The Greatest Inspirational
Parent Quotes

This page is a collection of Inspirational Parent Quotes.

Being a parent can be the most demanding job in the world. The quotes below will inspire and motivate you during your journey of parenthood.

The impact of loving parents on a child's life is immeasurable. Allow the Inspirational Parent Quotes below to brighten your day as you handle the unique demands of raising a child or children.

A father's goodness is higher than the mountain,
a mother's goodness deeper than the sea.
-Japanese Proverb

God sends children to enlarge our hearts,
and make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections.
-Mary Howitt

I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives
and find something they want to do and make peace with that.
Your job as a parent is to give your kids
not only the instincts and talents to survive,
but help them enjoy their lives.
-Susan Sarandon

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege,
than the raising of the next generation.
-C. Everet Koop, M.D.

Each day of our lives we make deposits
in the memory banks of our children.
-Charles R. Swindoll

Don't demand respect as a parent.
Demand civility and insist on honesty.
But respect is something you must earn-
with kids as well as with adults.
-William Attwood

I looked on childrearing not only as a work of love and duty
but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging
as any honorable profession in the world
and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
-Rose Kennedy

If you have never been hated by your child
you have never been a parent.
-Bette Davis

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

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It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.
As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives,
they are watching us to see what we do with ours.
I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.
All I can do is reach for it, myself.
-Joyce Maynard

Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children
who have fine parents.
-James A. Brewer

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

When you have children yourself,
you begin to understand what you owe your parents.
-Japanese Proverb

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

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
-Benjamin Spock

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
-Diane Loomans

The problem with being a parent
is that by the time you are experienced,
you are usually unemployed.

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The world talks to the mind.
Parents speak more intimately, they talk to the heart.
-Hain Ginott

There are times when parenthood seems nothing
but feeding the mouth that bites you.
-Peter de Vries

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots. The other is wings.
-Hodding Carter, Jr.

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
-Henry Ward Beecher

The most important thing that parents can teach their children
is how to get along without them.
-Frank A. Clark

We never know the love of our parents for us
until we have become parents.
-Henry Ward Beecher

When we choose to be parents,
we accept another human being as part of ourselves,
and a large part of our emotional selves
will stay with that person as long as we live.
From that time on,
there will be another person on this earth whose orbit around us
will affect us as surely as the moon affects the tides,
and affect us in some ways more deeply than anyone else can.
Our children are extensions of ourselves.
-Fred Rogers

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
-Kahlil Gibran

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