Family quotes.

Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life.
–Denzel Washington

Poverty, race, ethnicity and immigration status are not in themselves determinative of student achievement. Demography is not destiny. The amount of melanin in a student’s skin, the home country of her antecedents, the amount of money in the family bank account, are not the inexorable determinants of academic success. The evidence introduced at trial demonstrates that these negative life experiences can be overcome by public schools with sufficient resources well deployed. It is the clear policy of the state, as formulated by the Regents and S.E.D. [State Education Department], that all children can attain the substantive knowledge and master the skills expected of high school graduates. The court finds that the city’s at-risk children are capable of seizing the opportunity for a sound basic education if they are given sufficient resources.
–Justice Leland DeGrasse Supreme Court of the State of New York

The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.
–Ring Lardner

You would think that those who are always talking about family values would want to create an environment of permanent relationships for people of the same sex. But they’re not advocating family values. They’re advocating their values.
–Willie Brown Mayor, San Francisco

If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.
–Michael Chrichton

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.
–Chinese Proverb

Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family?
–Marmontel Gretry

Okay, conservatives have changed my mind. Allowing gay marriage, I have been persuaded, will destroy the family, weaken Western civilization, turn America into Sodom and Gomorrah, increase the trade deficit with Japan, endanger the family farm and promote tooth decay. The impeccable logic of conservative opponents is simply too powerful to deny.
–Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune columnist

I was a disgrace to the family, of course. They weren’t very happy. It was a long struggle. But now they see that repression is not good: A person will do what he or she wants to do, eventually.
–Ang Lee nominated for the Oscar for best director, as quoted by CNN

We must never feel that it is okay to say that a sucker fish is of more value under law than a farm family.
–Gordon Smith Oregon Senator, protesting the federal government’s decision to cut off an irrigation project that is the primary source of water for 250,000 acres of mostly family-owned farmland in the Klamath River Basin in California and Oregon.

The principle of using interactivity as a creativity-builder is not restricted to computer games. Once we become fully conscious of this principle, we can find ways to become more interactive everywhere. We can make conversations with our family and friends more interactive than they once were. The more thoughtful our questions get to be, the more interactive the conversations
–Steve Chandler 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself

I can get up in the morning and look myself in the mirror and my family can look at me too and that’s all that matters.
–Lance Armstrong

Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.
–Wayne H

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

My family is really boring. They have a coffee table book called ‘Pictures We Took Just to Use Up the Rest of the Film.’
–Penelope Lombard

A healthy family is sacred territory.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
–Jane Howard (1935-1996) US journalist, writer

One loyal friend is better than ten thousand family members.

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
–Jim Rohn

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
–Milton R. Saperstein

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Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.
–Albert Einstein

Politics is more difficult than physics
–Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
–Albert Einstein

Philosophy is the science which considers truth.

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
–Isaac Asimov

The great tragedy of science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
–Thomas Huxley

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.
–Helen Keller

It is only by introducing the young to great literature, drama and music, and to the excitement of great science that we open to them the possibilities that lie within the human spirit — enable them to see visions and dream dreams.
–Eric Anderson

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
–Mike Adams

If it’s green, it’s biology, If it stinks, it’s chemistry, If it has numbers it’s math, If it doesn’t work, it’s technology

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
–Mahatma Gandhi

Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry…. if mathematical analysis should ever hold a prominent place in chemistry — an aberration which is happily almost impossible — it would occasion a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.
–Auguste Comte

Chemists are, on the whole, like physicists, only ‘less so’.They don’t make quite the same wonderful mistakes, and much what they do is an art, related to cooking, instead of a true science. They have their moments, and their sources of legitimate pride. They don’t split atoms, as the physicists do. They join them together, and a very praiseworthy activity that is.
–Anthony Standen, Science is a sacred cow (1958).

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
–Max Planck

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology.
–Clive James

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
–Mark Russell

OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
–Steven Wright

New ideas pass through three periods:
*It can’t be done.
*It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing.
*I knew it was a good idea all along !
–Arthur C. Clarke

If rats are experimented on they will develop cancer.
–Morton’s Law

Man can’t help hoping even if he is a scientist. He can only hope more accurately.
–Dr. Karl Menninger

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
–Thomas Szasz, M.D.

Science is not a sacred cow. Science is a horse. Don’t worship it. Feed it.
–Aubrey Eben

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
–Albert Einstein

Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn’t play dice.
–Albert Einstein

Man who run behind car get exhausted.
He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.
I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.
I never made a mistake in my life; at least, never one that I couldn’t explain away afterwards.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
The hand that turneth the knob, opens the door..
Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch.
There are two kinds of people in life: people who like their jobs, and people who don’t work here anymore.
Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage
A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t either.
Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.
We the willing, following the unknowing are doing the impossible. We have done so much for so long with so little that we are now able to do anything with nothing.
Half of the people in the world are below average.
To study a subject best, understand it thoroughly before you start.
When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
I can resist everything except temptation.
It’s a great satisfaction knowing that for a brief point in time you made a difference.
The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.
A bird in the hand is safer than one overhead.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
If you are willing to admit faults, you have one less fault to admit.
Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
There are three faithful friends an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.
Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.
Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.
Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.
Man who sneezes without hanky takes matters into his own hands.

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
–Dave Tyson Gentry

Friendship is a special kind of love.

The secret to friendship is being a good listener.

Nothing is great like friendship on earth, No jewel No pearl has got it’s worth. No one except a friend can be trusted, Your life will never ever get rusted.

It is important for our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
–Mignon McLaughlin

When you’re looking for a friend don’t look for perfection, just look for friendship.

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
–Mark Twain Pudd’nhead Wilson

True friendship starts the moment one person says to another, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one!

Friendship is the golden thread that ties all hearts together

Friendship is a horizon– which expands whenever we approach it.
–E. R. Hazlip.

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief
–Joseph Addison

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
–George Eliot

Good friends must not always be together; It is the feeling of oneness when distant That proves a lasting friendship.
–Susan P. Schultz

Don’t flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
–Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief
–Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
–Joseph Addison

I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself.
–Anais Nin

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
–Francis Marion Crawford

A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life without friendship is like the sky without sun.

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship–never
–Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies.

A new friendship is like an unripened fruit – it may become either an orange or a lemon
–Emma Stacey

Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

True friendship is never serene.
–Marquise de Sevigne