231 Family Quotes and Family Sayings


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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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Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam        

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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

George Bernard Shaw        

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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        

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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        

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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.

Gautama Buddha        

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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        

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

Niki Taylor        

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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        

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How many solutions are found to family problems if we take time to reflect? If we think of a husband or wife and we dream about their good qualities that they have? Don't ever lose the illusion of when you were boyfriend and girlfriend!

Pope Francis        

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

Anthony Liccione        

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Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.

Emma Thompson        

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I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.

Cindy Morgan        

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I have a great family, I live an amazing life.

John Oates        

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Your parents miss you and wish you'd call. Later you'll miss them and wish you could.

Paul Graham        

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He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.

Francis Bacon        

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Next to hurting my family, cheating on me is the worst thing someone could do.

Robert Buckley        

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'One can never have enough socks,' said Dumbledore. 'Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.'

J. K. Rowling        

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

Debi Mazar        

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Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.

John Lasseter        

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Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

J. K. Rowling        

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

Guy Lafleur        

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

Sam Levenson        

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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        

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What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.

Adrian Grenier        

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Most couples have not had hundreds of arguments; they've had the same argument hundreds of times.

Gay Hendricks        

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

H. Jackson Brown Jr.        

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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        

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If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh        

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The family is the first essential cell of human society.

Pope John XXIII        

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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        

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

George A Moore        

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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        

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A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

Agatha Christie        

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With all my fans I got a family again.

Tupac Shakur        

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Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.

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Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are.

Cheryl Lacey Donovan        

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Home is not a place, it's a feeling.

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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        

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

Jessica Lange        

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my mother sacrificed her dreams so I could dream

Rupi Kaur        

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Never let anyone tell you that you can't; show them that you can.

Gloria Mallette        

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

Elizabeth Gilbert        

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My family is my strength and my weakness.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan        

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Family isn't an important thing. It's everything.

Michael J. Fox        

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Happiness is only real when shared.

Jon Krakauer        

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Family and God – that is what's important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go.

Fabrice Muamba        

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If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.

Johnny Depp        

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

Sigmund Freud        

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

J. S. Bryan        

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

Ann Brashares        

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

H. Jackson Brown Jr.        

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Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.

Irina Shayk        

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Family is family.

Linda Linney        

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

Donna Hedges        

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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        

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I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise.

LaToya Jackson        

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

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You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

Frederick Buechner        

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

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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        

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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        

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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.

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I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family.

Monica Bellucci        

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

Angela Schwindt        

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Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends.

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A man should never neglect his family for business.

Walt Disney        

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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        

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Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.

Wanda Hope Carter        

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

Confucius        

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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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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare        

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

Abraham Lincoln        

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

Dodie Smith        

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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        

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

Queen Elizabeth II        

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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        

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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        

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

George Burns        

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

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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        

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Some people are worth melting for.

Olaf        

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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 S. Churchill        

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

Carl Gustav Jung        

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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        

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

Henry Ward Beecher        

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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        

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We're a very close family and we're a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems.

Emilio Estevez        

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

Marjorie Pay Hinckley        

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I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.

Reba McEntire        

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I have a family to support. And I'm not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.

Patrick Warburton        

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Family is the most important thing in the world.

Princess Diana        

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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        

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The memories we make with our family is everything.

Candace Cameron Bure        

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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        

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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        

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One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.

Robert Byrd        

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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        

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I'm a minimalist. I don't really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.

Jean Reno        

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

Thomas Jefferson        

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I didn't give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.

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Family is not an important thing. It's everything.

Michael J. Fox        

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Life is beautiful. It's about giving. It's about family.

Walt Disney        

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

Jim Butcher        

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I'm surrounded by great friends and family. I don't know what I would do without them.

Emma Roberts        

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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        

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Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.

Margaret Drabble        

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Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.

John C. Maxwell        

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

Clayton M. Christensen        

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

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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        

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

Barbara Bush        

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None of us is as smart as all of us.

Kenneth H. Blanchard        

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Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend.

Susannah York        

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

John Wooden        

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

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My family was my guide to my reality.

Haywood Nelson        

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One of the greatest gifts you can get as a writer is to be born into an unhappy family.

