Quotes on Parenting – Funny, Motivating and Inspirational Quotes

 I love collecting quotes on parenting. They help to keep me just about sane and to remind me that there are millions of other parents out there just trying to do their best for their kids. And some of them just give me a good old belly laugh too!

After all, parenting is said to be the hardest job in the world and the one with the least training – and it’s particularly tough for single parents. So this is my ‘release valve’…

My Favourite Quotes on Parenting

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Quotes from Literature

Sonnet to a friend. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

So for the mother’s sake the child was dear

And dearer was the mother for the child

WB Yeats.  (From He wishes for the cloth of heaven)

I have spread my dreams under your feet

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams

Edward Young (1683-1765)

Be wise today, ’tis madness to defer

Edward Young (1683-1765)

Procrastination is the thief of time (I can remember my dad saying this ALL the time!)


Biblical Quotes

St Luke, 3.16

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

St Luke 13.34

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another

Both of these are such familiar words to me, as they are included in so many hymns and anthems that I sing. I draw huge comfort from them.

Proverbs 10.1

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother

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Quotes from The Famous

Abraham Lincoln

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years

AA Milne

Some people think I care too much. I think it’s called love

Anne Frank

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

Peter Ustinov

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth

David Frost

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.

Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents

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Help Grow The Collection!

Do you have a favourite quote on parenting? I’d love it if you would share it here x


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