Where would we be if is it not for our parents? They are our soul and our life. And as a parent, what their children feel is double of what they feel. If their children are happy, it is double their happiness. And if they are in pain, they also feel twice the pain.

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  1. Parents Quotes
  2. Mother Quotes
  3. Father Quotes
  4. Parent Quotes From Famous People
  5. Parenting Quotes 
  6. Appreciation to Parents Quotes
  7. Thank You Quotes And Messages For Parents
  8. Funny Parent Quotes

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1. Parents Quotes

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  • Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.
  • The only thing better than having you for parents is my children having you for grandparents.
  • A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain. A mother’s goodness deeper than the sea. – Japanese Proverb
  • The love between a parent and their children is always and forever.
  • At some point, you realize your parents are human. They make the best decisions they can with the options available to them.
  • Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional, and forgiving.
  • Parents act so strong for us, that we often forget just how fragile they are.
  • Tell me something so beautiful that life seems worth living. Parents love.

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

A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided

  • “What’s 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
  • “Only parents love you unconditionally. Everyone else carries a “Conditions Apply” tag. This is the ultimate truth of life.” – Prathamesh Medhekar
  • “Love is unconditional acceptance. It is the love of parents for children; also the non-possessive love of partners; also the caring love between all people that enables forgiveness. It’s above energy, though it may be expressed energetically. It’s our essential nature: Spirit itself, the quality we share with God. And it is the binding force of the universe, inherent in all that is.” – Peter Shepherd
  • There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
  • 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.
  • “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
  • By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.
  • “Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.” – Barbara Walters

“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

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers

  • “In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well.” – Wm. Paul Young
  • “As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath
  • “Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time.” – Kevin Heath
  • “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson
  • “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “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
  • 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.
  • “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato

“It’s not only children who grow, parents do too.” – Joyce Maynard

It's not only children who grow, parents do too

  • “As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.” – by Buddy Hackett
  • “Affection without sentiment, authority without cruelty, discipline without aggression, humor without ridicule, sacrifice without obligation, companionship without possessiveness.” – William E. Blatz
  • “As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we’re talking to them that our kids aren’t listening.” – Robert Brault.
  • “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
  • “Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.” – Amy Vanderbilt
  • “Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud snort noises.) I don’t know why parents don’t do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you’re a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won’t have his friends hanging around your house all the time.” – P.J. O’Rourke
  • “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, For One More Day

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

First your parents, they give you your life

  • “I don’t believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models…. It’s not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn’t like it, they said, Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. Parents have to take better control.” – Charles Barkley
  • “Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.” – David Frost
  • “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 at this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.” – Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • “If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.” – Clarence Day

“In spite of the seven thousand books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and… mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it.” – Billy Cosby

The right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and

  • “It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
  • Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes. – Chinese Proverb
  • “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
  • Waiting for your parents are in a good mood before asking them for something you want.
  • “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, Matilda
  • “Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.” – Tim Allen
  • “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 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
  • “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson
  • “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.” – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children

  • “The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately — they talk to the heart.” – Hain Ginott
  • “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, Anansi Boys
  • “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, Invisible Monsters
  • Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them.
  • “Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” – Marcelene Cox
  • “The Hebrew word for parents is Horim, and it comes from the same root as Moreh, teacher. The parent is, and remains, the first and most important teacher that the child will have.” – Rabbi Kassel Abelson

“The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.” – Shakespeare

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants

  • “To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.” – Red Auerbach
  • “The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.” – Francis Bacon
  • When we’re young, parents prepare us for the future.
  • “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness.”– Dr. T.P.Chia
  • “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
  • “Some believe all those parents, tutors, and kindred belief. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.” – Alan Watts

“There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents.” – Leon R. Yankwich

There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents

  • “When you’re in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you’re doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.” —Connie Schultz
  • “All parents are concerned about their children’s well-being. As a parent of three kids, I’m very concerned about their well-being.” – Tom Brady
  • “One of my major goals off the field is to conduct myself in a way that… parents are proud to say, ‘Oh yeah, look, he wants to be like Sonny Bill Williams.” – Sonny Bill Williams
  • “As you get older you have more respect and empathy for your parents. Now I have a great relationship with both of them.” – Hugh Jackman
  • “It’s not always about convincing your parents of what you want to do, but just saying, ‘This is what I’m doing; this is what I love.'” – Stormzy
  • “Look around on your next plane trip. The iPad is the new pacifier for babies and toddlers. Younger school-aged children read stories on smartphones; older boys don’t read at all, but hunch over video games. Parents and other passengers read on Kindles or skim a flotilla of email and news feeds.” – Maryanne Wolf
  • “My parents didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn’t go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, ‘You’re related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!’ And it’s infuriating because that is a part of my history, but you’re trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I’m not.” – Kit Harington
  • “These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.” – Steve Jobs

“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

My parents are my backbone

  • “I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “When parents tell their children not to congregate on corners, especially in groups, out of fear for them encountering the police, what does that say? We have a trust problem.” – Rahm Emanuel
  • “My parents were just constantly affirming me in everything that I did. Late at night, I’d wake up and hear my mother talking over my bed, saying, ‘You’re going to do great on this test. You can do anything you want.'” – Stephen Covey
  • “When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that.” – Bill Gates

“I think people who have good parents come into the world with strength, yes, and an advantage.” – Oprah Winfrey

I think people who have good parents come into the world with strength, yes, and an advantage

  • “Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people’s children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.” – Erma Bombeck
  • “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
  • “Even if we give parents all the information they need and we improve school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner, none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant, they can’t make a healthy choice.” – Michelle Obama
  • “I’m sure most parents read to their children to explain what certain things mean. So books are a good way to convey a message to anybody. Everybody reads.” – Joyce Meyer
  • ‘”However my parents – both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.” – J. K. Rowling
  • “It’s true that I’ve never had a burning desire to rebel against my parents.” – Taylor Swift

“My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.” – Alice Walker

My parents taught me service - not by saying, but by doing

  • “We are the people our parents warned us about.” – Jimmy Buffett
  • “It’s very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can’t imagine.” – Alice Walker
  • “Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.” – George Santayana
  • “Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.” – John Locke
  • “One of the greatest features of science is that it doesn’t matter where you were born, and it doesn’t matter what the belief systems of your parents might have been: If you perform the same experiment that someone else did, at a different time and place, you’ll get the same result.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

2. Mother Quotes

Are you Mama’s girl? Missing Mom? Or maybe you’re a mom who’s looking for a few words of encouragement. Dig into these sweet and loving mother quotes.

