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

Related topics: Relationship Friendship

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

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Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody has ever 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

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

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

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

I have also seen children successfully
surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance.
That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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