Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influence of family the tyranny of culture; and finally the power of climate and environment; and we are free, only to the extent we rise above these.
John Burroughs quotes
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
Margaret Mead quotes
The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
Lyndon B. Johnson quotes
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
Thomas Mann quotes
But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near people and your near people, then let us be earnest in prayer, and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars. (The Family of Imran 3.61)
I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other - I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
Samuel Butler quotes
So their Lord accepted their prayer: That I will not waste the work of a worker among you, whether male or female, the one of you being from the other; they, therefore, who fled and were turned out of their homes and persecuted in My way and who fought and were slain, I will most certainly cover their evil deeds, and I will most certainly make them enter gardens beneath which rivers flow; a reward from Allah, and with Allah is yet better reward. (The Family of Imran 3.195)
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put in an impossible situation.
Margaret Mead quotes
Express yourself. My grandmother loved to paint. My family loves to act. I was told to find what interests me and then express myself.