  • There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are a Super Mom.
  • A mother is one who can step in everyone’s shoes, but no one can step in hers.
  • “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that it’s the purest love you can find on this earth.” – Mitch Albom
  • “My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.” – Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant, 1968
  • God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. – Jewish Proverb

“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

A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking

  • “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
  • “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
  • “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac
  • “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm
  • “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
  • “Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.” – Nia Vardalos

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

  • You can be a mess and still be a good mom. We are allowed to be both.
  • 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.
  • I love cleaning up messes I didn’t make. So I became a Mom.
  • My kids will walk right past their father sitting on the couch and come bang on the shower door for me to open a fruit snack.
  • I’m a strong woman, who is raising a strong girl, which is why I need a strong drink.
  • Being a mom means developing “The Look” to stop misbehavior in his tracks.
  • “Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother’s glance.” – Robert Brault
  • “My mom used to say it doesn’t matter how many kids you have… because one kid will take up 100% of your time so more kids can’t possibly take up more than 100% of your time.” – Karen Brown

“Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play.” – Lotte Bailyn

Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play

  • “It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed.” – Fay Wray
  • “Simply having children does not make mothers”. – John A. Shedd
  • “The best academy….a mother’s knee.” – James Lowell
  • There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – Chinese Proverb
  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “[Motherhood is] ‘heart-exploding, blissful hysteria.’” – Olivia Wilde
  • “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” – Lady Gaga
  • Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.
  • “Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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

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

  • “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters [they] are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.” – Tom Hiddleston
  • “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” – Gail Tsukiyama
  • “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
  • “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  • “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington
  • “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot
  • “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey
  • “My mom is my hero. [She] inspired me to dream when I was a kid, so anytime anyone inspires you to dream, that’s gotta be your hero.” – Tim McGraw
  • “When I had my first child I thought, ‘This is the best-kept secret.’ You know how parents rattle on to you about, ‘Oh, you won’t believe your life will never be the same,’ and da, da, da and you think, ‘Why can’t these people just get over it? All they’re doing is yakking on about their kids. It’s such a bore.’ And then you have kids and you just want to do all the same things.” – Uma Thurman

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary

  • “Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.” – P.J. O’Rourke
  • “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom
  • “If I have done anything in life worth attention, I feel sure that I inherited the disposition of my mother.” – Booker T. Washington
  • “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” -Meryl Streep

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” – Jodi Picoult

The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms

  • “My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart—a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” – Mark Twain
  • “[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “My mother was the one constant in my life. When I think about my mom raising me alone when she was 20, and working and paying the bills, and, you know, trying to pursue your own dreams, I think is a feat that is unmatched.” – Barack Obama
  • “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” – James Joyce
  • “I unapologetically and unabashedly am deeply biased toward my mother.” – Chelsea Clinton
  • “Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle
  • “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder
  • “The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” – Jane Sellman
  • “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo
  • “My mother was a reader, and she read to us. She read us Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when I was 6 and my brother was 8; I never forgot it.” – Stephen King

“I tell my kids, ‘I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.’” – Michelle Obama

I am thinking about you every other minute of my day

  • “When they’ve finished reading, Olivia’s mother gives her a kiss and says, ‘You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.’ And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, ‘I love you anyway too.’” – Ian Falconer in Olivia
  • “[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.” – Gilda Radner
  • “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that.” – Judith Viorst in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • “[My mom] had this amazing attitude in the face of everything, including when she got cancer.” – Bill Clinton
  • “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren
  • “My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote.” – Condoleezza Rice

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Dorothy on The Golden Girls

It’s not easy being a mother

  • “I’m still amazed at how my mother emerged from her lonely early life as such an affectionate and levelheaded woman.” – Hillary Clinton
  • “She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.” – Liza Minnelli (on mom Judy Garland)
  • “My mother … had a very deep inner spirituality that allowed her to rebuild her life. It’s extraordinary that she had such a strong sense of self and such a commitment to the future and such a strong creative sense that she could build new worlds for herself and for us out of the total devastation in her life.” – Caroline Kennedy
  • “I don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction? But I also know that my entire life revolves around [my son] Louis.” – Sandra Bullock
  • “My mom [has] always been my hero. Watching her experience something like breast cancer was pivotal, I think in my whole family’s life and experience. She is one strong lady.” – Emma Stone
  • “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving
  • “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

“You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” – Kevin Durant

  • “There’s something that just happens to you when you have a baby, and you look at their little eyes for the first time when you’re holding them. They’ve been safe inside your belly for almost 10 months, and now they’re in your arms. Intuition kicks in, where you will do anything for them and you have all the tools inside of you to take care of them.” -Hillary Duff
  • “In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard, and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream.” – Jared Leto
  • “I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.” -Angelina Jolie
  • “My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
  • “It’s the job that I take most seriously in my life and I think it’s the hardest job.” – Debra Messing

“Most people’s mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.” – Diane von Furstenberg

  • “Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. Listen to your baby … There are so many books, doctors, and well-meaning friends and family. We like to say, ‘You don’t need a book. Your baby is a book. Just pick it up and read it.’” – Mayim Bialik
  • “Over the years, I learned so much from mom. She taught me about the importance of home and history and family and tradition. She also taught me that aging need not mean narrowing the scope of your activities and interests or a diminution of the great pleasures to be had in every day.” – Martha Stewart
  • “My mom had four kids, one with special needs. She had a full-time job, and she still came home and made dinner for us every night, from scratch. It was amazing.” – Eva Longoria
  • “I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.” – Tina Fey
  • “Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” – Kate Winslet
  • “I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn’t seem to encompass enough when I use it about her. She was the love of my life.” – Mindy Kaling
  • “As my mom always said, ‘You’d rather have smile lines than frown lines.’” – Cindy Crawford
  • “Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.” – Angelina Jolie

