Working Parents Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Working Parents

#1. The colors black and white are my uniform, to honor the working class. People like my parents, who were janitors and had to wear a uniform every day. It keeps me grounded. - Author: Janelle Monae
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#2. My parents separated when I was very small. I grew up with my mother, and I was a single child then. She was very independent, doing her things and having fun alone and working. - Author: Gael Garcia Bernal
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#3. Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations. - Author: Barbara Mikulski
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#4. Flora had not seemed to mind the excessive amount of time their parents demanded from them, which had meant that he could spend more time in his room working on his model houses and less time downstairs in the den, fidgeting through one of his father's interminable Ozu film festivals. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
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#5. I'm pretty conservative when it comes to money. My parents were very working class and constantly working. There was always a very strong work ethic and that's put a more conservative, "save for a rainy day" mentality into me. - Author: Lemar
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#6. I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard. - Author: James Worthy
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#7. I had a really nice childhood; I had great parents. I earned my allowance by washing dishes, and in the summer I earned my allowance by working in daddy's garden. - Author: Nikki Giovanni
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#8. It was important to me that people know that you can make plays and raise children at the same time - for other mothers, for other parents, for other women considering having children and who want to be working and thinking and contemplating and making things while they're raising children. - Author: Sarah Ruhl
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#9. My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis. But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston. - Author: Morgan Freeman
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#10. Arcadio had seen her many times working in her parents' small food store but he had never taken a good look at her because she had that rare virtue of never existing completely except at the opportune moment. - Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#11. I'm fighting to make childcare more affordable for working parents so they can continue working and advancing their careers, closing wage gaps that for too long have held women back from the fair economic opportunities they need. - Author: Kirsten Gillibrand
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#12. I was a very earnest, hard working boy at school, but my parents were distressed because I was always bottom of the class. But I wasn't dilatory, I worked like crazy. - Author: Ridley Scott
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#13. My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early years working in the big houses of that rural English county, my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur. - Author: Paul Nurse
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#14. That's the thing about being the product of happily marries parents, You grow up thinking the fairy tale is real, and more than that, you think you're entitled to live it. So far, though, it wasn't working out as planned. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#15. Research highlights a striking link between between encouraging child-raising and class. Half of working-class parents' interactions with their 12-18 month-olds were affirming, versus 80% among the affluent and 20% among those in poverty. - Author: Betty Hart
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#16. I've been lucky from my earliest memory on. I happened to be born to the right parents, and the lives we led - working class, migratory - suited my personality. I had an adventurous mindset, and we lived on an Army base, then in South Dakota - it was a dynamic environment. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#17. She felt as if, while working and sleeping and working and sleeping, she'd aged so rapidly that she'd passed Emile and caught up with her parents. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#18. My working poor parents told me that I could do better. They taught me that I was as good as anybody else. And it never occurred to them to tell me that I could just rest comfortably and wait for good old Uncle Sugar to feed me, lead me and then bleed me. - Author: Mike Huckabee
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#19. Working together, as parents, neighbors, and law enforcement officials, we must dedicate ourselves to preventing senseless violence in our communities. - Author: Corey Mitchell
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#20. My parents had a normal life in Russia and they could have easily kept living a normal life, working and raising a child in Russia. - Author: Maria Sharapova
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#21. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills. - Author: Tom DeLay
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#22. No parents. You have Uncle Jesse, forever in overalls. Then there's Bo and Duke. What do they do? I never saw them working for food or gas money. You can only kill so many possum. - Author: Bill Engvall
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#23. I was emancipated at 15 and off to Japan on a contract working. I felt for my parents. I apologized profusely years later, but I was just very strong-willed and strong-minded and had my own idea - thought outside of the box. - Author: Jaime Pressly
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#24. My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me. - Author: Graham Norton
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#25. My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture, and they Americanized the family. My mother was a great example for me. She was a working mother with a good career. - Author: Andrea Jung
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#26. My parents taught me the value of money and working hard. And I kind of got that in me intuitively. - Author: Sophia Amoruso
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#27. When your parents divorce, it makes you grow up fast. I'd urge parents to strongly consider working things out. I'd work things out and I'd definitely stay put. - Author: Isla Fisher
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#28. I'm very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn't fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse. - Author: Wale
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#29. The When Women Succeed, America Succeeds economic agenda will enable women to achieve greater economic security, raise wages for women and their families, and better allow working parents to support and care for their families. - Author: Sander Levin
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#30. I'm very conscious of the fact that when I'm working, my daughter is not with one of her parents. - Author: Michelle Williams
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#31. Family is a choice?"
