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    • The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
    • The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
      O Magazine, May 2003, by Elain Heffner
    • For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
      The Odyssey, by Homer
    • The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
    • My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.
    • The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
    • A mother only does her children harm if she makes them the only concern of her life.
      The Razor's Edge, 1943, by William Somerset Maugham
    • Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
    • Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.
      Invisible Monsters, 1999, by Chuck Palahniuk
    • The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.
      O Magazine, May 2003, by Anna Quindlen
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