Family Quotes

Family Quotes

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.
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.
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.
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.
Abraham Lincoln My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Alexander Pope A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
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.
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.
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.
Ruby Manikan If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Charles De Talleyrand A married man with a family will do anything for money.
Marcelene Cox A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
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.
Martin Mull Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Ogden Nash A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
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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