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Quotes About Family
•“My two parents represent the single greatest influence on my life. And if my dad had been there for me, it would be the double greatest influence on my life.”
― Jarod Kintz
•“The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.”
― Ring Lardner 
•“A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.
― Tom DeLay 
•“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” 
― George Bernard Shaw
•“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.”
― Charles R. Swindoll 
•“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” 
― Ann Brashares
•“The family is the first essential cell of human society.”
― Pope John XXIII 
•“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” 
― Napoleon Bonaparte
•“What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?”
― Princess Diana 
•“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” 
― Mitch Albom
•“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.”
― Richard Bach 
•“We are not defined by the family into which we are born, but the one we choose and create. We are not born, we become.” 
― Tori Spelling
•“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.”
― Barbara Bush 
•“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
•“Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.”
― Oliver Hudson 
•“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
•“Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.”
― Vartan Gregorian 
•“The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
― Marge Kennedy
•“So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”
― Will Rogers 
•“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
•“Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.”
― Pope John Paul II 
•“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 
•“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.”  
― Lee Iacocca
•“A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.”
― George Orwell 
•“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 
•“All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.”
― Henry David Thoreau 
•“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” 
― Angela Schwindt
•“You have to defend your honor. And your family.”
― Suzanne Vega 
•“A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones. ” 
― Kristin Hannah
•“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.”
― Jet Li 
•“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.”
― Anita Baker 
•“Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” 
― Lois McMaster Bujold
•“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”
― Lee Iacocca 
•“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
•“Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.”
― George Eliot 
•“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ” 
― Thomas Jefferson
•“You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.”
― Desmond Tutu 
•“Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past,” present, and future. 
― Gail Lumet Buckley
•“If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.”
― Ashleigh Brilliant
•“Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.”
― John Ruskin 
•“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” 
― Clarence Darrow
•“If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.”
― Michael Enzi 
•“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
•“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.”
― Amos Oz 
•“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.” 
― Lisa Wingate
•“People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.”
― James Taylor
•“Family is more than blood” 
― Cassandra Clare
•“It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent.”
― Dave Eggers 
•“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
•“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 
•“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” 
― Abraham Lincoln
•“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”
― Charles Kuralt
•“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” 
― Kristin Hannah
•“The family is one of nature's masterpieces.”
― George Santayana 
•“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ” 
― Jim Butcher
•“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
•“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”
― Abdul Kalam 
•“At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame.”
― Barbara Ehrenreich 
•“Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are.” 
― Cheryl Lacey Donovan
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