You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
~ Desmond Tutu
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
~ Richard Bach
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
~ Alex Haley
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
~ Khalil Gibran
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
~ George Burns
“HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”
~ Jim Butcher
“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, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
~ Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!
~ Albert Einstein
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
~ Thomas Jefferson
I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.
~ Fred Allen
Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.
~ Mother Teresa
“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no aw, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
~ Agatha Christie
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive. ~ Ogden Nash What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ~ Mother Teresa If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them as you think you should and half the amount of money. ~ Esther Selsdon Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~ Erich Fromm Happiness is being at peace, being with loved ones, being comfortable…but most of all, it's having those loved ones. ~ Johnny Cash I know of no realm of life that can provide more companionship in a lonely world or greater feelings of security and purpose in chaotic times than the close ties of a family. ~ Chuck Swindoll Children make your life important. ~ Erma Bombeck A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. ~ Forest E. Witcraft Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Chuck Swindoll Family life is full of major and minor crises- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce-and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. ~ Thomas Moore In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. ~ Alex Haley Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. ~ Elizabeth Stone The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~ Lane Olinghouse There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~ Hodding Carter, Jr. 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 accomplished? ~ Lee Iacocca A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
~ Ogden Nash
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
~ Brad Henry
Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
~ Anthony Brandt
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. ~ Carl Sandburg A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. ~ Helen Keller All happy families resemble on another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ~ Leo Tolstoy 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 Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
~ Virginia Satir
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 Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ George Burns My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. ~ Jim Valvano Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. ~ Carl Jung The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. ~ Richard Bach There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. ~ Jerry Seinfeld 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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