101 Selfish Parents Quotes

 

In this article we will list 101 Selfish Parents Quotes. Parents are the best protectors of children. They are the first teachers, coaches, guardians and friends that your kids have in life. They play a huge role in shaping their values, beliefs, goals and dreams.

As a result, parents need to be good role models to their children so they can lead them towards success in life. However, not all parents are good people who take these responsibilities seriously enough. Some of them don’t even think twice about using their children in order to fulfill their own selfish agendas.

101 Selfish Parents Quotes

Parenting is a big challenge, especially when you have more than one child or when there are other necessary responsibilities that have to be fulfilled. This does not mean that you should become a parent only if you are ready for it. Being a parent means having all the responsibilities of parenting, plus all the responsibilities that come with being a parent.

Even then, parenting is not easy but it is well worth it. Everything is worth it, even the sacrifice that is needed to be made. It is an honor to be a parent. As parents, you are the ones who give birth to your children and you are the ones who teach them how to live their lives.

If you want your child to come out of life with positive values and good morals that will help him become successful in life, then you have to do everything that it takes for him or her to succeed.

Selfish parents were not easy on their children and failed to invest in them because they didn’t put their own needs first. They were so self-absorbed that they used guilt and manipulation to get their children to do what they wanted.

These Selfish Parents Quotes are for all the parents who think they’re wonderful and don’t really understand how bad parenting could actually be, just like these parents.

Below are 101 Selfish Parents Quotes:

1 – 25 of 101 Selfish Parents Quotes

1. “You don’t have to love your child. You just have to want him.” – Mike Tyson

2. “We’re all selfish monkeys, basically.” – Michael J. Fox

3. “Every child needs two parents. I mean really needs two parents, not two fat ones that get divorced and one has to move in with the dog.” – Jack Nicholson

4. “The happiest I’ve ever seen a child was when he took his first steps.” – Abraham Lincoln

5. “I don’t make mistakes; I make decisions. I call this decision making.” – Dwight Eisenhower

6. “You are not your job. And your boss is not your baby.” – Mark Manson

7. “Children are our most valuable resources, and one of the most important resources that we have available to us is family.” – President George W. Bush

8. “I don’t know how you raise children, but I know how to throw a party.” – Bob Marley

9. “I don’t have a perfect life, but I have an imperfect child.” – Cookie Lyon

10. “Parents are supposed to talk about consequences when they are in the same room with their kids.” – Dr. Phil

11. “Kids need parents who know when to say what and how to say it.” – Jim Carrey

12. “My father was the most selfish man I ever knew, yet I loved him.” – Audrey Hepburn

13. “My dad says that I’m not old; I’m mature. My mother says that I’m not wise; I’m experienced.” – Charles Dickens

14. “I don’t care if your hair is gray, reach over and pat my head – honey, you’d feel like a fool.” – Shirley Temple Black

15. “There is no devil; there are only good people doing bad things under the influence of conflicting ideologies.” – Yehudi Menuhin

16. “You have to have a kid or you can’t have a dog.” – Calvin Trillin

17. “My kids aren’t going to be ordinary.” – Madonna Ciccone

18. “I’m a kid from the suburbs, so I’m really good at being bored.” – Jenna Fischer

19. “No family is normal, except for mine.” – Heather McGee

20. “My parents wanted me to have a serious family, not just live in the moment.” – Kevin Smith

21. “If you want your kids to be smart, then have another kid.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

22. “I never had very good role models for what it is to be an adult.” – Sarah Michelle Gellar

23. “We are never so small as when we are children, and never so big as when we are fathers or mothers.” – James Baldwin

24. “I am this terrible, terrible father who has worked hard on his career and saw my kids every other weekend.” – Mel Gibson

25. “Kids just use us as a time machine to see what life was like when they were young.” – Lonny Chapman

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26. “The child is not just parent’s responsibility, it is society’s responsibility. That child must be given the opportunity to grow up in a healthy environment that enables him to become a responsible and productive member of society.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

27. “The most important thing in parenting is not to have the perfect plan, but to present your children with a lot of different plans so they can find their own way.” – Bill Cosby

28. “When I was at college my friends were always fighting with their parents saying ‘I hate you, you’re such an idiot’. I never got into that because I always had a strong bond with my parents.” – Natalie Portman

29. “To me, the most important thing is having someone in your life who can read you like a book.” – Natalie Portman

