The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman
It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
Author: Ama Ata Aidoo (1942)
Profession: Ghanaian Author
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
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.
Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)
Profession: French Novelist, Essayist
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.
Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)
Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist
We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer
He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]
Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian
I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, How can we screw this kid up.
Author: Russell Bishop
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Author: Allan Bloom (1930-1992)
Profession: American Educator, Author
I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: ''Checkout Time is 18 years.''
Author: Erma Bombeck (1927)
Profession: American Author, Humorist
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Profession: American Author of "Life's Little Instruction Book" Series
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
Author: Barbara Bush (1925)
Profession: American First Lady, Wife of President George Bush
Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
Profession: British Poet, Satirist
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)
Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet