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Family Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Families:

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
~ Ogden Nash.

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

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
~ Spanish Proverb.

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
~ Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer, Big Love, Easter.

Blood's thicker than water, and when one's in trouble
Best to seek out a relative's open arms.
~ Author Unknown.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
~ Jane Howard.

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
~ Author Unknown.

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.

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

Friends are God's apology for relations.
~ Hugh Kingsmill.

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
~ TV: M*A*S*H, Identity Crisis.

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.
~ Margaret Mead.

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
~ Paul Pearshall.

I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it's important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.
~ Dolly Parton.

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.

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

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
~ Johann Schiller.

Marriage is a great institution. No family should be without it.
~ Mae West.

Sometimes our hearts get tangled
And our souls a little off-kilter
Friends and family can set us right
And help guide us back to the light.
~ Sera Christann.

The family is a haven in a heartless world.
~ Attributed to Christopher Lasch.

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