Quotes: parents

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  • Burgess Owens
    Burgess Owens
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    If you apologize to me, I look at it as an insult because my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents, like every other culture out there, did exactly what they needed to do. They worked hard, and they became part of the American way, and they earned the respect of Americans across the board. We need to do the same.
  • Dick Cavett
    Dick Cavett
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    If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
    E. M. Cioran
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    Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    In Boston they ask, ''How much does he know?'' In New York, ''How much is he worth?'' In Philadelphia, ''Who were his parents?''
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    In great countries, children are always trying to remain children, and the parents want to make them into adults. In vile countries, the children are always wanting to be adults and the parents want to keep them children.
  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher
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    In the Fifties, my parents were known as 'America's sweethearts'. Their pictures graced the covers of all the newspapers. They were the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston of their day.
  • George Canning
    George Canning
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    Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
  • Ben Marcus
    Ben Marcus
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    It amazes me that parents are allowed to raise kids. There's so much power and often very little accountability.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
    Samuel Butler
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    It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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    It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
  • Vance Havner
    Vance Havner
    American writer 1901-1986
    Vance Havner
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    It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
    Mary Wortley Montagu
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    It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.
  • Ben Stiller
    Ben Stiller
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    It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn't be anonymous.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    It's very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can't imagine.