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Parents Quotes That Will Make You Appreciate Their Unconditional Love (2022)

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If you are a new parent or looking for words to convey your gratitude to your parents, these parents quotes are for you.

We come from diverse families and were raised differently. Whatever our backgrounds, we all have one thing in common: our parents raised us well.

Our parents protect and adore us from the minute we are born. They are our first supporters, motivating us to achieve our greatest potential. That’s why we’ve put together this selection of parent quotes to help you pay tribute to your parents. This collection will act as a constant reminder of how lucky you are to have your parents at your side.

Here’s the full list.

Best Parents Quotes

1. “Nobody on earth can ever love you more than your parents.” – Anonymous

2. “We never know the love of a parent ’till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

3. “Parents act so strong for us that we often forget just how fragile they are.” – Miska Amani

4. “Mom and Dad, I have no words to acknowledge the sacrifices you made and the dreams you had to let go of just to give me a shot at achieving mine. Thanks.” – Anonymous

5. “A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain. A mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.” – Japanese Proverb

6. “Mom and Dad, for all that you’ve been to us, for all you’ve done for us, for all that you are. We love you!” – Anonymous

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7. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” – Robert Brault

8. “Tell me something so beautiful that life seems worth living—parents’ love.” – Anonymous

9. “Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.” – Anonymous

10. “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” – Orlando Aloysius Battista

11. “It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment.” – Felicity Bauer

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12. “Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional, and forgiving.” – Dr. T.P. Chia

13. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you. From the rest of the world, you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares

14. “When your parents are not rich but still afford to give you a beautiful life, appreciate their sacrifices.” – Anonymous

15. “First, your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.” – Chuck Palahniuk

16. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane Dee Hull

17. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor thy father and mother.” – Bible

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18. “Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.” – Anonymous

Famous Parents Quotes

19. “My heroes were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

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20. “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato

21. “The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children, they are heaven’s lieutenants.” – William Shakespeare

22. “As you get older, you have more respect and empathy for your parents. Now, I have a great relationship with both of them.” – Hugh Jackman

23. “I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid. They told me I was being funny.” – Jim Carrey

24. “There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children.” – Bill Clinton

25. “What it’s like to be a parent, it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, but in exchange, it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicholas Sparks

26. “You learn so much about yourself from being a parent, and you care more about the world you are raising your kids in.” – Kim Kardashian

27. “I think people who have good parents come into the world with strength, yes, and an advantage.” – Oprah Winfrey

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28. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

29. “But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son, and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home, and my son is smiling, or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.” – LeBron James

30. “My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.” – Kate Middleton

Parents Quotes to Inspire You

31. “If you don’t understand what unconditional love is, when you become a parent, it all makes sense.” – Kate Summers

32. “At some point, you realize your parents are human. They make the best decisions they can with the options available to them.” – Anonymous

33. “Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return.” – Saravanakumar Murugan

34. “Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.” – Peter Ustinov

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35. “Always love your parents no matter what may be the situation because they love you always without even thinking of any situation, wholeheartedly.” – Anirudh Jhawar

36. “Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be when you grow up.” – Jodi Picoult

37. “The world talks to the mind. Parents speak more intimately. They talk to the heart.” – Haim Ginott

38. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby—awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” – Lemony Snicket

39. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew Jacobson

40. “You, the parent, are your child’s first teacher and his best teacher. It’s an awesome responsibility, but one that brings immeasurable rewards.” – Jacquie McTaggart

41. “There is no such thing as being the perfect parent so just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

42. “Mistakes are made, and lessons are learned whether raising a son or a daughter or both, whether raising one child or more than one, or whether raising a child with your husband, as a single parent, or in a blended family. No parent is perfect.” – Catherine Garcia-Prats

43. “I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.” – Mitch Albom

Deep Quotes That Only Parents Can Relate

44. “So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” – Virginia Satir

45. “Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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46. “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.” – Anne Frank

47. “Good parents hardly parent. They let their kids learn, fail, and grow without interference.” – Trevor Carss

48. “My parents have lived longer than most and have expected very little. We have been blessed in too many ways to count.” – Ralph Webster

49. “Our parents’ prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations.” – Aditya Rinaldi

50. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty, and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

51. “The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” – Frank Clark

52. “The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.” – Gilbert Highet

53. “Being a parent makes you feel like a blanket that’s always too small. No matter how hard you try to cover everyone, there’s always someone who’s freezing.” – Fredrik Backman

54. “It would be easy to be a parent if you said ‘yes’ all the time and gave them what they wanted, but you just can’t do that. There are certain things, of course, where you’re going to say ‘no’ and be tougher on.” – Chrissy Teigen

55. “Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean your needs aren’t important.” – Hilary Duff

56. “We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway.” – J. Courtney Sullivan

57. “Parents with their words, attitudes, and actions possess the ability to bless or curse the identities of their children.” – Craig Hill

58. “So often, children are punished for being human. They are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes. Yet, we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect. We must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.” – Rebecca Eanes

