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"Re raising kids: Love, without discipline, isn't." - Malcolm Forbes

"I'm not raising my kids to survive the world. I'm raising them to change it." - Steven Furtick

"I'm not raising my kids to survive the world. I'm raising them to change it." - Steven Furtick

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare." - Ed Asner

"Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree." - Maya Angelou

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare." - Ed Asner

"Running a ball club is like raising kids who fall out of trees." - Tom Trebelhorn

"The toughest thing about raising kids is convincing them that you have seniority." - Gene Brown

"One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids." - Bill Crawford

"Raising kids makes most people, including me, grow up at least a little." - Madonna Ciccone

"The real superstar is a man or a woman raising six kids on $150 a week." - Spencer Haywood

"I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa" - Sammy Hagar

"Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks." - Jim Gaffigan

"If I screw up raising my kids, nothing I achieve will matter much." - Steve Martin

"I'm still raising kids myself, so I don't feel like a grandpa." - Sammy Hagar

"They're really nice kids. Michael is really raising them properly and right." - Joseph Jackson

"Kids haven't changed much, but parents seem increasingly unhappy with the child raising phase of their lives." - Penelope Leach

"...make dads the godly leaders [of the family] with the women in submission, raising kids for the glory of God." - Randall Terry

"I have an incredible role model in my mom. She was a single mother raising two kids in New York." - Kim Raver

"I get so much out of being married and raising my kids - that's really important to me." - Tracy Pollan

"This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face." - Marilyn Manson

"The kids get a vote. That's very important when it comes to raising kids. And always keep the bigger picture in mind." - Joe Perry

"I think I'm much more afraid of making a mistake in raising my daughters than I would be with any work that I do, as an actor. It's a much higher scale of fear, raising kids." - Bruce Willis

"Teaching is a truly noble profession. It's sad the amount of responsibility that teachers have today. They're not only teaching kids: they're raising kids, policing kids - and they don't make a lot of money." - Jesse L Martin

"Having and raising children is doing something with your life! ... And I have to say that having your kids is one of the greatest things you can do." - Patricia Heaton

"I'm not focused on the outrageousness. I'm just focused on being funny, and raising my kids. I don't even read the newspaper, I don't read that crap." - Tracy Morgan

"We accept the need to train extensively to fly a plane; but think instinct should be enough for marrying and raising kids." - Alain De Botton

"Do' get me wrong. Being a mom is no picnic. Raising the kids is the mother's responsibility. It's a thankless, solitary job, like sheriff or Pope." - Stephen Colbert

"One of the things I've discovered in general about raising kids is that they really don't give a damn if you walked five miles to school." - Patty Duke

"Don't get me wrong. Being a mom is no picnic. Raising the kids is the mother's responsibility. It's a thankless, solitary job, like sheriff or Pope." - Stephen Colbert

"Look forward to the wonderment of growing up, raising a family and driving by the gas station where the popular kids now work." - Tim Dorsey

"Raising self-centered kids is not good for society, but it's also not good for their own mental health to be completely self-absorbed." - William Damon

"The biggest mistake in helping undeserved kids is not raising the bar high enough. Children will believe if you believe in them." - Oprah Winfrey

"We live in a very modern age and the dynamic of raising kids and being a professional are intersecting a lot more - especially for women." - John Krasinski

"My mom has always been a huge inspiration. She was a single mom raising two kids in New York. Now that is full-on all the time." - Kim Raver

"I am convinced that the reason why my kids have become very fulfilled and achieving human beings is because I wasn't raising them alone." - Gioconda Belli

"I want a certain thing for my children. I just want to be in their life. I don't want nannies raising my kids." - Travis Barker

"Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there's a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it." - Amy Chua

"A good wife is someone who thinks she has done everything right: raising the kids, being there for the husband, being home, trying to do it all." - Julianna Margulies

"Some men dont want to be responsible fathers. Its easier to say Lets just turn the kids over to the state. Women end up bearing the entire load, raising kids alone without a husband to share the parenting." - Tim Huelskamp

"Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids." - Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero

"Liberalism is probably the root of most of the problems they face in life, including raising their kids, including educating their kids, practically every walk of life, because everything today's political." - Rush Limbaugh

"It's also important, particularly for privileged kids, to involve them in charitable activities. It's a way of raising consciousness for your kids so they don't get totally sucked into the materialism and celebrity culture." - Hillary Clinton

"Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids." - Gilbert Hernandez

"Some men don't want to be responsible fathers. It's easier to say 'Let's just turn the kids over to the state.' Women end up bearing the entire load, raising kids alone without a husband to share the parenting." - Tim Huelskamp

"Codi: Gives you the willies, doesn't it? The thought of raising kids in a place where the front yard ends in a two-hundred-foot drop? [referring to cliff dwellings] Loyd: No worse than raising up kids where the front yard ends in a freeway." - Barbara Kingsolver

"other kids pack lunch" - Johnny Depp

"Kids are really cruel." - Teresa Palmer

"Kids are natural scientists." - Alan Alda

"Kids are messy!" - Jennifer Aniston

"I don't love kids." - Miley Cyrus

"I love kids." - Corey Feldman

"We're not raising grass. We're raising boys." - Harmon Killebrew

"My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show. In real life or in between the breaks I was raising two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids who were being paid to be my kids." - Alan Thicke

"I know some African-Americans, they happen to be conservative, they're successful. They, of course, have raised their kids, and kids can't escape in school the history of slavery and all of the horrible things that happened in the past. But they weren't raised that way, and they are not raising their kids to be imprisoned by that. They're raising them to be the best they can be today, to take advantage of the opportunity that exists today." - Rush Limbaugh

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation" - C Everett Koop

"It's true that in chess as in politics, fund-raising and glad-handing matter." - Garry Kasparov

"The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing." - Horace

"Society needs both parents and nonparents, both the work party and the home party. While raising children is the most important work most people will do, not everyone is cut out for parenthood. And, as many a childless teacher has proved, raising kids is not the only important contribution a person can make to their future." - Virginia Postrel

"If you want to be an architect of change by raising great kids, God bless. If you want to do it by raising money for your kid's school, great. If you want to build a garden - whatever it is. Women like myself - they're complicated, and they have a lot of different interests and qualities within them." - Maria Shriver

"I think old school TV shows helped in raising your kids and helped in the way things should be done. Now you just see kids disrespecting their parents, you see kids cursing and all kind of things that shouldn't be done." - Ginuwine

"You have to really respect what your kids are doing with their kids and how they're raising them. You can't push your way into areas where you shouldn't be saying anything. You have to always remember they're not your own kids. Play with them, love them, spoil them to death - then hand them back." - Billy Crystal

"When you're in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you're doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary." - Connie Schultz

"Real life, raising kids and trying to raise them to be good people takes a lot of work. It's all about (appearing) effortless, yet there's so much effort. You do it the best you can." - Kelli Williams

"People are interested in family traditions, and I think a lot of families can benefit from some of the ways that my parents dealt with the challenges of raising four kids." - Ralph Nader

"I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it." - Jane Elliott

"Alzheimer's is a family disease...It requires countless hours of care, which are typically provided by family caregivers...Wi thout professional help, it can be impossible to juggle providing that care with jobs, raising kids or just time for yourself." - Seth Rogen

"It's funny-my married friends tell me all the time, 'What you have is so much easier.' When you're doing it on your own, you don't have to [argue over] how you're raising the kids." - Connie Britton

"You will be raising these kids in your mind your whole life. And they will change you. Your little contribution to it - twenty years from now, they'll be marching off into other things and that's still the legacy you leave." - Bill Ayers

"More and more men are raising children or want to be close to their kids. They don't want to just lead work-obsessed lives and end up 50 years later with an engraved watch." - Gloria Steinem

"The vast majority (over 80 percent) of fast-food and similar low wage service jobs (<$9.24/hr) are held by adults. A quarter are adults over 40. Another quarter are moms raising kids." - David Rolf

"We've got babies raising babies, and it's important for us as responsible adults to go out and do what we can to make sure that our kids are steered in the right direction." - Alonzo Mourning

"Even today, you get criticized if you're staying at home, because you're not doing enough with your life, but you get criticized for being a career woman because you're not raising your kids." - Sarah Drew

"I loved raising my kids. I loved the process, the dirt of it, the tears of it, the frustration of it, Christmas, Easter, birthdays, growth charts, pediatrician appointments. I loved all of it." - Jane Elliot

"This is the other thing: we make the cost of raising kids higher than it has to be just because we feel they need all this stuff, like gadgets, certain schools, and activities that are nice but aren't really necessary." - Patricia Heaton

"My children grew up with one Western parent. My husband doesn't believe in raising his voice with the kids and we don't spank. They were really raised in a half-Asian family." - Amy Chua

