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“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” —George Bernard Shaw

Loving Quotes About Family

“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

Loving Quotes About Family

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

Loving Quotes About Family

“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

Loving Quotes About Family

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” —George Santayana

Loving Quotes About Family

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” —Brad Henry

Loving Quotes About Family

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

Loving Quotes About Family

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” —Michael J. Fox

Loving Quotes About Family

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” —David Ogden Stiers

Loving Quotes About Family

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

Loving Quotes About Family

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” —Andre Maurois

Loving Quotes About Family

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

Loving Quotes About Family

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

Loving Quotes About Family

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” —Albert Einstein

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” –John Wooden

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” –Irina Shayk

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

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.”

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” –Lisa Weed

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Funny Family Quotes

Humor can help ease the tension of family when things get tough. If you need a light-hearted reminder of the funny side of family, look to the quotes below:

 

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

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

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”

“Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” –Harry Morgan

“Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t.”

Short Family Quotes

Short and simple, these family quotes get straight to the point.

 

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“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” –Michael J. Fox

“The memories we make with our family is everything.” –Candace Cameron Bure

“Family is family.” –Linda Linney

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” –George Santayana

“In time of test, family is best.” –Burmese Proverb

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Religious And Bible Quotes About Family

The bible has always encouraged strong family ties and loving familial bonds. Some of our favorite religious quotes about family can be found here:

 

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

“I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends, and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.” –Lil’ Kim

“The family is the first essential cell of human society.” –Pope John XXIII

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” –1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” –Romans 12:9

Family And Friends Quotes

Sometimes friends feel like family and family act like friends. If you’re looking for quotes that put the two together, we’ve gathered them for you below:

 

“It’s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” –Philip Green

“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.” –John C. Maxwell

“Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.”

“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” –Wanda Hope Carter

“Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” –Niki Taylor

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Inspirational Family Quotes

Need an extra dose of inspiration for your day? These inspirational family quotes may just do the trick:

 

“My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” –Michael Imperioli

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” –George Bernard Shaw

“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

“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” –Josiah

Blended Family Quotes

A family can be either something you’re born into or something you work at. Here are our top blended family quotes:

 

“Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.”

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained.” –Winston Churchill

“Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.”

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.”

“I didn’t give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.”

Disney Quotes About Family

Sometimes Disney says it best. If you’re looking for Disney inspired family sayings, look no further. And if you’re inspired to craft something special with one of these Disney family quotes, consider making a family-themed canvas print.

 

“Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” –Stitch

“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.” –Stitch

“Some people are worth melting for.” –Olaf

“We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” –Coco

“Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” –Walt Disney

Cute Family Quotes

Some family quotes are too cute not to share. Here are our favorite picks from simple sweet statements about family.

 

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” –Albert Einstein

“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

“Where there is family, there is love.”

“Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.”

“Family is the heart of a home.”

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

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” –Peter Buffett

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Support Quotes

Family supports you no matter what, and that’s what the following quotes highlight. Consider adding a family support quote to a personalized calendar to share with your household.

 

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

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

“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

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” –Brad Henry

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

“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” –Guy Lafleur

Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t.

The bigger your family, the bigger your problems.

Family is like that annoying itch you can’t scratch.

Caller ID was invented for family screening.

Family is a blessing. Just keep saying that when you are irritated by something a family member does or says.

Sweet Family Quotes

It’s nice to have a few touching family sayings around as a way to express how much you care about your loved ones.

 

Once a mother, always a mother.

Family knows your flaws but loves you, anyway.

Love your family as you love yourself.

Family makes you who you are and who you aren’t.

God wouldn’t have given you a family if He didn’t think you needed it.

Where there is family, there is love.

Family is the heart of a home.

Love starts with family.

A family takes care of their own.

The strength of family isn’t determined by the number of members, but rather by the amount of love given and received.

Family is forever.

Family Quotes About Connection

Family and connectedness go together despite the twists and turns that accompany familial relationships.

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A hug from family lasts a lifetime.

