He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stands a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too.
The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.
The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.