Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, for those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles.
I have never understood the fear of some parents about babies getting mixed up in the hospital. What difference does it make as long as you get a good one?
I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
Our whole family assembles in Chicago at Christmas and usually in Aspen in the summer.
My mother never breast-fed me. She told me she only liked me as a friend.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family.
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
To laugh often and much: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
This quote belongs to Bessie Anderson Stanley, What is success? (1904), and it is incorrectly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and other other authors. Look under Bessie Anderson Stanley for the entire poem and more details about the poem.
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effiminated by position of nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
As you cherish the things most worthwhile in your family life, cherish the things most worthwhile in your company.
My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession.
Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
One thing vampire children are taught is, never run with a wooden stake.
In a family argument, if it turns out you are right, apologize at once!
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together.
Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I'm scared. There's some stuff I don't know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They'll read it.
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.
The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone.
The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Social Studies (1981)
My mother would give my brothers and me a pile of catalogues and let us pick what we wanted for Christmas.
Dancing naked in the mind field (1998)
Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth.
At the annual Al Smith charity banquet in 2008, then-candidate Obama fawned at his treatment by the national media.
In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education. And in this country, the success of our children cannot depend more on where they live than on their potential.
2010 State of the Union Address Jan 27, 2010
The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.
It's hard and sometimes it's scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn, hoping to see me.
If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God's grace, peaceful places.
If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved.
There is no surer means of calling down God's blessing upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Stereotypes about women’s domestic roles are reinforced by parallel stereotypes presuming a lack of domestic responsibilities for men. Because employers continued to regard the family as the woman’s domain, they often denied men similar accommodations or discouraged them from taking leave. These mutually reinforcing stereotypes created a self-fulfilling cycle of discrimination that forced women to continue to assume the role of primary family caregiver, and fostered employers’ stereotypical views about women’s commitment to work and their value as employees.
Nevada Dep't of Human Resources v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721 (2003)
Believing that fundamental conditions of the country are sound and there is nothing in the business situation to warrant the destruction of values that has taken place on the exchanges during the past week, my son and I have for some days been purchasing sound common stocks. We are continuing and will continue our purchases in substantial amounts at levels which we believe represent sound investment values.
All revolutions devour their own children.
Remark in prison to Hans Frank (June 30, 1934)
A man who never graduated from school might steal from a freight car. But a man who attends college and graduates as a lawyer might steal the whole railroad.
Attempting to persuade his son to become a lawyer.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
When, in 1934, the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children, my father applied for my older brother and myself. We were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934.
Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
We don’t want any child to go without seeing Santa, but it’s not worth bringing your child to the mall, infecting the Santa and infecting the other children.
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
Note that venerable proverb: Children and fools always speak the truth. The deduction is plain: adults and wise persons never speak it.
"On the Decay of the Art of Lying"
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.
Cutting for Stone
I have made terrible mistakes. I have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends and supporters and the media.
A former congressman on his sexting habit
Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American song
It’s something very personal, a very important thing. Hell! It’s a family motto. Are you ready Jerry? I wanna make sure you’re ready, brother. Here it is: Show me the money. SHOW! ME! THE! MONEY! Jerry, it is such a pleasure to say that! Say it with me one time, Jerry.
Jerry Maguire (1996). By Rod Tidwell.
Do you notice how all the self-sacrificing women in history; Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa, can't think of any others; they all die alone. The men, on the other hand, get so much fuzz, it's crazy.
House, TB or Not TB. By Dr. Gregory House.
There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function.
House, TB or Not TB. By Dr. Gregory House.
I wish the best for them, and their tragically deformed children.
House, No More Mr. Nice Guy. By Dr. Gregory House.
Don't worry. Many women learn to live with this parasite. My own mother, for example. Forty-five years and she only complains about it now from time to time.
House, Maternity. By Dr. Gregory House.
Lies are like children: they’re hard work, but it’s worth it because the future depends on them.
House, It's a Wonderful Lie. By Dr. Gregory House.
She might have fooled me, but she didn't fool my mother.
From movie Psycho
Marge, when I join an underground cult, I expect a little support from my family.