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Parenthood Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Parenthood are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

Related topics: Parenting

Parenthood always comes as a shock.
Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it.
We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.
- Polly Berrien Berends

I know how sobering and exhausting parenthood is.
But the reality is that our children's future depends on us as parents.
Because we know that the first years truly last forever.
- Rob Reiner

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire.
It is an object of will.
There is no appetite for parenthood;
there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
- Robin G. Collingwood

 

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

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a
perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
- Leon Kass

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


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Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
- Alvin Toffler

Becoming a mother cannot help but change things.
An author's life is reflected in their writing,
whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is
one of the biggest life changes there is.
- Sarah Zettel

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most difficult is the first family,
to bring someone out of the world.
- Richard G. Scott

I stay in tune with my family and God.
- Regina King

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Family, nature and health all go together.
- Olivia Newton-John

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
- Richard Bach

I've given it my all.
I've done my best.
Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.
- Richard M. Daley

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:
take it or leave it.
- Buddy Hackett

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

My family is more important than my party.
- Zell Miller

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at
one's friends and family and see if love is all around.
If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
- Jasmine Guy

The foundation of family - that's where it all begins for me.
- Faith Hill

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke


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