110+ Best Parents Love Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving. — Dr T.P.Chia

In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck – and, of course, courage. — Bill Cosby

We, as parents, must understand the serious responsibility that we have in inculcating love for God in the hearts of children. If our children do not feel love they will not understand God’s love because the love of the parent is translated to the children as the love of God. When they feel their parents’ love, they can actually begin to understand God’s love. — Radhanath Swami

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. — Denis Waitley

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Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. — P. J. O’Rourke

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. — Henry Ward Beecher

Contrary to popular opinion, the most important characteristic of a godly mother is not her relationship with her children. It is her love for her husband. The love between husband and wife is the real key to a thriving family. A healthy home environment cannot be built exclusively on the parents’ love for their children. The properly situated family has marriage at the center; families shouldn’t revolve around the children. — John F. MacArthur

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. — Mitch Albom

Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him. — Giuseppe Mazzini

Love is unconditional acceptance. It is love of parents for child; also the non-possessive love of partners; also the caring love between all people that enables forgiveness. It’s above energy, though it may be expressed energetically. It’s our essential nature: Spirit itself, the quality we share with God. And it is the binding force of the Universe, inherent in all that is. — Peter Shepherd

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. — Pope John Paul II

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation — C. Everett Koop

Children learn to smile from their parents. — Shinichi Suzuki

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception. — Alan Bennett

I can trust in my parents’ love. And it strikes me that is a big thing to trust, a big thing to have had, no matter what else happens. — Ally Condie

We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents. — Henry Ward Beecher

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. — Chuck Palahniuk

Your children need your presence more than your presents. — Jesse Jackson

My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes. — Michael Jordan

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. — Joyce Maynard

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. — Dave Barry

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use. — John Woolman

I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. — Anne Lamott

Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior. — Amy Vanderbilt

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. — Charles R. Swindoll

If I had my child to raise all over again,I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.I would care to know less, and know to care more.I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.I’d build self esteem first, and the house later.I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love. — Diana Loomans

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

In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well. — Wm. Paul Young

A child in its greed for love does not enjoy having to share the affection of its parents with its brothers and sisters; and it notices that the whole of their affection is lavished upon it once more whenever it arouses their anxiety by falling ill. It has now discovered a means of enticing out its parents’ love and will make use of that means as soon as it has the necessary psychical material at its disposal for producing an illness. — Sigmund Freud

Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. — Abraham Lincoln

Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into which you have entered be the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss. — Thomas Jefferson

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

I thought of all the different kinds of love in the world. I could think of ten without even trying. The way parents love their kids, the way you love a puppy or chocolate ice cream or home or your favorite book or your sister. Or your uncle. There’s those kinds of love and then there’s the other kind. The falling kind. — Carol Rifka Brunt

All love – love of children, love of parents, love of God or life – comes out of making physical love. Without the making of love there is no body to love anything. — Barry Long

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. — Abigail Van Buren

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. — John Locke

My parents love each other. They work through their problems. — Brian Austin Green

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. Your children need your presence more than your presents. — Jesse Jackson

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. — Miguel de Cervantes

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. — Peter Ustinov

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world — Dorothy Nolte

Any father…must finally give his child up to the wilderness and trust to the providence of God. It seems almost a cruelty for one generation to beget another when parents can secure so little for their children, so little safety, even in the best circumstances. Great faith is required to give the child up, trusting God to honor the parents’ love for him by assuring that there will indeed be angels in that wilderness. — Marilynne Robinson

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery. — Laozi

Take two kids in competition for their parents’ love and attention. Add to that the envy that one child feels for the accomplishments of the other; the resentment that each child feels for the privileges of the other; the personal frustrations that they don’t dare let out on anyone else but a brother or sister, and it’s not hard to understand why in families across the land, the sibling relationship contains enough emotional dynamite to set off rounds of daily explosions. — Adele Faber

A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he’s always apologizing, his children are monsters. — Mignon McLaughlin

Children are not our property, and they are not ours to control any more that we were our parents’ property or theirs to control. — Richard Bach

An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with – for you are a caretaker for those moments in time. — Doc Childre

My children are my greatest gifts and my greatest inspirations. That my husband is the most honest, kind, hard-working, and genuine person, and I honestly don’t know how I could ever live without him. That my parents love me and I love and appreciate them. That I hate doing taxes. That my biggest pet peeve is inconsiderate people. That I love laughing, traveling, volunteering, and my friends. That my favorite smell is chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. That I am blessed. — Trista Sutter

