Quotes: parents

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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
  • Alex Haley
    Alex Haley
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    I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.

  • I never hear parents exclaim impatiently, Children, you must no make so much noise, that I do not think how soon the time may come when, beside the vacant seat, those parents would give all the world, could they hear once more the ringing laughter which once so disturbed them.
  • Hippocrates
    Hippocrates
    Greek physician 460BC-370BC
    Hippocrates
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    I swear... to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture.
  • Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    British princess 1961-1997
    Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
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    I think like any marriage, especially when you’ve had divorced parents like myself, you’d want to try even harder to make it work.
  • I want to be a good example for my son. That's the best way to parent - to be the example of what you want to see in them. That's definitely how my parents parented and how my grandparents parented. And it works.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    I was always unlawful; I broke the law when I was born because my parents weren't married.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
    Alan Bennett
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    I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not.
  • Brooke Shields
    Brooke Shields
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    I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents - just because it's my nature to be such a perfectionist - that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure. But something has happened to me over the past few years - it's not Zen, believe me, I'm not at all Zen - but I'm so appreciative of even the chaos.
  • I'm a surfer at heart. Both my parents moved to Hawaii in the 1970s, where they met and became Christians. Then they taught me and my two brothers how to love the Lord - and how to surf!
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig Ziglar
    American author, salesman, and motivational speaker. 1926-2012
    Zig Ziglar
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    I'm convinced that what kids need today are parents - not buddies. They need someone who will exercise mature judgment.
  • Busy Philipps
    Busy Philipps
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    I'm in the middle of my own 'Project Runway' challenge given to me by my daughter's preschool. All the parents have to make an outfit for their kids, for school pictures, made entirely out of recycled objects. I can not believe I have homework.
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    American First Lady 1925-
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    I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
    Bruce Forsyth
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    I've always been a family entertainer. Every show I have done has been suitable for any age - parents never need to worry that, if they pop out of the room, I'll say anything untoward.
  • B. D. Wong
    B. D. Wong
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    I've always had tremendous support from my parents. I think there's a myth that gay people have lousy relationships with their parents.