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Wise Quotes about Family

May you find great value in these Family quotes and sayings.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

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

 

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Children are natural Zen masters;
their world is brand new in each and every moment.
- John Bradshaw

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

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

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

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

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

The most difficult is the first family,
to bring someone out of the world.
- Richard G. Scott

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at
one's friends and family and see if love is all around.
If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
- Jasmine Guy

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

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

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

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
- Antonio Tabucchi

A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
- Kathleen Turner

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

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

Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors:
our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.
- Elizabeth Fishel

My family background was deeply Christian.
- Abbe Pierre

I love my family.
- Manute Bol

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
- George Santayana

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

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

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

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

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

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

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

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

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

I don't know if I believe in marriage.
I believe in family, love and children.
- Penelope Cruz

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

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

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

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

Family, nature and health all go together.
- Olivia Newton-John

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact
with a family when you are working with them.
- Richard G. Scott

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson


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