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A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
~ Buddha | ( Founder of Buddhism. ) | 563 - 483 BC | Family
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Family
quotes Division : American writers   
     
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
~ Charles Lamb | ( English essayist. ) | 1775-1834 | Family
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
~ Charles Dickens | ( British novelist. ) | 1812-1870 | Family
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
~ Leo Tolstoy | ( Russian writer. ) | 1828-1910 | Family
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Family
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Family
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Cruel is the strife of brothers.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Family
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Family
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
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.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Family
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Family
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Family
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Family
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
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.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Family
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Family
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
~ Amos Bronson Alcott | (American educator. ) | 1799-1888 | Family
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Family
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
~ Richard Bach | (American writer. ) | 1936-? | Family
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Family
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Family
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
~ George Santayana | ( American philosopher and poet. ) | 1863-1952 | Family
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
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.
~ Charles Caleb Colton | ( British clergyman ) | 1780-1832 | Family
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Family
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
~ Francis Picabia | ( French painter, and poet. ) | 1878-1953 | Family
quotes Division : Artists   
     
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended -- and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
~ Robert Frost | ( American Poet. ) | 1875-1963 | Family
quotes Division : American poets   
     
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
~ Thomas Jefferson | ( Third president of the United States. ) | 1743-1826 | Family
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus | ( Roman historian. ) | 55-117 | Family
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Family
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness.
~ John Keats | ( British poet. ) | 1795-1821 | Family
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Family
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Family
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Family
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
~ Henry Ward Beecher | ( American politician. ) | 1813-1887 | Family
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Family
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
~ Louisa May Alcott | (American novelist ) | 1832-1888 | Family
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
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.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Family
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     

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