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Quotations: Parenting

Parents, teach your children to express themselves. Teach them to be in touch with their emotions, to speak honestly to people, and to maintain integrity and stick by their principles in all they do. This is perhaps the highest morality you can instill. But don't expect them to succeed in business.
Jeffrey Bryant

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues
Cicero

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero

As every parent knows, a good education is a gift that keeps on giving for a lifetime.
Bill Clinton

There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children.
Bill Clinton

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Bill Cosby

Some authority on parenting once said, Hold them very close and then let them go. This is the hardest truth for a father to learn: that his children are continuously growing up and moving away from him (until, of course, they move back in).
Bill Cosby

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.
Bill Cosby

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
Bette Davis

When Jesus Christ asked little children to come to him, he didn't say only rich children, or White children, or children with two-parent families, or children who didn't have a mental or physical handicap. He said, Let all children come unto me.
Marian Wright Edelman

Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
Henry Fielding

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships
Jodie Foster

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
David Frost

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
James Anthony Froude

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
Kahlil Gibran

The best training any parent can give a child is to train the child to train himself.
A. P. Gouthey

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Billy Graham

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
Helen Hayes

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Horace

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived lives of the parents
Carl Gustav Jung

We are born and reborn countless number of times, and it is possible that each being has been our parent at one time or another. Therefore, it is likely that all beings in this universe have familial connections.
Dalai Lama

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Michael Levine

Parenting is an awesome task. It is my job as a professional to be sure that mothers, fathers and entire families see it also as the most rewarding one they have ever undertaken.
Ruth W. Lubic

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
Thurgood Marshall

Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation's highways
Dennis Miller

Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent
Plato

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.
John J. Plomp

Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth
Theodore Reik

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship
Laura Schlessinger

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Herbert Spencer

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Brian Tracy

Always obey your parents - when they are present.
Mark Twain

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.
Lemuel K. Washburn

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Oscar Wilde

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