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

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws

  • “My mother taught me to be nice to everybody. And she said something before I left home. She said, ‘I want you to always remember that the person you are in this world is a reflection of the job I did as a mother.’” – Jason Segel
  • “I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I’m more womanly. I feel sexier.” – Reese Witherspoon
  • “She drove me to ballet class…and she took me to every audition. She’d be proud of me if I was still sitting in that seat or if I was watching from home. She believes in me and that’s why this [award] is for her. She’s a wonderful mother.” – Elisabeth Moss
  • “I remember being seven and asking my mom if I was as pretty as Monique [my best friend in grade school]. And with all the love in the world, my mom looked at me and said, “Oh, honey, you’re so funny.’ So, she doesn’t lie to me…she answers the question by not answering and instead tells me what she thinks is my greatest strength.” – Jennifer Aniston
  • “My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, ‘Happiness is your own responsibility.’ That’s probably what I quote from her and live by the most.” – Jennifer Garner

“There’s no such thing as a supermom. We just do the best we can.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

We just do the best we can

  • “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.” – Kate Beckinsale
  • “The best part of having two babies at once, a son and a daughter, is mostly everything. You’re just having that feeling of love inside you all the time and motherhood is such a fulfilling place to be. I kind of wish it would have happened to me earlier in my life.” – Jennifer Lopez
  • “There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn’t have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.” – Taylor Swift
  • “You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. [Motherhood] really grounds you.” – Keri Russell
  • “We used to sing along to Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald records together. She had the most amazing voice … She’s always encouraged me, and she’s still that person who, when things look dire, lifts me up and reminds me of who I am and that we all have a capacity for greatness.” – Sheryl Crowe
  • “[What’s beautiful about my mother is] her compassion, how much she gives, whether it be to her kids and grandkids or out in the world. She’s got a sparkle.” – Kate Hudson (on mom Goldie Hawn)

3. Father Quotes

Fathers are our all-time heores and we are their all-time babies. Send your dad a thoughtful quotes or simply tag them in a post.

  • Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad!
  • It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
  • Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad.
  • Guns don’t kill people, dads with pretty daughters do.
  • Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less.
  • Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad!
  • I never knew how much I loved your father until I saw how much he loved you, my daughter.
  • One of the greatest gifts I ever got from God; I call him Daddy
  • A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
  • I wanted to make a successful man out of you but you made a successful father out of me.
  • Dad, thank you for no reason. Thank you for every reason. Actually, I don’t know how to express my love for you. I’m just speechless by remembering your contribution to my life. I love you so much.
  • Just like how it is impossible to measure the weight of the water that exists in the whole world, it is impossible to thank you for all you have done for me. I love you, Dad!

“By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father.” – General Douglas MacArthur

I am prouder to be a father

  • “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Cathy Ladman
  • “A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.” – Paul Lewis
  • “Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.” – Frank H. Cheley
  • “How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.” – Walter Scott
  • It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be. – Homer
  • “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, Man Enough
  • Dad, you are the most wonderful person in my life. Thank you for everything. I love you forever.
  • Your soul is pure, your heart is priceless, and your wisdom is astounding. I love you, Dad!
  • Dad is my helper who is there for me 24/7 and helps me out in everything. Thank you, Daddy!

“How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.” – Walter Scott

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board

  • “Have fun is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it.” – Jimmy Fallon
  • “Father, Dad, Papa, no matter what you call them they influence our lives and they are the person we look up to.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamarr
  • “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” – Harper Lee
  • “I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself. It’s the same thing with fathers.” – Etan Thomas, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge
  • “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
  • “When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.” – Dave Attell
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

“Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.” – William Hurt

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful

  • “No amount of money can be paid for the relationship between a father and his sons and a father and his daughters.” – Willie Williams, 7 Steps to Parenting Power
  • “Father and son relationships can be complicated – mine certainly is. Love. Hate. Respect. Fear. Worship. Disdain. Pride. Disappointment. Happiness. Anger. Joy. Sadness. The list goes on.” – John H. Clark III, Dying: A Father and Son Talk about Life, Regrets and Making up Lost Time
  • “Recently I noticed my father’s watch in a dark corner of my safety deposit box. Its presence there exemplified the great value I had assigned it. As I turned the watch in my hand, I remembered my father’s commitment to being on time … always … if not early.” – Harold Ivan Smith, On Grieving the Death of a Father
  • “By examining the different ideas about fatherhood in the ancient and modern worlds, studying the diaries of fathers, interviewing present-day fathers, and making use of other kinds of empirical research, we learn something that most of us already knew: fathers matter.” – Adrienne Burgess
  • “Part of the reason that Lombardi’s players were willing to work with him was that he nurtured and cared for them like a father. When Lombardi succeeded, so did they.” – Donald T. Phillips, Run to Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership

“Perfectly imperfect sons become perfectly imperfect fathers. I pray that I’m as good a parent as my mother and father.” – Nick Vujicic

Perfectly imperfect sons become perfectly imperfect fathers

  • “A good father wants his son to succeed in life. But a good father knows that success is not having an easy life where everything is just provided, requiring nothing more from his son than a request.” – Gary Schulz, God’s Creation of Work
  • “There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.” – Dean Koontz
  • “Lecturing to you will not make you a better father, because fatherhood is not a matter of conscious information; it’s a matter of having the right frame of mind and the right pattern of reactions to children’s behaviors and needs.” – Rob Wagner, Discipline begins with Dad: A family man’s story about respectfully teaching respect
  • “Fathers are expected and assumed to be the leaders of their family and leaders within their respective homes.” – Akil White Khalid, Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph

“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” – Pete Rose

My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice

  • “To be your father is the greatest honor I have ever received. It allowed me to touch mystery for a moment, and to see my love made flesh. If I could have but one wish, it would be for you to pass that love along. After all, there is not much more to life than that.” – Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son – 20th Anniversary Edition: A Father’s Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love
  • “Some men have wanted to be fathers for as long as they can remember. They have always seen themselves as fathers-to-be.” – Marcus Berkmann, Fatherhood: The Truth
  • “My father once said, ‘If the whole world wants to go left and you feel like going right, go right. You don’t have to follow. You don’t have to make a big deal about which way you’re going. Just go. It’s very easy’.” – Yanni
  • “Becoming a father is one of the most important, exciting, absorbing, and life-changing events in a man’s life. There is nothing like it and nothing that can fully prepare you for it.” – Tim Atkinson, Fatherhood: The Essential Guide
  • “To be a father requires patience, love, and giving up the ‘all about me’ attitude.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • One day is not enough to honor how special of a father you truly are because you’re amazing every day of the year. Thank you for all that you do.