Whoever said, “Love ’em then leave ’em” wasn’t talking about family.

Life begins with family and ends with family.

A mother’s love never wanes.

You can’t control what your family says, but you can control how much you listen and how you react to it.

The love of family is like no other.

A family who disagrees, cares.

You inherited a piece of everyone in your family. If you insult them, you insult yourself.

Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.

Tears flow from the eyes of loved ones the day you’re born, and the day you pass.

In a family, the sadness of one is the sadness of all.

Family love is never broken.

It only takes two to make a family.

Short and Sweet Family Quotes

It’s nice to have concise expressions of love to share with your family. The following sayings were written by Gabrielle Applebury.

 

There is no love greater than the love shared within a family.

Your family will always hold your heart.

Family is there to support you and honor your decisions.

No matter what happens, a family will always have your back.

A family is the purest form of love and acceptance.

No one knows you better than your family does.

Love, honesty, and connection are cultivated in a family.

The bond between a parent and child is unbreakable.

A family that supports one another thrives.

Connections within a family are powerful forces of nature.

Moving Family Sayings

Nothing is better than a truly sincere and loving family saying. The following quotes were written by Gabrielle Applebury.

 

All families are different and unique, but they all have one thing in common- love.

Families should celebrate each member’s unique identity.

No matter how big or small the family, what matters most is love.

A family is a group of people who love unconditionally.

Through ups and downs, a family will stand by each other.

A family creates a safe space for each member to grow and develop into the person they were meant to be.

There is no more powerful love than one a parent feels for their child.

A family is who you choose to be by your side and love unconditionally.

Families shape who we are and who we choose to become.

It’s hard to put into words just how much love a parent feels for their child.

No matter what a family looks like, it is always filled with love.

Famous People on Family

Over the years, well-known people have come up with humorous and often thought-provoking quotes about family. Whether the quotes are from writers, actors, or celebrities, they’re likely to encourage you to view your family from new, amusing, or refreshing perspectives.

 

Adults and kids”I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck

“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.” – Jim Butcher

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” – Rick Riordan

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

“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Caletti

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” – Amos Oz

“The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.” – Robert Frost

“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

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

“One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.” – Ralph Fiennes

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

The memories we make with our family is everything. – Candace Cameron Bure

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home – Anthony Liccione

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

Family is the most important thing in the world. –Princess Diana

You need a strong family because, at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally. – Esha Gupta

When all the dust is settled, and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends. – Barbara Bush

In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future – Alex Haley

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Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter. – Brad Henry

Family is a lifejacket in the stormy sea of life. – J.K. Rowling

Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.– Unknown

Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches – Wanda Hope Carter

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

Family: Where life begins and love never ends. – Unknown

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. – Mother Teresa

Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family. – Josiah

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you. – Jenna Morasca

The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. – Mario Puzo

Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short. – Unknown

Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. – S. Bryan

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

Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. – Michael J. Fox

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

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

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. –Albert Einstein

My family is my strength and my weakness. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.– Dave Willis

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and they are there for me in the good times and bad times.– Kelly Clarkson

Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. – Unknown

Family Quotes

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.

– Winston Churchill

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

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

Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. – George W. Bush

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. – Unknown

Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love. – Marvin J. Ashton

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide. – Bill Owens

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie The Pooh

I sustain myself with the love of family. – Maya Angelou

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. Spanish proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing. Maxime Lagacé

 

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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman    n

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A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. Helen Keller

 

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Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. Unknown

 

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

 

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

 

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A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw

 

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THE BEST FAMILY QUOTES EVER

 

 

What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. Ted Kennedy

 

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot

 

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. J.R.R. Tolkien

 

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

 

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George A Moore

 

I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly. Deborah Norville

 

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

 

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown Jr

 

Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise. Unknown

 

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. Anthony Liccione

 

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. Confucius

 

Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family. Josiah

 

Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could. Paul Graham

 

Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. J.S. Bryan

 

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill

 

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

 

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham

 

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

 

Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson

 

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PART 2. FAMILY QUOTES THAT ARE…

THE MOST FAMOUS FAMILY QUOTES (EINSTEIN, DISNEY, OBAMA, ETC.)