30. “I love the word ‘parenting.'” – Michael J. Fox

31. “If children aren’t allowed to be mad, they cannot learn to manage anger and they certainly cannot learn to handle sadness.” – Bill Cosby

32. “So many of our kids are doing terribly, and we need to figure out how to reach these kids before it’s too late.” – Bill Cosby

33. “We all need a little bit of our mom and we all need a little bit of our dad.” – Bill Cosby

34. “I think it should be considered a moral imperative to raise your child as you would want him to be.” – Bill Cosby

35. “The first day of school is the best day, because you know that’s the beginning, and everything else has been leading up to that.” – Bill Cosby

36. “I always wanted to be the kind of dad who would give my son a hug instead of a high-five.” – Bill Cosby

37. “You don’t have to love your child; you just have to want him. You don’t have to be his friend; you just have to like him.” – Mike Tyson

38. “How do you tell your kids not to do something that is obviously bad for them?” – Mike Tyson

39. “So many of our kids are doing terribly and we need to figure out how to reach these kids before it’s too late.” – Bill Cosby

40. “When I was a kid, I wasn’t the best student in school, but I always loved homework because it gave me time alone with God.” – Bill Cosby

41. “I think the problem with the world today is that there are no good role models.’ – Bill Cosby

42. “I think parents have a very difficult time telling their kids, don’t do it! Because most of us did it.” – Bill Cosby

43. “Kids need parents who know when to say what and how to say it.” – Dr. Phil

44. “Parents are supposed to talk about consequences when they are in the same room with their kids.” – Dr. Phil

45. “My mother always said that if you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all.” – Dr. Phil

46. “I believe in trying to make my kids feel good about themselves and sometimes we fail, but we try.” – Bill Cosby

47. “Kids need parents who know when to say what and how to say it.” – Dr. Phil

48. “There’s always someone who’s motivated more than you.” – Tim Ferriss

49. “You can’t really do anything with an idea until you know how to do it. And the only way to learn how to do it is to go do it.” – Pat Flynn

50. “If you can’t be inspired by somebody who’s doing something they love, then I don’t think there is any hope for you.” – Tucker Max

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51. “The thing I like about rules is that they give you something to push against, they give you a challenge, and there’s always an exception.” – Tucker Max

52. “It’s not just good people who don’t want to kill; it’s everyone.” – Tucker Max

53. “The way the world’s going, I’m 99% sure I am never going to be able to make it work with kids. It’s too hard.” – Tucker Max

54. “people offer their kids less freedom than they do freedom.” – Tucker Max

55. “I think the way humans communicate is always by manipulating others in some way, shape or form.” – Tucker Max

56. “Healthy relationships are when you give each other space and each other room to be yourself, and to express yourself when you’re feeling angry.” – Tucker Max

57. “The thing I like about rules is that they give you something to push against, they give you a challenge, and there’s always an exception.” – Tucker Max

58. “The world needs more people who are willing to say what they think, do what they do, and be who they are.” – Tucker Max

59. “If I could say one thing to kids it would be, ‘You can do anything. You can change anything.” – Tucker Max

60. “I think the way humans communicate is always by manipulating others in some way, shape or form.” – Tucker Max

61. “I want to be able to say to my kids, ‘This is what I’m doing, and this is why. This is why I’m working so hard.'” – Tucker Max

62. “I can’t give you any kind of definite answer. I don’t like, I don’t hate them.” – Tucker Max

63. “That’s what’s wrong with the world today– nobody wants to get married anymore.” – Tucker Max

64. “I love beating up people that talk about other people who aren’t there.” – Tucker Max

65. “You can always tell which books your parents did not want you to read by looking at the ones you did read. Books you read on your own are never the ones they told you to read.” – Tucker Max

66. “I think the problem with the world today is that there are no good role models.” – Bill Cosby

67. “Healthy relationships are when you give each other space and each other room to be yourself, and to express yourself when you’re feeling angry.” – Tucker Max

68. “I want to be able to say to my kids, ‘This is what I’m doing, and this is why. This is why I’m working so hard.'” – Tucker Max

69. “It’s not just good people who don’t want to kill; it’s everyone. I think the most important thing I’ve learned from my father is that people from all different kinds of backgrounds can work together.” – Tucker Max

70. “The most important things in life are family, friendship, and finding a way to make a living that you’re happy with.” – Tucker Max

