Family Quotes – The Importance Of Family

 

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Buddha

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.
Charlie Sheen

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Oscar Wilde

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 only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
Lee Iacocca

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Benjamin Franklin

Friends are God’s apology for relations.
Hugh Kingsmill

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.
Vince Lombardi

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

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer

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

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

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
Marge Kennedy

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

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
George Santayana

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
Robert Brault

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

There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
Mignon McLaughlin

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley

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

Are we not like two volumes of one book?
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

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

We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
Marquise de Sévigné

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

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
George Carlin

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.
Robert Frost

I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.
Barack Obama

My family, frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn’t raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead.
Barack Obama

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
Barack Obama

A man should never neglect his family for business.
Walt Disney

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Schiller

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Author Unknown

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: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
Evan Esar

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers

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

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

Blood’s thicker than water, and when one’s in trouble Best to seek out a relative’s open arms.
Author Unknown

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Barbara Bush

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

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.
Nancy Mitford

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Dodie Smith

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

In time of test, family is best.
Burmese Proverb

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 only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
Lee Iacocca

Friends are God’s apology for relations.
Hugh Kingsmill

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

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

We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
Marquise de Sevigne

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

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley

We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
Walt Disney

So live that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers

All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.
Henry David Thoreau