"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family."
"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
Family is the inner sphere, the one that encompasses and defines the core of our being, where our most profound, challenging, and sustaining love is experienced.
Stephen Post, PhD and Jill Neimark, Why Good Things Happen to Good People
Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
Milton R. Saperstein
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights,
and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Nobody has ever before 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.
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
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered
by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family."
George Bernard Shaw
"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."
"No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back."
"All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
"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."
"The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family."
"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
"In time of test, family is best."
"Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others."
"In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged."
"The family is more sacred than the state."
Pope Oius XI
"Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper."
"Families that pray together stay together."
"When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special,
but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special."
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
"The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst."
"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony."
"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."
"However, try to think of parenting the same way you would think about your investments. Every minute, hour, or day that you spend with your child will bear "interest" down the road."
Powers, Margaret Fishback. The Footprints Book of Daily Inspirations. Collins, 2008.
"Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow."
Bray, Thomas. Ideals Scrap Book. Ideals Publishing Co., 1961.
"Don't blame your parents. Take responsibility for your own life."
Cindy Francis, Life Lessons for Women
"Family life contributes immensely to an individual's happiness. Only in a happy homelife can complete contentment be found."
Dorthea Kopplin, Something to Live By
"What a joy to share our memories with the newest generation of our families."
Conover Swofford, Inspiration for Grandmothers
"Good family life is never an accident but always an achievement by those who share it."
James Bossard, The Treasure Chest
"My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well."
Yanni, Yanni in Words
"What most of us envy about kids is the simplicity of their early years, when having a close family, friends to play with, and unlimited new worlds to discover are the only ingredients needed for a happy life."
Kevin Clash My Life as a Furry Red Monster
But that is what being a family is all about: If you love one another, if you honor each other, you don't leave when things get tough.
Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
Funny Family Quotes:
We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
We are family because we are teachers for one another in the lessons of life.
Gregory E. Lang, Why We Are A Family
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
When a mother is happy, the whole family is happy. When a mother is upset it might be best for the children to send themselves to their rooms.
Kate Schmelzer, Encouragement for Moms
There are a lot of family quotes that
we can relate to, but one that has meaning for us was said by
"A man should never neglect his family for business."
It is easy to get hung up with all the demands of work that seem to be the rule of the day in modern society. But, as the family quote says above, one should not put their work above the time and devotion necessary for a family. So, why is this so important?
In the course of a work lifetime, issues and concerns come and go and so does something called loyalty and friendship. In any work environment, what may be required to succeed or even to survive is to play the political games that seem to be just as important as doing the required job. But, all of these games, including things about people that are often called friends, are only as good as the day is long. This means that these relationships are only as good as for as long as you are in a position that merits you being within the proper circle - a circle that instantly vanishes if you are on the downward slope of your career, and those so-called friends are no longer visible.
But, there is a circle of support; a circle of true friends, a circle of absolute loyalty and love that can never be replaced with any relationship at work and that circle is that of your family.
For far too many of us, we have found out the hard way that relationships that appeared strong and loyal at work are no more than a fleeting and phoney world. On the other hand, if we have spent quality time with our loved ones including those of our extended family, they are with us for a lifetime through all the bad times, good times and times of pleasant and good humour.
It is far too easy to forget about how important our family is especially if one is advancing up the ladder, or is growing a profitable business where one is surrounded by those who wish to attach themselves to your rise in importance and wealth. And, unfortunately, far too may people have allowed their family unit to languish or disappear while on the rise to fame and fortune. Then, one finds that they are really all alone among people whose loyalty and friendship depends on money not truth.
Family quotes have a significant meaning and these should be welcomed not scorned. Family quotes talk about true meanings in life, important meanings, feelings and support and something that no fortune can buy.