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43 Great Quotes About Parents

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Where would you be without your mom and dad? Nowhere. That’s where.

Whether you’re about to become parents, or you just want to honor yours… here are 43 beautiful quotes about the joy of parenthood.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

By the time I realized my parents were right, I had kids that didn’t believe me.Hussein Nishah

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

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

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

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.M. Grundler

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

When parents say ‘Because I said so.’ you know you made a good argument.Unknown

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

The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.Natalie Portman

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.Sherman Alexie

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.John Wilmot

Your folks are god, you love them and you want to make them happy but you still want to make up your own rules.Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

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

I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.Mitch Albom

You may believe or not, but it is true, in this world no one can give you truly love more than your parents.Unknown

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

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

Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents.James A. Brewer

Are parents always more ambitious for their children than they are for themselves?Jeffrey Archer

Parenting is the biggest sacrifice one can make, it’s putting your life on hold to fulfill the promise of your children’s tomorrow’s.Frederica Ehimen

Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models.Alice Sterling Honig

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

It’s cool to have parents and family who will always tell me the truth no matter what. They’ll tell me if I’m doing something stupid!Jordin Sparks

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.Mitch Albom

Parenting is the toughest job on earth as you are responsible for the physical, emotional & mental development of another human being.Unknown

Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I’m not working I’m cool with the Teletubbies.Clive Owen

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

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

Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a childs life experience.Azriel Johnson

Treat your parents with loving care, you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.

Parents protect you. Enemies motivate you and friends complete you.Unknown

We’re parents first, and once you have kids, everybody knows that you have priority lists. Number one is your family and everything else just kind of finds its place.Tim McGraw

Don’t demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn — with kids as well as with adults.William Attwood

Believe it or not, the worst thing to hear from your parents is ‘I’m Disappointed in you.’Unknown

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