 

 

Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox

 

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana

 

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that. Barack Obama

 

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

 

Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends. Italian proverb

 

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

 

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde

 

With all my fans I got a family again. Tupac Shakur

 

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

 

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw

 

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

 

A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney

 

The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden

 

As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support. Tiger Woods

 

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King Jr

 

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. George W. Bush

 

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. Queen Elizabeth II

 

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles

 

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

 

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Family makes a house a home. Jennifer Hudson

 

Put your family in order. Jordan Peterson

 

Family. Where life begins and love never ends. Unknown

 

Family. A little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud and a whole lot of love. Unknown

 

In time of test, family is best. Burmese proverb

 

Family. Being loved no matter what. Unknown

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When we have each other, we have everything. Unknown

 

Together is my favorite place to be. Unknown

 

The love of family is life’s greatest blessing. Unknown

 

Home is where your story begins. Unknown

 

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Unknown

 

Find your tribe. Love them hard. Unknown

 

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown

 

Families are like branches on a tree – we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown

 

There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. Ben Carson

 

Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki

 

Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

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INSPIRATIONAL FAMILY QUOTES

 

 

Home is where your story beings. Unknown

 

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley

 

I’ve learned through the years that it’s not where you live, it’s the people who surround you that make you feel at home. J.B. McGee

 

Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love. Marvin J. Ashton

 

Never let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can. Gloria Mallette

 

I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck

 

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. Marilyn French

 

My life and the life of my family has to do with exploration, with adventure. My grandfather was the first man in the stratosphere, and my father was the first to touch the deepest point in the ocean… For me, adventure and exploration is something in the blood. Bertrand Piccard

 

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll

 

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. George Bernard Shaw

 

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide. Bill Owens

 

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg

 

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

 

I’m inspired by the love people have for their children. And I’m inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man. Barack Obama

 

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan

 

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other. Jet Li

 

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

 

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CUTE AND UPLIFTING FAMILY QUOTES

 

 

Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore. Unknown

 

You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars. E.E. Cummings

 

Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another. Louisa May Alcott

 

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

 

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. Leigh Hunt

 

There is always a reason to smile. Find it. Unknown

 

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants. William Shakespeare

 

If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home. Malala Yousafzai

 

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown Jr

 

Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer

 

FUNNY AND SURPRISING FAMILY QUOTES

 

 

I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands. Zsa Zsa Gabor

 

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

 

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. Jay McInerney

 

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell

 

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk

 

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. Erma Bombeck

 

A two-year old is kind of like a blender, but you don’t have any top for it. Jerry Seinfeld

 

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson

 

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

 

I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over. Unknown

 

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground. Francis Bacon

 

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents. Sherman Alexie

 

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

 

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. P. J. O’Rourke

 

I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality. Alice Sebold

 

Fuck it… That’s really the attitude that keeps a family together, it’s not “we love each other”, it’s just “fuck it, man. Louis C.K.

 

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family. Bo Bennett

 

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. Unknown

 

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash

 

Family is the one thing that is definitely not disposable. Jenny Eclair

 

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. Jerry Seinfeld

 

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield

 

We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up. Christopher Morley

 

Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. Chuck Palahniuk

 

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. Erma Bombeck

 

That’s the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they’re far wiser than the elder ones could ever be. Gemma Burgess

 

Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family. Wayne Dyer

 

Never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck

 

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DEEP, MEANINGFUL AND EMOTIONAL FAMILY QUOTES

 

 

The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant

 

Where the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind. Unknown

 

Home is not a place, it’s a feeling. Unknown

 

No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? Lee Iacocca

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You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis

 

Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing. Donna Hedges

 

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

 

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass

 

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it. Sigmund Freud

 

