Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
I know if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors.
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Women's liberationists spread the word that the only peaceful family is one in which either the wife is enslaved or the husband is androgynous.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
He who hath many friends hath none.
With a new familiarity and a flesh-creeping homeliness entirely of this unreal, materialistic world, where all sentiment is coarsely manufactured and advertised in colossal sickly captions, disguised for the sweet tooth of a monstrous baby called the Public, the family as it is, broken up on all han
One would be in less danger From the wiles of the stranger If one's own kin and kith Were more fun to be with.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
Manners will become important to children only if they are important to their parents.
In most states you can get a driver's license when you're sixteen years old, which made a lot of sense to me when I was sixteen years old but now seems insane.
I read one psychologist's theory that said, "Never strike a child in your anger." When could I strike him? When he is kissing me on my birthday? When he's recuperating from measles? Do I slap the Bible out of his hand on Sunday?
A good friend is my nearest relation.
The whole world is my family.
We're supposed to take our problems to a family adviser. Personally, I've never met a family adviser. They're all off somewhere listening to dirty stories.
I don't think anyone has a normal family.
My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral