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My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work.
~By Roger Bannister ~


Margaret had close links with Geneva where she had spent some years as a student while her parents had been wardens of the Quaker Hostel there and where she had gone back as secretary to Gilbert Murray.
~By James Meade ~


Parents should monitor their behavior, know who their friends are, and keep track of what they do.
~By John Walters ~


I went to Marymount College in New York City with a lot of kids whose parents paid their way, and I wouldn't even have thought of asking my parents - they couldn't afford it, not with six kids!
~By Moira Kelly ~


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


Some twins feel like they need to compare themselves to each other, but we're not that way. That's because of my parents, though, and having six kids in the family.
~By Ashley Olsen ~


We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


I'm a father myself for the first time in my life, and I had very very loving parents.
~By David Keith ~


I haven't inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children.
~By Mark Udall ~


When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
~By Woody Allen ~


Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate.
~By Steven Pinker ~


Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
~By Phyllis Diller ~


Parents with meager means have the same aspirations for their children as other parents. Children from poor families have the same needs as other children.
~By Mark Sanford ~


I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs.
~By Franka Potente ~


When I was growing up, there weren't any Little Leagues in the city. Parents worked all the time. They didn't have time to take their kids out to play baseball and football.
~By Mike Krzyzewski ~


The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
~By Simon Wiesenthal ~


Our parents decided not to teach us Chinese. It was an era when they felt we would be better off if we didn't have that complication.
~By Maya Lin ~


Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.
~By Jane Howard ~


Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
~By Mignon McLaughlin ~


The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act.
~By Lee Haney ~


During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation.
~By Christian Lacroix ~


We want to feel that this earth is all ours, like our parents' house when we were children.
~By Ella Maillart ~


It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship, but whether your parents are citizens, and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


I have parents come up to me and say, 'I don't know who you are, but my kid wants his picture taken with you.'
~By Devon Werkheiser ~


As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.
~By Priscilla Presley ~


I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
~By Jamie Lee Curtis ~


My parents didn't treat me as if there was anything in the world I couldn't do, except be unkind.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
~By Leon Askin ~


My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland. My father never knew his parents. His mother died - we're not sure - either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.
~By George J. Mitchell ~


After that I couldn't show my face outside. I lost my identity and balance. I was still living with my parents, and they were my only friends. For so many people, this thing with the nurse was confirmation that I must be mad or mentally ill.
~By Mathias Rust ~


I'm doing naughty things, I'm drinking too much, I'm going to clubs. It really didn't matter to me, other than the fact that some parents wouldn't let their kids hang out with me.
~By Macaulay Culkin ~


One of the things that really got to me was talking to parents who had been burned out of their villages, had family members killed, and then when men showed up at the wells to get water, they were shot.
~By Nicholas D. Kristof ~


I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.
~By Gloria Swanson ~


Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
~By Bob Beauprez ~


We need to be a leadership position about protecting minors on the Internet and, more importantly, giving the parents the tools they need to protect them.
~By Peter Chernin ~


Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.
~By Ogden Nash ~


I posed nude to show my parents they couldn't dictate to me any more - that I control my life.
~By LaToya Jackson ~


Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
~By Alan Bennett ~


This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem.
~By Judy Davis ~


Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.
~By Willie Stargell ~


No, like I said, my dad was never really part of the tennis. His involvement around what I did with the tennis and with my mom and my grandparents was really not a part of my life.
~By Jimmy Connors ~


And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents who left behind almost nothing, and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back, high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future.
~By Brian Schweitzer ~


I grew up with an artist father, and my parents' friends were also mainly artists or writers, so he connects what I do with his example.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
~By P. J. O'Rourke ~


David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.
~By Shaquille O'Neal ~


I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.
~By Brandi Chastain ~


My parents didn't have a lot of money, but we never knew that. They really did the best they could.
~By Dorothy Hamill ~


Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.
~By Jeanne Calment ~


I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


When you have a lot of resources, the most important thing is to have had good parents and to have been brought up by people who gave one the proper values.
~By David Rockefeller ~


But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply because they become seriously ill or you can't get on your parents' insurance after the age of 20.
~By David Axelrod ~


