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A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
~ Frank A. Clark

 

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A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make leaning unnecessary.
~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

 

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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.
~ Elizabeth Gaskell

 

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Children need guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
~ Anne Sullivan

 

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Do they know they're old, these two who are my father and my mother whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?
~ Elizabeth Jennings

 

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Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
~ Anonymous

 

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Don't set your wit against a child.
~ Jonathan Swift

 

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Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
~ Lewis Mumford

 

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Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
~ Allan Bloom

 

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From where can your authority and license as a parent come from, when you who are old, do worse things?
~ Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

 

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Having children makes one no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
~ Michael Levine

 

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He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]
~ Bible

 

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He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.
~ Jewish Proverb

 

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How many hopes and fears, how many ardent wishes and anxious apprehensions are twisted together in the threads that connect the parent with the child!
~ Samuel G. Goodrich

 

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How selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go.
~ Robert Cecil Day-Lewis

 

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I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
~ Arthur Rimbaud

 

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I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, How can we screw this kid up.
~ Russell Bishop

 

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I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: ''Checkout Time is 18 years.''
~ Erma Bombeck

 

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I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.
~ Laurence Sterne

 

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