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Family Quotes

The changes in the human condition are uncertain and frequent. Many, on whom fortune has bestowed her favours, may trace their family to a more unprosperous station; and many who are now in obscurity, may look back upon the affluence and exalted rank of their ancestors. Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration. Charles Dudley Warner
Love is this divine ingredient. It alone describes what can be our perfect relationship to our Heavenly Father and our family and neighbors, and the means by which we accomplish His work. David B. Haight
That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional. Laurie E. Colwin
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it. Marcelene Cox
I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued. Helen Keller
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy
There is nothing like a coup de foudre and absorption in family responsibility for maturing the male and pulling his scattered wits together. Sir V Pritchett
A married man with a family will do anything for money. Charles De Talleyrand
It used to take courage--indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence--to leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home. Alvaro de Solva
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
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. Ogden Nash
But all who are not lunitics are agreed about certain things: That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than to be a slave. Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people can be refuted by science: Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy. Bertrand Russell, from the essay "The Science to Save Us From Science"
Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. ... Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other. Ivy Baker Priest
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth ... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family We remain connected, even against our wills. Anthony Brandt
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. Calvin Trillin
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