Family Quotes

I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.

By William Butler Yeats
I must acknowledge an interest, or rather a dismay, in discussing this 'family memoir,' for from experience and observation I have come to regard the American Nuclear Family in the last 50 years as the enemy of individual determination, of personal autonomy--in short, as a disease.

By Richard Howard
I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.

By John Malkovich
I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.

By William S. Burroughs
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family - and I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.

By Frank Sinatra
I would rather start a family than finish one.

By Don Marquis
In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.

By Chinese Proverb
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.

By Chinese Proverb
My family begins with me, your family ends with you.

By Iphicrates
Never did I think that I became family entertainment.

By Jimmy Buffett
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.

By Margaret Mead
None but a mule denies his family.

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

By Sarah Josepha Hale
One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.

By Yiddish Proverb
One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself.

By Betsy Cohen
Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

By Anthony Brandt
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

By Zig Ziglar
Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die.

By Oscar Wilde
Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people.

By Alex Haley
Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.

By Phyllis Mcginley
The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family.

By George Santayana
The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family.

By Giuseppe Mazzini
The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values.

By Charles Caleb Colton
The family must be democratized in that sense in which each individual within its bond shall be sustained in seeking and in maintaining the conditions of personality. No one human being to live solely for other's service..., but all to seek the utmost perfection of individual life as a contribution to the common life; this is the democratic ideal. There seems to be no other inherited institution in which this spiritual essence of democracy can be so clearly and so well realized as it may be and today often is in the private monogamic family.

By Anna Garland Spencer
The government is becoming the family of last resort.

By Jerry Brown
The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.

By Confucius
The striking point about our model family is not simply the compete-compete, consume-consume style of life it urges us to follow. The striking point, in the face of all the propaganda, is how few Americans actually live this way.

By Louise Kapp Howe
The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.

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

By William Shakespeare
What a man sows, that shall he and his relations reap.

By Clarissa Graves
Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family.

By Marmontel Gretry
Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.

By Clare Boothe Luce
Women's liberationists spread the word that the only peaceful family is one in which either the wife is enslaved or the husband is androgynous.

By R. Emmett Tyell
... in the working class, the process of building a family, of making a living for it, of nurturing and maintaining the individuals in it

By Lillian Breslow Rubin
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.

By Buddha
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.

By Susan Sontag
A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.

By Aesop
A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know.

By Dwight L. Moody
A small family is soon provided for.

By English Proverb
All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.

By Chinese Proverb
As to the family, I have never understood how that fits in with the other ideals --or, indeed, why it should be an ideal at all. A group of closely related persons living under one roof; it is a convenience, often a necessity, sometimes a pleasure, sometimes the reverse; but who first exalted it as admirable, an almost religious ideal?

By Rose Macaulay
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.

By Charles Monroe Schulz
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.

By Source Unknown
Family, nature and health all go together.

By Olivia Newton-John
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

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

By Chinese Proverb
Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?

By Elizabeth Janeway
He didn't dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life.

By George Bernard Shaw
How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.

By John Gay
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

By Gilbert K. Chesterton
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

By William Shakespeare
Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.

By Jewish Proverb
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.

By Walter Schirra, Sr.
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.

By Anonymous
Every guy in my family has had something to do with the parade. We've all had a piece of the parade.

By John Clancy
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.

By H. L. Mencken
A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.

By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
A five-member family has gone missing in Yemen ... According to information we have received the family has been in Yemen since December 24.

By Martin Jaeger
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.

By George Ade
As I've explained to him, his first priority is to his family.

By Marty Schottenheimer
E-mail is a tool that many people now use to deepen and improve their ties to family and friends. Use of the Internet actually enlarges and enriches most users' social worlds. And that is particularly true for women.

By Lee Rainie
A little House well fill'd, a little Field well till'd, and a little Wife well will'd, are great Riches

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

By George Burns
Couples' wealth disagreements arise because men report higher values for the family assets, while women report larger values for the family's debts.

By Jay Zagorsky
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

By Jane Howard
I told them I didn't like it. It wasn't family-friendly.

By James Best
How safe is your family? If people are aware of potential predators living near them, they'll take steps to make sure their kids are protected.

By Mark Olsen
Let's face it, I could have killed myself, and my family, my mother who means so much to me, would have spent the rest of her life mourning me. Or worse yet, I could have killed some innocent people and their families would have then suffered a great loss. Lay awake at night and think about that for a while. If that doesn't scare you, then something's wrong with you.

By Koren Robinson
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.

By Confucius
It helps if you live by your family. I mean, this is the first one away from my family.

By Julie Robertson
It's very surreal. When we were little we would watch the pageant as a family, and my sister and I would go into the utility room and play Miss America in our heels.

By Jennifer Berry
Irwin Borough is very touched by the tragedy that occurred in that family and wants to extend some kindness to them in naming the field after their son.

By Mary Benko
Once your family is from there, you're born into the black and gold nation. You meet a lot of people from Pittsburgh here. Last Sunday ... was the craziest we've seen it.

By Mike Moore
Protesting in the face of a grieving family is unacceptable.

By Marilyn Miller
proud to be here this afternoon to be one of the first members of the federal family to welcome you to Washington.

By Richard Cheney
Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.

By Stephen Carter
Our client Tee Pee Tire has been completely exonerated, ... This has been a really tough time for the small, family business . . . especially when you have the big guns from Dunlop Tire Company blaming you for the crash.

