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I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

 

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If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

 

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If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
~ Bette Davis

 

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If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
~ Jessamyn West

 

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If your children look up to you, you've made a success of life's biggest job.''
~ Anonymous

 

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In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
~ Don Marquis

 

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Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
~ Ama Ata Aidoo

 

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It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do --or don't do.
~ Simone De Beauvoir

 

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Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
~ Samuel Beckett

 

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Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
~ Plato

 

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Let your children go if you want to keep them.
~ Malcolm S. Forbes

 

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Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.
~ C. Everett Koop

 

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Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

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Love well, whip well.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.
~ American Proverb

 

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Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
~ Gloria Steinem

 

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My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
~ Quentin Crisp

 

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My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest.
~ Mark Twain

 

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No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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