Quotes: parents

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  • B. D. Wong
    B. D. Wong
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    Asian people are very practical and come from a conservative world. The parents want their kids to be doctors and lawyers. There are casting calls for Asian children, but once the parents find out the children might miss school, they're opposed to it.
  • Bill Rancic
    Bill Rancic
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    Because of the fact that we've been through so much, we're going to appreciate every step of being parents. I think we're going to savor it and cherish it and we're going to be the best parents we can be.
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    American First Lady 1925-
    Barbara Bush
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    Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
    Hosea Ballou
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    Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
  • Jacques Delille
    Jacques Delille
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    Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
    Alan Bennett
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    Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden Nash
    American poet 1902-1971
    Ogden Nash
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    Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them.
    Source: A Woman of No Importance (1893)
  • A. E. van Vogt
    A. E. van Vogt
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    Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
  • Brad Sherman
    Brad Sherman
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    Circumcision is obligatory for Jewish-born males - it must be performed on the eighth day after birth and is only postponed in the case of threat to the life or health of the child. Muslim parents also circumcise their male children.
  • Anacreon
    Anacreon
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    Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
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    Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
  • Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa
    Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary 1910-1997
    Mother Teresa
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    Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
    Cyril Connolly
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    Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.