Unhealthy Relationship Selfish Parents Quotes

Unhealthy Relationship Selfish Parents Quotes: Unfortunately, some relationships don’t work out the way they are meant to be. The parting way is easy with a mutual decision. But when you have kids, things get complicated. It’s not easy to make decisions. Some selfish parents don’t even think about the emotions of the children to fulfill their own wishes. Anyone can become a parent; that’s easy! But only a few can become responsible parents despite having unhealthy relationships. Presenting you with some beautiful quotes with the motive to make them realize not to put their kids at stake.

It is essential to understand that kids’ happiness depends on their life stage and the proper upbringing. If you are suffering, don’t let them face difficulties. They are not responsible for your miseries and mishappenings. They are yet to grow, so don’t poison their mind. The child’s good behavior is a skill, not magic. A natural parent knows how to put their child first, sacrificing their selfish needs. Read and share our unhealthy relationship quotes to motivate and awaken people who might be suffering from such a bad phase.

Unhealthy Relationship Selfish Parents Quotes

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.


Selfish people are in a way terribly capable of great loves.

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

Parents raise children then grow old, and their children forget the things their old parents did for them because their brains don’t remember before they grew selfish.

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.

Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope of a cure.

That man who lives for self alone lives for the meanest mortal known.

There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Selfish people lost so much in life because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.

No man will work for your interests unless they are his.

Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections?

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.


Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.



Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.

All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we’ve tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they’re probably right.

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine.

If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.


A person is called selfish, not for pursuing his or her own good, but for neglecting his or her neighbor’s.



It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish.

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Quotes About Selfish Parents

As a parent, you should be more concerned with your child’s happiness than your petty insecurities and jealousies. Just a thought!

Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.

Your mother’s happiness is not your responsibility. It has never been.

They should love you, just as you are. Parents should love their kids, right? You’d think so. – N.R. Walker

Selfishness is not living as one wishes, but rather requesting that others live as one wishes.

Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.

Real dads support their children without the law telling them they have to.

Many selfish people are incredibly original; nevertheless, they then utilize those pure thoughts to prop themselves up, which is a disingenuous maneuver.

Selfish people lost so much in life because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.

Shame and guilt are the results of glory founded on selfish ideas.

Children shouldn’t have to sacrifice so that you can have the life you want. You make sacrifices so your children can have the life that they deserve.

If there’s one thing I despise in this world, it’s the man who attempts to vent his problems while I’m trying to express mine.

There would be no planet on which to exist if all of the people in this world were as selfish as a fraction of the people in this world.

A person is labeled selfish not for pursuing his or her own interests, but for ignoring the interests of others.

Your children becomes who you are; so be who you want them to be.

Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours.

I hope to one day be able to love as passionately and selflessly as parents do for their children.


Selfishness stems from a sense of heart poverty, from the perception that love is scarce.



It is the selfish parents who are to blame. Pay attention, be involved in your children’s lives. They are your legacy, your only hope. – Aaron B. Powell

Life would be so uninteresting if we weren’t all so consumed with ourselves that none of us would be able to bear it.

A selfish motive can be traced back to almost every bad deed ever undertaken. It’s a feature we despise in others but defend in ourselves.

Nobody will be able to compete with him if he falls in love with himself.

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.

Selfish people have lost a lot in life because they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or express apologies, even when they recognize they are wrong.

I don’t need a reason to exist, and I don’t need anyone’s permission to exist. I’m the warrant, as well as the sentence.

Just remember when you are ignoring them, you are teaching them to live without you.

I swear, by my life and the love I have for it, that I will never live for another man’s sake, nor will I ask another man to live for mine.

If all the people in this world, in which we live, were as selfish as a few of the people in this world, in which we live, there would be no world in which to live.

Selfishness is a heinous vice that no one can forgive others, yet no one is without it.

I want someday to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.

When a child does bad things, the parents are always going to love their child even if they do something bad. – Selena


Parents are the least likely to forgive their children for the flaws they ingrained in them.



That man who lives only for himself is the cruelest mortal on the face of the earth.



Being a parent shouldn’t be when it is convenient for you. It is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year commitment.

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Having Bad Parents Quotes

Don’t you just love children? If they’re not disappointing you, they’re dead. – Shawn Wickersheim

Abandonment by narcissistic parents has caused children to live in fear, guilt, rejection, resentment, and negativity eventually they have become narcissistic Adults. – Shaila Touchton

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy

Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up. – Jonathan Anthony Burkett

My dad had limitations. That’s what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm. – Gillian Flynn

They should love you, just as you are. Parents should love their kids, right?

They should love you, just as you are. Parents should love their kids, right?” “You’d think so. – N.R. Walker

If mental abuse was a punishable crime, a lot of parents would be in jail serving a long term. – Maddy Malhotra

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. – Jane D. Hull

My parents’ generation’s benchmark was simple: Fat Equals Bad. – Arabella Weir

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. – Daniel Webster

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn’t be anonymous. – Ben Stiller

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. – Cicero

His mom calls him Berger? – Matthew Rosenberg

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Great teachers will never be able to make up for bad parents, nor should they be expected to. – Taylor Mali

It hurts real bad to have that protection barrier between parent and child. – Susan Smith

Losing a parent over eight years is a very dark journey. I spent the first four years feeling bad and angry and sorry for myself. – Lauren Miller

Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat…college – Woody Allen

Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years. – Graeme Greene

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be. – David Bly

Being a parent does not give you an excuse for bad manners. – Rosalind Wiseman


When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe. – Johnny Depp



Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot. – Adam Sandler

You don’t bad-mouth your ex or anything like that. The key is your kid knowing that both parents still love him and are there for him. – Dennis Quaid

