Top 100 Parent Quotes

#1. I don't think I'd be a very good parent. I'd be too honest.

Karl Pilkington

Parent Quotes #1581008
#2. Alright, alright, I admit it: my husband is the quiet, kind, accepting parent, and I'm the one who wants so much to be part of our two daughters' lives than I can't even let them finish a story without interrupting.

Robin Marantz Henig

Parent Quotes #1687432
#3. Anti-parent music seems to be all the pop-rock market wants.

Amity Shlaes

Parent Quotes #1685138
#4. I like the idea of being a youngish parent. So I've got energy to play football even though they'll be better than me by the time they're four.

Daniel Radcliffe

Parent Quotes #1684821
#5. There have been systems of religion where the mother is the prime parent, the source, and she's really a more immediate parent than the father, because one is born from the mother ... so that the image of the woman is the image of the world.

Joseph Campbell

Parent Quotes #1679147
#6. Leesha knew from experience that when parents don't parent, kids grow up fast.

Cinda Williams Chima

Parent Quotes #1679078
#7. Pride is the ground in which all the other sins grow, and the parent from which all the other sins come.

William Barclay

Parent Quotes #1679062
#8. Child development: Most damaging course of action is attempting to keep children from experience or protect them from pain, for it is this time that children learn that life is a magic thing, if "not a rose garden." The parent's role is primarily to stand by with a good supply of band-aids.

Leo Buscaglia

Parent Quotes #1676006
#9. there is nothing like the force of an immature child to test the maturity level in a parent.

Deborah MacNamara

Parent Quotes #1675817
#10. Our children are better served by speaking not of visitation versus custody, but of parent time.

Warren Farrell

Parent Quotes #1675505
#11. Everything we've been through in our lives we've done together. I held her hand at your parent's funeral, remember your mom's lemon pie every time I go through the produce section. I know she hates storms and love being there for her when she reaches out.

Adriana Locke

Parent Quotes #1675009
#12. The best that a parent can be ... A demonstrator ... A consistent, constant demonstrator of being in your own Vortex.

Esther Hicks

Parent Quotes #1673715
#13. The Doctrine of Evolution states the fact that the present is the child of the past and the parent of the future.

J. Arthur Thomson

Parent Quotes #1673574
#14. There's no one right way to parent, and there's no magic combination of genders that produces the most well-adjusted child. We all do the best we can at loving our kids and building our families.

Jessica Valenti

Parent Quotes #1670399
#15. A baseball manager has learned a lot about his job from having played the game, but a parent has not learned a thing from having once been a child.

Bill Cosby

Parent Quotes #1669842
#16. I agree that a love of reading is a great gift for a parent to pass on to his or her child.

Ann Brashares

Parent Quotes #1669837
#17. All I can think of is the emaciated bodies of children on our kitchen table as my mother prescribes what the parent's can't give. More food.

Suzanne Collins

Parent Quotes #1669296
#18. It was announced that any parent arriving more than ten minutes late would pay $3 per child for each incident. The fee would be added to the parents' monthly bill, which was roughly $380. After the fine was enacted, the number of late pickups promptly went ... up.

Steven D. Levitt

Parent Quotes #1669124
#19. Neglect of an effective birth control policy is a never-failing source of poverty which, in turn, is the parent of revolution and crime. ~Aristotle

Nichole Force

Parent Quotes #1665968
#20. Let the government not be an instructor but a parent who loves and adjusts to the needs of the nation, But remember a parent does what makes things look good to the entire family without segregation.

Auliq Ice

Parent Quotes #1665434
#21. When I pick a role, one of the things that I aspire to is that somebody's parent will come up to me after the film has come out and say, "My daughter idealizes that character. You're her hero." That's what I aim for. We're in the business of making heroes.

Evangeline Lilly

Parent Quotes #1665174
#22. A parent that's upset or resentful is not going to be a great paren.

Gloria Estefan

Parent Quotes #1664614
#23. My mother's the most special person in my life ... I consider her my MVP: Most Valuable Parent.

Alex Rodriguez

Parent Quotes #1661508
#24. women are not thinking about 'having it all,' they're worried about losing it all - their jobs, their children's health, their families' financial stability - because of the regular conflicts that arise between being a good employee and a responsible parent."34

Sheryl Sandberg

Parent Quotes #1661209
#25. The greatest gift a parent can leave a child is that parent's own independence.

