Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Family.

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.

Elbert Hubbard
1856 — 1915

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.

Thomas Paine
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.

Phyllis Diller
1917 — 2012

A “gracious living” sign on a new high-rent apartment means only one thing: “No children.”

Don Kidney

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.

Doug Larson

A family vacation is when you go away with the people you need to get away from.

MAD Magazine

Nepotism is when the corporate ladder is built from the lumber of your family tree.

MAD Magazine

Family reunions are when relatives gather from all over to be reminded why they scattered in the first place.

MAD Magazine

Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

Nicolas Martin
1955 —     

I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.

Nancy Mitford
1904 — 1973

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

Martin Mull
1943 —     

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.

Blake Segal

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.

Jerry Seinfeld
1954 —     

I imagine it must be a great temptation to misuse one’s parental authority for private jokes.

Bill Watterson
1958 —     

A brother is a friend given by nature.

Gabriel Legouve
1807 — 1903

Every cub has its mother’s teeth to protect it.