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Our parents are so important in how they shape our lives.

We look up to them and model how they behave.

This list of parents quotes is for both parents and children.

Reading some quotes about parents can help inspire the whole family.

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Top 10 Parents Quotes

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.

Matthew Jacobson
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Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?

Rick Riordan
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So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.

Virginia Satir
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Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.

Jodie Picoult
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The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.

O. A. Battista
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Good parents hardly parent. They let their kids learn, fail and grow without interference.

Trevor Carss
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Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

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

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

Kevin Heath
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There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.

Mahatma Gandhi
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The golden rule of parenting is to always show your children the kind of person you want them to be. Remember that children are impressionable. Elizabeth Roxas

A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.

Dave Barry

Every generation just wants their kids to have a better ‘Spiderman’ reboot than they did. Conan O’Brien

A mother and daughter’s love is never separated. Viola Shipman

Part of the experience of parenting is feeling deep empathy for our children while supporting them as they navigate challenging emotions. Christine Rose Elle

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Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent. Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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

Your most important job as a parent, or as a friend to a child, is to mentor children in a field of unconditional love and acceptance. Tara Bianca

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. Barbara Kingsolver

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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

I learned from my parents the idea that, if you are devoted enough and you want to study something enough, you can really teach yourself anything. Brit Marling

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

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk

Next to God, thy parents. William Penn

The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence. Stewart Stafford

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Through much trial and error I have learned that parenting is an iterative process of discovering what works to keep my family working, playing, learning, talking, and arguing, but most importantly doing these things together. Rob Ruiz

You, the parent, are your child’s first teacher and his best teacher. It’s an awesome responsibility, but one that brings immeasurable rewards. Jacquie McTaggart

Honor your parents.


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

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. Robert Orben

My parents didn’t raise me to order something expensive when someone else is paying. Nitya Prakash

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

The daily choices we make as parents to filter what enters our children’s impressionable hearts and minds will go a long way in determining who our children become. Mark J. Musser

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

Chinese Proverb

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. Sue Atkins

The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they’re proud of. Jamie Lee Curtis

If your parents bring you no shame, be very grateful. If you’re proud of them, celebrate. Dennis Prager

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

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

Good parenting is subjective and the same tips don’t work for all people.

Brandi Rossi

Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they’d consider wrong. Or at least risky. Rachel Caine

A Grandparents advice to parents: Enjoy your new little one, it will amaze you how fast they grow up. Treasure the moments. Catherine Pulsifer

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How does a newborn baby know that when it sucks on a nipple, something good will come out? It doesn’t know. What it does is trust. Iyanla Vanzant

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

Parenting is not for everybody. It changes your life. Especially when they’re little. Tori Amos

In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.

Robert Brault

When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of headon. Like now. Jude Watson

They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step, your child takes another. Michael Jackson

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Parenting is not a onesided spectator sport to be observed by the other half. Todd Anderson

You may find that by examining your relationship with your own siblings you’ll see things you want to emulate, and elements of how you were parented you now wish to change with your own children. Linda Blair

Whatever attitude that a parent has concerning their children will most likely be entrenched in the character of these children especially in their early formative years.

Dan Miller

No matter your age, you will always need your mom. Unknown

Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course. Ryan Reynolds

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo

But when you truly realize who gave you your child, why you do what you do and how you do what you do will totally change as you understand that none of this is about you and what you think and feel. It’s all about the purpose and plan of God for that child’s life. Joseph Woodley

Inspirational Parents Quotes

The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in experimentation and in exploration of their environments. Bertrand Russell

Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.

Azriel Johnson

You see much more of your children once they leave home. Lucille Ball

They’ve got great parents; I’m just trying to be the fun uncle. Sarah Silverman

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My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do. Mindy Kaling

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. Ruth E. Renkel

Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.

Peter Krause

The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young. Noah Webster

We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway. J. Courtney Sullivan

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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

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Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return. Saravana Kumar Murugan

Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they’d be different.

Tana French

There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears. Sophie Kinsella

If parents are gracious, children will bask in it like the beach on a sunny day. Michael Cannon Loehrer

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Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life. Hillary Clinton

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

I love my parents no matter what we go through, no matter how much we argue, b’coz I know, at the end, they’ll always be there. Unknown

Do your best for your parents. If you don’t, one day you will regret it.

Debasish Mridha

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

I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing. Jim Gaffigan

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

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Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak. Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Mothers and fathers are the strategic planners, the general managers, the CFOs, the PR and marketing departments, the chauffeurs, and, should something go awry, the troubleshooters.

David McCullough Jr.

Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair. Anonymous

With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. Michelle Obama

Parenthood is hard. We shouldn’t have to feel alone. We should support each other at every opportunity. Steve Biddulph

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

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.

Jim DeMint

Parents have to instill the right principles in their children, but then it’s up to the children to live up to those principles. Mary Lydon Simonsen

There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children. Bill Clinton

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. C.G. Jung

You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations. Alice Munro

Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.


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

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

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The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other. Francis Bacon

Based on knowledge from the world’s leading experts, being a parent does not mean that you have to be all business and serious all the time. Melissa ArabiaDimaiwat

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother. Abraham Lincoln

I’m a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.


