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Phrases about Family

Hamlet is the tragedy of tackling a family problem too soon after college. Tom Masson

Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing. Lawrence Kubie

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

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers

The presidency is temporary-but the family is permanent. Yvonne De Gaulle

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

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach

A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants. Alexander Pope

The family is the country of the heart. Giuseppe Mazzini

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 family is a family not because of gender but because of values, like commitment, trust and love. Gray Davis

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle Like seeing your family Being with your friends A fishing trip A hunting trip A night's sleep Walter Frederick Mondale

The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again. Earl Eisenhower

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

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

Many men can make a fortune by very few can build a family. J. S. Bryan

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

It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 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

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. F Scott

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. George Burns

One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family. Robert C. Byrd

I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns. Jerrold Mundis

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices take it, or leave it. Buddy Hackett

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

There's a lot of heredity in that family. Ralph Kiner

To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well Author Unknown

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

Like the old motto of a famous Sunday paper, 'All human life was there' in the stately circle of the Mountbatten-Windsors, as the family coped in semipublic with those everlasting elements of human interest-sickness, scandal, family tension and divorce. John Pearson

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu

Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business. Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family. Carl T. Rowan, Jr.

A family, although not a necessity, is the ultimate luxury. Eric Pio

Don Corleone Do you spend time with your family Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. Godfather, The

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

Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow. Elias Boudinot

The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives. Calvin Trillin

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. Jerry Seinfeld

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

The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day. Malcolm De Chazal

We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning. Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby

Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. Willa Cather

Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy

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 nuturing family. Virginia Satir

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it. Haniel Long

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

There is no such thing as "fun for the whole family." Jerry Seinfeld

To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense. John Irving

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that ther's always somebody there, somebody that's family. Trey and Matt Stone Parker

Then Bob proposed 'A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us' Which all his family re-echoed. 'God bless us every one' said Tiny Tim, the last of all. Charles Dickens

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures. Vince Lombardi

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

I don't want to sound Pollyannaish, but I hope that out of a tragedy like this something good will come. I hope we understand we're one family. Madeleine Albright

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. Elizabeth II

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. Martin Mull

The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots. George Eliot, Middlemarch