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I think self-reliance and self-responsibility and self-accountability will help you as a parent, a teacher, as a citizen as a friend.
You want to be a good parent and you want to be a friend, and it's hard to be both. You have to balance it as well as you can.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.
The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world. God bless Neil Armstrong.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.
My parents divorced about the same time the movie 'The Parent Trap' came out, about two twins at camp who scheme to get their parents back together. I had that same fantasy.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The bond between a parent and child is the primary bond, the foundation for the rest of the child's life. The presence or absence of this bond determines much about the child's resiliency and what kind of adult they will grow up to be.
I can't tell you, as a parent, how it feels when the doctor tells you your child has diabetes. First off, you don't really know much about it. Then you discover there is no cure.
But I was the most unashamed lone parent you were ever going to meet.
J. K. Rowling
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
You didn't have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.
Marian Wright Edelman
As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.
The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny.
A very painful part of being a parent is having really negative feelings about your children when you love them so much.
Louis C. K.
Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don't want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it's also a parent's worst nightmare: That they won't need you. It's like the real tragedy of parenting.
Jonathan Safran Foer
I understand the importance of bondage between parent and child.
I think I may have failed at a lot of things, but the one thing I can say, and that I'm proud of, is that I am a good parent.
I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.
And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books.
Sarah Jessica Parker
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
John F. Kennedy
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