“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” – Lydia M. Child

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

  • “The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” – DeForest Kelley
  • “We are coming to understand as fathers that our relationships with the important people in our lives – especially our children – are of paramount importance to feeling good about ourselves and feeling that our lives have meaning.” – Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad
  • “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us.” -Umberto Eco
  • “What works for one couple or father may not work for another couple or father. You will need to research to locate or help find your comfort zone for you and your growing family.” – Jacob Westlin, The Expectant Dad’s Manual An Ultimate Guide for Balancing Work with Fatherhood and Coping with the Responsibilities of Having a New Baby in the Family
  • “A father never gives up on a son, not really, no matter how poorly he behaves at times or how many stupid decisions he makes. He tries to help that son learn how to become the man he was meant to be.” – Aleksandra Layland, Far Haven

“I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself. It’s the same thing with fathers.” – Etan Thomas, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge

I would define a leader as a person who puts the welfare of the group above himself

  • “What I think is happening is not that men value work less, but that fatherhood is becoming equally important. While work was once the only source of meaning for a man, fatherhood and parenting have become as important to his self-esteem as his work.” – Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad
  • “I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.” – Miguel Indurain
  • To my father. If I can become half the man he is, I’ll have achieved greatness.
  • “Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.” – Naveen Jain

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise.” – Charles F. Kettering

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advise

  • “Becoming a good father is not about learning five practical handy techniques that can be pulled out of the kitbag whenever they’re needed. It’s a mind game. It’s about having a set of attitudes and ideas that shape what you do in the thousands of different situations you find yourself in as a dad.” – Tony Payne, Fatherhood: What it is and what it’s for
  • ‘”Part of being a successful father is taking extreme care of our children. The other part of that equation is that we must also take extreme care of their mother.” – Nate Dallas, Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life
  • “Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “The extension of the positive characteristics of a father can contribute more to the healing of a nation than all the money-laden do good programs combined. It is these caring, compassionate, respectful and loving attributes that can not only encourage and heal a family, but can be extended outward to a neighborhood, a town, a city, a territory, a region, and a country.” – Byron R. Pulsifer
  • “No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means until he has a child, and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before.” – L. Hearn
  • “Having a baby is the best thing that can happen to a person, the hard part is to benefit from this opportunity, to handle all the work and on top doing a good job as a father.” – Ricardo Oliveira, Fatherhood

“Becoming a good father is not automatic – it takes time and effort. We must be willing to invest in this job – our most important, second to being a husband – as any other career we might pursue.” – Dr. John C. Maxwell

Becoming a good father is not automatic - it takes time and effort

  • “A father should present the fundamental qualities of leadership, responsibility, and accountability, as well as the capabilities of planning, disciplining, and loving. Fathering is a full-time job.” – Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God’s Design and Destiny for Every Man
  • “Fatherly love is the act of giving your life for the sake of someone else’s needs.” – Nate Dallas, Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing For Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life
  • “At home I was blessed with a strong role model for a father, and on the field I was equally blessed to have the best coaches an athlete could ask for. Each and every lesson a coach taught me has shaped me into the person and father I am today.” – Tom Limbert, Dad’s Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time
  • “I take pride in knowing that of all the things I have accomplished, no success or honor is greater than that of being a father.” – Les Brown, Up Thoughts For Down Times
  • “You may not have an earthly father that cares for you, but you have a heavenly one that does.” – Angelina Talpa, Love Yourself
  • “I have repeatedly stated and emphatically declared that the key to the restoration and preservation of a sane and healthy society is the salvaging of the male, especially as a responsible father.” – Myles Munroe, Fatherhood Principle, The: God’s Design and Destiny for Every Man
  • “I realized that to get through this thing called fatherhood, I would have to be stronger emotionally and physically than I had ever been before.” – Jeffrey Dumroese, Fatherhood
  • “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

“Fathers are an integral part of the family for their contribution to the household by caregiving and ensuring the healthy development and well-being of children and families.” – Ola Akinmade, Celebrating Dads: 365 Quotes and Sayings About Fathers

Fathers are an integral part of the family

  • “…that the most precious things a father can provide are time, attention, and love.” – Tim Russert, Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons
  • “I believe the heart of the heavenly Father is reflected in the heart of the earthly father.” – Nathan Lorick, Dying to Grow
  • “Regardless of the personal relationship you have with your own father, you have to aim to be better.” – Kirsten Watson
  • “Still, it is a little disconcerting to consider that my father has been proven right about nearly everything he cautioned me against, warned me to avoid, or emphatically told me not to do!” – Nick Vujicic
  • “God does have a plan for fathers.” – Jay Payleitner, 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad
  • “Fatherhood has made me more vulnerable than any other experience. It has humbled me, healed me, and transformed me.” – Craig Wilkinson, DAD
  • “As fathers, we understand that we have the opportunity to image forth God’s love to our family.” – Matt Click, Famous Dad: A Hero In His Home

“You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.” – Erika Cosby

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together

  • “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
  • “We need fathers to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child, it’s the courage to raise one.” – President Barak Obama
  • “Being a father is a PRIVILEGE. It is nothing short of amazing!” -Larry Hagner, The Dad’s Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories
  • “My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well.” – Yanni
  • “Never before in the history of men and women have expectant fathers been so involved in the pregnancy process.” – Harlan Cohen, Dad’s Expecting Too

