Parents

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. Oscar Wilde

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

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

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. Yogi Berra

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. Benjamin Franklin

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou

We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together. Walt Disney

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

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. Barack Obama

Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet. Bill Cosby

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. Bill Cosby

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

Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn’t him. This is not him. Michael Jackson

On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me. Rodney Dangerfield

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. Rodney Dangerfield

I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio. Rodney Dangerfield

I could tell my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio. Rodney Dangerfield

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

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

How true Daddy’s words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. 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

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. H. L. Mencken

I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. Woody Allen

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room. Woody Allen

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs. Taylor Swift

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

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them. Alan Watts

In this country, it doesn’t make any difference where you were born. It doesn’t make any difference who your parents were. It doesn’t make any difference if, like me, you couldn’t even speak English until you were in your twenties. Arnold Schwarzenegger

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period. Ted Nugent

Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John. Kurt Vonnegut

The government has convinced parents that at some point it’s no longer their responsibility. And in fact, they force them, in many respects, to turn their children over to the public education system and wrest control from them and block them out of participation of that. That has to change or education will not improve in this country. Rick Santorum

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it. Lyndon B. Johnson

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break. Harry S. Truman

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. Clarence Darrow

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II

I think the one thing this picture shows that’s new is the psychological disproportion of the kids’ demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. James Dean

I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself; you want to try even harder to make it work. Princess Diana

As a mom, I know it is my responsibility, and no one else’s, to raise my kids. But we have to ask ourselves, what does it mean when so many parents are finding their best efforts undermined by an avalanche of advertisements aimed at our kids. Michelle Obama

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