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A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy till they die!

—Philip Roth, 1969

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

—Mario Puzo, 2001

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.

—Mengzi , c. 270 BC

God is our father, but even more is God our mother.

—Pope John Paul I, 1978

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

—Herodotus, 440 BC

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

—G. K. Chesterton, 1919

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

—H.L. Mencken, 1919

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

—Jean de La Fontaine, 1668

One race there is of men, one of gods, but from one mother we both draw our breath.

—Pindar, c. 450 BC

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

—V. S. Pritchett, 1968

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

—Pope John Paul II, 1986

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

—Aristotle, c. 350 BC

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.

—Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1955