Parents Love Sayings and Quotes

| | Reviewed by: Rose Smith
Updated: December 7, 2023 | Published:


Parental love is unparalleled, filled with endless affection, sacrifices, and a bond that transcends time.

Dive into our curated collection of quotes and sayings that beautifully encapsulate this special bond. Let these words reflect your love and gratitude for your parents.

List of 50 Parents Love Sayings and Quotes

Parents Love Sayings and Quotes

Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving.    

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.

Ann Brashares

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.

Mitch Albom

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

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.

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

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.     

Kobe Bryant

By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. 

No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.

Brad Meltzer

A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.

Robert Brault

Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.     

Barbara Walters

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

In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well.

Wm. Paul Young

A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.     

Japanese Proverb

Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents

Abraham Lincoln

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.     

Henry Ward Beecher

As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel

Kevin Heath

Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time     

Kevin Heath

Parents Love Sayings

Parents must get across the idea that “I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.

Amy Vanderbilt

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.

Helen Rice

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.


No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.     

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.     

Tenneva Jordan

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.     

Honore de Balzac

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

Erich Fromm

Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever.

J.K. Rowling

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

That’s the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and – in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love – you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.

Anne Lamott

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.     

Brian Tracy

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.     

Barbara Bush

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

Miguel De Cervantes

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.

Don’t throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.     

Dr. James Dobson

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings

Hodding Carter

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry     

Alvin Price

A mother understands what a child does not say     

Jewish Proverb

Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly

W. Cecil

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear     


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

Charles R. Swindoll

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

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.     

Elizabeth Stone

When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents.

Japanese Proverb

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.     

O. A. Battista

Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you’re telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.     

Bill Cosby


In conclusion, these quotes and sayings beautifully distill the essence of a parent’s love.

Treasure the bond between parent and daughter with our expansive collection of over 400 insightful and heartfelt daughter quotes. Express your love, pride, and hopes for your daughter in words that echo your feelings. Don’t miss out on finding that perfect quote today!

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No matter the distance or age, a parent’s love remains steadfast and enduring. Let these heartfelt sentiments inspire, comfort you, or help express your feelings to your beloved parents.


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