Reflective Quotations on Parenting and
Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree.
Marian Wright Edelman
Sir William Temple
Henry Ward Beecher
Charles Swindoll, "The Strong
Pearl S. Buck
Note to students parents from an English schoolmaster
Families are about love and overcoming emotional torture.
There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace.
To the family--that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Marriage is not a relation between man and a woman, designed to legalize desire; it is a relationship between parents and children designed to preserve and strengthen the race.
Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.
Antonne de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince"
Parents and guardians are so worried by
children and so anxious to get rid of them that anyone who is willing to take them off
their hands is welcomed and whitewashed.
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