Nepal in Globe. Source: wikipedia
Nepal in Globe
Source: wikipedia

Some of the quotes are so touching and inspiring that we never get bored reading them again and again.

Plus, reading such quotes re-ignites the parents within us, and lets us self judge and motivate us.

Here are some of the one liner truths :-

"Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable." Kahlil Gibran

"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. " Billy Graham

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. " Charles R. Swindoll

"Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. " Carl Jung

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. " Aristotle

"All mothers are working mothers." Author Unknown

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." Rajneesh

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" Milton Berle

"Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be." David Bly

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

"Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him." Dr. Henker

"Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Let your kids observe you doing random acts of kindness, it can be contagious." Kevin Heath

"Encourage our kids to dream: Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." H. Carl Sagan

"It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty & there is strength." Maya Angelou

"Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly." W. Cecil

"Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry." Alvin Price

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." Robert Fulghum

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

"Nurturing of affection is necessary since childhood days. Father should see that attachment of the child towards his/her mother improves and mother also would try so that attachment with father becomes unbreakable. Mother will praise for father and father will praise for mother before the child. Each parent will try to set the other in the heart of the child. Similarly, both should try for improving adherence of the child with his/her teacher." Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra (Alo. Pra. Vol.7:9-5-1946)

"Parents make mistakes too, don't try to hide from them or cover them up. Admit them and teach your kids from the mistakes you make." Kevin Heath

"Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents." James A. Brewer

"Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners." Unknown

"If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent." Bette Davis
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