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150+ Sweetest Quotes About a Parent’s Love

One aspect of parenthood that’s indisputable for the majority of parent-child relationships is that parents love like no other and the love parents have is unconditional. These quotes about parents’ love can be used in many ways; providing solace and support for amazing parents, as a parenting quote in a card to show that dear parents are the biggest blessing, as love quotes for a gift on mothers/fathers day, etc. Children have heard their parents quote old advice or inspirational words, and these quotes aim to help them connect even further. Whether the reader of this article is a set of wonderful parents looking for comic relief, or loving children looking to share appreciation, enjoy the quotes about a parent’s love below.

Endearing Quotes About Parents’ Unconditional Love

“A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.”

-Robert Brault

“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

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

-Patrick Ness

“It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment.”

-Felicity Bauer

“In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.”

-Robert Brault

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

-Ann Brashares

“Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”

-Lilo & Stitch

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

-Unknown

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”

-Henry Ward Beecher

“I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart.”

-e. e. cummings

Family Quotes

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

-Roald Dahl

“Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional, and forgiving.”

-Dr. T.P. Chia

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

-Matthew Jacobson

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

-Elizabeth Stone

“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

“Children must never work for our love, they must rest in it.”

-Gordon Neufeld

Insightful Quotes About Parenthood

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”

-Henry Ward Beecher

“To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.”

-Chinese Proverb

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

-Unknown

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

-Tori Amos

“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

“Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this, they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.”

-Ezra Taft Benson

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

-Unknown

“Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up.”

-Jake Slope

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

-Jodie Picoult

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.”

-Barbara Johnson

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

-Ewan McGregor

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

-Benedict Cumberbatch

“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

“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

“The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.”

-Benjamin Spock

“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.”

-Bob Keeshan

“When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.”

-Philip Seymour Hoffman

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”

-Jane D. Hull

“There’s always the syndrome of the parent-child relationship: when someone has known you since you were very young, it doesn’t matter how much more independent, how much older or more mature you get – there is still that element, the dynamic of the relationship that is very hard to transform successfully.”

-Helene Grimaud

“Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life.”

-Hillary Clinton

“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

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.”

-Sue Atkins

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

-Peter Krause

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.”

-Marisa de los Santos

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”

-Angela Schwindt

“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

“But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.”

-LeBron James

“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.”

-Francis Bacon

“There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”

-Anne Lamott

“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

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”

-John Steinbeck

Funny Quotes About Parenting

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

-Chrissy Teigen

“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

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

-Tina Fey

“‘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

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

-Ryan Reynolds

“Parenting is one of the best management training programs there is.”

-Irene Rosenfeld

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

-Dave Barry

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

-Robert Orben

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

-Olivia Wilde

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

-Tina Fey

“You will always be your child’s favorite toy.”

-Vicki Lansky

“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.”

-Jim Gaffigan

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”

-P. J. O’Rourke

“If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.”

-Bette Davis

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

-Chuck Palahniuk

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

-Ivan Turgenev

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

-Ray Romano

“A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”

-Jerry Seinfeld

“I thought I’d never be the annoying person, but as soon as Winnie was born, I was showing iPhone snaps to a cab driver.”

-Jimmy Fallon

“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

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”

-Phyllis Diller

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”

-Lane Olinghouse

“No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan, and raised an adolescent.”

-Marcelene Cox

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”

-John Wilmot

“Having a child is like getting a tattoo … on your face. You better be committed.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert

“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

“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 

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.”

-Erma Bombeck

Parenting Advice for New Parents

“The Golden Rule of Parenting is: do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!”

-Louise Hart

“Parents are not perfect, nor are they saints. Dads and moms make mistakes all the time. How you handle these situations will be an important life lesson for your children.”

-Bethany Bridges

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

-Trevor Carss

“As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.”

-Kevin Heath

“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us.”

-Michelle Obama

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.”

-Billy Graham

“The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence.”

-Stewart Stafford

“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 drain it dry.”

-Alvin Price

“If the day ever came when we were able to accept ourselves and our children exactly as we and they are, then, I believe, we would have come very close to an ultimate understanding of what ‘good’ parenting means.”

-Fred Rogers

“You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.”

-Polish Proverb

“One hundred years from now it won’t matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove, but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child.”

-Forest E. Witcraft

“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

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

-Frank A. Clark

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

-Lady Bird Johnson

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

-Richelle E. Goodrich

“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

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

-Robert Fulghum

“Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The daily choices we make as parents to filter what enters our children’s impressionable hearts and minds will go a long way in determining who our children become.”

-Mark J. Musser

“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

“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

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

“Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.”

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.”

-Barbara Bush

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

-Charles R. Swindoll

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”

-Bill Ayers

“It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear.”

-Terence

“Children are just different from one another, especially in temperament. Some are shy, others bold; some active, some quiet; some confident, others less so. Respect for individual differences is in my view the cornerstone of good parent-child relationships.”

-Sandra Scarr

“The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

-Harry S. Truman

“Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they’ve learned.”

-Dorothy Nolte

“The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example.”

-Drew Barrymore

“What’s done to children, they will do to society.”

-Karl Menninger

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”

-Carl Jung

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

-Mignon McLaughlin

“Nurturing never happens in a rush.”

-Emma Scheib

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

-Glennon Melton

Quotes About Familial Love

“Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.”

-Joyce Allston

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.”

-Rudy Giuliani

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

-Desmond Tutu

“If I call you a friend, I mean it. You are now on par with being a family member.”

-Leah Remini

Family Quotes

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”

-Alex Haley

“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

-Princess Diana

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”

-Anthony Liccione

“Some of us can live without a society but not without a family.”

-Amit Kalantri

Loving Father Quotes

“Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.”

-Catherine Pulsifer

“The most important influence in my childhood was my father.”

-DeForest Kelley

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

-Prevost Abbe

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

-Frank Pittman

Quotes About a Mother’s Love

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

-Erich Fromm

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

-Mitch Albom

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”

-J.K. Rowling

“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

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

-Sophie Kinsella

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”

-Jewish Proverb

“She was our mother and belonged to us.”

-Maya Angelou

“Don’t use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.”

-Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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

-Victor Hugo

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

-Barbara Kingsolver

“A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.”

-Japanese Proverb

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

-Unknown

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”

-Ricki Lake

“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

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

-Tenneva Jordan

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”

-Honore de Balzac

Loving Daughter Quotes

“On our 6 a.m. walk, my daughter asked where the moon goes each morning. I let her know it’s in heaven, visiting Daddy’s freedom.”

-Ryan Reynolds

“To me, luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.”

-Olivia Newton-John

“A mother and daughter’s love is never separated.”

-Viola Shipman

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