Quotes: family

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  • A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
  • Ben Foster
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    'A Streetcar Named Desire' is one of the best, if not the best, modern American plays. It deals with family dynamics, mental health, PTSD, war, and love. It's hard to beat.
  • Carolyn See
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    'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
  • Beatrice Webb
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Joe Dimaggio
    Joe Dimaggio
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    A ball player has got to be kept hungry be become a big leaguer. That is why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals--a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
    Source: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2013) 1117
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    American Pastor, writer
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    A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    A family is a tyranny ruled over by it's weakest member.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other's individual aims and aspirations.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
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