"My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it."
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"The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children."
"If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent."
"How selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go."
"The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one."
"A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make leaning unnecessary."
"Let your children go if you want to keep them."
"Love well, whip well."
"Parents send their children to college either because they went to college, or because they didn't."
"Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him."
"Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves."
"Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots."
"Having children makes one no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist."
"Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain."
"In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent."
"The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes."
"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."
"Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore."
"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."
"The parent is low, who having children, truly feels bored."
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