Quotations About / On: FAMILY

  • 61.
    If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
    (Ruby Manikan (20th century), Indian church leader. "Sayings of the Week," Observer (March 30, 1947).)
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  • 62.
    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).)
  • 63.
    My old grannum (rest her soul) was wont to say, there were but two families in the world, have-much and have-little.
    (Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish author. Sancho Panza, in Don Quixote, pt. 2, ch. 20 (1615), trans. by P. Motteux.)
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  • 64.
    I believe that the members of my family must be as free from suspicion as from actual crime.
    (Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. Quoted in Suetonius, Life of Caesar, 74.)
  • 65.
    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).)
  • 66.
    It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published by Random House (1936). The Geographical History of America, Vintage Books (1973).)
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  • 67.
    In the country, without any interference from the law, the agricultural life favors the permanence of families.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech given September 12, 1835 on the occasion of the second centennial anniversary of the town of Concord. "Historical Discourse at Concord," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903).)
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  • 68.
    Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Paris France, pt. 4, Charles Scribner's Sons (1940).)
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  • 69.
    Pity the man who has a character to support—it is worse than a large family—he is silent poor indeed.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journal, journal entry, April 28, 1841 (1906).)
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  • 70.
    Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Goring, in An Ideal Husband, act 4.)
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