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"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much." - Jackie Kennedy

"There are so many ebbs and flows in life, but when you're raising small children, your family means everything." - Uma Thurman

"I am not very tough with raising my children, but you can argue that to be more tough will help your children." - Lars Von Trier

"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 raising the children-I'm raising the grown-ups that they're going to be." - Louis C K

"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

"This is a truism of child-raising, of course - whatever you give special time and attention to cooking, your children will despise and reject, with annoying gagging sounds." - Marni Jackson

"Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly." - Thomas S Monson

"Don't worry about trying to do a perfect job. There is no perfect job. There is no one way of raising your children." - Benjamin Spock

"We're raising children who have little tolerance for disappointment" - Brene Brown

"When you raise girls, you're raising children for strangers." - Maxine Hong Kingston

"Raising children has made me more patient and selfless." - Candace Cameron

"My philosophy is I'm raising future adults, not children." - Usher

"Raising children uses every bit of your being - your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them." - Nicole Ari Parker

"It is not a church's job to spiritually develop your children. Scripturally, it is the job of the parents. The church body is supposed to support parents in raising children, not replace them." - George Barna

"It is not a church's job to spiritually develop your children. Scripturally, it is the job of the parents. The church body is supposed to support parents in raising children, not replace them." - George Barna

"Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip, for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in." - Ray Bradbury

"There's plenty to read about keeping your sanity while raising children, but it's all common-sense stuff about task division and taking breaks and the relentlessly repeated magic of date night with your spouse. What's missing is some 'tude." - Jeffrey Kluger

"It's hard to think of anything that is more socially beneficial than raising children well. It needs to be valued and respected, I believe by everyone in public life regardless of your political party." - Kerry Healey

"I think there's a settled quality, there's a gravitas that comes with aging and with being a parent because you certainly come to recognize that there's nothing else that takes greater priority than raising your children." - Benjamin Bratt

"When you parent, it's crucial you realize you aren't raising a mini-me, but a spirit throbbing with its own signature. For this reason, it's important to separate who you are from who each of your children is. Children aren't ours to possess or own in any way. When we know this in the depths of our soul, we tailor our raising of them to their needs, rather than molding them to fit our needs." - Shefali Tsabary

"Playing golf is like raising children. You keep thinking you'll do better next time." - Charles E. McKenzie

"OF COURSE I'd like to be the ideal mother. But I'm too busy raising children." - Bil Keane

"We're a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children." - Brene Brown

"If you don't believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children." - Thomas Sowell

"Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes." - Eberhard Arnold

"Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes." - Eberhard Arnold

"Raising children pushed me to walk the walk and practice life as I preach it." - Candace Cameron

"Raising children changes everything. It's a complete cliche to say that, but it's really true." - Christopher Gorham

"Marriage is about raising children. That's the purpose of the institution." - Rush Limbaugh

"Raising children is the hardest job that there is on the face of the Earth." - Ann Romney

"What you discovered about yourself in raising children wasn't always agreeable or attractive." - Jonathan Franzen

"While raising my children, I would like to take on other challenges." - Ryoko Tani

"I believed in raising my children as I had been raised." - Boris Becker

"With the amount of money I have, it's difficult raising children the way I was raised." - Adam Sandler

"Single mothers are raising more of America's children than ever before." - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

"I think children learn from example. I don't believe in raising them in an authoritative atmosphere." - Kent Mccord

"Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science." - Bruno Bettelheim

"As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is." - Hilary Rosen

"My parents were just searching for an alternative way of raising their children." - Joaquin Phoenix

"We're not raising children with the love that we need to." - Bill Cosby

"I see myself raising my children in Europe, probably in Paris." - Diane Kruger

"I'll never get sick of raising my children, but other people might get sick of them." - Brian Michael Bendis

"My husband and I had five biological children but we also have been raising 23 foster children." - Michele Bachmann

"I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don't want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option - it isn't." - Carl Paladino

"I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don't want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option - it isn't." - Carl Paladino

"It's sad but true that if you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child's nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide, and mentor, your days take on a very different cast." - Joyce Maynard

"Before I married, I had three theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories." - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

"Before I married, I had three theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories." - John Wilmot

"We created a way of raising standards of living that we can't possibly pass on to our children." - Joseph J. Romm

"What she did have, after raising two children, was the equivalent of a PhD in mothering and my undying respect." - Barbara Delinsky

"I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't." - Dee Dee Myers

"When it comes to raising children, I believe in give and take. I give orders and they take 'em." - Bernie Mac

"Character, not passion keeps marriages together long enough to do their work of raising children into mature, responsible, productive citizens." - Frank Pittman

"There are so many common occurrences in raising children that people just can't seem to figure out." - Andy Andrews

"Raising children was not designed for single parents. (Which is why divorce was such a taboo prior to birth control)." - Warren Farrell

"Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry." - Democritus

"All of us in our administration worked hard to support families in raising their children and succeeding at work." - William J Clinton