"I've had a family my entire adult life; I started raising kids when I was 21. I suspect that being part of a family has probably informed my life as a writer as much as anything else has." - Amy Bloom

"We go to college, live together or marry, and have kids - often with little more thought to the daily routines of raising children than our grandparents gave them, when women by and large stayed at home." - Mona Simpson

"We got babies raising babies, and its important for us as responsible adults to go out and do what we can to make sure that our kids are steered in the right direction." - Alonzo Mourning

"When I did 'Dancing With the Stars,' I got literally thousands of emails from people saying, 'We relate to you. I've been divorced. I'm raising kids on my own.' Or, 'You've had money. You've lost money.'" - Marie Osmond

"So many white kids, English kids - we had no culture." - Robert Plant

"There has been, for some reason (or more likely an unfortunate accumulation of reasons) a trend over the past several decades for parents to do the work of parenting in the isolation of their own homes - and not only that, this trend has overlapped with the other trend of much deeper parent involvement in raising kids. That you also represent trend No. 3, more people raising kids solo, has only exacerbated a close-to-no-win situation." - Carolyn Hax

"My kids can't eat awards." - Pitbull

"Timid salesmen have skinny kids." - Zig Ziglar

"Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"Some of these kids are spending more time with the coaches than they are with their parents. The coach is supposed to be raising these kids, not belittling them and talking to them like the world is coming to an end." - Ray Lewis

"Raising kids these days is hard. I'm the second to last child in my family. I think it's tough; I have two kids, I see them and I feel like I see things in them; they awaken the inner child in you." - Gore Verbinski

"When it comes to raising civilized kids there are no hard rules, but there are two things on which most parents agree: Boys are generally wilder than girls, and adolescents are wilder than kids of any other age. If you've got an adolescent boy, you're in the sweet spot for trouble." - Jeffrey Kluger

"I know about raising money." - Nancy Pelosi

"Kids don't lack capacity, only teachers." - Jim Rohn

"Adults are only kids grown up" - Walt Disney

"Don't just parent your kids, develop them." - Robin S. Sharma

"There's nothing more fun than entertaining kids." - Jerry Seinfeld

"Live as you wish your kids would." - Anonymous

"Give your kids time to dream." - Judith Warner

"You can't save kids just with vaccines." - Melinda Gates

"Remember kids, I have life insurance." - Adam Savage

"I'm the youngest of seven kids." - Seann William Scott

"What I wanted originally was six kids." - Evangeline Lilly

"My kids are doing just great." - Tiger Woods

"I love teaching; I love little kids." - Cynthia Voigt

"My kids learned to be independent." - Andie Macdowell

"From the beginning of my days, it comes right back down to my parents. Raising all the kids. They really taught me principles of hard work, honesty and integrity. Those are the things that will always carry with you. My brother and I carry on those qualities that my parents have taught us. It helps keep me in check." - Charlie Brenneman

"Shall I tell you something I've been noticing? The mistrust this society has for women. All kinds of experts and officials are terrified because so many women are working. They really think that women have to be coerced into having babies and raising kids." - Marge Piercy

"My most important inspirational job that I do is raising those kids. That's my job. And that's where my ambition goes. But I have a life. I'm not only their mother. I'm still who I was before, I just don't get to be it all the time." - Pat Benatar

"Raising your kids vegetarian is a great way to encourage them to do the opposite of what you want! But the goal is not to have them have the same values that I have. It's to have them act on their values." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"He would read up on parenting, if he thought it would help, but his errors always seemed too basic for the manuals. "Always tell your kids they have siblings..." He couldn't imagine any child-raising guru taking the trouble to write that down. Maybe there was a gap in the market." - Nick Hornby

"After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavours and from there it just blossomed. I have always had to have an outlet for my creativity and when my life became more about raising my family than the bright lights of show business exploring my photo art was a great outlet for me." - Angela Cartwright

"My mother was a woman. A black woman. A single mother. Raising two kids on her own. So she was dark skinned. Had short hair. Got no love from nobody except for a group called the Black Panthers. So that's why she was a Black Panther." - Tupac Shakur

"Melinda [Gates] has been my partner in raising the kids and I went from before I met her, intentionally having an unbalanced life, to having a more balanced life with all sorts of fun things that she and I do together." - Bill Gates

"Kids are a lesson every day, and being married is a lesson every day, but I think having a boutique and running it with my husband and having our careers and raising children was something that was really an eye-opener all the time." - Lisa Rinna

