Quotations About / On:
Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.
(Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), British editor, expurgator. Family Shakespeare, preface (1818).)
Accidents will happen in the best regulated families.
(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Mr. Wilkinson in Manhattan Transfer, Houghton Mifflin Company (1925 and 1953).)
Welcome to the great American two-career family and pass the aspirin please.
(Anastasia Toufexis (20th century), U.S. writer. "The Perils of Dual Careers," Time (May 13, 1985).)
The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.
(Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (1846-1870), French author, poet. Maldoror, bk. 1, ch. 9 (1870, trans. 1978).)
It is in the love of one's family only that heartfelt happiness is known.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, October 26, 1801, to his daughter, Mary Jefferson Eppes. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 211, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).)
Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models.
(Alice Sterling Honig (20th century), child development specialist. "Helping Children Become More Caring and Cooperative," NYSAEYC Reporter (winter 1994).)
There are secrets in all families.
(Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mr. Weston in Emma, ch. 14 (1816).)
If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?
(Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 1 (1983).)
The family is on its way out; couples go next; then no more keeping cats or parrots.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.
(Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. author. 100 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Together..., Part 2, p. 40 (1994).)