188+ Best Parents Quotes About the Importance of Family

As a parent, we all go through different ages with our children. Some are exciting and some are confusing. Remember that parenting is so important in our life. Inspirational parents love quotes will remind you the importance of parenting and help you to show appreciation and gratitude.

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Most Famous Parents Quotes

At the end of the day, the question to ask yourself is this: do your expenses, big and small, bring you the thrill they once did? — Tony Robbins

Do not educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So, when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price. — Anonymous

Don’t raise kids to have more than you had. Raise them to be more than you were. — Anonymous

If you’re financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible. — Suze Orman

Money often costs too much. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man should never neglect his family for business. — Walt Disney

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… my mother and father continue to provide unwavering support for everything I do. That is a great gift – the foundation of my spirit – that I try to always pay forward. — Nick Smith

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it. — Marshall McLuhan

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. — John C. Maxwell

A budget isn’t about restrictions. Having a plan allows you the freedom to make purchases without guilt and regret. — Dave Ramsey

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. — Billy Graham

A father is someone who carries pictures where their money used to be. — Anonymous

A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea. — Japanese Proverb

A Grandparent advice to parents: Enjoy your new little one, it will amaze you how fast they grow up. Treasure the moments. — Catherine Pulsifer

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. — Tenneva Jordan

A mother understands what a child does not say. — Jewish Proverb

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. — Leo Burke

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. — Helen Rice

Parents Love Quotes

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

A wise parent humours the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and adviser when his absolute rule shall cease. — Elizabeth Gaskell

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

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother. — Abraham Lincoln

Although there are many trial marriages… there is no such thing as a trial child. — Gail Sheehy

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

Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you. — Anonymous

powerful parents quotes

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

Babies don’t need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of. — Amy Heckerling

Based on knowledge from the world’s leading experts, being a parent does not mean that you have to be all business and serious all the time. — Melissa Arabia-Dimaiwat

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

Beware of little expenses; a small leak can sink a great ship. — Benjamin Franklin

A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops. — Maurice Johnston

Budgeting has only one rule: Do not go over budget. — Leslie Tayne

But when you truly realize who gave you your child, why you do what you do and how you do what you do will totally change as you understand that none of this is about you and what you think and feel. It’s all about the purpose and plan of God for that child’s life. — Joseph Woodley

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

Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too. — Lionel Kauffman

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older, they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. — Oscar Wilde

Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. — Those other people did not spend their lives building yours. — Anonymous

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. — Robert A. Heinlein

Don’t kill yourself working, trying to give the best life to your children. When they grow up, they won’t remember the expensive toys, but the lovely moments they had with you. — Anonymous

Don’t throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations. — Dr. James Dobson

A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it. — Jerry Seinfeld.

Inspirational Parents Quotes

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. — Robert Fulghum

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

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you’re telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much. — Bill Cosby

Every mother hope that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. — Martin Andersen-Nexo

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. — John Ciardi

First babies have the often-unenviable task of turning people into parents. — Penelope Leach

For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair. — Author Unknown

Good parenting is subjective, and the same tips don’t work for all people. — Brandi Rossi

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. — Bible

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. — Walter Scott

I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early or acting like you know what you’re doing. — Jim Gaffigan

I think, one thing that I’ve really come to appreciate about my parents as I’ve got older is you know, how wise they really were. As a kid when I was growing up, as any kid, you think you know everything, and I was no different to that. I had different opinions on a lot of different things then them but the way they raised me, in hindsight, they were right. — Tiger Woods

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance? — Franklin P. Adams

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. — Lawrence Housman

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. — C. G. Jung

If you don’t understand what unconditional love is, when you become a parent it all makes sense. — Kate Summers

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

If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil. — Henry Fielding

Never have more children than you have car windows. — Erma Bombeck

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

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

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. — Haim Ginott

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. — Pauline Phillips

Imagine the progress in education and a child’s school and life success if parents embraced their role as their child’s first teacher and role model. — James L. Casale