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” – French Proverb

A father is a banker provided by nature

  • “Being a father truly is a blessing and a role not to be taken for granted.” – Derek Polen, Next Level Dad: Bringing Faith and Fun to Fatherhood
  • “Studies show that when a baby, child, or teenager has a good father, that child will soar.” – Meg Meeker, MD
  • “So, as all proud fathers do, I boasted about all of their successes and all of the joy they bring to my wife and me.” – Dennis Lominac, My Family is My Life
  • “My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh – anything but work.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.” – Orson Scott Card
  • “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child

  • “One of the greatest needs of this age is for responsible and committed fathers.” – Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr.
  • “My father was an Episcopalian minister, and I’ve always been comforted by the power of prayer.” – Anna Lee
  • “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” – Maria Cuomo Cole
  • “Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.” – Dan Zevin
  • “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides
  • “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word ‘hero.'” – Ryan Reynolds
  • “The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” – Tim Russert
  • “Fatherhood is a great thing that could ever happen. You can’t explain it until it happens—it’s like telling someone what water feels like before they’ve ever swum in it.” – Michael Bublé

“Sometimes I’m amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.” – John Kinnear

Sometimes I'm amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch

  • “I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.'” – Paul Walker
  • “To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father.” – Nick Lachey
  • “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me.” – Wade Boggs
  • “I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it’s definitely a journey I’m glad to be taking.” – Christopher Meloni
  • “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right

  • “A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” – Gregory E. Lang
  • “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end.” – George Strait
  • “On behalf of every man looking out for every girl, you are the God and the weight of her world.” – John Mayer
  • “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” – Linda Poindexter
  • “It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

“My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

He lived and let me watch him do it

  • “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”
  • “The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.” – Reed Markham
  • “Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.” – Gloria Naylor
  • “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Renkel
  • “The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” –DeForest Kelley
  • “I encourage all fathers to focus on the intangibles because those are the gifts that make the difference.” – Asha Patrick, introduction to the book, Fatherhood
  • “Being a father means you have to think fast on your feet. You must be judicious, wise, brave, tender, and willing to put on a frilly hat and sit down to a pretend tea party.” – Matthew Buckley, Fatherhood: The Manliest Profession

4. Parent Quotes From Famous People

Let’s see what famous people have to say about their parents.

  • “It takes a long time to appreciate one’s parents.” – Kristin Scott Thomas
  • “Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.” – Jodi Picoult
  • “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins
  • “I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.” – Peter Ustinov
  • “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato
  • “No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.” – Brad Meltzer
  • “We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers

  • Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato
  • When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. – Mitch Albom
  • A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. – Robert Brault
  • Love as powerful as your mothers’ for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. – J.K. Rowling
  • The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. – O. A. Battista
  • “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” ― Oscar Wilde
  • “There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” ― Sophie Kinsella
  • Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. – Peter Ustinov
  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself

  • “Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.” ― Jodi Picoult
  • “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson
  • “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”― Maya Angelou
  • “Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.” ― Peter Krause
  • “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
  • “So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” ― Virginia Satir
  • “Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up.” – Jake Slope
  • “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

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

The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any

  • “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
  • Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
  • “Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” – Azriel Johnson
  • “It’s not always easy being her daughter.’ I think,’ she said, ‘sometimes it’s hard no matter whose daughter you are.” – Sarah Dessen
  • “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
  • “The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young.” – Noah Webster
  • “No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.”– Brad Meltzer
  • A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham

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

My biggest parenting conundrum

  • “You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.” – Alice Munro
  • “That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” – Ivan Turgenev
  • “The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them. It’s for their own good.” – Sophie Kinsella
  • “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
  • “It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.” – Ama Ata Aidoo
  • “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares
  • “Our parent’s prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations.” – Aditia Rinaldi
  • “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

“When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.” – Jude Watson

When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away

  • “Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” – Rick Riordan
  • “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
  • “In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.”– Robert Brault
  • “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
  • “They’ve got great parents; I’m just trying to be the fun uncle.” – Sarah Silverman
  • “They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite.” ― Patrick Ness
  • “Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them.” ― Randa Abdel-Fattah

“The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!” – Louise Hart

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

  • “There is nothing worse than a thirteen-year-old 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 aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.”– Jodie Picoult
  • “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
  • “My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.” – Benedict Cumberbatch
  • “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

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

Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents

  • “Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years, I spent without a child, of course.” – Ryan Reynolds
  • “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
  • “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan
  • “Good parents hardly parent. They let their kids learn, fail, and grow without interference.” – Trevor Carss
  • “If your parents bring you no shame, be very grateful. If you’re proud of them, celebrate.” – Dennis Prager

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

Parents are living gods

  • “Do your best for your parents. If you don’t, one day you will regret it.” – Debasish Mridha
  • “My parents didn’t raise me to order something expensive when someone else is paying.” – Nitya Prakash
  • “Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.” – Anaïs Nin
  • “The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence.” – Stewart Stafford
  • “My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us.” – Tahereh Mafi
  • “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
  • “Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove.” – Ron Baratono
  • “Any parents are as ordinary human beings like others, making them angels or even more is up to their next generation.” – Sandeep Sahajpal

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

e have been blessed in too many ways to count

  • “Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.”― Amit Kalantri
  • “The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in experimentation and in an exploration of their environments.”― Bertrand Russell
  • “Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.” – Anonymous
  • “The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” – Benjamin Spock
  • “Honor your parents and your sons will honor you.” – Anonymous
  • “Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.” – Anonymous
  • “Next to God, thy parents.” – William Penn
  • “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm
  • “Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.” – Anonymous
  • “Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.” – Anonymous
  • “Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.” – Anonymous
  • No matter your age, you will always need your mom.
  • The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.
  • I’m a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.
  • “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Buddington Kelland
  • “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Prevost Abbe
  • “A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman
  • “Every generation just wants their kids to have a better ‘Spiderman’ reboot than they did.” – Conan O’Brien
  • “I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.” – Robert Orben
  • “Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face.” – Olivia Wilde
  • “Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.” – Robbie Coltrane
  • “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey
  • “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

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

You see much more of your children once they leave home

  • “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
  • “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  • “A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.” – Dave Barry
  • “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
  • “The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.” – Gilbert Highet
  • “’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

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

Parenting is not for everybody. It changes your life

  • “You’re just like a human napkin for kids, like, they just wipe their face on you and stuff.” – Tina Fey
  • “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
  • “Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “You will always be your child’s favorite toy.” – Vicki Lansky
  • “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman

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

A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I love my parents no matter what we go through, no matter how much we argue, because I know, at the end, they’ll always be there.” – Unknown

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

As your kids grow they may forget what you said

  • “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
  • “While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt
  • “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “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
  • “With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us.” – Michelle Obama
  • “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

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

Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional, and forgiving

  • “Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life.” – Hillary Clinton
  • “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
  • “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
  • “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull
  • “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

5. Parenting Quotes

In parenting, there are is really no rules. We all learn every day with the kids. But, of course, we can also learn from other’s people tips.