Parents Quotes That Prove Their Unconditional Love for Their Children

59. “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” – Abraham Lincoln

60. “There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott

61. “Only parents love you unconditionally. Everyone else carries a ‘Conditions Apply’ tag. This is the ultimate truth of life.” – Prathamesh Medhekar

62. “The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears. They cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.” – Francis Bacon

63. “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

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64. “The love between a parent and their children is always and forever.” – Anonymous

65. “They’re your parents. They’re meant to love you because. Never in spite.” – Patrick Ness

66. “Your most important job as a parent, or as a friend to a child, is to mentor children in a field of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Tara Bianca

67. “For all that our parents do for us, there is no way of repaying them. Though they do not expect anything but love from us, an occasional thank you or an acknowledgment to appreciate them might just make them happy.” – Anonymous

68. “The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

Parents Quotes and the misinterpretation About Them

69. “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

70. “The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are, a subtle kind of murder.” – Jim Morrison

71. “It’s difficult seeing parents for who they are rather than who we want them to be.” – Amy Meyerson

72. “It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.” – Ama Ata Aidoo

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73. “I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” – Maya Angelou

74. “A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves.” – Banksy

75. “My parents loved us, but I wasn’t always sure they liked us.” – Tahereh Mafi

76. “When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn’t go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on, like now.” – Jude Watson

77. “Sometimes just look at your parents as normal human beings, not as your parents.” – Aashu Kandoi

78. “Parents, honestly, sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them.” – Randa Abdel-Fattah

79. “Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.” – Glennon Melton

80. “Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes, they forgive them.” – Oscar Wilde

81. “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces beyond repair.” – Mitch Albom

Parents Quotes That Will Help You Make Them Feel Loved and Appreciated

82. “My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

83. “Thank God I had two parents who loved me enough to stay on my case.” – Shaquille O’Neal

84. “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint

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85. “A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness.” – Dr. T.P. Chia

86. “Parents are not perfect, nor are they saints. Dads and moms make mistakes all the time. How you handle these situations will be an important life lesson for your children.” – Bethany Bridges

87. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” – Roald Dahl

88. “My mother and father continue to provide unwavering support for everything I do. That is a great gift, the foundation of my spirit, that I try to always pay forward.” – Nick Smith

89. “Nothing in my life would have been without your strife. There is nothing I can say can ever truly convey. Nothing that I do can show my gratitude to you. Mom and Dad, you are the best parents by far.” – Anonymous

90. “Mom and Dad, you’ve gone through a lot of struggle and pain, but I promise I won’t let all that go in vain. I want to do justice to every time you believe in me, and I will grow up to be the best I can be.” – Anonymous

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Parents Quotes on Effective Parenting

91. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt

92. “Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

93. “No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.” – Brad Meltzer

94. “My parents are my backbone, still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score 0 or you score 40.” – Kobe Bryant

95. “The daily choices we make as parents to filter what enters our children’s impressionable hearts and minds will go a long way in determining who our children become.” – Mark J. Musser

96. “The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering.” – Benjamin Spock

97. “A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.” – Dave Barry

98. “Any parents are as ordinary human beings as others, making them angels or even more is up to their next generation.” – Sandeep Sahajpal

99. “Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” – Bob Keeshan

100. “If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove.” – Ron Baratono

101. “Parents can cultivate the character of a child, not the competence of a child.” – Amit Kalantri

102. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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103. “The most powerful way to change the world is to live in front of our children the way we would like the world to be.” – Anonymous

104. “Parents, keep your children closer when they are young because they will keep you closer when you’re old.” – Anonymous

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105. “The most beautiful thing in the world is to see your parents happy and knowing that you are the reason behind their happiness.” – Anonymous

106. “Never complain about what your parents couldn’t give you. It was probably all they had.” – Anonymous

Powerful Quotes That Will show the Importance of Parents in Everyone’s Life

107. “The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence.” – Stewart Stafford

108. “Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings.” – David O. McKay

109. “Be sure to spend time with your parents while you can, because one day, when you look up from your busy life, they won’t be there anymore!” – Anonymous

110. “Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory. Children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.” – George Santayana

111. “The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.” – Natalie Portman

112. “Everyone else we knew growing up is the same image of their parents, no matter how loud they told themselves they’d be different.” – Tana French

113. “Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors, and providers for their children.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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114. “Parents, they didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.” – Anonymous

115. “You spend years wishing your parents would get off your back only to realize they’re the only ones who ever really had your back.” – Anonymous

116. “I learned from my parents the idea that, if you are devoted enough and you want to study something enough, you can really teach yourself anything.” – Brit Marling

117. “Children should not be burdened with making us happy, nor blamed for making us sad or angry. Children are not responsible for how we feel. We are.” – Larissa Dann

118. “Parents are without a doubt one of the most, if not the most, influential role models that their kids will probably have under normal circumstances.” – Joseph R. Parker

