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By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elain Heffner, O Magazine, May 2003

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
Homer (800 BC - 700 BC), The Odyssey

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972)

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980)

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Anatole Broyard

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944), "The Little Prince", 1943

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby (1937 - )

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
Bill Watterson (1958 - ), Calvin and Hobbes

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Phyllis Diller

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Robert Orben

Never raise your hand to your children; it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies, "What's Bred in the Bone"

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Michael Levine

There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.
Benjamin Spock, “Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care”

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years"
Erma Bombeck

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Bill Cosby

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash

Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often.
Author Unknown

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.
Fran Lebowitz

Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it.
Not Your Average Dictionary

What is a home without children? Quiet.
Henny Youngman

And my personal favorite parenting quote:

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

Parenting quotes submitted by our readers:

A really good day for me is when I go to the bathroom and sit down on a dry seat!
Crystal, mom of 3 boys

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