"Whether it's making a film or raising my children, personally I'm striving to do the right things and to learn." - Tom Cruise

"It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential." - Brad Henry

"I have been in private law practice in New York City, where my husband and I are raising our children." - Wendy E Long

"In considering the ledger equal, understand the greatest gift you have given your parents is the opportunity to raise you. The things a child gets from parents can't compare to the things a parent gets from raising a child. Only by experiencing this can you understand the degree to which children give meaning to parents' lives." - Frank Pittman

"We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way." - Hillary Clinton

"Rather than the word career, I prefer to discuss how you make a positive I pact on the world. This could mean raising your children, professional activities, non-profit work, or various other actions you take that impact others. I have found that, at all ages, people want to be needed and play a role in impacting the world." - Robert S. Kaplan

"Raising children has given me a compassionate and gracious heart for all children and people, realizing we don't always know the circumstances behind closed doors." - Candace Cameron

"She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Vegetarian is like raising a kid Mennonite. It's difficult but not that different. Raising your kid vegan is like being Amish. A totally different world." - Victoria Moran

"So I saved your life, and you repaid me by raising Kronos. That's fair." - Rick Riordan

"The consciousness-raising, the advocacy, the passion, the youth of your movement is so critical." - Hillary Clinton

"Brought to you by raising your voice. The next best thing to being right." - Demetri Martin

"Here's the progression. Feminism won; you can have it all; of course you want children; mothers are better at raising children than fathers; of course your children come first; of course you come last; today's children need constant attention, cultivation, and adoration, or they'll become failures and hate you forever; you don't want to fail at that; it's easier for mothers to abandon their work and their dreams than for fathers; you don't want it all anymore (which is good because you can't have it all); who cares about equality, you're too tired; and whoops-here we are in 1954." - Susan J. Douglas

"Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun." - Kanye West

"Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life." - Proverbs

"Children make your life important." - Erma Bombeck

"Hillary Clinton is raising your taxes and I'm lowering your taxes. That in itself is a big difference." - Donald Trump

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

"One thing I know for sure about raising children is that every single day a kid needs discipline.... But also every single day a kid needs a break." - Anne Lamott

"Raising children is a journey generously sprinkled with what many view as teachable moments, perhaps none as challenging as those surrounding faith and religion." - Judy Woodruff

"The deepest change begins with men raising children as much as women do and women being equal actors in the world outside the home." - Gloria Steinem

"I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years." - Erma Bombeck

"I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports." - Arthur Ashe

"I realize now what a great job my wife Michelle did, not only in raising our children, Melissa, Amy, Dustin, and Jenna, but in taking care of me." - Robin Yount

"The secret to raising children is to love them... And teach them to operate in a way you can tolerate them the best." - Bob Saget

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

"At that Mother got proper blazing, And thank you, sir, kindly, said she. What, waste all our lives raising children To feed ruddy Lions? Not me!" - Marriott Edgar

"We must acknowledge that bearing and raising children is not some pesky, peripheral activity that we engage in, but the whole point." - Susan Maushart

"I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: 'Checkout Time is 18 years.'" - Erma Bombeck

"Gay and lesbian people, and the children they are raising, wrongfully face discrimination, and I want them to know that I'm on their side." - Juan Pablo Galavis

"I got kind of burned out, so I moved to Florida. I was down there for 10 or 12 years, raising children." - Lee Majors

"Our children need strong families raising them with sturdy virtues, not to be smothered in the cold arms of the state." - Margaret Thatcher

"Raising or caring for children requires sacrifice and service, which, I believe, heals us from the destructive forces of self-centeredness." - Richard Paul Evans

"My favourite place is at home with my family. My career is really raising my children. I'm still waiting for clarity on the future." - Withered Hand

"I think a man and a woman, on a whole array of issues, including raising children, have differences, and then you work them through." - Teresa Heinz

"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

"Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period." - Eric Braeden

"Having children and raising them will bring new purpose and new life to Heaven. It will not be the end of everything, but the beginning!" - David Berg

"Art, not unlike raising children... may entail much sacrifice and periods of despair, but, with luck, the effort will produce something that outlives you." - Michael Kimmelman

"I think it's important to show a husband and a wife together, in a room, raising children, because you don't see that anymore." - Tyler Perry

"I would never say out loud that I am raising my children alone, but a lot of the time it has felt like that." - Liberty Ross

"Either you are a good Virgo or a crazy Virgo! The good Virgo side of me is educating and raising the children - being there for them." - Carine Roitfeld

"Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up. People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people." - George Will

"Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made." - Bill Cosby

"The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother." - Cheryl Tiegs

"Our need for certainty in an endeavor as uncertain as raising children makes explicit 'how-to-parent' strategies both seductive and dangerous." - Brene Brown

"Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children." - Brene Brown

"God put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That's our job. Raising children and helping the community, that's preparing for the next generation." - Dikembe Mutombo

