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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.

Carl Jung

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Herbert Spencer

Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.

Margaret Cho

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.


Sometimes, the only people that the parent of other murdered children can talk to are other parents who have experienced their pain.

Helen Hubbard

However, only a parent can take the exclusion. A grandparent could only claim the exclusion if the grandparent can also claim the child as a dependent and is going to be the one paying for college.

Stephen Meyerhardt

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

Benjamin Spock

Why should any parent be satisfied with their child just meeting the standards when, properly nurtured and cultivated, that child can so far exceed them?

Scott Nelson

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

James Anthony Froude

To see those fingers just going, as a parent, you know ... he accomplished that on his own. When he made up his mind, trying to find his place (in the world), he wouldn't give up.

Pam Saylor

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Miguel de Unamuno

Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.


We want to reunite a child with the parent because kids can't sit in foster care forever.

Tom Shanahan

Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth.

Theodore Reik

Parent banks' stakeholders are not necessarily the same as those of their subsidiaries. Moreover, their interests may diverge, especially during a crisis.

Guillermo Ortiz

The living generation is bound to support them, as it would an aged and slightly zany parent.

August Heckscher

(Baldwin) has a right to parent his daughter. When he comes to court, it's because he feels it's an important issue that needs attention.

Vicki Greene

The younger kids like being able to enter a model car and being involved that way. But you don't have to be showing a real car or have a parent showing a car to participate in the model car competition.

Harry Clark

[A successful parent is one] who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis.

Nora Ephron

The most important thing for a parent is know where the kid is at and who they're hanging out with.

Leo Miller

He has a basic constitutional and human right to determine with whom his child visits.... As long as he is a fit parent, he should have that right.

Lawrence Whitney

Parent birds normally shade the young during the day.

James Harris

Every parent needs to make their own decision for their children. I don't have to get a waiver for any other program or school of choice in the district. Why should I have to get a waiver for this?

Denise Walters

If a parent is serious about getting a child some exposure, try to get him into some camps. We offered a scholarship to a kid in our camp in July. We knew him, but he really wasn't high on our radar until we saw him there.

Rodney Garner

Part of it is being a parent. I see so many kids that make some choices that maybe aren't very healthy. I would like her to get some leadership responsibilities.

Kate Clanton

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

Mel Lazarus

We are the most improved hospital within Catholic Healthcare West (Mercy's parent company).

Jim Brillo

Many people go through life with no indication of how to be a parent other than what they saw their own parents doing. If their parents were not effective, it will be hard for them. So I would like to see more opportunities for parents to get training.

Bert Burraston

It's hard for a parent to compete with so many ads making junk food fun and cool. Although I have a strict policy against junk cereals in my house ... this doesn't stop my children from asking me for them, especially after seeing enticing ads.

Sherri Carlson

We know we already have great parent involvement in Ralston. With the benchmarks and standards, we want to codify things and put some of our goals into a clearly defined order so we can see what we are accomplishing.

Linda Richards

I am moved by this story because I know what a great challenge it is to be the parent of a child with special needs.

Ryan Long

Eventually we hope to sell everything Johnstown related that a parent or fan would want to purchase.

Jerry Cannon

Any parent who wants their kid tested for drugs can do so at no expense to them.

Wayne Beatty

The parent should give their child to the coach and trust them. The coach's role is being a teacher and parents shouldn't interrupt.

Bradford Beckwith

The number one complaint I hear from parents is 'He won't do something the first time I ask.' A parent needs to have a plan on how to handle defiance, because it happens almost every day.

Toni Schutta

I think that most judges understand that children require physical one-on-one contact with the absent parent.

Cheryl Lynn Hepfer

The loss there is an emotional connection. They're not going to know who their parent or grandparent was.

Debi Murray

You've got the new parents like myself who don't know what to expect, ... For me, as a first-time parent, I think it's good.

Ann Jackson

You should find out what's going on in the home. If it's a depression in either parent, the parent should be encouraged to get treatment.

Myrna M. Weissman

The more the driver and their parent or guardian puts into preparation, the more they get out of the experience.

Lindsey Johnson

Make a phone call. A parent can make an appointment and meet with Trent by themselves and find out if there is a problem.

Patsy Troxell

We're really glad that Rep. Dee believes in parent (choice). It's a fluid process. There are some questions we still have . . . (that are) better negotiated in private.

Royce Van Tassell

If one parent can't volunteer because their child is sick, and a replacement is not found, then one volunteer is left in the classroom. That leaves an opportunity for someone to be alone with the children.

