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Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.

Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) British actor, writer and director.

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.

George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

If your children look up to you, you've made a success of life's biggest job.''

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Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.

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Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish writer, dramatist and poet,

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.

John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.

The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it's too hard.

John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.