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Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Having children makes one no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make leaning unnecessary.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness.
I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, How can we screw this kid up.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
Let your children go if you want to keep them.
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.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.
You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
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.

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