118 Best Parents Quotes and Sayings on Family Support

Our parents are responsible for our birth.

Our parents serve as our first mentors in molding us into the people we aspire to be.


In order to recognize the important role that our parents play in our lives, we’ve selected some powerful quotes that highlight family connections and the support that parents provide us.

These quotes about parents will warm your heart and remind you of the wonderful link that exists between a parent and a kid.

Top 10 Parents Quotes


There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. ~ Jill Churchill.


There is no such thing as being the perfect parent. So just be a real one. ~ Sue Atkins.


Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean your needs aren’t important. ~ Hilary Duff.


Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. ~ Peter Ustinov.


Parenting is one of the best management training programs there is. ~ Irene Rosenfeld.


What’s done to children, they will do to society. ~ Karl Menninger.


Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. ~ William Feather.


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


Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up. ~ Jillian Michaels.

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Famous Parents Quotes

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. ~ Benjamin Spock.


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

The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult. ~ Ewan McGregor.

The golden rule of parenting is to always show your children the kind of person you want them to be. Remember that children are impressionable. ~ Elizabeth Roxas.


Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience. ~ Azriel Johnson.

Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories. ~ John Wilmot.

You learn so much about yourself from being a parent and you care more about the world you are raising your kids in. ~ Kim Kardashian.


You can’t teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better they behave better. ~ Pam Lee.

What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. ~ Nicholas Sparks.

Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced. ~ Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter. ~ Meryl Streep.


It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish. ~ Carrie Underwood.

The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young. ~ Noah Webster.

Best Parents Quotes

Parents with their words, attitudes, and actions possess the ability to bless or curse the identities of their children. ~ Craig Hill.


Your child needs to be soothed by the understanding that you belong to him, and he belongs to you. ~ Jennifer Garden.

It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ~ Maya Angelou.

You must first teach a child he is loved. Only then is he ready to learn everything else. ~ Amanda Morgan.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~ Tenneva Jordan.


Children have more need of models than of critics. ~ Carolyn Coats.

I don’t think it matters how many parents you’ve got, as long as those who are around make their presence a good one. ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel.


The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other. ~ Janet Blaustone.

Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one. ~ Glennon Melton.

Thought-Provoking Parents Quotes

Being a parent makes you feel like a blanket that’s always too small. No matter how hard you try to cover everyone, there’s always someone who’s freezing. ~ Fredrik Backman.

If parents are gracious, children will bask in it like the beach on a sunny day. ~ Michael Cannon Loehrer.


No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us. ~ Brad Meltzer.

Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities. ~ Gary Smalley.

They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step, your child takes another. ~ Michael Jackson.


Parenthood is hard. We shouldn’t have to feel alone. We should support each other at every opportunity. ~ Steve Biddulph.

Having a child is like getting a tattoo … on your face. You better be committed. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert.

First babies have the often unenviable task of turning people into parents. ~ Penelope Leach.

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. ~ John Ciardi.


The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. ~ O. A. Battista.

It would be easy to be a parent if you said ‘yes’ all the time and gave them what they wanted, but you just can’t do that. There are certain things, of course, where you’re going to say ‘no’ and be tougher on. ~ Chrissy Teigen.

Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn’t. ~ Mignon McLaughlin.

Wise Parents Quotes

Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play. ~ Lotte Bailyn.


Children must never work for our love, they must rest in it. ~ Gordon Neufeld.

In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too. ~ Robert Brault.

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~ Haim Ginott.

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. ~ Anne Frank.

Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse. ~ Nia Vardalos.


You see much more of your children once they leave home. ~ Lucille Ball.

Your most important job as a parent, or as a friend to a child, is to mentor children in a field of unconditional love and acceptance. ~ Tara Bianca.

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. ~ C.G. Jung.

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires. ~ Dorothy Parker.


There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears. ~ Sophie Kinsella.

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. ~ P. J. O’Rourke.

Each day of our lives we make deposits into the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles R. Swindoll.

You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations. ~ Alice Munro.

The danger of motherhood. you relive your early self, through the eyes of your mother. ~ Joyce Carol Oates.


A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves. ~ Banksy.

Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. ~ Ray Romano.

Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up. ~ Jodi Picoult.


To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. ~ Barbara Johnson.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Great Parents Quotes

Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming, from the world of self-absorption. ~ Paul Reiser.

The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror. ~ Brene Brown.

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being. ~ Miriam Makeba.


Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children. ~ Sam Levenson.

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math. ~ Amber Dusick.

A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad. ~ John Andrew Holmes.


A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. ~ Helen Rice.

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. ~ Nora Ephron.

Your parents, proudly here today, and their parents before them, perhaps proudly here today, understood a simple equation for success: your children would do better than you had. ~ Anna Quindlen.

Inspiring Parents Quotes

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~ Jesse Jackson.


Parenting is a life time job and does not stop when a child grows up. ~ Jake Slope.

The best way to make children good is to make them happy. ~ Oscar Wilde.

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. ~ Mell Lazarus.

The miracle of children is that we just don’t know how they will change or who they will become. ~ Eileen Kennedy-Moore.

One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. ~ Jane Goodall.


Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. ~ Carl Jung.

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. ~ Mitch Albom.

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~ James Baldwin.

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. ~ Billy Graham.


Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to make it dry. ~ Alvin H. Price.

Positive Parents Quotes

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

We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up. ~ Phyllis Diller.


Parenting is not a one-sided spectator sport to be observed by the other half. ~ Todd Anderson.

Parents are without a doubt, one of the most, if not the most influential role models that their kids will probably have under normal circumstances. ~ Joseph R. Parker.

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. ~ Matthew Jacobson.

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. ~ Russell Baker.

First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. ~ Chuck Palahniuk.


Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents. ~ Unknown *.

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says keep away from children. ~ Susan Savannah.

Short Parents Quotes

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. ~ Barbara Kingsolver.

Balance is what it’s all about no matter what your job is. Being a mom, working, and dividing your time. It’s what we all have to do as mothers. ~ Carrie Underwood.

I feel like I was never this patient, but it’s made me a nicer person, and I apply it to all aspects of my life. ~ Hilary Duff.


Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. ~ Lady Bird Johnson.

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. ~ Frank A. Clark.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. ~ Oscar Wilde.

So much is asked of parents, and so little is given. ~ Virginia Satir.

If you don’t understand what unconditional love is, when you become a parent it all makes sense. ~ Kate Summers.


We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

Every generation just wants their kids to have a better ‘Spiderman’ reboot than they did. ~ Conan O’Brien.

Good parenting is subjective and the same tips don’t work for all people. ~ Brandi Rossi.

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. ~ Anne Lamott.

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. ~ Jim DeMint.

So these were the 118 top quotes about Parents.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Destiny quotes and Comfort Zone quotes.

References and Sources:

  1. Parents Quotes: 20+ Messages to Express Your Love to Them
  2. Parents Quotes and Sayings About Family and Support
  3. 55+ Family Quotes and Family Sayings – Shutterfly
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