Quotes from the Masters
On Parenting/Family

"If you talk to your children, you can help them to keep their lives together. If you talk to them skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams." -- Jim Rohn  

"Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach." -- Arnold Glasow

"Never educate a child to be a gentlemen or a lady only, but to be a man, and a woman." -- Herbert Spencer  

"To be a visionary parent, we need to keep working on ourselves, becoming forever new and improved." -- Mark Victor Hansen

"Leadership is the great challenge of the 21st century in science, politics, education, and industry. But the greatest challenge in leadership is parenting. We need to do more than just get our enterprises ready for the challenges of the twenty-first century. We also need to get our children ready for the challenges of the 21st century." -- Jim Rohn  

"The greatest treasures of your life are associated with the people you love and who love you in return." -- Brian Tracy 

"Parenting classes are available to everyone right now: on TV, on video, on computer disk, and in book and tape form.  Therefore, there's no excuse not to become an extraordinary parent – if you want to." -– Mark Victor Hansen  

"The country clubs, the cars, the boats, your assets may be ample, but the best inheritance you can leave your kids is to be a good example." -- Barry Spilchuk 

"There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting." -- Jim Rohn  

"Spend unbroken chunks of time with the most important people in your life." -- Brian Tracy  

"If you are always shouting at your children, when it's really serious, they won't h-e-a-r you. A whisper beats a shout." -– Mark Victor Hansen  

"What a father says to his children is not heard by the world; but it will be heard by posterity." -- Jean Paul Richter

"One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life.  The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community." -- Albert Einstein

"Exceptional parents are great, patient listeners and phenomenally thoughtful question askers." -– Mark Victor Hansen

"It's quantity of time at home and quality of time at work that counts; don't mix them up!" -- Brian Tracy

"We must teach our children not to spend their money a dollar at a time. If you spend your money a dollar at a time, you'll wind up with trinkets instead of treasures. You can't buy much of value a dollar at a time." -– Jim Rohn

"As the heart is to the body, so the family is to the soul."-– Rick Beneteau  

"What we demand from our children, we must demand of ourselves. There must be a standard by which we live - and, as parents, we must set it and live it."-– Jim Rohn  

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"-– Lee Iacocca  

"Plan and schedule time with your family and friends in advance, just as you do with business commitments."-– Brian Tracy


Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International