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As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

—Pope John Paul II, 1986

Mother died today. Or maybe it was yesterday, I don’t know. 

—Albert Camus, 1942

To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.

—Ernest Hemingway, 1954

It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.

—Jean de La Fontaine, 1668

Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.

—H.L. Mencken, 1919

If parents would only realize how they bore their children!

—George Bernard Shaw, c. 1910

The 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, 1939

In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.

—Herodotus, 440 BC

I cannot bear a parent’s tears.

—Virgil, c. 25 BC

The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.

—Mario Puzo, 2001

In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth.

—V.S. Pritchett, 1968

Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.  

—Gertrude Stein, 1940

The root of the kingdom is in the State. The root of the State is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its Head.

—Mencius , c. 270 BC