  • “Some children threaten to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parent’s going.” – Phyllis Diller
  • Christmas Tip: Wrap empty boxes for presents and when your child misbehaves or doesn’t listen throw one in the fire.
  • “You can learn many things from your children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones
  • After all this parenting, I think I’ll become a hostage negotiator. It seems less stressful.
  • Here’s to every mother who has ever eaten a candy bar in a closet, because frankly, you just didn’t want to share.
  • Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk the talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.
  • Being a parent means knowing how to unwrap Halloween candy without making any noise.

“The only things kids wear out faster than shoes are their parents.” – John J. Plomp

The only things kids wear out faster than shoes are their parents

  • Parents notice your fake friends before you do.
  • Being a parent means loving your children more than you’ve ever loved yourself.
  • My curfew is lightning bugs. My parents didn’t call my cell, they called my name. I played outside not online. If I didn’t eat what mom cooked, I didn’t eat.
  • Sometime’s you might feel like no one’s there for you. But, you, know who’s always there for you? Laundry! Laundry will always be there for you.
  • My parenting superpowers include dragging “just a minute” out of days and pretending ketchup is a vegetable.
  • Horror movies don’t scare me. 5 missed calls from mom scare me.
  • Silence is golden unless you have kids. Then silence is just plain suspicious.
  • “I thought I’d never been that annoying person, but as soon as Winnie was born, I was showing iPhone snaps to a cab driver.” – Jimmy Fallon

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby – awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” – Lemony Snicket

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby

  • “A two-year-old is a kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” – Erma Bombeck
  • Recipe for Iced Coffee1. Have kids
    2. Make coffee
    3. Forget you made coffee
    4. Drink it cold
  • My kid is turning out just like me. Well played, karma. Well-played.
  • Mom Pro Tip: If you’re old enough to critique what I put in your lunch, you’re old enough to make it yourself.
  • I love it when my kids tell me they’re bored. As if the lady standing in front of a full sink of dirty dishes is where you go to get ideas about how to have a good time.
  • Parenting is yelling ‘you just had a snack!’ over and over until you give in and throw them another snack.

“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

It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn't finish

  • At bedtime all children become dehydrated philosophers who need a hug.
  • The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.
  • The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is because they have a common enemy.
  • Parenting is a lot like the bar scene: everyone is yelling, everything is sticky, it’s the same music over and over again, and occasionally pukes.
  • The hardest part of parenting is being fake mad when they do something that is actually hilarious.
  • Parenting tip: Wine.
  • You know your life has changed when going to the grocery store by yourself is a vacation.

“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

When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you

  • “So, I stepped away for like two seconds.” – the beginning of every parenting horror story.
  • Parenting was much easier when I was raising my non-existent kids hypothetically.
  • Ever had a job where you had no experience. No training. You weren’t allowed to quit. And people’s lives were at stake? That’s parenting.
  • A good way to prepare yourself for parenthood is to talk to rocks because they have similar listening habits.
  • Friends: What’s parenting like?
    Me: You know all the side effects they list on prescription drug commercials? It’s like that.
  • What I say to my son: “Get dressed”
    His interpretation: “Stand around naked watching television with one sock on.”
  • “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin

“Parenting is a stage of life’s journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet.” – Robert Brault

Parenting is a stage of life’s journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet

  • “Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.” – Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies
  • “Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough.” – E.W. Howe
  • Beat your child once a day. If you don’t know why the child does. – Chinese proverb
  • “Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad.” – Paul Small
  • “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.” – Socrates
  • “Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.” – Robert Brault
  • “A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.” – John Andrew Holmes

“A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it.” – Frank A. Clark

  • “Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.” – George A. Dorsey
  • “Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.” – Alan Bennett
  • “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • “I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.” – by Dave Barry
  • If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
  • “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, Integration of the Personality, 1939

“I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I’ve done my job.” – Roseanne Barr

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I’ve done my job

  • “Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.” – M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, The Price of Tomato Juice
  • “If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.” – Bette Davis
  • “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
  • “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
  • “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” – Abigail Van Buren

“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” – Haim Ginott

let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others

  • “If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed.” – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s
  • In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.
  • “It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.” – Colette, My Mother’s House, 1922
  • “Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.” – Bruce Lansky
  • “No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids.” – Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986
  • “Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.” – Marcelene Cox
  • “Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” – Ed Asner
  • “The beauty of spacing children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones – which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.” – Sydney J. Harris

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

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

  • “The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.” – Elaine Heffner, O Magazine, May 2003
  • “The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.” – Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care
  • The first art of being a parent consists of sleeping when the baby isn’t looking.
  • “The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.” – Chuck Palahniuk (1962 – ), Invisible Monsters, 1999
  • “The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.” – Sloan Wilson

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

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

  • “The real menace about dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.” – Jean Kerr
  • “The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.” – Mell Lazarus
  • “When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” – The Talmud
  • “Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.” – Rose Kennedy
  • “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” ― Oscar Wilde
  • “Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver

6. Appreciation to Parents Quotes

Where would we be if not for our parents? And we could never pay back all the things they’ve done for us. So appreciate them while you still can.

  • Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
  • Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.
  • Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.
  • Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.
  • Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.

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

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

  • Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.
  • Honor your parents.
  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • The most beautiful thing in this world is to see your parents smiling, and knowing that you are the reason behind that smile.
  • One of the greatest titles in the world is the parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents.
  • Parents live for us. They’re happy when we are happy.

