Family and Loneliness

"A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Children are ambassadors from another dimension and should be treated with diplomatic courtesy."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you take your kids too seriously, they'll drive you to drinking. If you don't take them seriously enough, you'll drive them to drinking."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Home is not where you live but where they understand you."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Children are our most valuable natural resource."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men."

Rating: 8.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"I love people. I love my family, my children ... but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man has no choice but to love. For when he does not, he find his alternative lie in loneliness, destruction and despair."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Each day, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Let us strive to make the finest investment we can."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force into an immovable object."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I'm trying very hard to understand this generation. They have adjusted the timetable for childbearing so that menopause and teaching a sixteen-year-old how to drive a car will occur in the same week."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If evolution was true, mothers would have more than two hands."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Friends [...] are God's apology for relations."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children."

Holbrook Jackson
Holbrook Jackson "All Manner of Folk"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors."

Eugene O`Neill
Eugene O`Neill "Lazarus Laughed"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."

Rating: 8.77 (Number of Voters: 13)

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Having someplace to go to is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Since God could not be everywhere, he created mothers."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase."

Rating: 8.82 (Number of Voters: 11)

"A city is a large community where people are lonesome together."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To be adult is to be alone."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"My son is my son till he hath got him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all the days of her life."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The hottest hearts are obtained by cats of lonely women."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of humanity."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy."

Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein "Time Enough for Love"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Men are what their mothers made them."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)