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Family Quotes

All writers-all people-have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half-forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory. Sir V Pritchett
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. Douglas Noel Adams
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, speech? in 1994
The honor of my race, family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack. Jack Trice
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
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw
A healthy family is sacred territory. Unknown
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden. Buddha
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane. Donald G. Smith
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything. Warren Gamaliel Harding
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed. Henry David Thoreau
Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall. Max Lerner
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
A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants. Alexander Pope
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell
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
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it. Marcelene Cox
The presidency is temporary-but the family is permanent. Yvonne De Gaulle
The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors. Mary Catherine Bateson
( quotes are updated each month )