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All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

A small family is soon provided for.

Author: English Proverb

Profession: Sayings of British Origin

Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.

Author: Jewish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Jewish Origin

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.

Author: Jewish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Jewish Origin

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Author: Jewish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Jewish Origin

One of the oddest features of western Christianized culture is its ready acceptance of the myth of the stable family and the happy marriage. We have been taught to accept the myth not as an heroic ideal, something good, brave, and nearly impossible to fulfil, but as the very fiber of normal life. Given most families and most marriages, the belief seems admirable but foolhardily.

Author: Jonathan Raban (1942)

Profession: British Author, Critic

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.

Author: Isaac Rosenfeld

Profession:

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

Author: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Profession: British Poet, Lyricist

The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.

Author: Charles M. Schultz (1922)

Profession: American Cartoonist, Creator of ''Peanuts''

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor