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101 Raising and Having Kids Quotes

Raising children involves supporting their overall development and preparing them for life. A good upbringing molds a child into a good human being. Here, we have compiled some quotes on upbringing children. They talk about the importance of raising a child well, and how healthy parenting reflects positively on a child.

001. “I have found 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

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002. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.”

Oscar Wilde

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003. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice”

 Peggy O’Mara

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004. “If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils”

 P.D. James

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005. “A mother is a child’s first looking glass into the world”

Richelle E. Goodrich

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006. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves”

Ernest Dimnet

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007. “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

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008. “Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities”

Daisaku Ikeda

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009. “Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them”

Richard L. Evans

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010. “Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made”

Bill Cosby

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011. “Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers’ incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?”

Anna Quindlen

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012. “Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period?”

Eric Braeden

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

 Ray Romano

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014. “If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings”

Brian Tracy

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015. “Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself”

Wayne Dyer

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016. “The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking”

Dan Pearce

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017. “I see child-raising as a process of leading a young adult to develop the strength to stand and walk on his own feet. Every time I meet a child, I always offer my respect to him or her as an independent person. A child is an individual with a distinct personality, and even the bond between parent and child is ultimately a relationship between two individuals”

Daisaku Ikeda

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018. “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders”

Abigail Van Buren

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019. “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be”

David Bly

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020. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it”

Harold Hulber

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

Chinese Proverb

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

John Wilmot

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023. “Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears”

Henry Cloud

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024. “If you can control your behavior when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding… and snatch an opportunity to shape character”

Jane Clayson Johnson

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025. “Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society”

Benjamin Franklin

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026. “If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support”

Osho

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027. “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

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028. “We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up”

Phyllis Diller

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029. “Everything depends on upbringing”

 Leo Tolstoy

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

 Henry Ward Beecher

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031. “To bring up a child in the way he should go – travel that way yourself once in a while”

Josh Billings

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032. “Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you”

 H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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033. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy”

 Oscar Wilde

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034. “Most things are good, and they are the strongest things, but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil”

 Walt Disney

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035. “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

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036. “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

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037. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them”

James Baldwin

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038. “Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction”

Anne Sullivan

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039. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life”

Richard Bach

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

 Frank A. Clark

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041. “If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others”

Haim Ginott

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042. “Raising children pushed me to walk the walk and practice life as I preach it”

Candace Cameron

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043. “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation”

C. Everett Koop

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

Charles R. Swindoll

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045. “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

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046. “Praising children's intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance”

Carol S. Dweck

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047. “Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made”

Bill Cosby

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048. “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

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

Ray Romano

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050. “Raising children has given me a compassionate and gracious heart for all children and people, realizing we don't always know the circumstances behind closed doors”

Candace Cameron

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051. “Raising a child is an on the job kind of thing. There aren't a whole lot of manuals for that”

Larry Elder

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052. “Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going”

Phyllis Diller

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053. “If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent”

Bette Davis

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054. “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

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055. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children”

John Steinbeck

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056. “Raising children is, in a sense, the reason society exists in the first place. It's the most important thing that happens, and it's the culmination of all the tools and language and social structure that has evolved”

Michael Crichton

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057. “Raising children uses every bit of your being your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them”

Nicole Ari Parker

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058. “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be”

David Bly

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059. “Raising children is a journey generously sprinkled with what many views as teachable moments, perhaps none as challenging as those surrounding faith and religion”

Judy Woodruff

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060. “The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent”

Frank Pittman

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061. “Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy”

Dee Dee Myers

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062. “Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly”

Thomas S. Monson

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063. “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders”

Abigail Van Buren

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064. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Khalil Gibran

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065. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance”

Franklin P. Adams

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066. “The secret to raising children is to love them. And teach them to operate in a way you can tolerate them the best”

Bob Saget

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067. “Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes”

Eberhard Arnold

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068. “Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry”

Democritus

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069. “Raising a child, whether or not it is yours, is like Nautilus of the heart and soul”

Anne Lamott

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070. “Raising a child is the only relationship you have where if you do it right, it will end in separation”

Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

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

Frank A. Clark

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072. “Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore”

Ogden Nash

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073. “Raising children changes everything. It's a complete cliche to say that, but it's really true”

Christopher Gorham

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074. “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves”

Ernest Dimnet

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075. “Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science”

Bruno Bettelheim

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076. “Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children”

Diana, Princess of Wales

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077. “Raising children is the hardest job that there is on the face of the Earth”

Ann Romney

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078. “Playing golf is like raising children. You keep thinking you'll do better next time”

Charles E. McKenzie  

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079. “Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough”

E. W. Howe

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080. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”

Nelson Mandela

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081. “You want to know the secret to raise good kids?”What’s that? asked Thomas. “High expectations.”Thomas laughed. “Alright, well what’s the secret to a happy marriage?”Clyde smiled back, but his face started to fall, and he chose his words carefully. “… Low expectations.”

Chris Nicolaisen

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082. “The best way to teach the children a habit is to adopt it ourselves”

Abhijit Naskar

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083. “Set the standards of healthy living in front of the children, by being an embodiment of healthy living yourself, then and then only will there be hope for the kids to turn into responsible, stable, patient and socially functional human beings”

Abhijit Naskar

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084.  “The rules for raising children had gone out with her parents' generation of daughters who had lived as Lucy had, inpatient silence, acting by standards which had lasted generations, waiting to grow up to make their decisions, following the patterns of their own lives”

 

Susan Richards Shreve

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085.  “Good parenting is not about fulfilling the dreams of the parents, it's about helping the children become strong and conscientious human beings so that they can achieve their dreams”

Abhijit Naskar

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086.  “Just like providing healthy food, clean water, comfortable home, good education and health care to children is a must and a right, teaching them how to read books passionately is a skill that they need to live in life living by values, and think logically, and know what's right from wrong, and have a compassionate heart”

 Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi

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087.  “Your children need your presence more than your presents”

Jesse Jackson

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088.  “Having children truly ends adolescence. We are all either parents or children: responsibility-takers or those who demand from others.”

Ben Shapiro

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089.  “When you have kids you do grow up. I have just started realizing it now-it changes the world, having children.”

David Beckham

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090.  “Especially since having children, a lot of the time if you ask me, 'Have you read that book?' the answer would be 'not personally”

Claire Messud

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091.  “Having children makes you see the world in a completely different way. When you're responsible for those little lives, you can't slough it off or forget about it until later”

Linda Ronstadt

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092.  “I say to my children, the reason that marriage - and having children - is so important is that it stops you thinking about yourself. The way to happiness is to give yourself to others and to think of others before you think of yourself”

Terry Wogan

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093.  “Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them”

Scott Weiland

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094.  “It's about self-sacrifice. Since having children, I've worked, but I've maintained the balance of being at home as well”

Peter Kay

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095.  “Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio”

Melinda Gates

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096.  “Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain”

Martin Mull

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097.  “Having children really changes your priorities”

Cindy Crawford

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098.  “Having children is exciting. Life puts the past into perspective”

Sam Taylor-Johnson

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099.  “Having children is one of the most passionate and involving bits of business in human life”

Siri Hustvedt

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100.  “My mother had a very open-minded philosophy about having children: that they should be free to develop in their own way”

Annabelle Wallis

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