Quotations about Families,
Parenting and Children
I find, by close observation,
that the mothers are the levers
which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the
women work most for it.
-- Frances Watkins Harper
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than
-- Annie Sullivan
You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a
child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time
around - and why his parents will always wave back.
The debt of gratitude we owe our
mother and father
goes forward, not
backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by
It is not flesh and blood but
the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he
--Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Happiness is having a large, loving,
caring, close-knit family in another city.
dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape
nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
-- Dodie Smith
Maybe the greatest challenge now is
to find a way to keep independence while also
committing ourselves to the ties that bind people,
families, and ultimately societies together.
-- Jane O'Reilly
We have done almost everything in pairs since Noah,
And the world has suffered for it.
There are secrets in all families.