51 Best Parenting Quotes to Keep You Motivated


Parenting surely is not an easy task to do. No matter how common the work seems, each child is different and similarly your way of parenting is also unique. But the emotions and feelings associated with it perhaps is same, something that all parents go through. No matter how difficult parenting might be, you will never regret it! Here is a list of 51 quotes on parenting that will definitely lift up your mood:

Parenting Quotes: 51 Amazing Quotes on Parenting

51 Amazing Quotes on Parenting

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.”  ~Carol Buchner


“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”  ~Abraham Lincoln


“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”   ~Jesse Jackson


I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.”   ~Paulo Coehho

“Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you.”   ~Gary Zukav

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”   ~E.M. Forster


“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”   ~Saadi

“Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being.”   ~Evan Bayh


“Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”   ~Martin Mull


“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.”   ~Saint Francis de Sales

“The more tranquil a man (or woman!) becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.”   ~James Allen


“I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.” ~ Mayim Bialik



“Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.”   ~ Anonymous



“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.”   ~Joseph Addison

“Parenting without a sense of humour is like being a accountant who is weak in Maths”   ~Amber Dusick

“My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.”    ~ Gena Lee Nolin


 “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~Napoleon Hill

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

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”   ~Josiah Gilbert Holland

“The journey matters as much as the destination.”   ~Michelle Dockery

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

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection”   ~Sigmund Freud


 “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.”   ~Robert H Schuller

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

 “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”    ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.”   ~Guy Kawasaki

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”   ~Lily Tomlin


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

“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.”   ~Nadia Boulanger

“To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.”   ~James E. Faust

“Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.”   ~Alvin Toffler

“Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.”   ~Ogden Nash

“Education, like neurosis, begins at home.”   ~Milton Sapirstein


“Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.”   ~Princess Diana

“When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.”   ~Robert Evans

“The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.” ~Benjamin Spock

“Everything depends on upbringing.”   ~Leo Tolstoy

“Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.”   ~Ron Taffel

“Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.”   ~Nancy Chodorow


“In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.” ~Anonymous

“My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.”   ~Gena Lee Nolin

“It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~Maya Angelou

“A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.”   ~Frank A. Clark

“Parenting is an impossible job at any age.”   ~Harrison Ford

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”   ~John Steinbeck


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

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.”   ~Garrison Keillor

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

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers.”   ~Anonymous


“Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.”   ~James Dobson


“(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer.”   ~Jodi Picoult

It is different for everyone, but you will definitely make it through. After all, there can’t be bad parents, only different ones. Happy parenting!