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A Jewish man with parents alive is a 15-year-old boy, and will remain a 15-year-old boy until they die.
A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness, for it is ever imposed in the interests of the Children.
Parents accept their obsolescence with the best grace they can muster. . . they do all they can to make it easy for the younger generation to surpass the older, while secretly dreading the rejection that follows.
Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.
Everyone likes to think that he has done reasonably well in life, so that it comes as a shock to find our children believing differently. The temptation is to tune them out; it takes much more courage to listen.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
I demand for the unmarried mother, as a sacred channel of life, the same reverence and respect as for the married mother; for Maternity is a cosmic thing and once it has come to pass, our conventions must not be permitted to blaspheme it.
Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.
Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Anything which parents have not learned from experience they can now learn from their children.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
To become a father is not hard, to be a father is, however.
Our sons, who so easily recognize our errors, and rightly denounce them, will have to confess their own, later on, and they may be as bad as ours, perhaps worse.
A mother who is really a mother is never free.
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
A mother is a person who if she is not there when you get home from school you wouldn't know how to get your dinner, and you wouldn't feel like eating it anyway.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.
Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.
The thing about having a baby is that thereafter you have it.
The best way to bring up some children is short.
What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother and to become fully independent.
Who doesn't desire his father's death?
Insanity is hereditary - you can get it from your children.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experiences they want their children to have.
It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn.


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