49 Quotes About Sons Growing Up

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Growing up does not happen overnight. It can take time and experience to learn the lessons you need for entering adulthood. These quotes about sons growing up show the value and importance of guidance and leadership in their life.

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.”

“A father never gives up on a son, not really, no matter how poorly he behaves at times or how many stupid decisions he makes. He tries to help that son learn how to become the man he was meant to be.”

“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”

“A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know that he sees it.”

“A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother… A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.”

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

“As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a man. I like to think the women in my son’s future are counting on me.”

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

“Children are the Shades of both mother and father, whether poor or rich every one had a wonderful creative life growing up with them.”

“Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.”

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”

“Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.”

“Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.”

“Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything.”

“Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.”

“Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.”

“His manners are old-fashioned, the work of a vigilant mother.”

“How to raise sons who respect women: Never give them the opportunity to see you disrespect yourself.”

“I don’t want my kids growing up believing that there is nothing destructive in the world.”

“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.”

“I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. As if he were misplaced. As if he could just turn up, like a sock or a set of keys.”

“I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.”

“I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model.”

“I think we need to do as much as we can to give back to these young kids growing up. I think we’ve done a pretty decent job so far.”

“If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.”

“I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.”

“Kids are great. That’s one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It’s a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.”

“Most young men are such bores. They haven’t lived long enough to learn that they are not the wonders to the world they are to their mothers.”
“Motherhood is an early retirement position. Your children do grow up.”

“Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always.”

“Old enough to see that it’s wrong, young enough to do it anyway.”

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them – a mother’s approval, a father’s nod – are covered by moments of their own accomplishments.”

“She also understood there was a hole in her heart where her son should be, that she was a wicked, selfish woman for wishing him back.”

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.”

“That was when the world wasn’t so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human.”

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.”

“The wisdom of God and the knowledge of His spiritual principles are accessible to the sons of God.”

“There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.”

“There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”

“There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats.”

“To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts this about his mother.”

“We are all fools with our sons. We wipe them and suckle them and all we expect is for them to be grateful to the end of their days.”

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”

“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.”

“Winning isn’t worthwhile unless one has something finer and nobler behind it.”

“You can know a thing to death and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.”

“You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.”

There are various ways to get your kids engaged and prepared for where they will be one day.

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