Quotes About Family

Friends will come and go, but family is the one constant people have in life. Family bonds are a link to our beginning and a guide to our future. Family shapes us and it is fundamental to our personal development. In addition, a sense of belonging is derived from the family and we feel accepted. This is crucial! Its significance can be seen in the fact that our very spirit may either blossom or wither within the family.

There is a lot of wisdom in the following quotes and sayings about family. So many books have been written on this subject. So many lectures given. So many things said. You can learn a lot just by reading some of the quotes, sayings and old proverbs about family and family life. If you apply some of the quotes in your own family, you'll probably make another step toward happiness.

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"All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

"The dark, uneasy world of family life - where the greatest can fail and the humblest succeed." Randall Jarrell

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

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

"The family is the nucleus of civilization." Ariel and Will Durant

"Educate a man and you educate an individual - educate a woman and you educate a family." Agnes Cripps

"The family that prays together stays together." Al Scalpone

"Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found." Winston Churchill

"No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back." Margaret Mead

"I have a theory of relatives, too. Don't hire 'em." Jack L. Warner

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

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." John Bowring

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

"Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla." Jim Bishop

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

"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

"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture." Matt Groening

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

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

"Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head." Chinese proverb

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

"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing." Jim Rohn


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