Parents Proverbs

Sayings about Parenting

What children hear their parents say by the fireside, they repeat in the highway. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Parents can give everything but common sense. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Bad children? Guilty parents! ~ Myanmar Proverb

The house with an old grandparent harbors a jewel. ~ Chinese Proverb

When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents. ~ Japanese Proverbs

As long as you have the blessing of your parents it does not matter even if you live in the mountains. ~ Greek proverbs

Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves. ~ Chinese Proverb

Children grow up, with or without parents. ~ Japanese Proverb

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. ~ Chinese Proverb

Parents can give their children everything except good luck. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life. ~ Chinese Proverb

Children are buttonholes that hold their parents together. ~ Arabian Proverb

Our parents taught us to speak and the world taught us to be silent. ~ Czech Proverbs

Quotations about Parents

The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed. ~ Author Unknown

The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight. ~ Joseph Addison Quotes

Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn’t felt the Lord knew what He was doing when He gave little children to young people? ~ Joe E. Wells

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. ~ Frank A. Clark

Children learn to smile from their parents. ~ Shinichi Suzuki

The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~ Frank Pittman

Parents, they’re strict on you when you’re little, and you don’t understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it. ~ Grant Hill

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood. ~ Robin G. Collingwood

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. ~ Mel Lazarus

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. ~ Edward, Duke of Windsor

There are no illegitimate children — only illegitimate parents. ~ Leon R. Yankwich

Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past? ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners. ~ Author Unknown

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell

It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children. ~ Ama Ata Aidoo

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. ~ Marcelene Cox

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

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. ~ Colette

In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child’s parent or grandparent. ~ Don Marquis

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back. ~ William D. Tammeus

How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child! ~ Samuel G. Goodrich

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. ~ Alvin Toffler

Parents send their children to college either because they went to college, or because they didn’t. ~ L. L. Hendren

Parents know best how to push our buttons because they installed them. ~ Author Unknown

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes. ~ Michael Jordan

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies. ~ Red Auerbach

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. ~ Raymond Duncan

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. ~ Orlando A. Battista

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. ~ Clarence Darrow

If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any. ~ Clarence Day

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. ~ John Locke

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. ~ Haim Ginott

The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being’s mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it’s too hard. ~ John Lennon

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. ~ Benjamin Spock

The word NO, carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes. ~ Joyce Maynard

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Parents are not quite interested injustice, they are interested in quiet. ~ Bill Cosby

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears. ~ Francis Bacon

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

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. ~ Bette Davis

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. ~ Samuel Butler

A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he’s always apologizing, his children are monsters. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. ~ Elbert Hubbard

From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things? ~ (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~ Lane Olinghouse

Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of. ~ Bruce Lansky

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

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

Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots. ~ Jeremy P. Johnson

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