My parents were married 53 years, good and bad. Can I do that? Probably not. But I really hope I can. – Scott Baio

If you get offended by words – by noises we make with our mouths – it means you were raised by bad parents. – Doug Stanhope

I’m very fortunate to have parents who have kept me grounded, so I hopefully won’t end up in a bad situation when I grow up. – Raven-Symone

As one boy said, ‘I was thinking all these horrible thoughts about my parents when suddenly it hit me-if they’re all that bad, how come I’m so wonderful – Mark Twain

I would rather be the good aunt who never says anything bad and lets the parents discipline the child. – Ellen DeGeneres

My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents. – J. R. Moehringer

Blame the economy, blame bad luck, blame my parents, blame your parents, blame the Internet, blame people who use the Internet. – Gillian Flynn

When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life. – Alexandra Katehakis

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud

Being a bad parent is a sign of not having learned from experience. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

My parents are supportive of anything I want to do, as long as it’s not bad. – Zoey Deutch

There’s a reason why people who’ve had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff. – Chris Martin

I had a hard childhood. Hard for my parents. Not that bad for me. – Michael Grant


My parents are really funny. Laughter was a big part of my childhood. Of course, they tell a lot of bad jokes – but so do I. I tell a lot of bad jokes. – Cecily Strong



That’s the privilege of being a grandparent – they can indulge the children while parents have to be the bad guy. Grandparents can also be subversive and naughty with them. – Toby Stephens



I’m not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes. – Diane Lane

Selfish Bad Parents Quotes

A person can’t pick up the children and just squeeze them to which-a-way they want them to be. – Carson McCullers

Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears. – Henry Cloud

Did you have parents or just some people who thought they should own somebody? – Catherine Lacey

People tend to raise the child inside of them rather than the child in front of them. – Joe Newman

The hateful and stinging words of a narcissistic parent can linger in the mind of an adult child long after the adult has left home. – Shannon Thomas.

Narcissist parents do not know their children; they aren’t interested in what they have to say unless it affects them. – Tina Fuller


Parents. Honestly. Sometimes they really do think the world revolves around them. – Randa Abdel-Fattah



Narcissist parents don’t care about their children’s feelings at all. Only their feelings matter. – Kim Saeed

Narcissist parents want total control. Take back your control. If possible, don’t accept any money, favor, items or anything from them. – Tina Fuller

A narcissistic parent will provoke an independent child to anger in order to feel superior and prove the child’s flaws. – Shannon Thomas

If we, as mothers, are not careful we can begin to find our identity in our children and their behavior. – Sue Detweiler

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. – Russell Baker

In the Narcissist parent’s eyes, they do no wrong nor do they feel they should be held accountable for the bad and wrong things that they have done. – Katherine Childress


Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. – Bill Ayers



A narcissist parent is easily frustrated by a healthy independent child that they can’t control through parental emotional manipulation. – Shannon Thomas

Toxic Parents Quotes

As long as you continue to react so strongly to them, you give them the power to upset you, which allows them to control you. – Susan Forward

It is a violation of trust to use your kids as caulking for the cracks in you. – Anne Lamott

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. – Jim Morrison

It’s amazing how people can change behind closed doors. – Susan Forward.

It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody. – Spike Lee

In the minds of my parents, they are the victims; I am the abuser. – Christina Enevoldsen

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. – John Locke

You must let go of the responsibility for the painful events of your childhood and put it where it belongs. – Susan Forward

To all you parents out there, don’t make your little girls, or little boys, so thirsty for love that they will want to drink water that will poison them. – Lisa Bedrick

In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted. It’s talking about them that is forbidden. – Marcia Sirota.

When you grieve toxic, abusive parents, you don’t just grieve the abuse, you grieve everything you didn’t have. – Lily Hope Lucario.

My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us. – Tahereh Maf

Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn’t. – Mignon McLaughlin

I built up so much hatred for my parents, like so much anger for the life they had given me. – Tana Mongeau


Fighting became a way of life and seemed perfectly normal for your family. – Steven Farmer



They are not sorry for harming you. So, don’t feel guilty for cutting them off. – John Mark Green.

The toxic parent sees the child as a threat to their own ego and having the child overshadow the parent is not an option in their mind. – Shannon Thomas.

Many children of toxic parents find it exceptionally difficult to identify who they are once they grow up. – JR Thorpe.

No child should ever have to bear the burden of parenting their own parents. To toxic parents, you existed to serve them all the time. – Kim Saeed.

Dysfunctional parents let their children know how burdened they have been by their children and how many sacrifices they had to make in order to raise them. – Dr Marita Sirota

She shrieked and shrieked for her mother, but her mother was already there. Her mother was the monster. – Holly Black

Do your kids see your kindness or are you always telling them NO? – Brenda M. McGraw

No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him. – Frank Pittman


An unpredictable parent is a fearsome god in the eyes of a child. – Susan Forward.



In some sense, every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well. – Paul Young

Final Words

When the relationships fail, don’t let your children fail. Don’t act like a victim; kids need both parents equally. Kids come first before anything else. Raise them with utmost care, love, forgiveness that they won’t have to recover from their childhood. They don’t need to make any sacrifices. If you know such people with unhealthy relationships, you can create a good cause by sharing such meaningful and life-changing quotes. Who knows, you might awaken some selfish parents?  So read, pick and share our encouraging quotes about narcissistic parents.

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