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Family Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Family.

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln) PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

 

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am at Peace with myself,
my family, my community, and the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist
except in the mothballs of memory.
- John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley)

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Everyone I Love Becomes My Family -
and I Love Everyone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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