You know, we were worried that in the UK, there's no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it's gotten very safe.
~By Dave Rowntree ~


Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


It's always been a desire of mine to work with my parents.
~By Laura Dern ~


Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
~By Jim Carrey ~


My mom and my dad wanted my brother and I to have a better life, you know, better education, better jobs. It was probably harder, much, much harder, for my parents. When you're a kid, you can learn a language much more easily; I learned English in less than a year.
~By Mila Kunis ~


I never set out to be a role model, but I guess parents like it because I am dedicated to school.
~By Tatyana Ali ~


My parents wished peace upon their firstborn child.
~By Shalom Harlow ~


My parents were determined to move into the middle class.
~By Martin Lewis Perl ~


Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
~By Muriel Spark ~


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.
~By Anne Frank ~


My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.
~By Gwen Stefani ~


The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
~By Steve Forbes ~


As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


My parents separated when I was younger.
~By Tina Turner ~


I think the shape of our bodies has as much to do with the shape of our parents as it does with training.
~By Deborah Bull ~


Given the choice, children who don't want for anything will not save... We have an obligation as parents to give our children what they need. What they want we can give them as a special gift, or they can save their money for it.
~By Barbara Coloroso ~


The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you're a teenager you've probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you're going to.
~By Andrew Shue ~


I will always be the way I was a couple years ago before anything happened. And that's to my parents' credit, my amazing parents who have been around me my whole life and raised me right. I'm very happy with what has happened so far.
~By Kaley Cuoco ~


No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness.
~By Kirstie Alley ~


To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
~By Marcus Allen ~


To middle-class parents, the project team may have seemed unfit for children, but it was exactly what I needed.
~By Willie Stargell ~


In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
~By Phil Donahue ~


Playing sport was somewhat frivolous, but I liked it. I rebelled a little bit, and wouldn't go to music lessons and things like that, but I would go and play ball. My parents learned to love it because they saw how much I got out of it.
~By Mike Krzyzewski ~


I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
~By Don Van Vliet ~


Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
~By George Will ~


I say we have not even had the decency to maintain the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us - our roads, our bridges, our wastewater systems, our sewer systems; by the way, those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists that built those things for us - much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century.
~By Michael Bennett ~


You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive. I'm an only child, so we're very close. There's just the three of us. They're exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me.
~By Sophia Bush ~


Sir Rodin convinced my parents to have me committed; they are all in Paris to arrange it.
~By Camille Claudel ~


All this time I lived with my parents, and wrought on the plantation; and having had schooling pretty well for a planter, I used to improve myself in winter evenings, and other leisure times.
~By John Woolman ~


Both parents were very encouraging - especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune.
~By Gordon Getty ~


Talking with other parents really gave me some lessons that I try to hold on to now, as a parent of two boys.
~By Joe Lando ~


And my parents' separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on.
~By Lisa Snowdon ~


Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
~By Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach ~


I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old.
~By Gregory Corso ~


There are many stressed single parents who may be working two jobs in order to keep the family together.
~By C. Everett Koop ~


A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
~By Fred G. Gosman ~


We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse.
~By Jon Corzine ~


My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald's commercial.
~By Corey Feldman ~


Parents are your teachers until a certain point, and if they don't give you love, you'll go somewhere else to find it.
~By Marguerite Moreau ~


If you're a kid in Southern California, somebody - whether it's you or your parents - somebody throws your hat into the ring and I think everyone had a commercial or two.
~By Danny Bonaduce ~


I was also interested in chemistry, but my parents were not willing to buy me a chemistry set.
~By Martin Lewis Perl ~


The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse, are my soul's own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten.
~By James Hillman ~


My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
~By Steven Morrissey ~


I wasn't being bullied at school at this point. I had a group of friends, and I was isolated because I wasn't communicating with my parents. I wasn't telling them what I was going through.
~By Randy Harrison ~


The great medical facilities are a relief for the parents, too, who don't have to think about caring for their young ones on their own for a weekend. They have a great time.
~By Jami Gertz ~


My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way.
~By Betty Cuthbert ~

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