Rosamunde Pilcher

Parent Quotes #1660976
#26. The original entrepreneur may initiate the initial purpose, but, in a sense, like a parent that has children, the children have their own destiny, and at some point, that can veer off away from the wishes the parent might have for it.

John Mackey

Parent Quotes #1658780
#27. I think you really have to become a parent to understand what you will endure to be there for your kids.

Dwyane Wade

Parent Quotes #1653311
#28. I mean, when you grow up in the inner city and you grow up in a single-parent household, that's - those are humbling times, you know?

LeBron James

Parent Quotes #1652871
#29. It's very irresponsible as a parent to follow Tipper Gore or the Religious Right's advice and just take the offending CD or game away from the kid without discussing it.

Jello Biafra

Parent Quotes #1652283
#30. Maybe being a good parent is about improvisation and spontaneity. Maybe it's about genuinely being with your kid. Sometimes though, it is also about being able to catch sick in yours hands.

Keith Stuart

Parent Quotes #1651763
#31. This whole head of the home thing has been blown way out of proportion. Some guys just take it way too far. Some parents take it way too far. Yet children need guidance. They need a parent to help and guide them. They also need a friend. They need a confidant.

Donny Osmond

Parent Quotes #1650597
#32. KIDS. They know a BRIBE when they see one. They want a PARENT, not a PAY-OFF. They don't care if you're Jack-King-Rodeo or Mister-You-Own-New-York. All they understand is time spent WITH YOU or WITHOUT YOU. It's that SIMPLE.

Carew Papritz

Parent Quotes #1650596
#33. I would direct TV. That's a little different. It's more of a contained world as a director. When you're doing a film you get on the rollercoaster, you put the safety bar down and then you're gone. And it's hard. It's hard, too, as a parent, I think, because the hours are so long. It's hard.

Cheryl Hines

Parent Quotes #1648015
#34. I always thought I'd make a good parent, but I was single and led a solitary life for many, many years. Then I met David, and he had experience with kids and wanted to have a family, too.

Neil Patrick Harris

Parent Quotes #1646593
#35. The mother is really a more immediate parent than the father because one is born from the mother, and the first experience of any infant is the mother.

Havelock Ellis

Parent Quotes #1646530
#36. General Electric, NBC's parent, is one of the largest corporations in the world, with an anti-labor history of outsourcing jobs and with financial links to military and nuclear power industries.

Bernie Sanders

Parent Quotes #1645989
#37. Pedigrees seldom improve by age; the grandson is too often a weak infringement on the grandsire's parent.

Josh Billings

Parent Quotes #1644856
#38. CARE and our partner organizations have found that one of the most effective ways of stopping child marriage is to tap into a parent's love for their child. When parents learn about the consequences of child marriage, they're far less likely to push their children into it.

Helene D. Gayle

Parent Quotes #1644043
#39. Such is the lot of the narcissist's child, to inherit her parent's umbrage over the world's indifference.

Ann Packer

Parent Quotes #1642111
#40. Every family is a "normal" family- no matter whether it has one parent, two, or no children at all.

Shere Hite

Parent Quotes #1638915
#41. She wondered if this was true of every parent: if, prior to having children, they all used to be someone else.

Jodi Picoult

Parent Quotes #1637651
#42. Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.

Lemuel K. Washburn

Parent Quotes #1637207
#43. You are a wonderful son, and a wonderful man.
Yet another parent busting forth with the "man" thing! I'd have to check my chest for signs of hair when I got home.

Jordan Sonnenblick

Parent Quotes #1636896
#44. No parent is there forever. So I won't be here forever with these kids.

Anthony Quinn

Parent Quotes #1633526
#45. Until you become a parent, you can't begin to discover your capacity for strength, love and fatigue.

Peter Gallagher

Parent Quotes #1632864
#46. I am happiest when I'm sitting on my parent's couch with the fire place on and talking to my family.

Shantel VanSanten

Parent Quotes #1631687
#47. All good qualities in a child are the result of environment, while all the bad ones are the result of poor heredity on the side of the other parent

Elinor Smith

Parent Quotes #1629925
#48. One knows one's done one's job as a parent properly if one's children reject everything one stands for.

Glenda Jackson

Parent Quotes #1629236
#49. Refined policy ever has been the parent of confusion, and ever will be so as long as the world endures. Plain good intention, which is as easily discovered at the first view as fraud is surely detected at last, is of no mean force in the government of mankind.

Edmund Burke

Parent Quotes #1628897
#50. Everyone talks about how hard it is to have a kid, and that scares you into waiting. It obviously is tough [to be a parent], but when you feel that love, and it's instant, and it's so cool, so fun. When your baby smiles at you or when you just hold your baby, it's a pretty awesome feeling.