"It is?"
His thumb pressed into my palm firmly. "It's your choice. Parents and siblings are your relations. Family takes care of one another and helps each other. When each side is working together, when everyone wants it, that makes the difference. - Author: C.L.Stone
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#32. My parents were working performers, so obviously I saw that there wasn't a lot of fairy tale going on there. It was a precarious world. One that they were deeply committed to and deeply loved, but one that required a lot of hard work. - Author: Megan Follows
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#33. My working-class Italian-American parents didn't go to school, there were no books in the house. - Author: Martin Scorsese
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#34. Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me. - Author: Melanie Brown
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#35. When I was young, I grew up in a family of working-class people. Not just my parents, but my extended family, as well. - Author: Matt De La Pena
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#36. My parents' parents were regular working-class people. I ended up speaking in a certain way, and one gets sidelined into doing certain parts. I think that is really quite narrow-minded. - Author: Toby Stephens
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#37. My world was completely different to other boys my age. When I was six I was earning money, and by 10 I was paying more tax than the parents of other pupils. I feel a lot older than my years. Because I was working with adults, I had to mature a lot quicker. - Author: Aaron Johnson
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#38. 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. - Author: Jaachynma N.E. Agu
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#39. My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA. - Author: David Oyelowo
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#40. If politicians were serious about day care for children, instead of just sloganizing about it, nothing they could do would improve the quality of child care more than by lifting the heavy burden of taxation that forces so many families to have both parents working. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#41. I grew up in a very fundamentalist, evangelical Christian household. Both my parents were born-again - their faith infused every aspect of my childhood. I'll probably spend most of my life working through that. - Author: Craig Thompson
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#42. My 'act' was schoolwork. I was your basic, garden-variety, ambitious, upwardly mobile, hard-working Jewish boy from Brooklyn. I was bound to go beyond my parents. It was simply the way things were. - Author: Clive Davis
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#43. I've been working on my relationship with my parents and my sister over the years. We have become more close. I think having kids makes you want to keep the gang together. - Author: Tre Cool
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#44. I mean, I - it's so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I've been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out. - Author: Lena Dunham
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#45. My upbringing was middle-class but my parents' families were both working-class so I had this odd combination of working-class background but in a privileged position. - Author: Denise Mina
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#46. When I was a kid, I was watching the movies my parents wanted to watch. I came from a working class family, not specifically educated, so we were watching popular movies. My dad liked cowboy movies, so we were watching cowboy movies. Some of them were amazing. It's a genre of movie I like very much. - Author: Olivier Martinez
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#47. I'd always ask my grandma, who was so, so smart, why she didn't work, and she would explain that her parents didn't approve of her working after she had children. She didn't feel like she had choices. - Author: Reese Witherspoon
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#48. After Yale Law School, I was proud to try to live up to my parents' example and began my career working for The Urban Justice Center in the streets of Newark, organizing residents to fight for better housing conditions. - Author: Cory Booker
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#49. I come from a family of working people. My parents were Guatemalan immigrants who spent most of their lives in the service industry. - Author: Hector Tobar
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#50. I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. - Author: Natalie Portman
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#51. Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior. - Author: Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
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#52. So it would be a good thing for Chinese parents to instill enthusiasm among their kids for football. It's a great game, not only regarding the emotions behind it, but it's also a game for young people to gain experience of working in a bigger group and work to achieve goals. - Author: Berti Vogts
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#53. My parents were just as smart as I am, just as hard working if not harder; I think my father and grandfather were probably better men, yet I've been able to accomplish things professionally that they were not able to. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#54. It's sort of scary to work with your parents when you're in the same business. But there was something so very safe about that. Acting with her was just like working with a wonderful actress who just happens to be my best friend and also my mother. - Author: Lily Rabe
