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Quotations About Family Page 2

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
George Santayana
The Life of Reason

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.
Karen Savage and Patricia Adams
The Good Stepmother

The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
Kendall Hailey
The Day I Became an Autodidact

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
William Feather
The Business of Life, 1949

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz
Social Studies

The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face.
D.W. Winnicott
Playing and Reality, 1971

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child
Philothea: A Romance, 1836

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.
George Herbert
Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

Fathers represent another way of looking at life - the possibility of an alternative dialogue.
Louise J. Kaplan
Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, 1978

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