"I have the lived experience of a Black man in America, also raising Black kids, but I also have the lived experience of being a responsible person who is responsible for the resourcing and the outfitting of a law enforcement agency." - Andrew Gillum

"I think we knew that this would be just like raising the kids together, this would be a fun thing to do in partnership. And you know, we're so lucky because we get to hire in very smart people. We get to partner with governments like the Canadian Development Organization - CIDA, USAID - tonnes of scientists doing this work. This is fascinating." - Bill Gates

"I am raising my children with the Christian faith and life lessons I was taught. I am equipping them with all of the information and guidance as a parent and hope they will make sound decisions. The most important thing is to teach kids to stand firm in what they believe and not be swayed by detractors no matter what the subject matter." - Gretchen Carlson

"After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed. I have always had to have an outlet for my creativity and when my life became more about raising my family than the bright lights of show business exploring my photo art was a great outlet for me." - Angela Cartwright

"In raising children, life brings forth those things where you do what you should never have done and what I taught you never to do. And when my kids have done those things, I just kind of look at them and say, 'Now you know life.'" - George Foreman

"My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages." - Matt Gonzalez

"I don't even know if I have kind of a personal, like a take or a mental manual of how I'm raising kids. It's really - I think with everybody, it's just day-to-day and you just try to deal with every situation as they come." - Steve Carell

"When most artists walk offstage, they go to a lonely hotel room. I went home to my family. They were there before the show, during and after. It's been great. I never would have done it any other way. I wasn't gonna miss raising my kids. There was no way that was gonna happen." - Gloria Estefan

"My younger sister had kids before I did, and managed to earn a master's degree while raising them as a single parent. Now she's a brilliant second-grade teacher. I'm in awe of her ability to juggle everything and still be a great mother." - Idina Menzel

"My greatest inspiration is my mother, the bravest person I ever knew. She overcame incredible odds, worked while raising two kids, and made it all look incredibly simple. Even in her final days succumbing to cancer, she fought like a champion." - Safra A Catz

"I'm a single parent, and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it." - Rick Moranis

"Hillary Clinton famously talked about how raising a child takes a village. Except our society isn't set up that way. We're organized in nuclear units, and a single mom can ask her friends only so many times for help picking up the kids." - Katharine Weymouth

"I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people's needs into account; you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy." - Dee Dee Myers

"I'm not my mother. And so I'm not raising my kids in the same way. I don't respond in the same way. We don't spend our days in the same way because I don't necessarily enjoy the same things she likes to do." - Maggie Smith

"I'm the youngest of six kids, and when a you're living in such a big family, you never really become an adult, and I'm so happy about that. At my 34, I think, "Even if I end up becoming a dad or something down the road, I don't think I'm ever going to be an adult. I'll just be a kid raising a kid."." - Tim Kasher

"I have prevented my kids from watching MTV at home. It's not safe for kids." - Tom Freston

"Some kids do drugs. Some kids light stuff on fire. Me, I eat oats." - Jordan Sonnenblick

"If kids really made all the parents better, there wouldn't be crazy kids in the world." - Vincent Cassel

"I live in L.A. because my kids do. Home is where my kids are for me." - Nas

"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." - Walt Disney

"I've helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids." - Michael Jackson

"People think about autism as something with kids. Well, those kids grow up." - Jason Katims

"We are teaching kids to fail. We need to teach our kids to succeed." - John Catsimatidis

"But my kids, my brothers' kids - they think about trying to top what we did." - Damon Wayans

"I'd like to work with kids in special education - younger kids." - John Madden

"Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough." - E W Howe

"I have no intention of raising taxes" - William J Clinton

"In the, world there are only two ways of raising one's self, either by one's own industry or by the weakness of others." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Effective fund-raising is based on relationships." - Jeffrey Deitch

"We rule out raising taxes this year." - Luis De Guindos

"The feminists taught us about consciousness-raising." - Richard Dawkins

"I used to love hand raising." - Chris Matthews

"Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs." - Marco Rubio

"Raising George Walker was not easy." - Barbara Bush

"I'm not raising the children-I'm raising the grown-ups that they're going to be." - Louis C K

"Raising the minimum wage means raising the living wage - and that's good news for Ohio." - Sherrod Brown

"I've heard that story about kids are high naturally, but I've seen kids that aren't high, kids who've had the high taken out of them." - Cass Elliot

"Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time" - Kevin Heath



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