65 Best Parents Quotes On Success In Life

These parents quotes will inspire you. A parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is the caretaker of a child.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and parents quotes, parents sayings, and parents proverbs.

Famous Parents Quotes

  1. “If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” ~ Haim Ginott
  2. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  4. “The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil…” ~ Walt Disney

  5. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  6. “In spite of the six thousand manuals on child-raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck – and, of course, courage.” ~ Bill Cosby , Parents quotes love
  7. “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
  8. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

  9. “If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support.” ~ Rajneesh
  10. “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
  11. “Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.” ~ Virginia Satir
  12. “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” ~ Bette Davis

  13. “The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” ~ Frank A. Clark
  14. “The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.” ~ Benjamin Spock
  15. “Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  16. “One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” ~ Jane Goodall

  17. “Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow” ~ Thomas Bray
  18. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  19. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  20. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.” ~ Jill Churchill
  21. “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” ~ Abigail Van Buren

  22. “The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.” ~ William Shakespeare
  23. “If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” ~ Carl Jung
  24. “When we choose to be parents, we accept another human being as part of ourselves, and a large part of our emotional selves will stay with that person as long as we live. From that time on, there will be another person on this earth whose orbit around us will affect us as surely as the moon affects the tides, and affect us in some ways more deeply than anyone else can. Our children are extensions of ourselves.” ~ Fred Rogers
  25. “If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  26. “As adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents.” ~ Alain de Botton
  27. “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ~ Umberto Eco
  28. “If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  29. “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  30. “The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent if he will let it.” ~ Margaret Fuller
  31. “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  32. “I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” ~ Anne Lamott
  33. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  34. “It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver

  35. “All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.” ~ Gore Vidal
  36. “Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.” ~ Gary Smalley
  37. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  38. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  39. “What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.” ~ Benjamin Spock

  40. “Men are what their mothers made them.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. “What’s done to children, they will do to society.” ~ Karl A. Menninger
  42. “The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.” ~ Francis Bacon
  43. “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.” ~ Josh Billings

  44. “When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it’s amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.” ~ Greg Mortenson
  45. “If I had my child to raise all over again,I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.I would care to know less, and know to care more.I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.I’d build self esteem first, and the house later.I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love.” ~ Diana Loomans
  46. “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
  47. “Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears.” ~ Henry Cloud

  48. “Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  49. “Of course, everyone’s parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  50. “The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  51. “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation” ~ C. Everett Koop
  52. “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too.” ~ Joyce Maynard

  53. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” ~ Robert Fulghum
  54. “Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.” ~ Bill Cosby
  55. “Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question– ‘Is this all?” ~ Betty Friedan
  56. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” ~ Frank Pittman

  57. “Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman
  58. “Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  59. “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
  60. “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  61. “Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature.” ~ Walt Disney

  62. “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday.” ~ Khalil Gibran , Parents quotes daughter
  63. “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~ Maya Angelou
  64. “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  65. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~ Maya Angelou

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