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

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

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

 

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

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

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

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

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

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

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

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

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

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

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

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

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

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

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

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

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

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

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

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

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

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

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

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

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

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

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


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