Pat Conroy        

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A mother discovers with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez        

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

Grace Kelly        

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

Anita Baker        

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Being part of a family means smiling for photos.

Harry Morgan        

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We may have our differences, but nothing's more important than family.

Gabrielle Coco Chanel        

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

Michel de Montaigne        

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When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.

Alex Haley        

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

Frank A. Clark        

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

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

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

George W. Bush        

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

George Santayana        

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He who is really kind, can never be unhappy.

Confucius        

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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        

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

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My family is more important than my party.

Zell Miller        

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

George Bernard Shaw        

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All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.

Mitch Albom        

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Tennis just a game, family is forever.

Serena Williams        

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It's all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.

Philip Green        

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A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.

David A. Bednar        

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Home is where your story beings.

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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.

Bible        

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

Walt Whitman        

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

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You have to defend your honor. And your family.

Suzanne Vega        

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Work is work, but family is for life. That's what really matters to me.

Akshay Kumar        

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

Andre Maurois        

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Familiarity breeds contempt.

Publilius Syrus        

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

Elizabeth Berg        

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

Buddha        

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

Friedrich Nietzsche        

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

Lee Iacocca        

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Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.

Albert Einstein        

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Happy or Unhappy, families are all mysterious.

Gloria Steinem        

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

Pierce Brown        

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

Charles R. Swindoll        

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The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.

Dennis Wilson        

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

Chinese proverb        

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

Barbara Bush        

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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        

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Family is this very deep, complex thing that for most people becomes everything. It informs your entire life.

Ezra Miller        

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My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what's important to me.

Michael Imperioli        

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Few men have been admired of their familiars.

Michel de Montaigne        

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My family comes first. Maybe that's what makes me different from other guys.

Bobby Darin        

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Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to 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        

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Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Bible        

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

Anthony Brandt        

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Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.

Christopher Love        

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This is my family. I found it all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.

Stitch        

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I would rather start a family than finish one.

Don Marquis        

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Families without songs are unhappy families.

Pat Conroy        

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

Kofi Annan        

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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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Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.

Sophocles        

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For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.

Mark Wahlberg        

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

Deborah Norville        

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

Amos Oz        

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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        

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Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.

Roger Gould        

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

Henry Ward Beecher        

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After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde        

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Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.

Stitch        

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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        

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Life is precious and relationships are precious. I'm a great believer in family.

Len Goodman        

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

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

Spanish proverb        

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I believe family first. Blood is thicker than water. I grew up like that, and I want to continue to keep that goal in my heart. Just family first! Just honesty, integrity, and respect. All of that. I live by the code of those things. If you do that you'll be fine.

Cory Hardrict        

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Sometimes problems don't require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.

Steve Maraboli        

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

E. W. Howe        

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Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy        

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

Alex Haley        

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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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The family is the nucleus of civilization.

Will Durant        

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

Leo Tolstoy        

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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        

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

Frederick Douglass        

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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        

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

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It's very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.

Jada Pinkett Smith        

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I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one's children.

Ednita Nazario        

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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.        

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It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.

Elizabeth Edwards        

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It doesn't matter what kind of problems a family is having; it should always stay in the family.

Scott Weiland        

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A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel        

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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        

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Family problems come in all shapes and sizes; some are short-lived and easily managed, while others are more chronic and difficult to handle.

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If you come from a solid family structure, it doesn't matter what you go through in your life. You're going to be okay.

Alyssa Milano        

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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        

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

Romeo Miller        

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Talking with my friends and family every day helps keep me grounded and connected to home. They are the most important things to me.

Colbie Caillat        

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I sustain myself with the love of family.

Maya Angelou        

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Education, like neurosis, begins at home.

Milton Sapirstein        

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The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future.

Jackie Kennedy        

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I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.

Jose Carreras        

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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.

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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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I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people.

Marlon Wayans        

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

Ring Lardner        

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Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.

Mignon McLaughlin        

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The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.

Jay McInerney        

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What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.

Ted Kennedy        

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Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson        

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A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

Carl Sandburg        

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My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister... because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.

Ronaldinho        

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In time of test, family is best.

Burmese proverb        

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

Jet Li        

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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.

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

Michael Levine        

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I'm a strong person, I'm a strong family man, I'm a strong husband and a strong father.

David Beckham        

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