Cool Quotes on Family

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Family is one of the most basic and important units of our society today.  Here are some cool quotes on family:

  • 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
  • Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! – Albert Einstein
  • 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
  • Family is what you have, whether you are successful or not. Wealth emerges and disappears, but family gets bigger every year.
  • The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them – thus preserving the system. – Quentin
  • Family: where life begins and love never ends. – Unknown
  • Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. – Bill Cosby
  • 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
  • The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness. – Nancy Mitford
  • Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.- Channing Pollock
  • An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. – Spanish Proverb
  • Nobody has ever before 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
  • You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu
  • It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. – Johann Schiller
  • No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. – Bill Cosby
  • Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. – LDS Church
  • Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. – Anonymous
  • The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. – George Santayana, The Life of Reason
  • Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you you no matter what. – Unknown
  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. – Anthony Brandt
  • The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. – George Carlin
  • I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. – Phyllis Diller
  • The family — that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. – Dodie Smith
  • There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. – Herbert Prochnov
  • We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break. – Marquise de Sévigné
  • Family is the most important thing in the world. – Princess Diana
  • At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. – Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer, Big Love, “Easter”
  • Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. – Michael J. Fox
  • Friends are God’s apology for relations. – Hugh Kingsmill
  • Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. – Donna Hedges
  • The house of the childless is empty; and so is the heart of him that hath no wife. – Hitopadesa
  • The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. – Lee Iacocca
  • Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. – Bernard Shaw
  • In time of test, family is best. – Burmese Proverb
  • 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, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
  • The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions. – Robert Brault,
  • 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
  • And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen. – Terri Guillemets
  • What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering. – Robert Brault
  • The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst. – Marge Kennedy
  • 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
  • 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
  • In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others, seeking one another’s good, and bearing one another’s burdens. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts. – Author Unknown
  • If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that “Members not Present” and “Subjects Discussed” were one and the same. -Robert Brault
  • A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. – Gail Lumet Buckley
  • A man should never neglect his family for business. – Walt Disney
  • To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. – Barbara Bush
  • There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than. – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • ’Ohana means family — no one gets left behind, and no one is ever forgotten. – Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, Lilo & Stitch
  • A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. – Ogden Nash
  • Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect but who’s complaining? – Robert Brault
  • I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. – Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H
  • A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all. – Brad Pitt
  • Ohana means family – no one gets left behind and no one is ever forgotten. – Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, Lilo & Stitch
  • This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work. – Mitch Albom
  • I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap. – Fred Allen
  • If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
  • The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. – Thomas Jefferson
  • In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. – Margaret Laurence
  • 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, 1813
  • 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
  • They… threw themselves into the interests of the rest, but each plowed his or her own furrow. Their thoughts, their little passions and hopes and desires, all ran along separate lines. Family life is like this — animated, but collateral. – Rose Macaulay
  • What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. – Mother Teresa
  • Family is a group of people who decided to live together, not only to survive, but to love one another, not only for a moment, but for a lifetime.
  • 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 family is a haven in a heartless world. – Attributed to Christopher Lasch
  • When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. – Joyce Brothers

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