By Mike Walker
My entire family is in Mississippi. My dad has managed to call me twice, just long enough to tell me that they have lost everything - absolutely everything. One of my brothers called me and said, 'We are barely surviving - can you help?' I had been watching the destruction on television in disbelief, and that phone call was enough for me. I cannot sit idly by while these people, especially my loved ones, have nothing. I felt guilty that night taking a shower...these people don't even have a place to rest their head.

By Mary Carter
My family [all of whom are hearing] really prefers video relay services over the text relay services,

By Marie Wilson
My family, we've been working here for 15 years. We never asked for any government money. We can't, because we're working with illegal documents. The only thing we can do is just work.

By Maria Rodriguez
It's relaxing to swim in front of your family and friends. You couldn't ask for a better meet as far as competition goes and the crowd.

By Aaron Peirsol
It's very family-oriented. The values that go with hunting and conservation are very important for us.

By Mary Wilson
It was one of those things where we definitely wanted a family friend, ... We didn't want someone from too far outside the family, because sometimes you might not know what the intentions behind it are. With Lorie, she's a great friend to our family, as well as a great person. We've known her a long time. It was perfect.

By Anonymous
It was really a family affair,

By Jane Huff
It's like a family reunion. It's awesome because it's going to be a star-studded video.

By Layzie Bone
It is the familiar and it is family. But it is also a different person helping Bush guide the ship of state.

By Kenneth Duberstein
If a member of your family misbehaves and embarrasses you, you cannot do anything about it. I wish life were an editing room where one could sit and edit all those embarrassing moments away.

By Mahesh Bhatt
I think everyone had Coach Dungy and his family on our minds. Our prayers are with him. But when you are out there playing, then you are out there trying to do your job.

By Peyton Manning
I was pretty sure that if she didn't go there, I was out of the family.

By Chad Whitworth
I talked to my family everyday, ... I'm happy to say they fared well, and as did our house.

By John Phillips
I bought a few copies of the DVD and dished them out to the family. Obviously it was very pleasing to get the winner against such a great team, but the most important thing was to go through. It was fantastic for me.

By John Terry
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind...cast-off and everyday clothing.

By Anonymous
Every firstborn male in my family is named Casper.

By Casper Dien
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.

By Oscar Wilde
You know there really aren't that many sports that the entire family can participate in.

By Lisa Ward
With our clientele, over half are senior citizens. It's mostly family. Many of our customers have been coming since we opened and they've kind of grown with this.

By John Limberopoulos
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. But when they are away, we console ourselves for their absence by dwelling on their vices.

By Anonymous
We're like a little family. I call them my cousins even though we have no relation. But we're really close.

By Shanice Billington
We like to invite friends and family over for dinner, listen to what they're are up to and hear what's going on in Nevada. We can't wait to get back home.

By Bruce James
We have a lot of families that would have a difficult time unless there was some kind of family break. Even then, it's not a great situation. I hope we don't have to go that route.

By Ralph Henning
We come to visit family a couple of times a year. I like the trip. I like spending time with my husband and watching the scenery,

By Manuel Gonzalez
We are not confirming that she had a pre-existing condition of high blood pressure. We've talked the family, and they said they would prefer not to release information, and we are respecting their right to privacy.

By Kim Prunty
We are not sure if this was a family feud or what. The police are investigating.

By Malcolm Midgely
They never saw their family again.

By Alain Weber
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.

By Michel de Montaigne
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.

By Michel de Montaigne
The space previously filled by the family is being filled by schools, the media and the street.

By Kevin Ryan
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

By Confucius
The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation.

By Germaine Greer
The money doesn't even matter. I love the people. It feels like family here. This is my family. This is home.

By Marty Beauvais
The land was given as a trust by the Wilder family. It has to revert back to a park.

By Bob Vaughan
The family is asking Scott to tell everything he knows and to fully cooperate with the Modesto Police Department. And if Scott has nothing to hide, they ask him to prove that.

By Kim Petersen
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

By George Santayana
The family is the school of duties... founded on love.

By Felix Adler
The Ferengi Family Hour.

By Chase Masterson
The best way to relieve families from time to time is to let them keep some of their own money.

By Anonymous
A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother.

By Anzia Yezierska
Without a father we are nothing.

By Kirkus_Maximus
and on your first day of school. you ask were would i be. and i said, right here waiting, right hear waiting, little dear. just waiting right here you'll see. aka:lyricvixen A Lullaby for Daddy's Little Girl lyric/poem

By verlecia
‘King’s’ life is nothing for him, your life is something for him but lives of his parents are everything for him.

By kuldeep_sharma
‘King’ has to believe in god because he believes in his parents.

By kuldeep_sharma
You will teach your child right from wrong, and this will leave in his heart a special song.

By edwardebbs
The only best thing about my ancestors is that they are dead!

By Syed_Amaan_Ahmad
There is one thing that I don't get tired of ever...that is looking after my family.

By SILVERTEAR
A sated belly is an efficient head.

By hardrock
... your Coast is Cold my Coast is Gold, Gold Coast. I am from GHANA. - Kofi Asokwa-Nkansah

By Kofi_Asokwa-Nkansah
parents are our well wishers, who will never let you down and encourage you to make a better future.

By mahima
Working women, worrying wards.

By AmolKumar
Noble and good people, who have the respectable family background don't degrade themselves to demonstrate the false, fake and cheating methods in any cost.

By abu
Doubts create the way of distance between friends, lovers and family, not only that, but that can kill the feelings of affection too. Doubts do not happen automatically, the subject to the subject is, itself the main reason of that knowingly or unknowingly.

By abu
No one loves you like a grandparent. They give you a glimpse of what heaven will be.

By SophieMaMa
When I see my cousin, all bets are out the window. It is baby acting time

By SophieMaMa