Clayton Kershaw

Parent Quotes #1628558
#51. Being a good parent is not an obligation, it is a choice. Plenty of people fall short in the parent category and quite a few refuse to accept it. You will do a much better job if you understand that taking care of your children is a choice not an obligation.

Gudjon Bergmann

Parent Quotes #1628546
#52. As a parent, the most responsible thing I can do is get as much information about my children as possible so I can then think through how I can make them as healthy as possible.

Anne Wojcicki

Parent Quotes #1628326
#53. There's no handbook for parenting. So you walk a very fine line as a parent because you are civilizing these raw things. They will tip the coffee over and finger-paint on the table. At some point, you have to say, 'We're gonna have to clean that up because you don't paint with coffee on a table.'

Gary Oldman

Parent Quotes #1627563
#54. As a parent, I don't really want my child to know about all this horrible violence that people seem to be wanting to tell them every time they go to buy some candy.

Sinead O'Connor

Parent Quotes #1626066
#55. I realize that this is what being a parent means - facing the most horrible thing that could ever happen to you and yet thinking only of how it will hurt your child.

Claudia Gray

Parent Quotes #1625702
#56. Dust is the parent of a star!

Munia Khan

Parent Quotes #1625211
#57. The most important educational vehicle in all life is a parent figure.

Bill Cosby

Parent Quotes #1624741
#58. You never stop being a parent, Adam, no matter how old or wise your child becomes you'll see.

Robert Charles Wilson

Parent Quotes #1624249
#59. Children don't just play any more - they're far too busy learning to fence and taking extra French classes. In the end, you're actually doing more damage to your children by trying to hot-house them. It's far better to remain a calm parent.

Shirley Henderson

Parent Quotes #1623891
#60. Tried to be faultless as a parent, but still she worries that in the end, all her love for her daughter will not compensate for the loss she suffered as a baby

Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Parent Quotes #1622143
#61. No parent is perfect; we all can look back and think of things we could've done to help our children be better prepared for adulthood. And sometimes it's best to admit it to them and encourage them to learn from our mistakes.

Billy Graham

Parent Quotes #1621049
#62. I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer.

Stephen Collins

Parent Quotes #1620708
#63. This same formula by which Buddhists so anti-rationalistically and anti-banausically describe the "relation" between soul and body also applies to the relation between lover and lover, parent and child, member and community.

Kenny Smith

Parent Quotes #1617882
#64. You don't become a better parent or employee by not enjoying your life.

Laura Vanderkam

Parent Quotes #1614659
#65. Make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.

Edmund Burke

Parent Quotes #1614625
#66. I really loathe [the bumper sticker] 'Proud Parent of a Terrific Kid!'
Why not a bumper sticker for the unlucky parents, something like: 'My Fifteen-Year-Old's in Detox and Not Speaking to Any of Us' or 'My Kid Robbed a 7-Eleven and is in a Center for Youthful Offenders.

Celia Rivenbark

Parent Quotes #1614465
#67. Christianity knows no truth which is not the child of love and the parent of duty.

Phillips Brooks

Parent Quotes #1614291
#68. A mortal parent may appreciate, in some small way, the feelings of a loving Heavenly Father. When our children come to the age when they must leave our direct care, we feel anxiety for their safety and concern that those who are to help them will not fail them.

Henry B. Eyring

Parent Quotes #1613452
#69. Because you don't get to choose your parents, , 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

Parent Quotes #1613118
#70. The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject.

Barbara Bush

Parent Quotes #1612132
#71. I'm trying to be a good parent and set a good example. When I'm on the road, they don't see a lot of me. I see them every other day. It's pretty all-encompassing when I'm on the road.

Bob Seger

Parent Quotes #1610486
#72. When I was working a lot, I felt guilty as a parent. I couldn't pick up my son every day from school, bake him cookies and that kind of thing.

Barbra Streisand

Parent Quotes #1610241
#73. What were you tring to do, soldier?
I was trying to eat, sir!
And what happened?
I got caught thinking about some crap, sir!
What kind of crap?
How I want to live less than my parent's dog.

Ned Vizzini

Parent Quotes #1608870
#74. I want people to feel conflicted. I want them to feel for characters they started out hating. I want to start conversations about what it means to be a parent. About the responsibility we bear to ourselves and to each other.

