Family Quotes

Family Quotes

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.
Bertrand Russell The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
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.
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.
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.
Abraham Lincoln My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Socrates Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Charles De Talleyrand A married man with a family will do anything for money.
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.
Ruby Manikan If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Australian Aboriginal Elder You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
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.
O. A. Battista The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
Malcolm De Chazal The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
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.
Alexander Pope A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
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.
Dr. Seuss Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
Unknown Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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