"The typical minimum wage earner is a provider and a breadwinner - most likely a woman - responsible for paying bills, running a household and raising children." - Thomas Perez

"No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night!" - Lauren Hutton

"Marriages are failing, and mothers are raising their children alone. Many women would rather remain alone than marry a man who can't contribute anything to the family's income." - Hanna Rosin

"I think that parents ought to get some idea of how the so- called "experts" have changed their advice over the decades, so that they won't take them deadly seriously, and so that if the parent has the strong feeling, "I don't like this advice," the parent won't feel compelled to follow it. . . . So don't worry about trying to do a perfect job. There is no perfect job. There is no one way of raising your children." - Benjamin Spock

"For me and movies - and it is kind of similar to motherhood and raising your children - I always feel like there's more you can do, and I don't know if that's particularly a female quality. I don't know how dads feel, but there's definitely a never say die, no stone unturned, never give up a minute that you could be pushing it down the road and try to make it better." - Suzanne Todd

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

"Hillary Clinton is raising your taxes, folks. You can look at me. She's raising your taxes really high. And what that's going to do is a disaster for the country." - Donald Trump

"You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes." - Mother Jones

"In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments," - Tulsi Gabbard

"In the military, I learned that "leadership" means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments," - Tulsi Gabbard

"In the military, I learned that 'leadership' means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments." - Tulsi Gabbard

"Raising awareness, changing the marketplace, effecting spiritual change - whatever it is that you decide is your thing, go for it." - Stone Gossard

"One of the most lethal mistakes a public official can make is raising taxes and not paying your own." - Josh Mandel

"It's always about finding the right balance between answering some questions and raising new ones to keep your story going." - Oren Peli

"The state doesn't own your children. Parents own the children." - Rand Paul

"The state does' own your children. Parents own the children." - Rand Paul

"The state doesn't own your children. Parents own the children." - Rand Paul

"Thousands of years of human history have shown that the ideal setting for children to grow up is with a mother and a father committed to one another, living together, and sharing the responsibility of raising their children." - Marco Rubio

"Your children need your presence more than your presents." - Jesse Jackson

"And there, row upon row, with the soft gleam of flowers opened at morning, with the light of this June sun glowing through a faint skin of dust, would stand the dandelion wine. Peer through it at the wintry day - the snow melted to grass, the trees were reinhabitated with bird, leaf, and blossoms like a continent of butterflies breathing on the wind. And peering through, color sky from iron to blue. Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in" - Ray Bradbury

"Praise your children openly, reprove them secretly." - William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

"Your children get only one childhood." - Regina Brett

"Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Did your great-grandfather have any children?" - Fern Britton

"Children reinvent your world for you." - Susan Sarandon

"Having children really changes your priorities." - Cindy Crawford

"Nobody can teach you love. Love you have to find yourself, within your being, by raising your consciousness to higher levels." - Rajneesh

"You spend some time raising a child in London, carrying it around on one side of your body - it puts your back out!" - Matthew William Goode

"Coaching to me is correcting mistakes and trying to get your players to think. If raising your voice occasionally gets them to think better, then that's called coaching." - Steve Spurrier

"You spend some time raising a child in London, carrying it around on one side of your body - it puts your back out!" - Matthew Goode

"Love can produce the children, but it has nothing to do with the raising of the children. I grew up thinking, 'Oh, that's it. All I have to do is fall in love.' You may think love will change everything, but it really is different with children. Children don't necessarily bring you together; they challenge you." - Brooke Shields

"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

"Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now, doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the future...If you are still in the process of raising children be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled, will disappear all too soon, and that you will, to your surprise, miss them, profoundly." - Thomas S Monson

"Where you raise your children isn't as important as how you raise your children." - Ryan Phillippe

"I want your heart, I want to eat your children." - Mike Tyson

"While your children are sleeping, your puppy is crappin'." - Frank Zappa

"Never allow your enemies to educate your children." - Malcolm X

"Choose your wife as you wish your children to be." - Proverbs

"You can't live your life through your children." - Carl Lewis

"Raising Black children-female and male-in the mouth of a racist, sexist, suicidal dragon is perilous and chancy. If they cannot love and resist at the same time, they will probably not survive." - Audre Lorde

"I have several friends that have outlasted both of my marriages that are raising wonderful children together that have been together in gay unions for over 25 years. So they're doing a better job than I am!" - Vanessa L. Williams

"It is strange but true that although we may have learned all sorts of important facts while raising our own children, when we become grandparents we still tend to forget a whole lot of things we knew." - Eda LeShan

"Life is all about making choices and I'm very happy with mine. I have had a wonderful time raising four children and I've also been lucky to have the support of a wonderful husband." - Meryl Streep

"The whole process of raising a family is one of perfecting our own lives. That which we transmit consciously and unconsciously to our children in their rearing in the home and in the community must be the best within us." - Henry D. Moyle



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