Stephanie Vaughn

Oh my word, man. It just comes to life for you as a parent. My goodness, no wonder Christmas has hung in there all these years, 'cause all these parents dig it.

Dana Williams

These guidelines are not that different from what you as a parent should be following. Kids will follow the example of their parents if the example is there.

Lona Sandon

The children are doing much better in school. I spoke with the custodial parent, and he has told me the grades have gone from failing to almost straight A's.

Lorrain Croy

In that time, at least one woman has lost her husband, or one parent has lost a child. It's not 400,000 dead. It's 400,000 people that all had families, all had lives.

Scott Warren

There is a confidentiality. You may not want your neighbor who might be sitting as a parent member to know all of your personal information regarding your child.

Laura Green

She was actively involved from the first days of the child's life, bathing her, feeding her, caring for her. There had never been any question but that she was another parent.

Janet Jenkins

We need to do everything we can to help in those families with parenting skills, with community support.

Carolyn Bennett

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.

Red Auerbach

It was very hard for a parent to sit and listen to what another human being can do to another person. But I have to get it together and move on because I have my grandchildren to take care of. I have to get it together and live.

Sharon Forrester

I think that the end of the day a parent likes to sit down with their child and read with them.

Kris Jamsa

It is a learning experience for both the parent and the child. Lots of different people come to classes, not just environmentalists.

Betty Gearen

We didn't go into this in an impulsive way. We wanted to invite the parent into the viewing situation, to give the adult information about child development.

Rosemarie Truglio

It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.

Kate Beckinsale

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Thanks to good parenting, none of them have engaged him in conversation.

Capt. Gregory Richter

If a parent calls a child in sick, then we assume that that child is home sick, so we aren't able to tell by our attendance numbers if the students are sick, if they're at the doctor's appointment, if they're at the march.

Becky Mcilraith

Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America.

Christina Aguilera

The parent does not have to know Algebra II by asking these questions.

Dr. Henry Johnson

The most socially subversive institution of our time is the one-parent family.

Paul Johnson

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.

Daniel Webster

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 training any parent can give a child is to train the child to train himself.

A. P. Gouthey

There's a managerial sense about it and the idea that parenting is a kind of job. There's a goal and an outcome at the end of the task.

Judith Stadtman Tucker

It doesn't hurt for a parent to show up on Open House, the first day of school, like I will be doing this year and checking those kinds of things out.

Hal Stratton

It didn't make a difference to me who was coaching them, whether it was Eileen or a parent or an assistant coach, as long as [the girls] had the opportunity to play. I certainly didn't discourage them.

Tom Lynch

The fact is that when you start from nowhere, it doesn't mean you have to stay there. It hasn't come easy, but as a parent the best thing you can give (your children) is the desire and the support to do better.

Melvin Burruss

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.

Richard Whately

If a parent was arrested for child endangerment or abuse the police would be calling us.

Tom Shanahan

I am a single parent and I am not getting any compensation for my losses.

Shairoon Ramdial

There has been a lot of student interest and parent interest. We have a waiting list for our introductory course we will be teaching in the fall.

Daniel G. Schultz

The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.

Joyce Maynard

If a parent says, 'Too bad, so sad, you lost your cell phone,' we have the cell phone until June.

Barbara Ross

There isn't much you can do as a parent in two hours though. Maybe go do grocery shopping, but that's about it.

Melissa Kenzari

As every parent knows, kids have long used ketchup to personalize their food. Heinz is bringing fun to food with a ketchup that physically and intuitively encourages both control and creativity.

Joe Jimenez

I had a lot of support from my mom. She was my backbone. She's a single parent, she's been through my ups and downs, and she just told me to keep a straight head, that it wasn't over.

Clinton Solomon

I'm not a bigot. I'm not a homophobe. I'm a conscientious parent.

Laurie Taylor

It's certainly a nightmare for any adoptive parent to have that seed of doubt.

Meghan Hendy

We try to get the parent to step back from their emotions and help them figure out the outcome they want for their child. We walk backwards from there.

Ivor Weiner

Growing up an only child with a single parent is probably why I'm an actor.

Lauren Graham

It's changed considerably what it means to parent in the 21st century. They are making very important decision in their lives -- applying to colleges, choosing courses and making friends. They really want to be with their parents.

