1. Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
— George Burns
2. Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.
— Sidonie Gruenberg
3. I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
— Anais Nin
4. I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.
— Trey Parker
5. Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
— Francis Bacon
6. In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair.
— Auguste Napier
7. In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
— Alex Haley
8. In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
— Isaac Rosenfeld
9. In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
— Eva Burrows
10. Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
— Elizabeth II
11. 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 really accomplished?
— Elbert Hubbard
12. Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
— Anthony Brandt
13. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
— George Santayana
14. The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
— Dodie Smith
15. 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
16. The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.
— Ring Lardner
17. The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
— Lee Iacocca
18. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
— Barbara Bush
19. The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
— Thomas Jefferson
20. We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
— Marquise de SÃ©vignÃ©
21. 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
22. When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
— Joyce Brothers
23. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
— Desmond Tutu
24. 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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