Parents Love Sayings and Quotes

A parent’s love for their child is unconditional. This love never waivers, even as children reach adult age. Perhaps the toughest job on earth, raising a family comes with no shortage of challenges and obstacles. Salute the people who took up the challenge of raising children and lived to tell about it with the collection of wise and humorous parents love quotes, sayings, and proverbs below.

Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time     

Kevin Heath

Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.     

Amy Vanderbilt

A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.     

Helen Rice

Your children need your presence more than your presents.     

Jesse Jackson

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.     


A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.     

Tenneva Jordan

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.     

Honoré de Balzac

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.     

Erich Fromm

Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.     

J.K. Rowling

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.     

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.     

Bill Ayers

There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.     

Anne Lamott

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.     

Chinese Proverb

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.     

Barbara Bush

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.     

Miguel de Cervantes

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

Frank A. Clark

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings     

Hodding Carter

A mother understands what a child does not say     

Jewish Proverb

Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly     

W. Cecil

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear     


When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents.     

Japanese Proverb

Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.     

Bill Cosby

Be nice to your adult children. They will most likely be the ones who someday take away your car keys and usher you into the convalescent care facility.      

Jim Burns

I remembered all those years, including the day she was ten and announced to the family that when she grew up she was going to be a doctor and help people...Now at twenty, there she was in college enrolled in Davidson’s premedical major, pursuing her dream. I confess that I could not hold back the tears of joy.      

Gary Chapman

The longer I travel this parenting journey, the more it feels as if the road I’m on has taken me in a much different direction than I expected.     

Debra Evans

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.     

Abraham Lincoln

Never complain about what your parents couldn’t give you. It was probably all they had.     

Aditya Bhavsar

Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.     

Andre Bond

Love your parents and treat them with loving care and respect for you will only know their value when you see their empty chair and your days will be longer.     

Andre Bond