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#55. My parents didn't want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood. - Author: Harry Shearer
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#56. Grandiosity is when we are wrapped up in winning life's false contest. This happens only when we live to impress the abusive parents in our heads, not when we are soberly and philosophically working to advance civilization. - Author: Steven Franssen
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#57. Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury. - Author: Roger Bannister
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#58. We need to recognize the incredible challenges that so many parents face, especially working moms. We need to join the rest of the advanced world. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#59. MasterChef Junior for me was about working closely with these kids and getting them to reeducate their parents to understand that food is as important educationally as Math and English and it's important that we don't take it for granted. - Author: Gordon Ramsay
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#60. Parents are the hardest-working members of the population. But they do it for the highest wages. Kisses. - Author: Pete Seeger
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#61. For a long time I was cautious of working with my parents because I wanted to feel separate from them in the community. Now there's no more wasting time. - Author: Lily Rabe
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#62. My background's working class. My parents had to work to make ends meet. We don't come from any sense of privilege. - Author: Jon Bon Jovi
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#63. They really just taught me at an early age the values of hard work. Both my parents are two of the hardest working people that I know, so that was a big foundation for me and something I really cherish and it really helped me to grow up in that kind of household. - Author: Blake Griffin
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#64. Ethiopia's government is doing a commendable job of working closely with donors and humanitarian organizations to educate parents about child marriage, and to support organizations like the Hamlin Fistula Hospital. - Author: Helene D. Gayle
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#65. I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#66. I knew there would be no shortcuts for me in life-we didn't have money or access to people of power. I knew, if I was going to have any success, it would be a result of getting educated and working hard-as hard or harder than my parents did. - Author: Megyn Kelly
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#67. I live in southern Appalachia, so I'm surrounded by people who work very hard for barely a living wage. It's particularly painful that people are working the farms their parents and grandparents worked but aren't living nearly as well. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#68. I haven't lived my life through my daughters. Some parents devote everything to their children, which must be so hard, and it's very beautiful. But I'm a working parent, so I've always kept my own life. - Author: Annie Lennox
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#69. There are many stressed single parents who may be working two jobs in order to keep the family together. - Author: C. Everett Koop
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#70. The nomadic lifestyle does work for a lot of working parents, but I've traveled and I've seen it, and I want to be able to go home at night and see my daughter. I want to be there for her first day of school and her school recital. Honestly, television is what offers me that. - Author: Sarah Michelle Gellar
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#71. It's a tough business. To my parents or to their friends, I was not a success, but to me I was a huge success. I was having a blast. I was working on shows I loved, I was working with actors I loved, and I was making a living as an actor. And I loved every second of it. - Author: Christina Hendricks
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#72. Being an MP is a good job, the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children
clean, indoors and no heavy lifting. What could be nicer? - Author: Diane Abbott
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#73. Parents are working more than ever before and unable to monitor what kids are eating at home, and schools are selling astronomical amounts of junk food in order to supplement shrinking budgets. It's a ticking time bomb, and America's children are exploding. - Author: Lisa Ling
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#74. Parents who work outside the home are still capable of giving their children a loving and secure childhood. Some data even suggest that having two parents working outside the home can be advantageous to a child's development, particularly for girls. - Author: Sheryl Sandberg
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#75. Both my parents were working-class and had dreams of making the world a better place. It's pretty powerful, being able to reflect back their beliefs. - Author: Neneh Cherry
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#76. In a world that is changing as rapidly as this one, we need to think differently about leadership. Leading is not done by those few in high places, but by parents and teachers and managers and those governing
all working together to create the world that we want. - Author: Susan Collins
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#77. Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party's positioning really impressed me. - Author: Kurt Bills
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#78. Fortunately, both my parents, especially my mom, have guided me, and been amazing at handling my career and my finances. They taught me not to buy what I don't need, when I'm not working that much. - Author: Denzel Whitaker
