Family Quotes - Famous Top 100

Family Quotes

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Quote of the day November 27th, 2014

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

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Family Quotes
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

CARL SANDBURG

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.

HELEN KELLER

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

LEO TOLSTOY

As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.

JOHN DONNE

Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others -- and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet.

EDA LESHAN

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family Call it a clan

JANE HOWARD

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.

EVELYN WAUGH

Early rising is also essential to the good government of a family. A late breakfast deranges the whole business of the day, and throws a portion of it on the next, which opens the door for confusion to enter. (preface, The Virginia House-Wife, 1824)

MARY RANDOLPH

Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.

THOMAS MOORE

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

VIRGINIA SATIR

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.

CHINESE PROVERB

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

GEORGE BURNS

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - opening line from Anna Karenina

LEO TOLSTOY

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.

MICHAEL LEVINE

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.

FRANCIS BACON

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.

SIDONIE GRUENBERG

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

HARRY S TRUMAN

I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.

PEARL S. BUCK

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.

FRANCIS BACON

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story embodies its hope and despair.

AUGUSTE NAPIER

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

ALEX HALEY

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.

ISAAC ROSENFELD

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.

COLETTE

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

ELIZABETH II

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

ELIZABETH STONE

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And ... she's not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that's a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.

BARACK OBAMA

No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back.

MARGARET MEAD

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.

MARGARET MEAD

Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; The good, the true, the tender -- these form the wealth of home.

SARAH J. HALE

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

GEORGE SANTAYANA

The family is the nucleus of civilization.

ARIEL AND WILL DURANT

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

THEODORE HESBURGH

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.

SAM LEVENSON

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.

SHAKESPEARE

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.

MARILYN FRENCH

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.

MARILYN FRENCH

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

CONFUCIUS

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

JESSAMYN WEST

You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.

ERMA BOMBECK

You would think that those who are always talking about family values would want to create an environment of permanent relationships for people of the same sex. But they're not advocating family values. They're advocating their values. - Mayor of San Francisco

WILLIE BROWN


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