Quotations About / On: FAMILY

  • 61.
    Children from humble families must be taught how to command just as other children must be taught how to obey.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 268, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 395, "Teaching to Command," (1878).)
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  • 62.
    There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Solitariness," bk. 1, ch. 38, Essays (1580), trans. by John Florio.)
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  • 63.
    A family with the wrong members in control—that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "England Your England," pt. 1, The Lion and the Unicorn (1941).)
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  • 64.
    In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth.
    (V.S. (Victor Sawdon) Pritchett (b. 1900), British author. A Cab at the Door, vol. 1 (1968). Opening words of his autobiography.)
  • 65.
    Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.
    (Roger Gould (20th century), U.S. psychotherapist and author. Transformations, sec. 2 (1978).)
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  • 66.
    My passion strengthens daily to quit political turmoil, and retire into the bosom of my family, the only scene of sincere and pure happiness.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, November 6, 1804, to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 263, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).)
  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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).)
  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    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.)
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