Parents Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny Parents quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more famous quotes on QuoteLicious.

Funny parent quotes

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Everybody knows how to raise children except the people who have them. ~P.J. O’Rourke


When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. ~Nora Ephron


I love all my children equally. Except the one that sleeps, I love that one more.


Being a mom means kids banging on the bathroom door like SWAT, asking for a drink, while you’re in the shower. And Dad is in the kitchen.


Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious.

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All I want is for my kids to go to sleep so I can watch shows with bad words and eat hidden snacks. ~Every parent.


As a parent, there’s a lot more yelling at people from the bathroom than I would have imagined.


Having one child makes you a parent. Having two kids makes you a referee. ~David Frost


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


Before becoming a parent, I didn’t know I could ruin someone’s life by asking them to put pants on..


Parenting is yelling ‘you just had a snack!’ over and over until you give in and throw them another snack.


When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is, “Please forget.”


Having a 2-year-old is like owning a blender that you don’t have a top for. ~Jerry Seinfeld

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Happy parents quotes


You both mean very much to me, and I want you to know that you are always in my heart, no matter where I go. Happy Parents Day!


Life has given us a wonderful family, a happy home, and love for each other. Most importantly, it’s brought us together. I am so grateful to have you as my husband.

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I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did! ~Jeff Bridges

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Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving. ~Dr. T.P.Chia


A day in a year is not enough to be thankful for the sacrifices our parents make 365 days in a year. Happy parents day!


The truth is that I love working. I love my kids. But I don’t view one as evil and the other as good. I need to work to be a happy person, to be a good parent. ~Glenn Kelman

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Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. ~Peter Ustinov


The best feeling in the world, is to know that your parents are smiling because of you.


As any new parent knows, you’re only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything. ~Prince William


There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.


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


I have a husband who didn’t just resign himself to staying home but was happy to be the primary parent. ~Nell Scovell


God give us life with happy and sad moments, but parents always try to give us only happy moments. Happy Parent’s day!


Missing parents quotes


When you lose a parent, you realize how vital they are to the foundation of your life. It’s impossible to understand what it means until that curtain is pulled. You’re an orphan. But then I think that life is kind of remarkable, and the thing that causes the biggest pain can also bring amazing energy. ~Neneh Cherry


Obviously, it’s tough-missing my parents, family in general – but I’m getting used to it. It’s the life, and hopefully I’ll get some time to go home maybe for a week or a bit to catch up on things.


Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.

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If you lose a parent, no matter at what age, every five or 10 years you have a different way of missing them and a different way of getting on with your life. ~Rory Kinnear


There are no good-byes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. ~Mahatma Gandhi


Hold on to the memories, because life changes so quickly that sometimes that’s all you’re left with.


I wish God didn’t need you in heaven, because I need you here.


Witnessing the bond between a parent and their little ones firsthand really brought home to me how much I was missing. ~Jillian Michaels


I think that what happens when you lose a parent, where you lose – you drop into a different kind of serious. ~Angelina Jolie

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Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them. ~Emily Dickinson


I was comfortable when I was with both of you. There was a sense of security I felt but now I know what life is all about. I know the realities of life without you. Mom and dad now I know that you both loved me true. Like in life no one else would do. I am truly missing you. And I truly love both of you!


I truly never learned what the words “I miss you” were until I reached for my mom’s hand and it wasn’t there.


No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.


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


Respect your parents quotes

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Respect your parents because they are the one who will never let you down at any cost…~Anisha Upadhyay


Cursed is the one who disrespects his father and mother. ~Deuteronomy 27:16


Respect your parents! They didn’t leave you when you were young. Don’t leave them when they are old.

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


You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you’re an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party…My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other. ~Gary Vaynerchuk


Respect your parents instead of insulting them because always remember this thing also can happens with you. ~Vinayak


Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.


Respect your parents and the whold world will respect you. ~Zaina Maddoo


Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.


Parents quotes from daughter

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A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give. ~Lauren Atherton


Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.


When I’m at my best, I am my father’s daughter.


Mom and Dad, I cannot begin to describe how blessed I am to have amazing parents in my life. Seeing true love through you both makes my heart happy. As your daughter, I see perfection in both of you. I love you.


I’m a daughter from a strong man and beautiful mommy, and I’m so proud to be I am. ~Jodi Picoult


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Parents love quotes

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


A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. ~Robert Brault


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

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Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you’re telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much. ~Bill Cosby


Parents must get across the idea that “I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior. ~Amy Vanderbilt


A mother understands what a child does not say. ~Jewish Proverb


Parents love is that asset which neither can be measured in terms of money nor can be written in our balance sheet.


Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry. ~Alvin Price


No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. ~Miguel De Cervantes


The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment. ~James E. Faust


In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well. ~Wm. Paul Young


My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. ~Kobe Bryant


A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. ~Helen Rice


Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly ~W. Cecil


He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. ~Bible


A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea. ~Japanese Proverb


There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. ~Hodding Carter

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True love is parents’ love. ~Apurba Mishra


It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. ~Roald Dahl


Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. ~Ann Brashares


The most precious thing. Parents Love. ~Anilkumar Mashetty


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


Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson


Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving. ~Dr T.P.Chia


When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. ~Mitch Albom


Don’t throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations. ~Dr. James Dobson


No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us. ~Brad Meltzer

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Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time. ~Kevin Heath


A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. ~Robert Brault


When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. ~Mitch Albom


By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. ~Eileen Kennedy-Moore


A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan


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


It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear. ~Terence


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


Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. ~Bill Ayers


Nobody on Earth can ever love you more than your parents.


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


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone


Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. ~Abraham Lincoln


You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way. ~Barbara Bush


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


There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. ~Anne Lamott


The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. ~Jim Morrison


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll


Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply..will give us some protection forever. ~J.K. Rowling


The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honore de Balzac


What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. ~Nicholas Sparks


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


Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. ~J.K. Rowling


Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do. ~Barbara Walters


If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. ~Nhat Hanh


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


Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm


As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel. ~Kevin Heath


No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin


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