desire to learn. - Hasse Jerner
At home you could depend on your parents, but in America you are on your own and should make as many friends as you can . . . You don't know who may hold out a helpful hand in your hour of need. - Ha Jin
Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me. - Judy Blume
With no sense of smell, your memories dropped like pennies out of a ripped pocket, until the past was ashes and your parents were blanks: nothing more than the holes in Swiss cheese. - Ilsa Bick
Parents have become so convinced educators know what is best for children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. - Marian Wright Edeleman
Ha! Kids! You have no idea what you put your parents through, either. Wait till you have your own, you'll see. That's when you'll know what it really feels like." .. "What what feels like?"..."Love," said Angela. - Tess Gerritsen
In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. - Benjamin Spock
If your parents are getting older, you must treat them as your own child - Pawan Prakash Tirkey
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them. - Alan Watts
My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years. - Cathy Ladman
I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids. - Trey Parker and Matt Stone
My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time. - Steven Spielberg
Four years after my father's death, when the subject of parents came up in conversation i would relate the information in a flat, matter-of-fact tone eager to detect in my listener the flinch of grief that eluded me. - Alison Bechdel
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings, they're your best link to your past. And the people most likely to stick with you in the future. - Baz Luhrmann
I don't think it really matters whether parents are strict or lenient, as long as they're consistent. Kids can live with more or less any set of rules so long as they know what they are. It's arbitrary tyranny that gets them mixed up. - Ken Follett
Our parents would not be ‘The best parents in the world’ (to us) if they were not our parents. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. - Jim Morrison
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
As I sit down each day and think through how much my parents had to sacrifice in order to send me to school, it leaves me to ask myself at the end of each day what have I done for them today. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
As parents we have a tendency to overprotect; it's okay to try and show them all positives but we cannot forget that the real world has teeth - Johnnie Dent Jr.
For their holidays: the rich go see the world; the poor go see their parents. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Parents often ask - how do I get my child interested in books and reading? One tried and true way that my late husband and I used was paying them to read. For each book that my sons read, we paid them $1. They soon developed a love for reading and forgot all about the money. Amazing but true! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. - Chuck Palahniuk
The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other. - Jan Blaustone
Remember the generational battles twenty years ago? Remember all the screaming at the dinner table about haircuts, getting jobs and the American dream? Well, our parents won. They're out living the American dream on some damned golf course in Vero Beach, and we're stuck with the jobs and haircuts. - P. J. O'Rourke
Unhappy parents teach you a lesson that lasts a lifetime. - J.G. Ballard
I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio. - Rodney Dangerfield
Poor parents tend to follow[...] a strategy of "accomplishment of natural growth". - Malcolm Gladwell
Your birth filled your parents with joy, your universe with love, and your soul with the flowers of hope. May those flowers of hope bloom with the fragrance of endless success. - Debasish Mridha
Aunts offer kids an opportunity to try out ideas that don't chime with their parents and they also demonstrate that people can get on, love each other and live together without necessarily being carbon copies. - Sara Sheridan
There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure. - Isabel Paterson
We are the people our parents warned us about. - Jimmy Buffett
It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive. - Erma Bombeck
We don’t truly appreciate what we have until it’s gone… We don’t really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don't really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents. Be grateful for what you have now, and nothing should be taken for granted. - Roy T. Bennett
The goal of all learning is to repair the ruin of our first parents. - John Milton
In the midst of the affliction He counsels, strengthens confirms, nourishes, and favors us.... More over, when we have repented, He instantly remits the sins as well as the punishments. In the same manner parents ought to handle their children. - Martin Luther
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.
Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, their lack of good fortunes or the quirks of fate. Everyone has within them the power to say, "This I am today, that I shall become tomorrow." The wish, however, must be implemented by deeds. - Louis L'Amour
Babbit was an average father. He was affectionate, bullying, opinionated, ignorant, and rather wistful. Like most parents he enjoyed the game of waiting till the victim was clearly wrong, then virtuously pouncing. - Sinclair Lewis
The grown-ups, or maybe I should say the parents, ate in the dining room. - Ann Darby
Our parents are the coolest parents ever. No other generation went on from writing letters to their own parents to sending snapchats to their own kids. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
My parents won’t let me have a motorcycle, but they give me all the guns I want. I asked them for a motorcycle last Christmas and they told me I’d only kill myself. They got me this twelve-gauge instead. - Scott Thompson
I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won't wait in the yard while I run in.
