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.
- John D. Rockefeller III
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
- Robert Frost
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.
- Christopher Lasch
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
Anything which parents have not learned from experience they can now learn from their children.