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50 Brilliant Quotes for Parents When You Feel Tired

We all need motivation to keep us going. Children need motivation. Adults need motivation. Motivation has many benefits such as building self-confidence. Use these 50 quotes for parents to motivate you as you go on your parenting journey.

  1. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  2. “That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” –Ivan Turgenev
  3. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” –Sue Atkins
  4. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth
  5. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes―understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” ―Arianna Huffington
  6. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right―for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” —Unknown
  8. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” —Elon Musk
  9. “The hard days are what make you stronger.” ―Aly Raisman
  10. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ―Roy T. Bennett
  11. “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ―Unknown
  13. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.” ―Christine Caine
  14. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ―Arthur Ashe
  15. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine―and shadows will fall behind you.” ―Walt Whitman
  16. “I never lose. Either I win or learn.” ―Nelson Mandela
  17. “Don’t compare yourself to others. Be like the sun and the moon and shine when it’s your time.” ―Unknown
  18. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” ―Chantal Sutherland
  19. “If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” ―Tony Gaskins

  1. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ―C.S. Lewis
  2. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ―Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
  3. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.“ ―Jennifer Lopez
  4. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ―Thomas A. Edison
  5. “The road to success is always under construction.” Lily Tomlin
  6. “Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything, otherwise, we’re going down the tube.” Joan Rivers
  7. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Benjamin Spock
  8. “So even when it might seem easy to throw in the towel, just hang on. Things are a thousand times brighter on the other side and your children will be better for it.” Unknown
  9. “God didn’t add another day in your life because you needed it, He added it because someone out there needs you.” Unknown
  10. “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.” James N. Watkins
  11. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr.
  12. “Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our children. Learning together to live well in an imperfect world, loving each other despite or even because of our imperfections, and growing as humans while we grow our little humans, those are the goals of gentle parenting. So don’t ask yourself at the end of the day if you did everything right. Ask yourself what you learned and how well you loved, then grow from your answer. That is perfect parenting.” L.R. Knost
  13. Don’t worry about a thing. ’Cause everything is gonna be alright.” Bob Marley
  14. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quite voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  15. “Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding your child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.” The Water Giver
  16. “The reality is that most of us communicate the same way that we grew up. That communication style becomes our normal way of dealing with issues, our blueprint for communication. It’s what we know and pass on to our own children. We either become our childhood or we make a conscious choice to change it.”—Kristen Crockett
  17. “In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow​
  18. “The point of parenting is not to have all the answers before we start out but instead to figure it out on the go as our children grow. Because as they do, so will we.” Bridgett Miller
  19. “Life is 10 percent what you experience and 90 percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  20. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” Clive Barker
  21. “Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” Fyodor Dostoevsky
  22. “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” Charles Bukowski from “Gamblers All”
  23. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” — Roy T. Bennett
  24. “Keep taking time for yourself until you are you again.” —Lalah Delia
  25. “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” —Wayne Dyer
  26. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” —Thích Nhất Hạnh 
  27. “It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” —Donna Karan
  28. “The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.” — Jane Fonda
  29. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” —Steve Maraboli 
  30. “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”— Katie Reed
  31. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert H. Shuller 

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