Family Quotes

Family Quotes

Bertrand Russell The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Denzel Washington Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life.
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.
Peter De Vries There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.
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.
H. L. Mencken A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Unknown Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Alexander Pope A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
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.
Ogden Nash A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
George Bernard Shaw If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
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.
Australian Aboriginal Elder You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Abraham Lincoln My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
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.
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.
O. A. Battista The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
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.
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.

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