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#79. In New Orleans, where I'm from, the average household income, with two working parents, two kids, a dog and a little fence is $16,000 a year, so $15,000 for a movie sounds pretty good. - Author: Anthony Mackie
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#80. I started working when I was three years old and was basically known before I knew who my own name was. My parents needed money, so at that time it became my responsibility to pay the bills. - Author: Corey Feldman
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#81. As a child, I did what any normal kid who grew up without any electricity would do - I spent countless hours working on a computer wired to my parents' car battery ... and learned how to code. This natural passion for computers lead me into the Internet market during the late 1990s and early 2000s. - Author: Ryan Holmes
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#82. This is what happens when you are on the wrong side of 40. Young adults, who could be your children, are now working with you. I was playing their parents or mentor. I started to think: Oh, I am not part of that group any more. - Author: Geoffrey Rush
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#83. Perhaps one reason that many working parents do not agitate for collective reform, such as more governmental or corporate child care, is that the parents fear, deep down, that to share responsibility for child rearing is to abdicate it. - Author: Faye J Crosby
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#84. I come from a family of working women, my mum went to work two weeks after I was born - my parents had no money, there was no choice. - Author: Lindsay Davenport
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#85. I grew up sort of lower working class. And I just didn't want to have the money struggles that my parents had. You know, I could just - as loving an environment I grew up in - and I grew up in a great home, a very loving home - but, you know, we had that stress. We had that stress in our life. - Author: Elizabeth Banks
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#86. I was well indulged as a child by my relentlessly self-improving, working class parents to express myself. - Author: Mike Myers
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#87. My mom was a working woman. She made more money than my dad. Both my parents worked. And this was in the '60s. - Author: Rick Santorum
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#88. Both my parents were working in politics when I was growing up, so going on stage was not that great a leap. - Author: Casey Wilson
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#89. I think for all the women who are working parents it's difficult to balance your work-life and your home-life. You make obvious sacrifices because you really just want to be with your family. - Author: Kate Hudson
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#90. My parents didn't make a lot of money. My dad was not a high school graduate - he didn't have a career as such; he was a printing salesman essentially for most of his working life. - Author: Al Franken
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#91. I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn't mean that we didn't have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor. - Author: Patti Smith
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#92. I was working on the farm to get in shape, about a mile away from my parents. You know, I did everything as a kid to stay in shape - jogging, work on the farm, driving the tractor. I'll never forget. - Author: Guy Lafleur
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#93. People are trying so hard to live through their children. And the children keep trying so hard to live up to their parents, or live them down. Everybody's living through or for or against somebody else. It doesn't make too much sense, and it isn't working too well. - Author: Ross Macdonald
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#94. Parents may be always working, parents may be in and out. When you're dropping them off with coaches, the first thing kids should be coming back and saying is, 'Mom, guess what I learned today? Guess what coach taught me today?' - Author: Ray Lewis
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#95. I can't come on like a parent to these kids, if I do, I won't be able to have fun working with them. The good news is they all have parents. The younger ones, their parents by law have to be on set. - Author: Stephen Collins
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#96. In my case, I was born to parents who were very young, and I don't think they were entirely ready to have a child. My dad was going to college and working two or three jobs at the same time, and my mum was working and going to school. - Author: Gillian Anderson
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#97. My parents always stressed the importance of education, working hard in school and learning as much as possible. They also encouraged me to value myself and believe in myself and do what I thought was right for me. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#98. We will make the law clearer on parents' liability for failing to prevent their child being subjected to FGM, and we are working to improve the police response. - Author: Theresa May
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#99. I was born May 31, 1911, in Paris. My parents owned a small cheese shop, and my maternal grandfather was a carpentry worker. I thus came from what is commonly known as the working class. - Author: Maurice Allais
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#100. My parents taught me that having a passion is a rare thing, so following it through and working hard, even when it's tough, is important. - Author: Jessica Springsteen
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