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115 Loving Parents Quotes and Sayings About Family and Support

If it wasn’t for our parents, none of us would be where we are today. Although we may not always see eye-to-eye, the love and wisdom they instill upon us is something that can never be forgotten—and these parent quotes will serve as your reminder of it.

The importance of parents can be seen in the way they support our lives.

Whether it’s in our mental, physical, social, financial, or career development, parents help us in every step of our life.

When we’re young, parents prepare us for the future.

They work hard to prepare us for future challenges.

When we make mistakes, they’re our teachers.

Parents live for us. They’re happy when we are happy.

To help us appreciate, love and show more respect for our parents, below are some inspirational parents quotes? Enjoy!

Also check out our selection of father daughter quotes as well as these beautiful home quotes. We also have a great collection of quotes about grandparents.

And if you’re living with adoptive parents, don’t forget to share with them our list of adoption quotes to appreciate them.

Loving Parents Quotes and Sayings About Family and Support

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

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

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

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4. A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. – Robert Brault

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5. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. – J.K. Rowling

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

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7. “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” ― Oscar Wilde

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8. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. – SUE ATKINS

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9. “First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

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10. “There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.” ― Sophie Kinsella

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

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12. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

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13. “To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

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

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15. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson

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16. “A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness.”– Dr T.P.Chia

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17. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”― Maya Angelou

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18. “Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.” ― Peter Krause

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19. “My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.” – Kobe Bryant

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20. “So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” ― Virginia Satir

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21. “Parenting is a life time job and does not stop when a child grows up.” – Jake Slope

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22. “Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

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

24. “Everyone else we knew growing up is the same: image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they’d be different” ― Tana French

25. “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.” – Unknown

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

27. “It’s not always easy being her daughter.’

I think,’ she said, ‘sometimes it’s hard no matter whose daughter you are.” ― Sarah Dessen

28. “I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.” – Jim Carrey

29. “The reasonableness of the command to obey parents is clear to children, even when quite young.” ― Noah Webster

30. “No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.”– Brad Meltzer

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

32. “My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep.” – Chrissy Teigen

33. “You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.” ― Alice Munro

34. “That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” ― Ivan Turgenev

35. “The thing about lying to your parents is, you have to do it to protect them.
It’s for their own good.” ― Sophie Kinsella

36. “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

37. “It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

38. “Our parents prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations.”– Aditia Rinaldi

39. “We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway.” ― J. Courtney Sullivan

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

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41. They’ve got great parents; I’m just trying to be the fun uncle. – Sarah Silverman

42. “When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now.” ― Jude Watson

43. “Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?” ― Rick Riordan

44. “Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they’d consider wrong. Or at least risky.”― Rachel Caine

45. “The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!” — Louise Hart

46. “They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite.” ― Patrick Ness

47. “There is nothing worse than a thirteen-year-old boy. You’re embarrassed by your parents, and you’re trying to find your independence because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.” » Ben Affleck

48. “Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.”– Jodie Picoult

49. “Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them.” ― Randa Abdel-Fattah

50. “Parents have to instill the right principles in their children, but then it’s up to the children to live up to those principles.” ― Mary Lydon Simonsen

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51. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares

52. “It’s especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents, because, of course, you know so much more than they do.” ― Sean Covey

53. “My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.” ― Benedict Cumberbatch

54. “My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do.” ― Mindy Kaling

55. “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

57. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb

58. “Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course.” – Ryan Reynolds

59. “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

60. “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

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61. “Good parents hardly parent. They let their kids learn, fail and grow without interference.”― Trevor Carss

62. “If your parents bring you no shame, be very grateful. If you’re proud of them, celebrate.”― Dennis Prager

63. “Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return.”― Saravana Kumar Murugan

64. “Do your best for your parents. If you don’t, one day you will regret it.”― Debasish Mridha

65. “My parents didn’t raise me to order something expensive when someone else is paying.”― Nitya Prakash

66. “Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.”― Anaïs Nin

67. “The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence.”― Stewart Stafford

68. “My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us.”― Tahereh Maf

69. “She was our mother and belonged to us. She was never mentioned to anyone because we simply didn’t have enough of her to share.”― Maya Angelou

70. “Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent.”― Richelle E. Goodrich

71. “My parents have lived longer than most and have expected very little. We have been blessed in too many ways to count.”― Ralph Webster

72. “If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove.”― Ron Baratono

73. “Any parents are as ordinary human beings as others, making them angels or even more is up to their next generation.”― Sandeep Sahajpal

74. “Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.”― Amit Kalantri

75. “The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in experimentation and in exploration of their environments.”― Bertrand Russell

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76. “Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.” – Anonymous

77. “The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” – Benjamin Spock

78. “Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

79. “Honor your parents and your sons will honor you.” – Anonymous

80. “Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.” – Anonymous

81. “My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

82. “Next to God, thy parents.” – William Penn

83. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

84. “Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.” – Anonymous

85. “Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.” – Catherine Pulsifer

86. “Parents. They didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.” – Anonymous

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87. “The most important influence in my childhood was my father.” –DeForest Kelley

88. “Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.” – Anonymous

89. “No matter your age, you will always need your mom.” – Unknown

90. “The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.” – Unknown

91. “I’m a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” – Unknown

92. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budinton Kelland

93. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”― Prevost Abbe

94. “A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.” – Viola Shipman

95. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

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

97. “I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.” – Robert Orben

98. “Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face.” – Olivia Wilde

99. “Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.” – Robbie Coltrane

100. “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey

101. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

102. “You see much more of your children once they leave home.” – Lucille Ball

103. “There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children.” – Bill Clinton

104. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

105. “A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.” – Dave Barry

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106. “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

107. “The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.” – Gilbert Highet

108. “‘I don’t think so Mommy!’ is what my child said after, ‘Can you please pick up the popcorn you threw all over?’” – Anna Faris

109. “Parenting is not for everybody. It changes your life. Especially when they’re little.” – Tori Amos

110. “You’re just like a human napkin for kids, like, they just wipe their face on you and stuff.” – Tina Fey

111. “The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they’re proud of.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

112. “Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” – Elbert Hubbard

113. “Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

114. “You will always be your child’s favorite toy.” – Vicki Lansky

115. “Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman

Which are your favorite parents quotes?

Parents are the gentle and supportive pillars that hold our families together. We can expect genuine and unconditional love only from parents.

Hopefully, these quotes have shown why parents are important in our lives and inspired you to appreciate them more.

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