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Conversation - Family Qoutes

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Family – Qoutes

Read the quotes. Discuss them: 

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they?
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner.
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quote about family that was not included here?

 

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.

Sam Levenson

 

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.

Reinhold Niebuhr

 

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.

Helen Keller

 

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns

 

I love people. I love my family, my children ... but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.

Pearl S. Buck

 

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis,"

M*A*S*H

 

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Johann Schiller

 

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do.  With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.

Margaret Mead

 

If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.

Ashleigh Brilliant

 

Family:  A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.

Evan Esar

 

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

Barbara Bush

 

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.

George Bernard Shaw

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

Jane Howard

 

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.  Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.

Paul Pearshall

 

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.

Nancy Mitford

 

The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.

Dodie Smith

 

Family is just accident.... They don't mean to get on your nerves.  They don't even mean to be your family, they just are.

Marsha Norman

 

Friends are God's apology for relations.

Hugh Kingsmill

 

Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.

Gail Lumet Buckley

 

If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that "Members not Present" and "Subjects Discussed" were one and the same.

Robert Brault

 

“One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.”

Proverb

 

“She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.”

Groucho Marx

 

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice”

 

“It's funny that those things your kids did that got on your nerves seem so cute when your grandchildren do them”

 

“A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be”

 

“Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.”

Matt Groening

 

“No man on his death bed ever looked up into the eyes of his family and friends and said, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office”

 

“The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have”

Ring Lardner

 

“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.”

Henry Ward Beecher

 

In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.

Isaac Rosenfeld

 

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.

Michael Levine

 

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

Bertrand Russell

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