71. “I think the world needs more people who are willing to say what they think, do what they do, and be who they are.” – Tucker Max

72. “People offer their kids less freedom than they do freedom.” – Tucker Max

73. “I think the most important things in life are family, friendship, and finding a way to make a living that you’re happy with.” – Tucker Max

74. “There’s always someone who’s motivated more than you.” – Tim Ferriss

75. “We need to start thinking about who our kids are. We need to really know them.” – Bill Cosby

76 – 101 of 101 Selfish Parents Quotes

76. “I am so very proud of you!” – Tim Ferriss

77. “You can never improve your reputation without improving your reputation” – Pablo Picasso

78. “With each problem that you solve, you learn something. And with each new problem that you have, you become better at solving it.” – Bill Gates

79. “Where did you hear ‘inspiring’ and ‘challenging’ in the same sentence before?” – George Carlin

80. “I’m going to give my kids a very specific set of rules I have chosen myself based on what I want for them.” – Bill Cosby

81. “Whatever it is that’s scary to kids … they’re gonna be exposed to it when they’re teenagers, and all the things that scare us when we were kids are going to be exposed by our kids.” – Bill Cosby

82. “The way the world’s going, I’m 99% sure I am never going to be able to make it work with kids. It’s too hard.” – Tucker Max

83. “I want to be able to say to my kids, ‘This is what I’m doing, and this is why. This is why I’m working so hard.'” – Tucker Max

84. “The thing that makes you human isn’t where you’re born or how big you are or what color your skin is or how much money you have or how much education you have — it’s whether or not you feel empathy for others.” – Bill Cosby

85. “That’s what’s wrong with the world today– nobody wants to get married anymore.” – Tucker Max

86. “Abuse of alcohol is a symptom of a sick society.” – Bill Cosby

87. “I think the most important thing I’ve learned from my father is that people from all different kinds of backgrounds can work together.” – Tucker Max

88. “My dad was born poor and grew up poor, but he never called himself that. He never used that word. He said, ‘I’m just trying to do the best I can.'” – George Carlin

89. “No one has ever gotten anything positive out of their past relationships. You can get lessons and you can get experience, but you cannot get positivity and happiness and enjoyment and fun out of your past relationships.” – Tim Ferriss

90. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

91. “The way the world’s going, I’m 99% sure I am never going to be able to make it work with kids. It’s too hard.” – Tucker Max

92. “The problem is that we’re not teaching respect for other people or compassion or consideration or how to humanize other people.” – Bill Cosby

93. “Just because someone else did something doesn’t mean you should do it. And just because someone did something and it worked out for them doesn’t mean that it’s going to work out for you.” – Tucker Max

94. “The most important things in life are family, friendship, and finding a way to make a living that you’re happy with.” – Tucker Max

95. “I think the most important things in life are family, friendship, and finding a way to make a living that you’re happy with.” – Tucker Max

96. “Anything worth doing will always be challenging; it’s the main reason people don’t do what they say they want to do.” – Tim Ferriss

97. “The most important things in life are family, friendship, and finding a way to make a living that you’re happy with.” – Tucker Max

98. “I think the most important things in life are family, friendship, and finding a way to make a living that you’re happy with.” – Tucker Max

99. “We all have goals in our lives. I want to be able to say to my kids, ‘This is what I’m doing, and this is why. This is why I’m working so hard.'” – Tucker Max

100. “It’s something that hits you very hard when you’re a kid because it comes out of nowhere.” – Dennis Hopper

101. “When I was in high school, nobody made fun of the popular kids, so I had to learn to protect myself.” – Diane Sawyer

Conclusion: Selfish Parents Quotes

No matter what you say or what you do, your parents or guardians will always treat you like a kid no matter how old you get. So if that’s the case, why even bother when they can be such selfish people?

It’s all about the conversations when they’re not around. Teach them when they’re not around and don’t take it for granted and treat yourself right so that they’ll treat you right by example.

And remember: No matter how much money or prestige your parents have, it won’t stop them from being self-centered and treating their kids like their own entitled children. You can get a lot of things from your parents, so don’t get mad when they’re being selfish.

Learn from them, but don’t take things out of context. And if you can learn something in the process, even better! Because in the end, it’s not all about you; it’s about them. And if they didn’t raise you like this, then respect their wishes and make your own way in life!

These were 101 Selfish Parents Quotes that hopefully gave you some insight on what to do the next time when your parents act like selfish people.

 

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