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George Bernard ShawA happy family is but an earlier heaven.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

George Bernard ShawPerhaps 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, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Karl JungThe greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.

—  Karl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist

André GideFamilies, I hate you! Shut-in homes, closed doors, jealous possessions of happiness.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Karl KrausFamily life is an encroachment on private life.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Robert FrostThe greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended — and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Walt DisneyA man should never neglect his family for business.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Zig ZiglarMaking the family a top priority will invariably bring success.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarThe key ingredient in family communication is listening, really listening.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

John WoodenThe most important thing in the world is family and love.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Jim RohnYour family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Funny Quotes

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

—  George Burns, 1896-1996, American comedian

Zsa Zsa GaborI believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Movie Quotes

Zorba the Greek (1964)Am I not a man? And is a man not stupid? I'm a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything. The full catastrophe.

—  from the film Zorba the Greek (1964)



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