Family Quotes


Here’s a few family quotes for your enjoyment. Hope you find something helpful:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. -Jane Austen

Wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity. -Francis Bacon

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. -James M. Barrie

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. -Duke of Windsor

Twenty thousand years ago the family was the social unit.  Now the social unit has become the world, in which it may truthfully be said that each person’s welfare affects that of every other. -Arthur H. Compton

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. -Confucius

Heredity: the thing a child gets from the other side of the family. -Marcelene Cox

I could not point to any need in childhood as strong as that for a father’s protection. -Sigmund Freud

A father is a banker provided by nature. -French Proverb

Only mothers can think of the future, because they give birth to it in their children. -Maxim Gorky

Family is the most effective form of government. -Robert Half

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. -George Herbert

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. -Theodore Hesburgh

Woman knows what Man has too long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. -Clare Boothe Luce

Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, And that’s what parents were created for. -Odgen Nash

Hereditary is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other. -Laurence J. Peter

What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity. -Jean Paul Richter

To procure life, to obtain a mate and to rear offspring: such is the real business of life. -W. Winwood Reade

If you would reform the world from its errors and vices, begin enlisting the mothers. -Charles Simmons

Blessed are the mothers of the earth.  They combine the practical and spiritual into the workable way of human life. -William L. Stinger

To be a parent without an assistant is hard work. -William J. Temple

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  1. Reply

    Great Collection of Family Quotes and In that My favourite is “Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.” by James M. Barrie

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      Nice site you have there; you’ve given me some ideas. 🙂

    • Freeda
    • May 6, 2016

    You can add these quotes to your list of best family quotes:
    1. That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable
    2. It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it
    3. I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on
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      Hey, why do all your quotes lack a period at the end of them? Google will penalize anything that doesn’t live up to the Chicago Manual of Style…. Other than that, great work, Freeda! 🙂

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