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

It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be. — Homer

Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare. — Ed Asner

It definitely takes a village to raise a child as the old saying goes, but you as the parent are the key to providing the support your kid needs to be successful in life. — Milton Stewart, Parental Guidance

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear. — Terence

It is our genetic nature as a species to believe as young children that our parents and elders are right. We watch them to see what’s what. Later on we can judge for ourselves and rebel if need be, but when we’re just months old, or a year or two, and a parent looks at us with impatience, or disgust, or disdain, or just leaves us there to cry and doesn’t answer us even though we’re longing to be embraced and nurtured, we assume that something must be wrong with us. Unfortunately, at that age it’s impossible to think there might be something wrong with them. — Jean Liedloff

It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment. — Felicity Bauer, Siblings Without Rivalry

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. — Barbara Kingsolver

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. — Phyllis Diller

Cute Parents Love Quotes

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

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. — Phyllis Diller

It’s not about having it all. It’s about having what you value most. — Jean Chatzky

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

Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should buy it. — Suze Orman

Kids learn the difference between good and bad and right and wrong from their parents. One way they learn which behaviors and actions a parent wants is by how a parent responds. — David Leads

Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply… will give us some protection forever. — J.K. Rowling

Love comes from the heart, not the checkbook. — Tim Kimmel

Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time. — Kevin Heath

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. — Lane Olinghouse

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

Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old. — Anonymous

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. — Elizabeth Stone

Mistakes are made and lessons are learned, whether raising a son or a daughter or both, whether raising one child or more than one, or whether raising a child with your husband, as a single parent, or in a blended family. No parent is perfect. — Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats, Good Sons Don’t Just Happen

Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back. — Earl Wilson

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. — Ayn Rand

Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail. — Richard Kinky Friedman

Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers. — William Galvin

More specifically being a dad is a diverse responsibility, and it is also defined by providing support to your partner in the glorious journey of parenthood. — Natalie L S West; Brad White, Fatherhood

Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them. — Author Unknown

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired; it need not be deserved. — Erich Fromm

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me. — Jim Valvano, sports broadcaster

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

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

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. — Red Buttons

Next to God, thy parents. — William Penn

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

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

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

I have a friend who has no kids but he has tattoos, and he talks about them like they are his kids. He says things like, ‘This is my oldest. It’s my favorite.’ ‘This one was the result of a long night of drinking.’ ‘This one came out a little darker than I expected.’ And so on. — Keith Alberstadt

No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. — Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked In

Now the thing about having a baby — and I can’t be the first person to have noticed this — is that thereafter you have it. — Jean Kerr

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

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

Parenthood is hard. We shouldn’t have to feel alone. We should support each other at every opportunity. — Steve Biddulph, Raising Boys

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Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. — Marcelene Cox

Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up. — Jake Slope, How to Be a Good Father

Parenting is not a one-sided spectator sport to be observed by the other half. — Todd Anderson, 21 Must Know Tips For New Dads

Parents are not perfect, nor are they saints. Dads and moms make mistakes all the time. How you handle these situations will be an important life lesson for your children. — Bethany Bridges, How to Be a Good Dad

Parents are without a doubt, one of the most, if not the most influential role models that their kids will probably have under normal circumstances. — Joseph R. Parker, Raising Sons

Parents had some kind of sin radar…. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they’d consider wrong. Or at least risky. — Rachel Caine

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

Quotes About Parents

Parenting Tip: If your child is crying, hold it close and whisper, ‘You don’t have a clue what horrors this world holds.’ — Rob Delaney

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry. — Alvin Price

Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do. — Barbara Walters

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

Parents should help their kids grow up in control of their money, rather than have money control them. — Jon Gallo

Parents try the best they can. They want the best for you. But a lot of their stuff is just their own. If you can pull yourself away from it and not always feel like they’re attacking you, then it’s easier to deal with. — Jessica Alba

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

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes. — Croft M. Pentz

Parents with their words, attitudes, and actions possess the ability to bless or curse the identities of their children. — Craig Hill, The Power of a Parent’s Blessing

Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So, don’t leave them when they are old. — Anonymous

People love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates. — Christopher Moore

Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly. — W. Cecil

It’s weird, all those parenting books my wife made me read, and not one ever hinted that I’d have to remind my son not to touch the dog’s butthole. — Jr. Williams

Send your little child to bed happy. Whatever cares press, give it a warm good-night kiss as it goes to its pillow. The memory of this in the stormy years which fate may have in store for the little one will be like Bethlehem’s star to the bewildered shepherds. — My father — my mother loved me! Fate cannot take away that blessed heart-balm. Lips parched with the world’s fever will become dewy again at this thrill of youthful memories. Kiss your little child before it goes to sleep. — Charles Bullock

Simply having children does not make mothers. — John A. Shedd

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. — Marilyn Penland

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. — Ruth E. Renkel

Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children. — Anthony Douglas Williams

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

The art is not in making money, but in keeping it. — Anonymous

The beauty of spacing children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones — which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones. — Sydney J. Harris

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

The daily choices we make as parents to filter what enters our children’s impressionable hearts and minds will go a long way in determining who our children become. — Mark J Musser, Parenting Essentials

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world, but they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you. — Ray Romano

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

The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So, they provided jails called schools, equipped with torture called education. — John Updike

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. — Thomas Jefferson

The golden rule of parenting is to always show your children the kind of person you want them to be. Remember that children are impressionable. — Elizabeth Roxas, Parenting Young Girls

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. — Honore de Balzac

The mint makes it first; it is up to you to make it last. — Evan Esar

Sending your kids to summer camp teaches them important life lessons… like, ‘You can deal with your problems by sending them to summer camp.’ — Ari Fishbein

The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house. — Frank Zappa

The most expensive part of having kids is all the wine you have to drink. — Anonymous

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

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

Parents Love Is Unconditional Quotes

The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children. — Anonymous

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents. — Charles DeLint

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. — Lane Olinghouse

The trouble with the family is that children grow out of childhood, but parents never grow out of parenthood. — Evan Esar

The truth is that the perfect mom/perfect child concept is a myth. The only perfect parent is God and look at the trouble He had with His kids, Adam and Eve. — Cheri Fuller, What a Son Needs From His Mom

The truth is, parenting as well as we can is always hard – really, truly, the hardest thing any of us has ever done. — Laura Markham, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

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

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

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. — Chinese Proverb

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. Anne Lamott

They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step; your child takes another. — Micheal Jackson

Through much trial and error, I have learned that parenting is an iterative process of discovering what works to keep my family working, playing, learning, talking, and arguing, but most importantly doing these things together. — Rob Ruiz

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. — Jim Rohn

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. — Josh Billings

To New Parents: Good luck as you enter a changing world. — Author Unknown

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. — Chinese Proverb

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. — Roger Lewin

We are teaching our eldest daughter how to put money in a piggy bank. When it’s full, we take it out and give it to charity. If we leave change lying around, the children will eat it. — Samantha Bee

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill

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

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

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

Whatever attitude that a parent has concerning their children will most likely be entrenched in the character of these children especially in their early formative years. — Dan Miller, Self Confidence for Teens

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out. — Erma Bombeck

When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. — Robert Brault

When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents. — Japanese Proverb

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

While mothers still bear the brunt of housework and child rearing, fathers are increasingly realizing that providing is not parenting. — Madonna King, Fathers and Daughters

Without my kids, my house would be clean, and my wallet would be full, but my heart would be empty. — Anonymous

Yes, having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit. — Bill Cosby, Fatherhood

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back. — William D. Tammeus

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

You know you’re a mom when you have more baby wipes in your purse than cash. — Anonymous

You may find that by examining your relationship with your own siblings you’ll see things you want to emulate, and elements of how you were parented you now wish to change with your own children. — Linda Blair, Siblings

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

Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. — Bill Ayers

Your parents, proudly here today, and their parents before them, perhaps proudly here today, understood a simple equation for success: your children would do better than you had. — Anna Quindlen