A Jewish man with parents alive is a 15-year-old boy, and will remain a 15-year-old boy until they die.
A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness, for it is ever imposed in the interests of the Children.
Parents accept their obsolescence with the best grace they can muster. . . they do all they can to make it easy for the younger generation to surpass the older, while secretly dreading the rejection that follows.
Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.
Everyone likes to think that he has done reasonably well in life, so that it comes as a shock to find our children believing differently. The temptation is to tune them out; it takes much more courage to listen.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
I demand for the unmarried mother, as a sacred channel of life, the same reverence and respect as for the married mother; for Maternity is a cosmic thing and once it has come to pass, our conventions must not be permitted to blaspheme it.
Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.
Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Anything which parents have not learned from experience they can now learn from their children.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
To become a father is not hard, to be a father is, however.