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Funny Parents Quotes
Funny Quotes about Parents

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

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

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

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous


 

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

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional


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As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

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

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

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

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

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'Handsome' means many things to many people.
If people consider me handsome, I feel flattered -
and have my parents to thank for it.
Realistically, it doesn't hurt to be good-looking,
especially in this business.
- Richard Chamberlain

The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers.
But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably
gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
- Andrew Shue

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
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

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We had to be parents by long distance,
which is far from satisfactory.
- Jeffrey Hunter

We need to be a leadership position about protecting
minors on the Internet and,
more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them.
- Peter Chernin

I got caught kissing.
Like by my parents.
It was so horrible.
It's so embarrassing, I'm blushing.
- Katie Holmes

Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I
not been fortunate enough to have the parents I've had.
- James MacArthur

The parents have not only to train their children:
it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves.
- Havelock Ellis

When Richie Cunningham drank too many beers,
his parents sat him down and explained their concerns.
If you live on this earth, you find out that we are all the same.
- Henry Winkler

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds.
My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent.
They're both first-generation Americans.
- Susan Lucci

I know it sounds crazy, but I have had far more connection
with my parents after their deaths.
- Lynn Johnston

I don't think my parents know what I do.
- John Malkovich

Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience.
- Lexa Doig

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing
of children that they miss the glory of parenthood,
just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
- Marcelene Cox

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents
meriting an education which his parents cannot afford,
he should be carried forward at the public expense.
- James Madison

My parents wanted me to be a lawyer.
But I don't think I would have been very happy.
I'd be in front of the jury singing.
- Jennifer Lopez

When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.
- Russell Crowe

Many children work hard to please their parents,
but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us,
not about me.
That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life.
- Gil Hodges

You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited,
but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.
- Marian Wright Edelman

My parents were so poor when I was a kid,
I never went anywhere.
I take our youngsters with us because I don't know
anything that teaches them so much.
- Alan Ladd

It's up to each person's parents whether they think
it's too frightening or too violent,
how much their kids can handle, what they want to teach them,
what they want to show them.
- Gina Philips

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

When I was about seven, I started touring the globe
as part of New York's La MaMa theater company -
without my parents!
- Diane Lane

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot,
but I always found them.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential,
there are cases where people run away from that if
they have parents who are really lame.
- Thurston Moore

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

My parents were in short street, so they had to go abroad to economize.
- Queen Mary

The people who have recently come to this country to
work and better their lives should be given the same
opportunities that our parents,
grandparents, and ancestors were given.
- Jose Serrano

My parents didn't have a lot of money,
but we never knew that.
They really did the best they could.
- Dorothy Hamill

Not hippie - my parents were not hippies -
but they were very supportive and encouraging,
and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.
- Jenna Elfman

I have a sense that many Americans, especially those
like me with European or foreign parents,
feel they have to invent their families just as they
have to invent themselves.
- Philip Levine

I had very few friends.
We always ate dinner with our parents.
We didn't want to go out.
American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would
have felt comfortable with.
- Maya Lin

Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over,
I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows,
singing shows, dancing shows, little skits.
- Ellen Muth

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance
for the evil conscience of their parents.
- H. L. Mencken

The good news is that parents are the leading influence
on kids' decision not to drink alcohol.
- Xavier Becerra

My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.
- David Beckham

I wasn't the high-school play queen or anything.
And my parents would let me act until I graduated from college.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents.
They take care of business.
Always have.
- Kevin Eubanks

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and
were fighting it and beat it,
but their mortality started to get to me.
Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.
- Darren Aronofsky

My parents kept the best aspects of the Asian culture,
and they Americanized the family.
My mother was a great example for me.
She was a working mother with a good career.
- Andrea Jung

I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping
off point for talking about things with their parents.
- Luke Perry


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