119. “The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world and gives them boldness in experimentation and in the exploration of their environments.” – Bertrand Russell

120. “It definitely takes a village to raise a child, as the old saying goes, but you as the parent are the key to providing the support your kid needs to be successful in life.” – Milton Stewart

121. “Kids learn the difference between good and bad and right and wrong from their parents. One way they learn which behaviors and actions a parent wants are by how a parent responds.” – David Leads

122. “Teach love, generosity, good manners, and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home, and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.” – Roger Moore

123. “People come, and people go in life like changing weather. Friends, foes, and colleagues, along with many others. But the only people in life who remain constant are parents like you who believe their kids to be the most important.” – Anonymous

Short Parents Quotes That Will Make You Proud of Them

124. “Honor your parents.” – Anonymous

125. “Next to God, thy parents.” – William Penn

126. “Nurturing never happens in a rush.” – Emma Scheib

127. “Of course, parents are the most important people in a child’s life.” – Hillary Clinton

128. “It’s not only children who grow, parents do too.” – Joyce Maynard

129. “There are no words to describe how much I love my parents.” – Anonymous

130. “Children learn to smile from their parents.” – Shinichi Suzuki

131. “Parents live for us. They’re happy when we are happy.” – Anonymous

132. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson

133. “Whatever the parents are doing, the kids will follow suit.” – Bob Harper

134. “They’ve got great parents. I’m just trying to be the fun uncle.” – Sarah Silverman

135. “Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them.” – Anonymous

136. “You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.” – Alice Munro

137. “When we’re young, parents prepare us for the future.” – Anonymous

138. “That’s what children are for, that their parents may not be bored.” – Ivan Turgenev

Parents Quotes To Show Your Appreciation for Everything They Have Done for You

139. “Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.” – Anais Nin

140. “Love your parents and treat them with loving care, for you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.” – Anonymous

141. “Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up we forget they are also growing old.” – Anonymous

142. “Love, respect, and appreciate your parents as it is the one gift they truly cherish and desire.” – Margo Vader

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143. “Do your best for your parents. If you don’t, one day, you will regret it.” – Debasish Mridha

144. “Respect your parents because they are the ones who will never let you down at any cost.” – Anisha Upadhyay

145. “Whether it is the way you comforted me when I was down or the way in which your hugs magically wiped out my frowns. Mom and Dad, you have been there day after day to make sure my life turned out this way.” – Anonymous

146. “I love my parents a lot. Even if they can be annoying, I know they want the best for me.” – Anonymous

147. “You can’t teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better.” – Pam Lee

148. “It’s not always about convincing your parents of what you want to do but just saying, ‘This is what I’m doing. This is what I love.’” – Stormzy

149. “Mom and Dad, thanks for believing in me even when I kept blaming you for not doing so.” – Anonymous

150. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

151. “Dear Mom and Dad, I am so much of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart.” – Anonymous

152. “I love my parents. Coming out to them was sort of coming out to myself. I educated them, and I wanted our relationship to keep growing. I wanted them to be a part of my life still. I wanted to be able to share with them what I was going through.” – Randy Harrison

153. “I promise to achieve all the dreams of your life that you couldn’t because you were busy making sure that I achieved mine. To my dear parents, thanks for all your sacrifices.” – Anonymous

154. “But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” – Mitch Albom

155. “I love my parents in the way most children would. For having been there at every point in my youth and childhood, ready to pick me up when I fell and support me when I stumbled.” – Michael Gove

156. “You are the only people in this world who I love from the bottom of my heart, even though you scold me and punish me because I know that what you do is for my own good. Thanks, Mom and Dad.” – Anonymous

Quotes You Should Know About Being A Parent

157. “Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” – Elbert Hubbard

158. “When you realize your parents are human, that’s when you lose your innocence.” – Lidia Longorio

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159. “The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” – Jane Blaustone

160. “We receive our inheritance the day we learn a skill from a parent. How we use that skill will determine how far we go!” – Andrew-Knox B. Kaniki

161. “More than children can know what’s good for their parents, the parents know what’s good for their children.” – VKBoy

162. “In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.” – Robert Brault

163. “Parents don’t make mistakes because they don’t care, but because they care so deeply.” – Thomas Berry Brazelton

164. “Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.” – Chinese Proverb

165. “I think when you become a parent, you go from being a star in the movie of your own life to the supporting player in the movie of someone else’s.” – Craig Ferguson

166. “The reason we love our parents is because they loved us first. Every single company should take this advice.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

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167. “With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us.” – Michelle Obama

168. “Parents, deliberately or unaware, teach their children from birth how to behave, drink, feel, and perceive. Liberation from these influences is no easy matter.” – Eric Berne

169. “It’s especially hard to admit that you made a mistake to your parents because, of course, you know so much more than they do.” – Sean Covey

170. “Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life, and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.” – Gary Smalley

Which of these parents quotes resonated with you the most? Did these quotes make you realize how much your parents love you unconditionally? Please let us know in the comments.