“We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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

  • Never complain about what your parents couldn’t give you. It was probably all they had.
  • In life, nobody except your parents will care to overlook who you have become and continue believing in what you can still be.
  • People come and people go in life like changing weather. Friends, foes, and colleagues along with many others. But the only people in life who remain constant are parents like you who believe their kids to be the most important.
  • Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old.
  • There are no words to describe how much I love my parents.
  • You spend years wishing your parents would get off your back, only to realize they’re the only ones who ever really had your back.

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

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

  • Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honor thy father and mother. – Bible Ephesians 6. 1
  • “Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib
  • “Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.” -Anonymous
  • Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.
  • Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.
  • When we make mistakes, they’re our teachers.

7. Thank You Quotes And Messages For Parents

Words are not enough to thank our parents. But telling them how thankful we are can really touch their hearts.

  • For all that our parents do for us, there is no way of repaying them. Though they do not expect anything but love from us, an occasional thank you or an acknowledgment to appreciate them might just make them happy.
  • “I never thank you enough for listening to me.
    I never thank you enough for protecting me from the things I shouldn’t do.
    I never thank you enough for guiding me in the right direction.
    I never thank you enough for putting up with my mood swings and arrogance.
    I never thank you enough for being there for me without a doubt.
    I never tell you enough how much I love you, mom.
    You mean the world to me, but I don’t tell you enough.
    No matter what, I always will love you, mom, no matter how much we argue, or how much I upset you, I’ll love you till the day I die.”
  • No one will ever know the strength of my love for you.
    After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.

“Thank God I had two parents who loved me enough to stay on my case.” – Shaquille O’Neal

Thank God I had two parents who loved me enough to stay on my case

  • Dear Mom and Dad, I am so much of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart.
  • I want to thank you for always understanding the things I said, the things I didn’t say, and the things I never planned on telling you. Thank you for understanding me always.
  • Mom and dad, you’ve gone through a lot of struggle and pain. But I promise I won’t let all that go in vain. I want to do justice to every time you believed in me. I will grow up, to be the best I can be.
  • I didn’t attend the best school in the city. I didn’t attend a better university in the state. I didn’t get the best job in the country. But none of this matters because I had the best parents in the world and they made up for all these things. Thank you, mom, and dad.
  • I love you beyond paint, beyond melodies, beyond words. And I hope you will always feel that, even when I’m not around to tell you so.
  • I promise to achieve all the dreams of your life that you couldn’t, because you were busy making sure that I achieved mine. To my dear parents, thanks for all your sacrifices.

“I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.” – Eric Heiden

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes

  • Mom and dad, I have no words to acknowledge the sacrifices you made and the dreams you had to let go, just to give me a shot at achieving mine. Thanks.
  • You are the only people in this world who I love from the bottom of my heart even though you scold me and punish me because I know that what you do is for my own good. Thanks, mom, and dad.
  • Nothing in my life would have been without your strife. Nothing I can say, can ever truly convey. Nothing that I do can show my gratitude to you. Mom and dad, you are, the best parents by far.
  • I’m grateful for you every day and thankful for your love. It’s an awesome part of my life and a real blessing from above.
  • Mom and dad, thanks for believing in me even when I kept blaming you for not doing so.
  • When I fall down, you give me a hand. When I cry, you rub my tears and comfort me to be strong. How can I forget you?

“I have my parents to thank for that, they raised me to be active and play all sports. They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do.” – Kiana Tom

They taught me the importance of staying healthy, being focused and setting goals in whatever I do

  • “If you could look into my heart, how quickly you would see the special place you hold there and how much you mean to me.” – Ron Tranmer
  • Dear Mom and Dad, I never expressed in words how much I love you but today I want to thank you for the wonderful gifts, your blessings, and your teachings in my life meaningful.
  • Whether it is the way you comforted me when I was down or the way in which your hugs magically wiped out my frowns. Mom and Dad, you have been there day after day to make sure my life turned out this way.
  • Dear Mom and Dad, No matter how badly I failed, I always knew that you would treat me like a winner. Thanks for being so supportive.
  • Thank you, dear parents, for opening your arms for me every time the world closed its doors on my face. Without you, I could have been lost in the dark alleys. I love you so much.

“You nurtured and protected me and taught me with great care. And every time I’ve needed you, you were always there.” – Ron Tranmer

You nurtured and protected me and taught me with great care

  • Mom and Dad, for all that you’ve been to us, for all you’ve done for us, for all that you are. We love you!
  • A day in a year is not enough to be thankful for the sacrifices our parents make 365 days a year.
  • You’ve seen me laugh. You’ve seen me cry. And always you were there with me. I may not have always said it But thanks and I love you!
  • God has blessed us in so many ways, but the biggest of them all is our parents. They deserve the best from us always. Thank you to all the parents in the world!
  • Thank you for helping me to shape my life with positivity and passion. Without you, I’d never been the person I am today. Thank you for everything!
  • Thank you, mom and dad, for always treating me as the best daughter in the world. You are the best parents in this universe for sure.

“I’m thankful my parents obliged me to live with the unvarnished truth: I might not have been a looker, but I was a better speller than the prettiest girl in my class, and I was funnier, too.” – Laurie Graham

I'm thankful my parents obliged me to live with the unvarnished truth

  • Without your love, I have nothing in life. Thank you for being so caring and kind to me when I was a child. You two are the best parent in the world.
  • Being a parent is difficult, even more, difficult is being a friend to your child. I’m lucky that you were both my parent and a friend! Thank you!
  • Dear mom and dad, I have let so many years pass without thanking you both. But you haven’t let a single second pass without loving me unconditionally.
  • I don’t need a parent’s day to say I love you both of you. Thank you for everything!
  • You two are the most valuable possessions in my life. Thank you for sticking with me throughout life and for giving me everything you could. Love you.
  • My dear parents, you let go of your dreams and sacrificed a ton so that I can achieve mine. I cannot say enough thanks to you in this lifetime for your contribution to my life.
  • For me, the most precious thing is the smile on your face. With your last pair of teeth left, it looks even cuter. Kidding! Thank you for everything my dear parents.

