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Quotes About Family

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice. ~Reinhold Niebuhr

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. ~Buddha

Family Quotes

Family like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

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

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it. ~Susan Sontag

A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability. ~Tom DeLay

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other. ~Freya Stark

Family Quotes

Children keep a family together, especially when one can't get a baby sitter.

All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ~Count Leo Tolstoy

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

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever. ~Charlie Sheen

Family Quotes

Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family. ~Vartan Gregorian

A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know. ~Dwight L. Moody

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. ~Gail Lumet Buckley

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. John Paul II

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. ~Mark V. Olsen

Family Quotes

Family is the most important thing in the world. Princess of Wales Diana

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive. Stella Benson

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go by any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. Christina Rossetti

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

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described --and will be, after our deaths --by each of the family members who believe they know us. Gloria Steinem

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows. Jeremy Taylor

Family Quotes

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. Benjamin Franklin

I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world. ~Ryan Eggold

In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~Margaret Laurence

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

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else. ~Chevy Chase

Family Quotes

Family is not always about blood, sometimes its about who is there to hold your hand and support you, when you need them!

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst. ~Marge Kennedy

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. ~Charles Kuralt

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. ~Martin Mull

Family Quotes

Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Francis Bacon

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. ~Lee Iacocca

The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective. ~Robert Brault

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt

Family Quotes

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. ~Paul Pearshall

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. ~Richard Bach

The family — that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. ~Dodie Smith

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness. ~Nancy Mitford

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. ~Anita Baker

Family Quotes About Father

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~Harmon Killebrew

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. ~Evan Esar

My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much. ~Gwyneth Paltrow

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever. ~Charlie Sheen

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my 3-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else. ~Chevy Chase

Fathers represent another way of looking at life - the possibility of an alternative dialogue. ~Louise J. Kaplan

Family Quotes About Mother

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family. ~Grace Kelly

For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home. ~Jessica Lange

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. ~Honoré de Balzac

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. ~Washington Irving

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle Quotes

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. ~John Lancaster Spalding

Family Quotes About Brother

The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them. ~Bill Cosby

There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. ~Terri Guillemets

After a girl is grown, her little brothers — now her protectors — seem like big brothers. ~Terri Guillemets

The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder. ~Jane Austen

Family Quotes About Sister

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. ~Margaret Mead

I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world. ~Ryan Eggold

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk. ~Susan Scarf Merrell

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. Charles M. Schultz

Short Family Quotes

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. ~David Ogden Stiers

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. ~Dan Wilcox

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world. ~Amos Oz

The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

The family is the nucleus of civilization. ~Will Durant

In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb

When you look at your life, the greatest happiness’s are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

The house of the childless is empty; and so is the heart of him that hath no wife. ~Hitopadesa

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. ~Andre Maurois

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family. ~Grace Kelly

A small family is soon provided for. ~English Proverb

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture. ~Matt Groening

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller

I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is. ~Jamie Lee Curtis

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein

The family is the first essential cell of human society. ~Pope John XXIII

When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you. ~Guy Lafleur

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

Funny Family Quotes

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. ~Andre Maurois

Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown

A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid. ~Robert Brault

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~Ogden Nash

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap. ~Fred Allen

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle Quotes

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty. Ann Oakley

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. ~Herbert Prochnov

Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect but who’s complaining? ~Robert Brault

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable — each segment distinct. ~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions. ~Robert Brault

Family... the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children. J. August Strindberg

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns

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