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                   QUOTES ABOUT CHILDREN AND PARENTS
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What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
-Mother Teresa 

My parents always tell me to make my life an example of the principles
I believe in, but every time I do, they tell me to stop it. -Calvin

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once
he grows up. -Pablo Picasso 

Kids go where there's excitement. They stay where there's love.

Discover wildlife! Have kids! 

My kids are the reason for everything. The reason everything is out of
place, broken and dirty.

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. -Jane Sellman

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.

Clock: A small mechanical device to wake up people who do not have
children.

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed
it. -Mark Twain

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than
you have car windows. -Erma Bombeck

Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your children.

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every
effort to teach them good manners. 

Keep me from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does
not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
-Khalil Gibran

Women should not have children after 35. Really...35 children are
enough.

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find
out what they want and then advise them to do it. -Harry Truman

In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.
-Lisa T. Shepherd

Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child's reason
without destroying your own. -John Mason Brown

The kids drive me crazy. I drive them everywhere.

Children need models rather than critics. -Joseph Joubert

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. -Carl Sandburg

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to
the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
-George Bernard Shaw 

Invest in the future; have a child and teach her well.

What the majority of American children needs is to stop being
pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being
catered to. In the final analysis, it is not what you do for your
children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will
make them successful human beings. -Ann Landers 

Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your children.

Children are natural mimics, who act like their parents despite every
effort to teach them good manners.

Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home.

Family is not determined by blood, but by true friendship.

There are three ways to get things done:
1) do it yourself
2) hire someone to do it
3) forbid your kids to do it 

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? A
common enemy...

Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for
word what you shouldn't have said.

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to
the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
-George Bernard Shaw

A child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've
purchased new school uniforms.

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. -Carl Sandburg

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots.
The other is wings. -Hodding Carter, Jr.

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than
you have car windows. -Erma Bombeck

Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and
every moment. -John Bradshaw

A Father is a man with pictures in his wallet, where he used to keep
his money when he was single.

I must take issue with the term "a mere child," for it has been my
invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely
preferable to that of a mere adult. -Fran Lebowitz

Adoption is not about finding children for families, it's about
finding families for children. -Joyce Maguire Pavao

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
-John W. Whitehead

I was born rich. Not in tangible things... but rich in the parents I
had. -Ross Perot

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by
children. -Charles Darwin

If there is anything 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. -Carl Gustav Jung

While fathers are pleasant figureheads, there is a special bond
between children and their mothers. 'Do you help your mother clean up
the house?' I asked one girl of seven.
'No,' she sweetly replied, 'I help make the mess.' It's a dirty job,
but somebody's got to do it. -Bill Cosby

Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad.

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering
for anyone. -John Ciardi

An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys! 

You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever.

Cleaning the house when your kids are still growing up, is like
shoveling the walk before it stops snowing! 

Thinking of starting a family? Try the RENTAL CHILDREN first!

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real
tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher
esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. 
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but
they have never failed to imitate them. -James Baldwin 

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have,
for instance. -Franklin P. Jones

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning
unnecessary. -Dorothy Fisher

In raising your children spend half as much money and twice as much
time.

Insanity is hereditary: you can get it from your children.
-Sam Levenson

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers.
-Jewish proverb

We've had bad luck with children - they've all grown up.
-Christopher Morley

If a child annoys you, quiet him by brushing his hair. If this doesn't
work, use the other side of the brush and the other end if the child.

Babies are such a nice way to start people.

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.
-Wilhelm Busch

Priorities
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the
world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.


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