“My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom, and Dad.” – Ashton Kutcher

And I've definitely been the lucky recipient

  • All I want to be in life is a good parent like you so that I can raise my daughter just the way you two have raised me. Thank you, mom, and dad!
  • ‘Thank you’ is a very small phrase to convey my gratitude towards you but I am still using it to say how lucky I am to be raised by you.
  • Thank you to both of you more for always making so many compromises to bring a little smile face. You are a blessing to me!
  • You are an example of how every parent should raise a daughter and I am so thankful and proud to be your daughter. Thank you, my dear oldies.
  • In life’s journey, I always thought I was right and my dad was wrong. But life’s harsh lessons made me realize that dad’s words were right all along. Thanks, Dad.
  • Mom and dad, you’ve gone through a lot of struggle and pain. But I promise I won’t let all that go in vain. I want to do justice to every time you believed in me. I will grow up, to be the best I can be.
  • Of course, there is no way I’ll ever know everything you’ve done for me since the day you brought me into the world, but I know, and will always remember, that it is worth my eternal gratitude.

“I’ve had the time to go through all the life phases with my parents, from being a bratty teenager, pushing them away, to saying later on, “Oh my God, I can’t believe what you did for me – thank you. I love you so much.” – Marcia Cross

I can’t believe what you did for me

  • Mom and dad, you have always strived to give me the best. You have been the impetus I have ever needed to succeed. Thanks for being such a good parent. I love you very much.
  • Mom and dad… of all the friends and teachers I’ve had in my life, you both have been the best.
  • Dear parents, I love you both a lot and appreciate your effort and love in bringing me up to be a better individual. I am much lucky to have you both as my parents and thank God for giving me you.
  • One day I’ll be successful and people will ask me which college I went to. I’ll say, ‘It doesn’t matter because it is my parents who made me what I am today’. I love so much both of you!
  • I love you Mom and Dad because of your unconditional love and affection all the time. You both have always been caring and loving And stand by my side in the hour of need. You have shown me the world.

8. Funny Parent Quotes

Parenting is never easy so sometimes we all need a good laugh to move on. Take a good laugh at these funny parent quotes below.

  • “Parents must get across the idea that “I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.” – Amy Vanderbilt
  • The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
  • Nobody is hungrier than a child who’s told it’s time for bed.
  • 90% of parenting is about when you can lie down again.
  • There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with a miniature version of yourself with the same shit-ass attitude.
  • My children have my husband’s eyes. They can’t see what’s right in front of them either.
  • Before becoming a parent, I didn’t know I could ruin someone’s life by asking them to put pants on.
  • 1985 Parents: Punishes a child by making them stay inside instead of playing outdoors.2017 Parents: Punishes a child by making them go outside with no WiFi.

“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.” – Erma Bombeck

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth

  • Some days my kids can do no wrong. Other days I understand why some animals eat their young.
  • It’s funny how your parents tell you it’s their house, but as soon as something needs cleaning, it magically becomes yours too.
  • I hate when my parents never let me go anywhere and then ask me why I’m always on the computer.
  • My house looks like I’m losing a game of Jumanji.
  • When I was little, I didn’t care about things like what to wear, my parents dressed me. Looking back at some of my old pictures, it’s obvious that my parents didn’t care either.
  • Respect your parents. They passed school without Google.
  • A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
  • When children reach the age of sixteen, they discover the meaning of life: car keys.
  • Parents: We need to talk.
    Me: (Million things run through my mind. What did they find out about?”
    Parents: Stop leaving the lights on.
  • Monopolooze: to strategically lose a board game against an unsportsmanlike child.
  • When my parents are asleep.
    Me: Shh… They’re sleeping.
    Parents: Let’s vacuum the house for 3 hours.
  • Respect your parents. These guys pay for your internet.
  • I couldn’t afford to take kids to the sea world so I took them to the fish market and said, ” Shh… They’re sleeping.”

“Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano

Having children is like living in a frat house

  • When I tell my kids I’ll do something in a minute, what I’m really saying is “Please forget.”
  • I’d love to be a Pinterest mom. But it turns out I’m more of an Amazon Prime mom.
  • It’s like no one in my family appreciates that I stayed up all night overthinking for them.
  • Not all who wander are lost. Some are just moms. In Target. Hiding from their children.
  • And then I thought to myself, “What’s the point of cleaning if my family is going to keep living here?”
  • Before kids: Why are they called “throw pillows”?
    After kids: Oh.
  • My kids were all having fun and getting along, and that was the greatest 2 1/2 minutes of the entire summer.
  • When your “Mom Voice” is so loud that even your neighbors brush their teeth and get dressed.
  • Wake up extra early so that you and your kids can still be 20 minutes late wherever you go.
  • Every time I say “no”, my kids hear, “ask again, she didn’t understand the question.”
  • They say women speak 20,000 words a day. I have a daughter who gets that done by breakfast.
  • Based on the amount of laundry, I’m going to assume that there are people living here I’ve never seen.

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

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp

  • “Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.” – by Bill Cosby
  • “Don’t be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.” – Christopher Moore, A Dirty Job
  • “Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.” – Lionel Kauffman
  • “Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” – Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
  • I love to play hide and seek with my kid, but some days my goal is to find a hiding place where he can’t find me until after high school.
  • “If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one.” – Jessamyn West
  • You know you’ve grown a lot as a parent when you watch your kid lick something in public and think, “Eh. He’s licked worse.”
  • If I ever go missing, please follow my kids. They can find me no matter where I try to hide.

“If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says keep away from children.” – Susan Savannah

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle

  • “Insanity is hereditary – you get it from your kids.” – Sam Levenson
  • “My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.” – Calvin Trillin
  • “Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.” – Bill Cosby
  • “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” – Erma Bombeck
  • Somewhere along the way, I became a person who answers, “Yes” to the question, “Can I just put my dirty tissue in your pocket?”
  • One day I’ll be thankful that my kid is strong-willed. But that will not be today. Not in this grocery store.
  • I used to have functioning brain cells but I traded them in for children.

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