Mom And Dad Sayings and Quotes

Who’s more reliable than mom and dad? For many of us, no one. From the time we enter this world our parents are a guiding force, helping to navigate the pitfalls of life and often bailing us out when needed. Check out our collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous mom and dad quotes below because no one has your back like your parents.


One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.     

Jim Demint

No one was more important than my mom and dad. I know they are watching from a place up in heaven here today to make sure all their kids are doing good.     

Eddie Murray

When mom and dad went to war, the only prisoners they took were the children.     

Pat Conroy

You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.     

Meryl Streep

Parents don't make mistakes because they don't care, but because they care so deeply.     

T. Berry Brazelton

Your captain is your mother and father. He will tell you when to eat and when to sleep. Listen to him. Make happy. And we will all see the land we are going to.     

Mau Piailug

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.     

Haim Ginott

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.     

Mitt Romney

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.     

Allan Bloom

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.     

Maya Angelou

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.     

Bob Keeshan

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.     

Quentin Crisp

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.     

Anne Frank

Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots.     

Jeremy P. Johnson

Parents, they're strict on you when you're little, and you don't understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it.     

Grant Hill

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

Frank A. Clark

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.     

Samuel Butler

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.     

James E. Faust

Parents are people who yell and they yell and they yell and they yell. And you already have the point... and they're still yelling.     

Bill Cosby

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

Ogden Nash

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.     

Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.     

Fred Rogers

Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.     

Robert Macneil

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.     

Anthony Powell

Parents can really help, but they can also really hinder the development of their youngsters.     

Mike Krzyzewski

To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can't do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.     

Marian Wright Edelman

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything.     

Isabelle Huppert

My mom is a very warm, typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat, um, different personality.     

Peter Orszag

The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up.     

Madeleine Albright

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any career move any of us wanted to make.     

James Gandolfini