Family Quotes

Family Quotes

A. S. Neill The difficult child is the child who is unhappy. He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
Dodie Smith The family-that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Clarence Darrow The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Quentin Crisp The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Ogden Nash A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
M. F. K. Fisher Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
Alexander Pope A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
Ogden Nash Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Abraham Lincoln My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Erma Bombeck I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Abraham Lincoln My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Charles De Talleyrand A married man with a family will do anything for money.
Australian Aboriginal Elder You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Denzel Washington Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life.
Margaret Mead The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
A. S. Neill The difficult child is the child who is unhappy. He is at war with himself; and in consequence, he is at war with the world.
Nancy Astor I married beneath me - all women do.
Calvin Trillin The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.
H. L. Mencken A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Marcelene Cox A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
Thomas Jefferson Blood's thicker than water, and when one's in trouble Best to seek out a relatives open arms. The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.
Joseph Fischer Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you wont either.
Thomas Jefferson The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Malcolm De Chazal The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
Douglas Adams Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

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