A good father is a source of inspiration and selfrestraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness. Dr T.P.Chia

First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. Chuck Palahniuk

If you don’t understand what unconditional love is, when you become a parent it all makes sense.

Kate Summers

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. Bob Keeshan

Motivational Parents Quotes

They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite. Patrick Ness

My heroes were my parents, I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.

Michael Jordan

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

It’s especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do. Sean Covey

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I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny. Jim Carrey

Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents. Anonymous

My parents have lived longer than most and have expected very little. We have been blessed in too many ways to count.

Ralph Webster

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

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

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

My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep. Chrissy Teigen

Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face.

Olivia Wilde

Your parents, proudly here today, and their parents before them, perhaps proudly here today, understood a simple equation for success: your children would do better than you had. Anna Quindlen

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. John Ciardi

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

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

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

Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.

Amy Heckerling

Parents are without a doubt, one of the most, if not the most influential role models that their kids will probably have under normal circumstances. Joseph R. Parker

Parenting is a life time job and does not stop when a child grows up. Jake Slope

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 make it dry. Alvin H. Price

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

It definitely takes a village to raise a child as the old saying goes, but you as the parent are the key to providing the support your kid needs to be successful in life.

Milton Stewart

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum

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

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The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. Prevost Abbe

Mistakes are made and lessons are learned, whether raising a son or a daughter or both, whether raising one child or more than one, or whether raising a child with your husband, as a single parent, or in a blended family. No parent is perfect. Catherine Musco GarciaPrats

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

Frank A. Clark

That’s what children are forthat their parents may not be bored. Ivan Turgenev

Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old. Unknown

Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. Martin AndersenNexo

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As a parent, you can’t completely avoid making mistakes. Accept it. The best you can do is to study your children, learn from your mistakes, and focus wisely on their upbringing. Gary Ezzo; Robert Bucknam

The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.

Benjamin Spock

Your child needs to be soothed by the understanding that you belong to him, and he belongs to you. Jennifer Garden

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou

My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education. Benedict Cumberbatch

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

You’re just like a human napkin for kids, like, they just wipe their face on you and stuff.

Tina Fey

It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish… Carrie Underwood

Beautiful Parents Quotes

While mothers still bear the brunt of housework and child rearing, fathers are increasingly realising that providing is not parenting. Madonna King

My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us.

Tahereh Maf

But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man. LeBron James

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

Parenting is the best job I’ve ever had. It’s the most demanding, intense, all-consuming, challenging, and fun job ever, but talk about overworked and underpaid! Jessica Mills

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Our parents prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations. Aditia Rinaldi

When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts. Tina Fey

It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment. Felicity Bauer

The truth is that the perfect mom/perfect child concept is a myth. The only perfect parent is God, and look at the trouble He had with His kids, Adam and Eve. Cheri Fuller

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The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult. Ewan McGregor

Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.

Amit Kalantri

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 relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching. Gilbert Highet

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

I think,’ she said, ‘sometimes it’s hard no matter whose daughter you are. Sarah Dessen

The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!

Louise Hart

More specifically being a dad is a diverse responsibility, and it is also defined by providing support to your partner in the glorious journey of parenthood. Natalie L. S. West

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

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

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budinton Kelland

Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.

Robbie Coltrane

She was our mother and belonged to us. She was never mentioned to anyone because we simply didn’t have enough of her to share. Maya Angelou

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

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Imagine the progress in education and a child’s school and life success if parents embraced their role as their child’s first teacher and role model. James L. Casale

Parents are not perfect, nor are they saints. Dads and moms make mistakes all the time. How you handle these situations will be an important life lesson for your children. Bethany Bridges,

You will always be your child’s favorite toy.

Vicki Lansky

Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them. Randa AbdelFattah

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

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My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem. Gwyneth Paltrow

There is nothing worse than a thirteenyearold boy. You’re embarrassed by your parents, and you’re trying to find your independence because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom. Ben Affleck

Parents with their words, attitudes, and actions possess the ability to bless or curse the identities of their children.

Craig Hill

No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. Marisa de los Santos

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

Any parents are as ordinary human beings as others, making them angels or even more is up to their next generation. Sandeep Sahajpal

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

The truth is, parenting as well as we can is always hard really, truly, the hardest thing any of us has ever done. Laura Markham

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.

DeForest Kelley

Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement. Catherine Pulsifer

Honor your parents and your sons will honor you. Anonymous

If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove. Ron Baratono

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Kids learn the difference between good and bad and right and wrong from their parents. One way they learn which behaviors and actions a parent wants is by how a parent responds. David Leads

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

I don’t think so Mommy!’ is what my child said after, ‘Can you please pick up the popcorn you threw all over?

Anna Faris

Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. Frank Pittman

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull

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

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

Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity. Anaïs Nin

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

Henry Ward Beecher

It was vitally important to me over the years of my son’s development that I modeled the behavior that I wanted him to adopt. You see, as a parent or as parents, we all have a tremendous responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Catherine Pulsifer

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