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Parenthood Quotes


These are some of the best 'Parenthood' quotations and sayings.

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A father is a banker provided by nature.

A Jewish man with parents alive is a 15-year-old boy, and will remain a 15-year-old boy until they die.

A mother is a person who if she is not there when you get home from school you wouldn't know how to get your dinner, and you wouldn't feel like eating it anyway.

A mother who is really a mother is never free.

A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor.

Anything which parents have not learned from experience they can now learn from their children.

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.

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

Everyone likes to think that he has done reasonably well in life, so that it comes as a shock to find our children believing differently. The temptation is to tune them out; it takes much more courage to listen.

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

I demand for the unmarried mother, as a sacred channel of life, the same reverence and respect as for the married mother; for Maternity is a cosmic thing and once it has come to pass, our conventions must not be permitted to blaspheme it.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

Parents accept their obsolescence with the best grace they can muster. . . they do all they can to make it easy for the younger generation to surpass the older, while secretly dreading the rejection that follows.


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