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Relatives Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Relatives.

Nobody has ever 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

Related topics: Family Relationship

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime -
as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed -
even one of those years would have been a precious gift.
- Michael Milken

My sister and I were born in San Francisco.
When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives.
- Freddy Fender

 

Relatives cannot help you in the studios,"
she says.
"You stand or fall by your own efforts.
- Glynis Johns

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

For our immediate family and relatives,
Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman

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The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German
families and their American relatives led many to think
that America would never join a second war against Germany.
- Julius Streicher

When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife,
children, relatives and friends.
One retains only compassion for them.
- Ramakrishna

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder
with smiles on their faces.
They force us to destroy the person we really are:
a subtle kind of murder.
- Jim Morrison

Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die,
help me spread the news.
Let people know about immortality device.
That way, your loved ones won't die.
- Alex Chiu

We still lend our old house out to relatives.
They keep a guest book for my fans to sign.
- Loretta Lynn

God gives us our relatives, thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
- Jacques Delille

I can't think of any relatives that ever went into science.
- William Standish Knowles

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
- Groucho Marx

When I see professional clowns, mimes,
or people who makes ballon animals, I think of their
relatives and how disappointed they must be.
- Jimmy Fallon

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

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

You know, all my songs are relatives,
brothers, sisters, cousins.
- David Coverdale

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors,
and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors.
You create yourself out of those values.
- Ralph Ellison

From Nelson county we went to Logan county to see some relatives we had there,
and after staying until the middle of October,
I returned alone to my home in Missouri.
- Jesse James

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
- Taylor Caldwell

I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
- Roger Zelazny

In the beginning of the human race there was no genetic
load which would cause undesirable traits such as appear
in offspring of marriages between relatives today.
- Walter Lang

God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends.
- Addison Mizner

In time your relatives will come to accept the idea
that a career is as important to you as your family.
Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt.
- Barbara Dale

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
- Eustache Deschamps

A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites
that floated to fame thought their parents,
relatives and contacts.
- Al Goldstein

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family,
and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.
- Oliver Hudson

God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents,
relatives or peers.
- Willie Stargell

I had no blood relatives till I made some.
- Andy Dick

I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead:
they don't talk back,
they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives.
- Ron Chernow

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

My father was killed by a German mine,
while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in
active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home,
and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home,
or with relatives of the people at home,
none of whom were known to anybody at school.
- Georg Brandes

I was always a drama queen.
I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my
mom to think I was dead and call the police.
When she didn't, I would cry.
I was always theatrical.
I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
- Amy Lee

I was very much in my room with my marionette stage,
you know, creating these incredibly boring things that
I felt were so fascinating,
and forcing my relatives to come, and charging money
for them to see my little productions.
- Bob Balaban

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians,
are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish
friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger.
It's a great dynamic.
- Mike Myers

I always felt I was living in two worlds.
One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew,
relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood,
were Mexican.
Then school was a different world.
It was ethnically mixed.
- Gilbert Hernandez

Individuals approaching death often experience encounters
with their dead relatives,
who seem to welcome them to the next world.
These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing;
they are often followed by a state of euphoria and
seem to ease the transition.
- Stanislav Grof

I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife,
such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people,
conceive it, believing that the conversations with
relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will
be continued in the hereafter.
- Edvard Munch

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous:
'try being rich first'.
See if that doesn't cover most of it.
There's not much downside to being rich,
other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money.
But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
- Bill Murray

Religion kept some of my relatives alive,
because it was all they had.
If they hadn't had some hope of heaven,
some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide,
their lives were so hellish.
- Octavia Butler

But as my brother was doing his research for a book about my father,
it became his opinion that the most influential anti-semitism
my father encountered when he was growing up was from Jews,
because his relatives were German Jews,
and doctors.
- Tobias Wolff

The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction.
Keep writing, and keep sending things out,
not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy.
A lot of additional, useful tips could be added,
but this is fundamental.
- Fred Saberhagen

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her,
that it is a living death, etc.
By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives,
telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus
ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

I am convinced that material things can contribute
a lot to making one's life pleasant,
but, basically, if you do not have very good friends
and relatives who matter to you,
life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
- David Rockefeller

My whole damn family was nice.
I don't think I've imagined it.
It's true.
Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists.
Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church.
- Henry Fonda

So when I write characters and situations and relationships,
I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world,
limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives.
- Charlie Kaufman

Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes,
but when captured and escape is not possible,
giving up short of dying and making the best you can
of the new situation is also good for your genes.
- Keith Henson

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative.
- William S. Burroughs

It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use
of resources known to any of the members of society,
for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons
of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about
the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly.
It was a dream gig.
- Joe Rogan

There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of:
almost every student entering the university believes,
or says he believes, that truth is relative.
- Allan Bloom

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing.
Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly,
longing for death.
- Polly Toynbee

The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
- Dean Inge

Everything is relative.
Is the Internet fast? Not for most people.
Is it always on? Yes, for cable modem and DSL users
but that represents a tiny percentage of users.
- John Patrick

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is -
as it physically is.
This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers

We who are interested in relative truth have to keep
digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
- Holly Near

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to
replace a dead child with a copy,
or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
- Leon Kass

It's easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate
on the subject of the Third World debts.
- Roger Moore

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of
mine became concerned about how often I danced.
- Cesar Romero

I had done a lot of reading, relative for a kid,
about World War Two, and I thought about Chamberlain a lot.
- Douglas Feith

Where there's a will - there's a relative!
- Ricky Gervais

Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
- Plato

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human
ever has to choose a relative.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson


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