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Before most people start boasting about their family tree, they usually do a good pruning job.
O. A. Batista

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and
the music that brings harmony.
Eva Burrows

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

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

If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.
Ashleigh Brilliant

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

Fathers are to sons what blacksmiths are to swords. It is the job of the blacksmith not only
to make a sword but also to maintain its edge of sharpness. It is the job of the father to
keep his son sharp and save him from the dullness of foolishness. He gives his son that sharp
edge through discipline.
Steve Farrar

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

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

That's what fathering is all about. It's mentoring and equipping your son to become a man
who will assume the family leadership for the next generation. You have no higher calling in
life. It is your God-given assignment.
Steve Farrar

At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one
more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband,
a child, a friend or a parent.
Barbara Bush

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

He that has no fools, knaves or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
Thomas Fuller

Instant availability without continous presence is probably the best role a mother can play.
Lotte Bailyn

A good father is a little bit of a mother.
Lee Salk

I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity, to a time when a brotherhood award
would be as ridiculous as an award for getting up each morning.
Daniel D. Mich

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They
have solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Quentin Crisp

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is
constantly graded for performance.
Milton R. Saperstein

Every family should have at least three children. Then, if one of them turns out to be a
genius, the other two can support him.
George Coote

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