The repository contains 19 quotes in the category “Family.”
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950
Many a family tree needs trimming.
1856 — 1915
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
1737 — 1809
Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
Van Wyck Brooks
1886 — 1963
Be nice to your children, for they will choose your rest home.
1917 — 2012
A “gracious living” sign on a new high-rent apartment means only one thing: “No children.”
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.
A family vacation is when you go away with the people you need to get away from.
Nepotism is when the corporate ladder is built from the lumber of your family tree.
Family reunions are when relatives gather from all over to be reminded why they scattered in the first place.
Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
1904 — 1973
Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
First you have to teach a child to talk, then you have to teach it to be quiet.
Herbert Victor Prochnow
1897 — 1998
It is not a parent’s job to protect their kids from life, but to prepare them for it.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
I imagine it must be a great temptation to misuse one’s parental authority for private jokes.
A brother is a friend given by nature.
1807 — 1903
Every cub has its mother’s teeth to protect it.