Inspirational Quotations on Parenting and Children

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How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Zaglar

Fifty years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account or what your clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better place because you were important in the life of a child.


The child is father of the man.


The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.

Joe Houldsworth

To talk to a child, to fascinate him, is much more difficult than to win an electoral victory. But it is also much more satisfying.


When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to a fish: something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.

P. L. Travers

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you paint children you must have no patronizing attitude toward them. Whoever approaches a child without humility, without wonderment, and without infinite respect, misses in his judgment of what is before him. . . . Paint with respect for him . . . He is the great possibility, the independent individual.

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit (see images of his paintings)

A little less worry over the child and a bit more concern about the world we make for the child to live in.

Adolph Meyer

Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.


Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.

Margaret Mead

It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do --or don't do.

Simone De Beauvoir

Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.

Robert Macneil

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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