Quotes on parenting and family

We’d separate but no-one wants the kids! Mrs Hayes

If  there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine  it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in  ourselves.
Carl Jung

Children  are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.                                     Carl Jung

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.                 Carl Jung

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Carl Jung

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung

The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
Carl Jung

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

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. George Bernard Shaw

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. Doug Larson

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. Hodding Carter

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw

A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. Cary Grant

My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The family is the first essential cell of human society. Pope John XXIII

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.  -Confucius

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. Leo J. Burke

There is very little you can beat into a child, but no limit to what you can hug out of it Astrid Lindgren

Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children. Sam Levenson

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. Norman Douglas

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. Abigail Van Buren

In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul. Lisa T. Shepherd

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper. Emo Philips

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw

Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. Aristotle

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their curiosity and tolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. Aldous Huxley

Children really brighten up a household – they never turn the lights off. Ralph Bus

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

We are the only animals that let our kids come back home. Bill Cosby

Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you. Winston Churchill

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. Oscar Wilde

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. Oscar Wilde

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

A successful man is one who can earn more money than his wife can possibly spend. A successful woman is one who can find that man. Anonymous

I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife. Ilie Nastase

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. Joey Adams

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