Quotations On Parents

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. Barack Obama

The sacred books of the ancient Persians say: "If you would be holy instruct your children, because all the good acts they perform will be imputed to you." —Montesquieu.

Of all hardness of heart there is none so inexcusable as that of parents toward their children. An obstinate, inflexible, unforgiving temper is odious upon all occasions; but here it is unnatural. —Addison.

Children, honor your parents in your hearts; bear them not only awe and respect, but kindness and affection: love their persons, fear to do anything that may justly provoke them; highly esteem them as the instruments under God of your being: for "Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father." —Jeremy Taylor.

Next to God, thy parents. —William Penn.

Whoever makes his father's heart to bleed,
Shall have a child that will revenge the deed.

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like the aged man reclining under the shadow of the oak which he has planted. —Scot's Magazine.

With joy the parent loves to trace
Resemblance in his children's face:
And, as he forms their docile youth
To walk the steady paths of truth,
Observes them shooting into men,
And lives in them life o'er again.

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. —Exodus 20:12.

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