Family Quotes

Family Quotes

Unknown Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
George Bernard Shaw If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
Socrates Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Norman Podhoretz Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Ogden Nash Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Clarence Darrow The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
Nancy Astor I married beneath me - all women do.
A. S. Neill Free children are not easily influenced; the absence of fear accounts for this phenomenon. Indeed, the absence of fear is the finest thing that can happen to a child.
Ruby Manikan If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Dodie Smith The family-that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
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.
Australian Aboriginal Elder You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Henry Ford My grandfather killed my father in my mind. I know he died of cancer-but it was because of what my grandfather did to him.
H. L. Mencken A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
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.
Malcolm De Chazal The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
Shirley Abbott We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
O. A. Battista The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
Charles De Talleyrand A married man with a family will do anything for money.
Benjamin Franklin He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Ogden Nash A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
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.
Abraham Lincoln My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
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.
Isaac Rosenfeld In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.

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