Family and Loneliness

"Kids are a great excuse for you to stop acting like one."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The length of one's days matters less than the love of one's family and friends."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every intelligent child is an amateur anthropologist. The first thing such a child notices is that adults don't make sense."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Charity begins at home."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"My house is my castle."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Adults should remember that they look like insane giants to children."

Rating: 5.29 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Age 4: "I love Mommy." Age 16: "I HATE HER." Age 20: "Mom was right" Age 57: "I wish my Mom was still here.""

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father."

Rating: 8.30 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"There is no sanctuary of virtue like home."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Solitude is the playfield of Satan."

Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov "Pale Fire"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Santa Claus had the right idea. Visit everyone once a year."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Anyone who has children is not the master of his own time."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"With all this darkness round me I feel less alone."

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett "Krapp`s Last Tape"

Rating: 9.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Chance makes our families, but choice makes our friends."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Better single than sorry."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late."

Betty Ford
Betty Ford "The Last Word"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Marriage has its good side. It teaches you loyalty, forebearance, tolerance, self-restraint, and other valuable qualities you wouldn't need if you'd stayed single."

Allan Pease
Allan Pease "Why men don't Listen and Women can't read Maps"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I am never in such good company as when I am alone; I am never so busy as when I have nothing to do."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone."

Baltasar Gracian
Baltasar Gracian "The Art of Worldly Wisdom"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"People who are lonely are those who do not know what to do with the time when they are alone."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"With the cruelty of youth I allowed myself to be irritated by traits in my father which, in other elderly men, I have since regarded as lovable foibles."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Surprised By Joy"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you fear loneliness, then don't get married."

Rating: 7.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One can acquire everything in solitude except character."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family - but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything."

Willa Cather
Willa Cather "Shadows on the Rock"

Rating: 2.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Parents teach in the toughest school in the word: The School for Making People."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life is lived in common, but not in community."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends."

Norman Douglas
Norman Douglas "South Wind"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there."

Elsie de Wolfe
Elsie de Wolfe "The House in Good Taste"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)