Sian Heder

Parent Quotes #1608660
#75. You have to give them unconditional love. They need to know that even if they screw up, you love them. You don't want them to grow up and resent you or, even worse, parent the way you parented them.

Alfie Kohn

Parent Quotes #1608290
#76. An overzealous parent is just one example of the kind of Problem Mom or Dad who pops up at track meets, threatening to put a damper on the day.

Don Kardong

Parent Quotes #1607718
#77. She had the power to remove a child from an unkind parent and she sometimes did. But remove herself from an unkind husband? When she was weak and desolate? Where was her protective judge?

Ian McEwan

Parent Quotes #1607281
#78. Being a parent is amazing.

Angela Kinsey

Parent Quotes #1606496
#79. I think there's a karmic purpose that souls make before they decide to come into people's bodies and become someone's parent, or become someone's child. Maybe my dad disappearing was his way of giving me material with which to work, or a predisposition to feel heightened emotions.

Bat For Lashes

Parent Quotes #1605957
#80. We have said that Athos loved d'Artagnan like a child, and this somber and inflexible personage felt the anxiety of a parent for the young man.

Alexandre Dumas

Parent Quotes #1605496
#81. The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears.

Phil McGraw

Parent Quotes #1604177
#82. Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.

Margaret Cho

Parent Quotes #1604106
#83. Perfection is always found in maturity, whether it be in the animal or in the intellectual world. Reflection is the mother of wisdom, and wisdom the parent of success.

James F. Cooper

Parent Quotes #1603839
#84. Some poets marry a language; some have affairs with it; some treat it as a parent, some as a child, some as an equal, or as a friend.

Stephen Burt

Parent Quotes #1600707
#85. We've got too many young girls, who don't know how to parent, turning themselves into parents.

Bill Cosby

Parent Quotes #1600231
#86. If you lose a parent, it never goes away. As a kid, I dreamed about my father coming back for 15 or 20 years. I still do sometimes.

Mike Nichols

Parent Quotes #1600207
#87. I was a wonderful parent before I had children. I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs. Then I had three of my own.

Adele Faber

Parent Quotes #1598466
#88. If you're lucky enough to have a parent or two alive, call them. Don't text, don't email. Call them. Listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.

J.K. Simmons

Parent Quotes #1597626
#89. If you live with a single parent, you don't see compromise. You witness a grown person living in a world where they do what they want to do. When you are raised by two parents, you are constantly watching compromise take place. Just by observing that, it made me a better person.

Chris Rock

Parent Quotes #1595114
#90. I'm the kind of parent who asks my kids questions like, 'What would be your ideal thing to do in the summer?'

Dwyane Wade

Parent Quotes #1592752
#91. Parent could embarrass their kids during the teenage years, but only a true virtuoso could embarrass them into their twenties and beyond.

Danielle Monsch

Parent Quotes #1590986
#92. Only as an adult can a child imagine his parent as a whole person, as a husband, a brother, or a son. Only then can a child see how his parent fits into the world beyond four walls.

Nadia Hashimi

Parent Quotes #1589276
#93. The idea of reverence for God is transmitted from parent to child, it is educated into an abnormal development, and thus almost indefinitely strengthened, but yet it does appear to me that the bent to worship is an integral part of man's nature.

Annie Besant

Parent Quotes #1588712
#94. No parent can consistently teach faith in Christ who profanes the name of Deity. Profanity is never heard in the well-ordered home. Swearing is a vice that bespeaks a low standard of breeding. Blasphemous exclamations drive out all spirit of reverence.

David O. McKay

Parent Quotes #1586862
#95. It's quite difficult for a parent to know that their daughter is in great danger.

Malala Yousafzai

Parent Quotes #1585631
#96. For a lot of kids, the Boys and Girls Club is really a sanctuary, an oasis of sanity and safety for them because their home life is so tragic. Some of these kids have only one parent, and that one is addicted to drugs.

Judge Reinhold

Parent Quotes #1585512
#97. The way that you parent, you ease into every stage.

Joel Madden

Parent Quotes #1583420
#98. I'm the parent. It's my job to be here for you, not the other way around.

Danielle Younge-Ullman

Parent Quotes #1518836
A great parent/mentor/teacher will push you beyond their attained status

Kamil Ali

Parent Quotes #1519161
#100. And another claimed it was inherited through a parent who was a carrier of the defective gene. I had always assumed the latter was the case with Claire. After all, surely a child who grew out of grief would be born with a heavy heart.

Jodi Picoult

Parent Quotes #1520533

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