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. — Bill Cosby

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. — Maya Angelou

I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with. — Shakira

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality. — George Santayana

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

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends. — Jacques Delille

Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. — Ann Brashares

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

These are my daughters, I suppose. But where in the world did the children vanish? — Phyllis McGinley

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. — Kobe Bryant

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. — Brian Tracy

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. — Jim Morrison

By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. — Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves–that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers. — Salman Rushdie

No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us. — Brad Meltzer

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

A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. — Robert Brault

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. — Nicholas Sparks

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. — Robert Frost

Love is at the root of all healthy discipline. The desire to be loved is a powerful motivation for children to behave in ways thatgive their parents pleasure rather than displeasure. it may even be our own long-ago fear of losing our parents’ love that now sometimes makes us uneasy about setting and maintaining limits. We’re afraid we’ll lose the love of our children when we don’t let them have their way. — Fred Rogers

There are many ways to love someone. Sometimes we want love so much, we’re not too choosy about who we love. Other times, we make love such a pure and noble thing, no poor human can ever meet our vision. But for the most part, love is a recognition, an opportunity to say, There is something about you I cherish. It doesn’t entail marriage, or even physical love. There’s love of parents, love of city or nation, love of life, and love of people. All different, all love. — Raymond E. Feist

I also think my dad would be reminding me that kids — more than anything else — need to know their parents love them. Their parents don’t have to be alive for that to happen. — Randy Pausch

The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them — Arnold Bennett

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

I try to get back for every holiday to see my parents. Love being home and with my family. — Antoniette Costa

If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent. — Bette Davis

You have to love your children unselfishly. That’s hard. But it’s the only way. — Barbara Bush

My parents love it! They’re on set. They make cameos in the movie. My father is a psycho-analyst and a professor at Harvard and he told me how many of the other professors at Harvard have gone and seen it. They love ‘Hostel’ and they love the thought behind it. — Eli Roth

I am the youngest of four siblings, and were all so close. I dont know where I would be without my brothers and sister. I secretly believe that my parents love me the most! — Marissa Jaret Winokur

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. — Elbert Hubbard

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. — Nhat Hanh

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

Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us? — Augustus Hare

Basic anxiety can be roughly described as a feeling of being small, insignificant, helpless, deserted or endangered in a world that is out to abuse, cheat, humiliate, betray, envy… . And special in this is the child’s feeling that the parents’ love, their Christian charity, honesty, generosity … may be only a pretense. — Karen Horney

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. — Graham Greene

Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts. — Marian Wright Edelman

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. — W. E. B. Du Bois

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. — O. A. Battista

A mother’s love is something that no one can explain — It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain. It is endless and unselfish and enduring, come what may, For nothing can destroy it or take that love away. It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking. — Helen Steiner Rice

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. — Sam Levenson

The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous, and transcends heartbreak and disappointment. — James E. Faust

As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel. — Kevin Heath

There is much made in the psychological literature of the effects of divorce on children, particularly as it comes to their own marriages, lo those many years later. We have always wondered why there is not more research done on the children of happy marriages. Our parents’ love is not some grand passion, there are no swoons of lust, no ball gowns and tuxedos, but here is the truth: they have not spent a night apart since the day they married.How can we ever hope to find a love to live up to that? — Eleanor Brown

Because of my parents’ love of democracy, we came to America after being driven twice from our home in Czechoslovakia – first by Hitler and then by Stalin. — Madeleine Albright

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. — Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up. — Jodi Picoult

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

I suppose that every parent loves his child, but I know, without any suppossing, that in a large number of homes the love is hidden behind authority, or its expression is crowded out by daily duties and cares — Abbott Eliot Kittredge

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly. — P. J. O’Rourke

Parents of handicapped children are occasionally embarrassed or hurt by others who awkwardly express sympathy but cannot know or appreciate the depth of the parents love for a handicapped child. Perhaps there is some comparison in the fact that there is no less love in families for the helpless infant who must be fed, bathed, and diapered than for the older but still dependent members. We love those we serve and who need us. — James E. Faust

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. — Leo Buscaglia

I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. — Woody Allen

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

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom. — Tim Allen

I was at a school in England, a prep school, from the ages of 8 and 13. And every play they did was a musical. Parents love musicals. And I don’t sing. It was driving me crazy. ‘We’re doing ‘Macbeth.” ‘Yes!’ ‘The musical!’ And I was always in the chorus, because of course, in all the main parts, you had to be able to sing. — Charlie Cox

Being a father is sometimes my hardest but always my most rewarding job. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. — Barack Obama

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. — Henry Ward Beecher

That’s the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and – in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love – you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents. — Ursula Hegi

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