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If you do not respect your parents, your children will not respect you.

  - Guide of the PerplexedTopics: parents
There is one thing one cannot buy---one's parents.

  - Traditional ProverbTopics: parents
There is one thing a man cannot change---his parents.

  - David Ben-GurionTopics: parents
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish one is his mother's grief.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 10:1Topics: parents children
Who spares the rod hates his son.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 13:24Topics: parents children
Like father, like son.

  - RashiTopics: parents children
Honor your father - - - even if you have to go begging from door to door.

  - Talmud Yerushalmi, PeahTopics: parents children
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a wise wife is from the Lord.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 19:14Topics: parents women marriage
A woman is worthier after she has become a mother than before.

  - Talmud, Bava QammaTopics: parents women
It is enough that our wives bring up our children and save us from sin.

  - Talmud, YevamotTopics: parents women children marriage
A man should not quarrel with his wife to please his parents.

  - Sefer ChassidimTopics: parents marriage
Wisdom is good if parental virtues go with it.

  - Ecclesiastes R.Topics: parents wisdom
My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.

  - Groucho MarxTopics: parents humor children
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.

  - Sam LevensonTopics: parents humor golden years children
Do not boast of your children when they are little, because you never know what they will be like when grown-up!

  - Mishle AgurTopics: parents children
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word 'collectible' as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: parents humor children
I know how to do anything -- I'm a mom.

  - Roseanne BarrTopics: parents women
I figure if my kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job.

  - Roseanne BarrTopics: parents humor children
I make decisions for my life, not the other way around. Besides, when you have a kid, you must weigh everything against time with your child.

  - Debra WingerTopics: parents children life
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

  - Rodney DangerfieldTopics: parents humor
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

  - Sigmund FreudTopics: parents children
Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear.

  - RashiTopics: love parents faith
Don't threaten a child: either punish him or forgive him.

  - TalmudTopics: parents children
In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

  - Ann LandersTopics: parents children
In seeking wisdom the first step is silence, the second: listening, the third: remembering, the fourth: practicing, the fifth: teaching others.

  - Ibn GabirolTopics: parents wisdom children education
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