Family Quotes

Family Quotes

Martin Mull Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
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.
Erma Bombeck I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
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.
Socrates Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Joseph Fischer Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you wont either.
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.
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.
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.
Australian Aboriginal Elder You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Ogden Nash Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Alexander Pope A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
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.
Dr. Seuss Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
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.
Denzel Washington Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life.
Barbara Bush To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nancy Astor I married beneath me - all women do.

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