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  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
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    Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Idleness is the parent of psychology.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
  • Bret Easton Ellis
    Bret Easton Ellis
    American author, screenwriter, short-story writer, and director 1964-
    Bret Easton Ellis
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    A child should never even think about being a "good son." A parent decides that fate for the child. The parent encourages that. Not the child himself. And the perfect dad? I shudder at thinking what that may be.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
    Elizabeth Gaskell
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    A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
    Angela Carter
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    Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
  • Boomer Esiason
    Boomer Esiason
    American football player 1961-
    Boomer Esiason
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    As both a local resident and a parent with a CF-afflicted child, I'm thankful for companies like Canon, Chase and Outback who believe that giving back to the community is critical to their role as corporate citizens.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
    Anthony Trollope
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    As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    American First Lady 1925-
    Barbara Bush
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    At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman 1950-
    Arianna Huffington
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    But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
    Socrates
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    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parent, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
  • Richard Whately
    Richard Whately
    British writer 1787-1863
    Richard Whately
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    Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
    Henry Fielding
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    Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
  • John Ciardi
    John Ciardi
    American teacher, poet, writer 1916-1986
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    Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
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