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~Wonderful Family Quotes~

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

"The family is a haven in a heartless world." Christopher Lasch

~Priceless Family Quote~
"Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts." Author Unknown

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

"If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion."
Ashleigh Brilliant

"We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies." Shirley Abbott

"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

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

"The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together." Erma Bombeck

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

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

~This Family Quote Is So True~
"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." Desmond Tutu

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

"Blood's thicker than water, and when one's in trouble best to seek out a relative's open arms." Author Unknown

"The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind." Thomas Jefferson

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

~I Love This Family Quote~
"When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them." George Bernard Shaw

"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

"In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured." Robert Brault

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

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

"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

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

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

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

"Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie not perfect but who's complaining?" Robert Brault

"The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you." Kendall Hailey

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

"Family is just accident.... they don't mean to get on your nerves. They don't even mean to be your family, they just are." Marsha Norman

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

~Funny Family Quote~
"Friends are God's apology for relations." Hugh Kingsmill

~My Favorite Family Quote~
"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

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

"In a household of toddlers and pets, we discover this rule of thumb about happy families - that they are least two-thirds incontinent." Robert Brault

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

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

"We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break." Marquise de Sévigné

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

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

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

~I Agree Wth This Family Quote~
"The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born."
Pearl S. Buck

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