[Taken from a BBC documentary]Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism, which he shared with his communist parents. - Tariq Ali
The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future - Stefan Molyneux
Along with individual responsibility goes some societal responsibility to enable young people and their parents to do what they need to do. Otherwise, what is a society? - Robert B. Reich
Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t oke enough holes to drain it dry. - Alvin Price
work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it, because in fact everything in life does count on it. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Myriam and I are both hard workers, and together we make a strong team. We found ways to make a living, educate our children, and to take care of my parents until their last days, and we managed to have fun doing it. ...The friendships we made along the way were the biggest treasure of all. - Marc Ashton
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. - Rodney Dangerfield
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. - H. L. Mencken
Not everyone is violent in a violence infected country or society. In those countries and societies many parents unknowingly teach their children hatred and violence. - Debasish Mridha
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emilie Buchwald
You have a healthy baby boy! The words ring like church bells in the ears of new parents. - Dr. Linda Barboa
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens 'till parents stop clenching their fists around precious things and people, let go, & trust God! - Gary Patton
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
When others demand that we become the people they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It's a subtle kind of murder. The most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces. - Jim Morrison
I like Dancing of Indian girls more than my parents’ prayers . Because they dance with love and passion . But my parents just say their prayers because they got used to it . - Ali Shariati - علی شریعتی
The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship. - Shannon L. Alder
Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous. - Thomas Szasz
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. - Phyllis Diller
It is not your fault you believe what your parents tell you. It is theirs for telling you unbelievable things. -- ME - Tammy Wooster
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. - Aristotle
Don't deny your parents a chance at happiness and also an opportunity to see you achieve greatness. - Unarine Ramaru
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. - King Edward VIII
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash. - Sophie Tucker
We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our school masters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us. - Montesquieu
For children, parents are a yardstick for normalcy. - Upasana Saraf
Caring about the welfare of children and shaming parents are mutually exclusive endeavors. - Brené Brown
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents maybe 3 weeks before when they gave me a test HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY POTENTIAL. - Bob Proctor
We have fallen upon evil times and the world has waxed very old and wicked. Politics are very corrupt. Children are no longer respectful to their parents. - King Naram-Sin of Chaldea 3800 B.C. inscription found on an ancient tablet in a Constantinople meseu
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction. The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, the responsibility lies with you. - J. K. Rowling
down with hell and heaven and all the religious fussinfinity pleased our parents one inch looks good to us - E.E. Cummings
Unless you have great parents or some inspirational teacher from a movie that pushes you to follow your dreams, you can't expect a kid to be smart enough to realize they can do what they want with their life before they've been pushed through the school system into having an average life. - Dan Howell
No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity. - Amit Kalantri
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. - Frank Clark
The biggest test for parents is not how they parent, but how the respond to disorder and unpredictability. - Sarah Newton
Call home at least once a week. It's a proven fact that we call home less the older we get. And that's wrong. It should be the other way around. As we get older, our parents get older. - Randy Pausch
We may not have had the same experiences as other parents, but I’m okay with that now. - Stacy A King
Generations of parents have upheld this line if thinking. When a daughter showed a promise of talent, they saw it as a curse and worried that she would die young. Eventually, the very lack of talent became a sure sign of virtue for women. - He Zhen
The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in experimentation and in exploration of their environments. - Bertrand Russell
We don't yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people. - Alice Miller
She’s a serial kisser. I think her parents are French. - C.C. Hunter
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
Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach. - Arnold H. Glasow
I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly. - Deborah Norville
Control Master Theory suggests that our psychological problems come about in much the same way: our decision to make ourselves unhappy because one or both of our parents were unhappy is just as altruistic as our friend's decision to run through flames to save his daughter. - Lewis Engel
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters. - Anne Frank
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
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. - 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. - Crazy Horse
Serve your parents if you expect your children to serve you when you are old - Radhe Maa
You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
The function of a child is to live his/her own life, not the life that his/her anxious parents think he/she should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educators who thinks they knows best - A.S. Neill
I cannot imagine how much I must’ve suffered in my previous lives to be fortunate enough to have parents like you in this life. - Kamand Kojouri
Cool parents, I thought, are the ones who know nothing. It made me feel a little sad for mine, but I didn't say any of this. - John Darnielle
Passing their toilet training is the very last thing that some adults did that has made their parents proud of them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Your parents weren't always like this, they only became this way after you came along. - Bill Gates
My parents had drinks and there were crudités for us- although they were not called crudités at the time, they were called carrots and celery. - Nora Ephron
Spies and parents never sleep. - Linda Gerber
If parents were as concerened about raising their children as they are about the outcome of their sitcom or sports game, this nation would thrive. - Benjamin Lotter
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates
And she had pushed, or she hadn't. The result was all the same. There had been no forgiveness for her. But she'd been so very young. And how was it possible, how could parents do this? How could she not have been forgiven? - Lauren Groff
If it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the governor and council or any other general authority of the government, than by the parents within each ward, it is a belief against all experience. - Thomas Jefferson
When a man's girlfriend's parents ask him what it is that he does for a living: they’re not really concerned about him; they’re concerned about their daughter’s tummy. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Dead parents are gruesome, yes, but anyone who’s anyone in children’s literature has either been orphaned or abandoned; well-adjusted kids from stable two-parent homes don’t go on hero quests. - Lynn Messina
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D.N.A.
By fulfilling our divinely appointed jobs as parents, we can be God's tools that define and refine our children as they are sculpted into the individuals that He wants them to be. - Tamara L. Chilver
As parents, we have the responsibility and the power to create a foundational love for nutritious foods that will influence our children's choices for decades to come, setting the stage for our children, grandchildren, and future generations to flourish in wellness and health. - Leah Borski
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. - Joyce Maynard
When parents neglect their responsibility to correct and discipline their children society suffers. The results are crimes and harm committed against others. - Ellen J. Barrier
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