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Victor Borge

"I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary." Victor Borge
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"The most socially subversive institution of our time is the one-parent family." Paul Johnson
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"As to the family, I have never understood how that fits in with the other ideals --or, indeed, why it should be an ideal at all. A group of closely related persons living under one roof; it is a convenience, often a necessity, sometimes a pleasure, sometimes the reverse; but who first exalted it as admirable, an almost religious ideal?" Rose Macaulay
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"Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life." Charles M. Schultz
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"The hatred of relatives is the most violent." Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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William Butler Yeats

"I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots." William Butler Yeats
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Samuel Butler

"I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other--I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so" Samuel Butler
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Germaine Greer

"The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation." Germaine Greer
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George Bernard Shaw

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." George Bernard Shaw
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"There's nobody you can trust more than family, ... We were like the Three Musketeers times five." Steve Goodman
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"Fewer family dinners means nobody is trading stories anymore." Jon Bartos
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Mark Twain

"When I was a boy of fourteen" Mark Twain
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Charles Dickens

"Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy." Charles Dickens
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John Keats

"The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness." John Keats
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"And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites." Bible
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"And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites." Bible
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"These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram." Bible
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