Barbara Schneider

Their goals might be to become a citizen or to talk on the phone to talk to the doctor, or maybe a parent who wants to be able to talk to their kid's schoolteacher.

Mary Scuralli

He is a parent and he is responding as a parent and that is how I'm taking his response.

Kathy Banks

I'm not a survivalist; I'm a mom, I'm a researcher, and you know, anybody who's a parent knows you have to have things ready for your kids.

Jennifer Rienks

If I were a parent and someone told me my kid was going to go there, I'd be hesitant, as well. But it's going to be dramatically different nine months from now, and 21 months from now.

Richard Stanley

The parent just needs to provide evidence that their spouse is deployed. We do not ask for their financial status.

Patricia Johnson

When you give tax dollars to a parent to pass it on to a school, it's still tax dollars flowing directly to a religious ministry.

Barry Lynn

We found out she was a single parent trying to provide for her family and her roof actually had a hole in it.

Scott Pline

We wanted to invite the parent into the viewing situation.

Rosemarie Truglio

As any working parent knows, it's hard to find good, safe and loving day care for their children.

Lisa Adams

We're going to have some children that are new to our community and then also lacking one of their parents for their first year or so here because of their parent being deployed.

Melissa Thomas

We saw a goose who looked to be a parent and three or four little babies following behind. It was very cute and it made the whole thing worthwhile.

Wendy Friedman

We're real honest with parents. Sometimes we'll offer kids a partial scholarship and the parent will say, 'I've got to have a full.' That's fine, that's just being honest. But if we don't have a full we can't do it.

Joanne Graf

Faith in God is the most precious gift any parent could give their child.

Kristin Chenoweth

But the watchful care of the parent is endless. The youth is never free from the danger of grating interference.

William Godwin

It's how we do parenting in this society. We do it in a very isolated way and the onus is on us as individuals to get it right. Our successes are our own, but so are our failures. It's emotionally draining.

Robin Simon

It's not that big of a deal, although I think it would have been better if the parent did have the opportunity to invest together with them.

Scott Weaver

What parent has the right to select for anyone else's child, ... Teaching Banned Books.

Pat Scales

It's a very good new business for Moses Lake. Their parent company, Columbia Ventures, is a very strong company, privately owned, very reputable.

Bob Fancher

I don't know if those are parent-owned houses, but the partying has been getting worse over the last couple years.

David Tillinghast

I have a basic right as a parent to know.

Wayne Thompson

All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.

Benjamin Spock

The country can't deport Canadian citizens, but what parent is going to leave their children at the airport?

Sam Synard

Scream-free parenting creates moments where they own their own lives. It also creates moments where they make bad decisions, and even though they don't want to live with the consequences, we have to let them. We let the consequences do the screaming.

Hal Runkel

Just to know what the kids were talking about in school was more meaningful than anything I could write in a parent newsletter.

Barbara Ward

For example, children not related to the taxpayer who live with both the taxpayer and a parent will generally not qualify as a dependent for the taxpayer.

Mark Steber

These children can go out and have children of their own, but they don't have a good basis for parenting. And they're running out of time.

Dawn Deluca

It doesn't pass the logic test that you can be a good parent one day as a foster parent, and as an adoptive parent you'll suddenly start developing new habits.

Adam Pertman

It keeps the conversation going, ... You may learn something that you didn't know before. The parent doesn't always have to be the person at dinner table who knows everything. It's OK to allow the teenager to enlighten you about how things really are. They may, in fact, know more than their parents about the way things are in their life.

Sabrina Weill

One of the kids went home and told his parent that a classmate made something called napalm. The parent called the school today.

Chet Johnson

As a parent you always wonder if this is the right thing.... if... putting your kid on a drug... it's a big deal.

Ron Furman

He thinks he can be an ambassador for democracy around the world. It's admirable, but also agony for a parent.

Shatha Atiya

Whenever a parent brings a concern that involves their child to the principal, officials have the obligation to look into the matter.

Steve Stanford

There's things that a parent will deal with emotionally. I can't even begin to go through all of it.

Melinda Howard

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

O. A. Battista

She had the chance to protect Kelsey. Kelsey could still be alive if she had done her job as a parent, and she did not do it. Yes, I do hope she spends time in jail.

Kathie Briggs

A parent, not just a family member. It just so dramatically demonstrates how pressing the needs are there.

Susan Yolen

To put the shaker in his hand and then to get him to shake on his own, I think it was empowering for him and also empowering for parent.

Glenn Schifano

I can't knock parents for their opinions. But I can't please every parent.

Jenic Tumaneng

I'm attached to my sailors. I'm not attached to my ship. (As) long as I bring my sailors back home to their wife, their parent, I have done my job. We go on any ship as long as I keep my sailors on board that particular ship.

Allen Walker

A lot of people have sympathy for Chico because he's 11. As a parent, it pulls at your heart.

Vicki Meyer

Since they (foster children) never had a parent, they have no place to go.

Richard Wexler

I know he's my son, my child, but he grew up to be an awesome, awesome man. At the last home game and the parent appreciation dinner, boosters and fans were coming up and saying, 'Outside of basketball, Johnny is a great person.' That's bigger than anything.

Judy Gray

It puts young girls at a higher risk of suicide. How would a parent know their daughter is at risk of suicide if they don't know she had an abortion?

Bill O'brien

There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can't find a parent who will admit that it is his child.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Kids find the setting of limits comforting and soothing. They need to know that (the parent is) in control.

John Gottman

A parent needs to draw a line and call the police if a child is not coming home.

Roberta Zelleke

At present we have 23 children getting education here. We provide them all the facilities as few of them have lost their parent in riots and those who are alive are very poor.

Shabnam Hashmi

As a parent, I would appreciate any information about my child that I thought was going to be helpful to ensure my child was healthy.

John Armato

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

Jodie Foster

There is no price that anybody can put on the love of a parent or a mother in the future, regardless of the character of that particular person.

Bob Horn

If they're under the age of 18, they're taken into custody. Normally, what happens is, we'll call the parent or guardian and a juvenile petition against a minor will be filed. The court imposes the punishment.

Lt. Dennis Hill

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.

David Frost

The next generation is trying to make a difference. Most of the people helping us out (at the road race) are people who have lost a parent.

Barbara Brown

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

It's a one-stop shop. We have nutrition counseling, childbirth education, parenting classes. WIC comes here.

Connie Krisman

It's not appropriate for us to comment on a new attraction that hasn't even been approved by our parent company yet.

Diane Centeno

I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there's too much guilt.

Phil Mcgraw

It's a scary time to be a parent and I think we really need to look at what's really going on and pay attention to the kids.

Dan Franz

I think we've got parents who are biological but haven't really learned how to parent because they are young or didn't have the best role models growing up. We've got parents with drug issues. I think we've got parents with mental health issues.

Sarah Robinson

As a parent, you have no choice. We have to do whatever we can.

Michelle Wolford

You can be a participating parent without ever stepping foot in the classroom. It's about working with your child at home.

Patrick Miller

Most any parent could tell this story.

Mary Parsons

And all of the kids have a buddy on the field to help them. It could be a brother, sister, parent or friend.

Ross Phillips

In that case, I do not return the phone to the student. The parent has to come [and get it].

Barbara Ross

We know that depression and other disorders are brought on by strong environmental stresses. Having a parent with an illness is a big environmental stress.

Myrna M. Weissman

We have wonderful parent involvement.

Sandra Parks

The key to parenting is to keep track of what the children are doing, but not to the point of hovering over them.

William Harris

Who's going to decide that they know enough to get their kids back? There's no way that you can translate the love that a parent has for their child.

Margarita Romo

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.


Parents should not assume the role of a short-order cook, ... That is, if a child chooses not to eat what's offered, it's not up to the parent to offer them something else.

William Dietz

We feel like we know these people. We know when they are in a good mood and bad mood. We know if a baby is born or sick or a parent is ill. We know these things. It's interesting to interact with them in real life. So far our positive impressions of them is that they appreciate their fan base. They've been very gracious.

Jacqueline Mitchell

It may be cliche. But if I was a parent, I would be proud.

Gary Towne

It was there. What else can I grab? She is not wearing anything else! I guess ABC, and their parent companies, don't find my humor as humorous as I do, so, maybe I need a cable show, not network!

Drew Lachey

We talk to anyone in the community. There are times when we have just parent surveys or just student surveys. But this one is for anyone over 18 in a household.

Anita Banach

If it's your child, it's different. You don't care about those things. It's so minor. You become a parent and nothing else really matters.

Kevin Federline

Whether The Cancer Council is funding parent or family support, or putting money into research, the funding comes from awareness of their work and days like Daffodil Day make it happen.

Courtney Taylor

We are going to discuss it with our headquarters and our parent company. We understand that anything sent to us by the governor carries a great deal of weight and deserves a great deal of consideration.

Tanya Vanasse

As a parent and a taxpayer, this dollar amount is too big to ignore.

Barbara Hartford

You still have responsibilities as a parent to make sure that your kids are safe and know who they are hanging out with.

Paul Bishop

Just spanking, yell at them . . . like any parent would.

Miguel Rodriguez

This measure would require a parent to decide when a child is 9 or 10 years old what his academic needs and athletic interests will be for the next seven to eight years.

Karen Walker

As I became a first-time parent, I was deciding how I was going to raise my child and do what was best for my child.

Shelly Stancil

This is likely to be the first of many filings. Once they determine what the assets and the cash flow of the other units are, it's reasonable to expect the parent company to file for bankruptcy as well.

Jordan Rohan

They have every right to have kids. The most important part to being a parent is love and they can express that even if they have developmental delays.

Barbara Powell

It makes me so sad, so, so sad, when this is how it ends. This doesn't happen with a lot of forethought. It may happen when there's less of a connection or attachment between the baby and the parent.

Rita Wiley

I hear what (the veterans) are saying, and I feel as a parent we need to have factual data for 18-year-olds to make that big, big decision.

Jane Gallucci

Our culture has become something that is completely and utterly in love with its parent. It's become a notion of boredom that is bought and sold, where nothing will happen except that people will become more and more terrified of tomorrow, because the new continues to look old, and the old will always look cute.

Malcolm Mclaren

We are going to err on the side of safety. If I was a parent in that situation, I would think of safety first.

Gary Compton

In a crisis, the first thing a parent thinks is: where are my kids?

Mark Tucker

This is the third disgruntled parent club. When you form under the premise of 'I'm going to get him,' it won't work.

Orlando Anaya

I struggled with the idea that this character, the parent, would ... stop speaking to her daughter and not make more of an effort.

Lauren Graham

As a parent, I think it's important for kids to have a source of entertainment that deals with life in positive and comedic ways.

Keenen Ivory Wayans

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.

Arna Bontemps

And a little known fact is that a lot of toy injuries actually occur because the toys have been left out, so a parent or a child trips over them and falls.

Mary Giles

A well-meaning grandparent or aunt or uncle or parent can get a child started on a very easy basis. Just put in $50 a month -- you don't even notice -- and over the years the account builds and compounds very nicely.

David Brady

Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse.

Isaac Watts

What I would as a parent argue is that I can consent to my kid's monitoring. Hey, it's my kid. I can read their mail, but the federal law doesn't make any distinction. If I'm reading anybody's communications without their consent or without a consent of one party, I'm violating federal law.

Mark Rasch

You judge yourself and other parents according to perfect-parent myths.

Rosalind Wiseman

We never ever ever separate a parent from a child.

Connie Joy

It is the responsibility of the parent to decide what his or her children see. That's a parental choice.

Scott Sabey

My job is a parent. If my kid doesn't like me because I didn't let them do something, that's their problem.

Margie Sillery

It doesn't have to be a holiday season or multiple deaths, when it happens it's devastating. It's a parents' worst nightmare and I feel like I'm a parent to 2,000 students here.

Bob Wallace

Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.

Henry Fielding

Becoming a parent is like taking a trip to a foreign country: you have no way of knowing beforehand what you'll encounter once you get there.

Ann Douglas

There needs to be a connection between parent and child. Parents need to talk with their children.

Vicki Crompton

We think if a parent knows the specifics of how to improve the classroom environment (giving) can be a gratifying experience. It can give them a sense of accomplishment.

Peg Grimes

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.

George Borrow

If nothing else, a student who takes this course will be a good informed parent!

Megan Edwards

It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.

Adam Baldwin

This change-or-die mentality is a very good one, in my opinion. I like the urgency. It's something we've been dealing with for a while. As a dealer now, I think the lessons we have learned is our parent company has to be healthy and profitable.

Jerry Reynolds

Young people have so much talent, the difference for single-parent disadvantaged kids is opportunity.

Shaun King Foundation

Selfishly, I think it's kind of really cool for a parent to have an only child.

Chuck White

It's about parenting practices of the past, what they knew at the time they were doing it and what they know today.

Stanlyn Placencia

A direful death indeed they had / That would put any parent mad / But she was more than usual calm / She did not give a singel dam.

Marjorie Holmes

There's things I listen for Nick, in his voice. I want to hear his mood. Even though he's 27 years old, a parent is still a parent.

Bob Stapleton