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I think the ideal situation for a family is to be completely incestuous.
~ William S. Burroughs

 

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The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
~ Confucius

 

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The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.
~ Confucius

 

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The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
~ Confucius

 

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Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.
~ Joseph Cook

 

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Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.
~ Ted Cook

 

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If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.
~ Quentin Crisp

 

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Our relatives are ours by chance, but we can choose our friends.
~ Jacques Delille

 

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Family is the most important thing in the world.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
~ Charles Dickens

 

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The family is the nucleus of civilization.
~ William J. Durant

 

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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.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.
~ James G. Frazer

 

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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.
~ Robert Frost

 

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What a man sows, that shall he and his relations reap.
~ Clarissa Graves

 

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The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation.
~ Germaine Greer

 

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Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family.
~ Marmontel Gretry

 

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Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
~ Matt Groening

 

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