Few men have been admired of their familiars. Michel de Montaigne

 

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. Michel de Montaigne

 

We must take care of our families wherever we find them. Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Familiarity breeds contempt. Publilius Syrus

 

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. Sam Levenson

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Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now, look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do. John Steinbeck

 

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

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He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. Francis Bacon (There are plenty of evidences that this is not true)

 

Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark. Pierce Brown

 

Education, like neurosis, begins at home. Milton Sapirstein

 

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy

 

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history. Debi Mazar

 

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

 

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

 

Later, when you’re grown up, you realize you never really get to hang out with your family. You pretty much have only eighteen years to spend with them full time, and that’s it. Mindy Kaling

 

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you. Unknown

 

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. E. W. Howe

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WISE FAMILY QUOTES (WORDS OF WISDOM)

Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. Marjorie Pay Hinckley

 

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. Michael Levine

 

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges. Elizabeth Berg

 

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore. Robin Hobb

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. H. Jackson Brown Jr

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. Marian Wright Edelman

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman

 

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther

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A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before. Unknown

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Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy

 

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark

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None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken H Blanchard

 

A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart. Unknown

 

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

 

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung

 

More words of wisdom

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FAMILY QUOTES ABOUT…

QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY, BEING LOVED AT HOME AND LOVE

 

 

I sustain myself with the love of family. Maya Angelou

 

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa

 

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action. Mother Teresa

 

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown

 

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. Friedrich Nietzsche

 

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable. Deb Caletti

 

Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. Ann Brashares

 

True love never dies, it only gets stronger with time. Manny Pacquiao

 

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Henry Ward Beecher

 

A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all. Brad Pitt

 

On his kids: I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family. Brad Pitt

 

Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do… it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day. Stephanie Marston

 

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

 

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. Frank A. Clark

 

Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. Elizabeth Stone

 

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. Garrison Keillor

 

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

 

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do. Mitt Romney

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I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home. Dorothy L. Sayers

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No family is perfect… we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, family is family… The love will always be there. Unknown

 

Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love. Maureen Hawkins

 

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. Billy Graham

 

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Shannon L. Alder

 

Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all. Toni Morrison

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QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY AND LIFE

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Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home. Eric Church

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I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. Barbara Bush

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One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family. Jonathan Safran Foer

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Family life is full of major and minor crises – the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce – and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It’s difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. Thomas Moore

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There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure. Jim Butcher

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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

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Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go. Romeo Miller

 

Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others – and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet. Eda Leshan

 

Early rising is also essential to the good government of a family. A late breakfast deranges the whole business of the day, and throws a portion of it on the next, which opens the door for confusion to enter. Mary Randolph

 

Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table. Bob Ehrlich

 

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair. Auguste Napier

 

On his kids: I worry about them all the time. That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after. Brad Pitt

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Pope John Paul II

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. Bob Keeshan

You will never look back on life and think, “I spent too much time with my kids”. Unknown

I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family. Reba McEntire

FAMILY SAYINGS ABOUT HAPPINESS AND GRATITUDE

Happiness is only real when shared. Jon Krakauer

Happiness is being married to your best friend. Manny Pacquiao

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. Joyce Brothers

The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe. Unknown

Happiness is seeing your mother smile. Unknown

I really believe that a man and a woman together, raising a family, is the purest form of happiness we can experience. Will Smith

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

My advice: Take a second out of the day to be thankful for your family. Jenna Morasca

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer

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

I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself. Brad Pitt

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. Sarah Ban Breathnach

The thrill of coming home has never changed. Guy Pearce

WHAT IS FAMILY?

