The Best Parent quotes

Being a parent is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding jobs you will ever have. As your child grows and changes, you are constantly learning new things about them and yourself. Parenting quotes can be a great way to reflect on your experience as a parent, and to find encouragement during tough times. Here is a compilation of some of our favorite parenting quotes from around the web.


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The best parent quotes

1. I was born in England–though both of my parents are American–and there’s something about the ‘Muppets’ where they have this combination of English and American humor. — Nicholas Stoller

2. This is what I know about my parents. They spent the next several years trying to forget each other, and me. — Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

3. Worrying about parents is a waste of time. It’s your life. Let’s have a martini. — Megan Mayhew Bergman, Almost Famous Women: Stories

4. As a kid, I always went to therapists; the first time was when my parents were separated on my sixth birthday, then on and off since then. — Pete Wentz

5. We’re supposed to be civilized. We’re supposed to go to work every day. We’re supposed to be nice to our friends and send Christmas cards to our parents. — Maurice Sendak

6. God is the mother and father of the world. Our parents are the mother and father of this body. — Sathya Sai Baba

7. I guess not being able to hear just made me adventurous and daring. And in most cases, that didn’t make my parents very happy with me. — Marlee Matlin

8. Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. — Phyllis Diller

9. The auction houses seemed not as dull as their financial counterparts on Wall Street, where parents of daughters imagined glass celings and bottom patting. — Steve Martin

10. Parenting is a giant responsibility forever, so we need to learn how to drop the guilt and go easy on ourselves when we mess up. — Rachael Bermingham

11. I will veto any spending bill that contains funding for Planned Parenthood, facilities that perform abortion and all government family planning schemes. — Ron Paul

12. Remember when you used to watch TV in the Sixties and you’d see Perry Como in a cashmere sweater? That’s what rock ‘n’ roll is becoming. It’s your parents’ music. — Neil Young

13. If a child goes the wrong way, it is not the child who is to be blamed; it is the parents who are responsible. — Shiv Khera

14. Parents have a child, and in doing so they bring into the world a monster that kills everything it comes in contact with. — Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

15. A Jewish man with his parents alive is half the time a helpless infant! — Philip Roth

16. There is no magic on earth strong enough to wipe out the legacies of one’s parents. — Salman Rushdie

17. A guy wants a classy girl who is smart and has goals–someone that he wouldn’t be afraid to bring home to his parents. — Victoria Justice

18. Words of ‘unconditional love’ defines as mothers love, respect your parents — Sourav Adhikari

19. Children begin by loving their parents — as they grow older they judge them

20. We do not want children taken away from their parents, We can enforce our immigration laws without breaking families apart. — Paul Ryan

21. These are all voluntary resources which help parents sort out the choices without infringing on the artists’ rights to free speech, which is something that we respect. — Tipper Gore

22. It’s true that I’ve never had a burning desire to rebel against my parents. — Taylor Swift

23. Parents do not have the courage to say no to certain things that their children demand. They are rather scared of their children. — Shiv Khera

24. As our parents often say, share your God–given gifts and talents to help others — Tiara Tanishq Abraham 7yearold college prodigies

25. Everything I am I owe to my faith and secondly to parents who were old school. — J. C. Watts

26. When I was 3 years old, my parents got a dog. I was jealous of the dog, so they got rid of me. — Rodney Dangerfield

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

28. My working–class Italian–American parents didn’t go to school, there were no books in the house. — Martin Scorsese

29. I don’t ever remember being able to debate with my parents. Even though I thought of myself as a very bright kid, I couldn’t be vocal in that way. — Mindy Kaling

30. A man of thought must feel the thought that is parent of the universe: that the masses of nature do undulate and flow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you. — Winston Churchill

32. Being a ‘good’ parent is more about the parent, and, less about the ‘supposedly–could–have–been–bad’ child. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

33. Sometimes his methods are questionable, and even his morals are questionable, but his intention is always to protect Sydney. So in that way I think he’s a good parent. — Victor Garber

34. Who knows what the future holds? It’s all on parenting, one way or another. I don’t care what level it is, it comes back to people learning how to deal with people. — Ray Lewis

35. Every parent wants to do what’s best for their child. Whatever I can afford, I’m going to get my kid the best education I can get. — Michael Moore

36. Never compare your grief.You–and only youwalk your path. — Nathalie Himmelrich, Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple

37. I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to ‘know’ as to ‘feel’. — Rachel Carson

38. Both my parents were actors. I was schooled to think that acting was an important social service, that it was something that human beings need. — Tyne Daly

39. A lot of parents make you feel very awkward when you meet them. — Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

40. My parents are great listenersWhich is why I never tell them anything — Sonya Sones, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know

41. Anything you do as a group is fraught with compromise… But everyone ‘s got to do that, right? It’s part of being a good parent, or a good boyfriend, whatever. — Michael Stipe

42. In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents? — Mark Twain

43. Before mobile phones, I used to call my parents from a phone box and reverse the charges. — Tamara Ecclestone

44. Of course, to be fair, that was a parent’s job. The world was so full of sharp bends that if they didn’t put a few twists in you, you wouldn’t stand a chance of fitting in. — Terry Pratchett

45. I have really musical parents, and my dad was always encouraging, but the desire to get onstage and perform really did come from me. I’d never push my future children. — Nick Jonas

46. Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don’t. We do. — Maurice Sendak

47. The fate of a child is in the hands of his parents. — Shinichi Suzuki

48. We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them. — Peter Chernin

49. Everything is ideal to its parent. — Sophocles

50. In the midst of friends, home, and kind parents, she was alone. — William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair


We hope the above quotes have reminded you of all the wonderful things about being a parent and how special the bond between parent and child can be! It’s important to take the time to reflect on how much love and care our parents have given us throughout our lives and to appreciate them for all that they do.

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