Parents Quotes

Parents have too little respect for their children, just as the children have too much for the parents.

Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

One of the most visible effects of a child’s presence in the household is to turn the worthy parents into complete idiots when, without him, they would perhaps have remained mere imbeciles.

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.

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.

The young always have the same problem, how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.

To my deep mortification my father once said to me, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family.”