My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The family is a heaven in a heartless world. Bar Refaeli

Family is the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are, love you no matter what & would do anything to see you smile. SheaMoisture

Family is the most important institution in society. Marco Rubio

Family is a gift that lasts forever. Unknown

Family is more than blood and a name. It’s the people who stood by you when you needed them, and who made you laugh when you felt like you couldn’t. Unknown

Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is. Madonna

Family… a group experience of love and support. Marianne Williamson

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you. Jenna Morasca

Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back. Cassandra Clare

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry

 

QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY AND RESPECT, UNDERSTANDING, LOYALTY

 

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

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. Virginia Satir

My dear young cousin, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the eons, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. Rick Riordan

Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; The good, the true, the tender – these form the wealth of home. Sarah J. Hale

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. Colette

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. Sidonie Gruenberg

The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself. Shannon L. Alder

Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned. Unknown

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham

I can’t be the big star in the family. We have a family, and we are all equal. Martina McBride

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West

“Family” isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other. davewillis.org

Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not

promised & today is short. Unknown

I think our family motto is to always work hard, be humble, kind, and thoughtful about others around us. Anwar Hadid

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

Home is not where you live but where they understand you. Christian Morgenstern

QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Friends are the family you choose. Jess C. Scott

The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. Clayton Christensen

Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded. Jennifer Ellison

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

You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble. LeBron James

There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family. Unknown

Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family. Trenton Lee Stewart

Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family. Barbara Bush

Family, friends, a good laugh and beautiful weather are the best cures. Bar Refaeli

Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life. Barbara Bush

Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand. Billy Joel

If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it. Mark Glamack

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. Philip Green

You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be. Lilly Singh

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. John C. Maxwell

Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. Mitch Albom

QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY AND STRENGTH, THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY, BONDING, HARD TIMES

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family. Mitch Albom

When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family. Jim Butcher

All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important. Manny Pacquiao

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

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. Mother Teresa

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work. Mitch Albom

And that’s where I’m finally at today – my life is about being with my family. This is what’s important. Aron Ralston

My sense of personal strength has always come from my family. Benjamin Bratt

My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys. Bobby Darin

Family: an anchor during rough waters. Unknown

Tennis just a game, family is forever. Serena Williams

Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game. Serena Williams

Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family. Novak Djokovic

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

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman – bonded together for life – always have been, and always will be, the key to such families. Jim Bunning

Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken? Trenton Lee Stewart

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

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water. Kelly Clarkson

A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. Frank Abagnale

Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. Princess Diana

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family. Mother Teresa

QUOTES ABOUT BROKEN FAMILIES (BLENDED FAMILY, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY, ETC.)

How do you rebel in a family of rebels? Nicolas Cage

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

Our family is just a tent away from a full-blown circus. Unknown

We are not “step”, we aren’t “half”, we’re just family. Unknown

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse. Rick Riordan

There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you. C. JoyBell C.

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

No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior. Calire LaZebnik

Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not. Shailene Woodley

Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. Sarah Dessen

I’d be a liar if I said I had a normal family. Edward Furlong

You call it chaos, we call it family. Unknown

I mean, families are weird. Gordon Ramsay

In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm. Isaac Rosenfeld

People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life. Bo Bennett

No family is sane, is it? Rebecca Hall

Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you’re an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health. Andrea Lavinthal

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. Friedrich Nietzsche

If you didn’t feel like your support system was strong enough, then getting yourself out of the situation was the best thing to do. Lindsey Kelk

All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family – it’s just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next. Douglas Coupland

He’d learned long ago: perfection isn’t what families are all about. Jamie Ford

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. Mary Karr

See also: 7 Steps For Mending A Family Feud (huffingtonpost.com)

QUOTES ABOUT FAMILY AND DEATH

Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream. Euripides

The song is ended but the melody lingers on. Irving Berlin

There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. Shannon L. Alder

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it? Shannon L. Alder

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. Terri Guillemets quotegarden.com

Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place. Sarah Dessen

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. Jonathan Harnisch

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. Mitch Albom

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering. Helen Keller

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven, and bring you home again. Unknown

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Unknown

Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die. Unknown

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. James O’Barr

Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated. Allphonse de Lamartine

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.

My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.

Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

FOR CHILDREN

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Listen, my son, to your father’s instructions and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord, your God is giving you.

It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter Buffett

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