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We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.
Billy Graham

The family is eternal. Love must be nurtured. It must be spoken. We must put away our
pride, our haughtiness, our shyness, our misunderstandings, and with humility say, "I love
you. Is there something I can do to help you?" You can never be completely happy under any
other circumstances.
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Sir Francis Bacon

Fathers need to take their sons hunting and fishing, work on cars with them, take them to
work, coach their teams, take them to ball games, work out with them, take them on
business trips, and let them tag along with them when they go out with the guys. All of these
activities help boys move successfully into the male world.
Robert A. Glover

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

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.
George W. Bush

Nobody's family can hang up the sign: "Nothing the matter here."
Chinese proverb

It is no use telling me there are bad aunts and good aunts. At the core, they are all alike.
Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof.
P. G. Wodehouse

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

Frankly, I'm fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values.
Our families have values. But our government doesn't.
Bill Clinton

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

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

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

There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving
commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take
the place of the family in the scheme of things.
Gerald R. Ford

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

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one
another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of
harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy

Govern a family as you would fry a small fish: very, very carefully.
Chinese proverb

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?
Lee Iacocca

I may not always be offered work, but I'll always have my family.
Audrey Hepburn

I sustain myself with the love of family.
Maya Angelou

Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families.
Russian proverb

One may give up a father though he be a magistrate, but not a mother though she be a
beggar.
Chinese proverb

For the good stepmother there is a golden chair in the Garden of Eden.
Jewish proverb

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Sam Levenson

If the family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper.
Chinese proverb

Family comes before everything.
Britney Spears

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

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

The family fireside is the best of schools.
Arnold H. Glasow

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the
past.
Dalai Lama

Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
Doug Larson

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Will Durant

The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.
Ring Lardner

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