60+ Best Mom and Dad Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is the caretaker of a child. Profoundly inspirational mom and dad quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Mom and Dad Quotes

A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die. Philip Roth

Most parents have long understood that kids don’t have the judgment, the maturity, the impulse control and insight necessary to make complicated lifelong decisions. Bryan Stevenson

Parents, they’re strict on you when you’re little, and you don’t understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it. Grant Hill

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any career move any of us wanted to make. James Gandolfini

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. Quentin Crisp

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. Jim Demint

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. James E. Faust

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Mothers are not simply models of femininity to their daughters but also examples of how a woman reacts to a man. Daughters learn about fathers, and men, not only by being with Dad but also by observing their parents’ marital relationship–or its unraveling. Victoria Secunda

Parents don’t make mistakes because they don’t care, but because they care so deeply. T. Berry Brazelton

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do. Mitt Romney

Though mothers and fathers give us life, it is money alone which preserves it. Ihara Saikaku

I grew up to have my father’s looks–my father’s speech patterns–my father’s posture–my father’s walk–my father’s opinions and my mother’s contempt for my father. Jules Feiffer

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark

To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20. Marian Wright Edelman 

Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point… and they’re still yelling. Bill Cosby

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Amazing Mom and Dad Quotes

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash

My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality. Peter Orszag

Our mothers and fathers want change. They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution. Viktor Yushchenko

When mom and dad went to war, the only prisoners they took were the children. Pat Conroy

The stereotypical five o’clock dad belongs in a diorama with his ‘Ask your mother’ and his ‘Don’t be a cry baby.’ The father who believes hugs and kisses are sex-blind and a dirty diaper requires a change, not a woman, is infinitely preferable. Anna Quindlen

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. Allan Bloom

Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go. Fred Rogers

I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father. Greg Norman

Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities. Gary Smalley

My mother and father are very involved with music. It’s completely part of their soul. P. J. Harvey

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He is more particular…The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat. Robert Frost

Your captain is your mother and father. He will tell you when to eat and when to sleep. Listen to him. Make happy. And we will all see the land we are going to. Mau Piailug

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. Bob Keeshan

There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way. Dave Willis

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Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots. Jeremy P. Johnson

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour more per day with the kids than working fathers do. James Levine

I was blessed to have a mother and father that recognized the value of education. Jeb Bush

All parents experience the same problems. Bill Cosby

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. Oscar Wilde

I am blessed to have Mom and Dad. Kevin Eubanks

Parents can really help, but they can also really hinder the development of their youngsters. Mike Krzyzewski

In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones. Louis de Bernieres

Parents do not have the courage to say no to certain things that their children demand. They are rather scared of their children. Shiv Khera

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

My mom’s a Catholic, and my dad’s a Jew, and they didn’t want anything to do with anything. Isabelle Huppert

No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good. Eddie Murray

Rich I am not, but the little I have I think it my duty to share with my poor mother and father. Haym Salomon

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The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up. Madeleine Albright

I was raised by my mother. My father died when I was eight years old…at least, that’s was he told us in the letter. Drew Carey

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull

You don’t have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you. Meryl Streep

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 

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. Gloria Steinem

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years. Anthony Powell

Do they know they’re old, these two who are my father and my mother, whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold? Elizabeth Jennings

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. Samuel Butler

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh

Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life. Hillary Clinton

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

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them. Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. Roald Dahl

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. Haim Ginott

My wife just let me know I’m about to become a father for the first time. The bad news is we already have two kids. Brian Kiley

Children desperately need to know and to hear in ways they understand and remember that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad. Gary Smalley

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. Benjamin Spock

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