Family Quotes

Family Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Part 1. Best family quotes ever

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Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. Anthony Brandt,

The only people that you really have, that I learned, are your family, because they love you no matter what. Miley Cyrus, musician

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. Chinese Proverbs,

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

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

My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai, actress

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture. Matt Groening, cartoonist

One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. Yiddish Proverbs,

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. Maya Angelou, poet

A brother is a friend provided by nature. Legouve Pere,

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Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood. Charles Dickens, novelist

My work isn't any more important than anything else in the family. J. J. Abrams,

I've had a wonderful and successful career. But next to my family, it really hasn't mattered at all. Lee Iacocca, businessman

Family is a haven in a heartless world. Christopher Lasch, historian

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt, journalist

Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family. Wayne Dyer, psychologist

Family time is not a matter of convenience...it is a matter of priority. Wes Fessler,

Family time is not a matter of convenience...it is a matter of priority. Wes Fessler,

The point of being at home is to be with my family as much as possible. Eric Clapton, musician

Family is like a hidden treasure. You know it is there and when fully discovered the true value is realized. Daniel Evans, politician

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funny quotes

Funny family quotes about the funniest thing that can happen in family life.

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As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. Buddy Hackett, comedian

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian

I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid. Sophia Bush, actress

I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble! Leslie Nielsen, actor

It's not common for a woman on television, especially if she's the mom of the family, to be funny. She's usually a straight man or foil. Martha Plimpton, model

I am the shortest and least funny person in my family. Heather Donahue, actress

They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that? Casey Stengel, athlete

Movies these days have made killers into funny people. What's that all about? I've got kids and family and friends, and I don't like bad things. I don't think they're funny, and it's irresponsible to make movies that don't show you how that's not good. Billy Bob Thornton, actor

My family's always been really funny. I feel like comedy's hard. I feel like it's so important. Christine Taylor, actress

I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business. Wanda Sykes, comedian

I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse. Michael Bergin, actor

You have to be funny about it and honest about it. You can't leave yourself out of that mix. You have to be honest enough to say, I'm that messed-up one in the family. Louie Anderson, comedian

I was the class clown at school, but at home, my family wasn't very funny. Carrot Top, comedian

I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church. Paul Lynde, comedian

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house. Anthony Anderson, actor

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important quotes

Most important quotes for having a stong family.

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In time your relatives will come to accept the idea that a career is as important to you as your family. Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt. Barbara Dale,

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Michael J. Fox, actor

Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend. Susannah York, actress

We don't have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it's important to be with our family and friends. Sara Blakely, businesswoman

Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family. Novak Djokovic, athlete

The way I was raised, family was always the most important. When I had our first daughter, Natasha, I knew that's what I wanted to do. Candace Cameron Bure, actress

Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin' to borrow money. I've always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love. Richard Pryor, actor

I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family. Walter Cronkite, journalist

I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure. Jim Doyle, politician

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams. Miley Cyrus, musician

I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded. Kristen Bell, actress

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business. Tom Bosley, actor

I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it. Kristen Bell, actress

This sordid affair has become an unacceptable distraction for Representative Weiner, his family, his constituents and the House - and for the good of all, he should step aside and address those things that should be most important - his and his family's well-being. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, politician

If there is one thing about my family that I do identify with, it is that everyone is extremely hardworking. Also, the people whom I grew up with all did things they really loved. And I think that's an important lesson. Rooney Mara, actress

They told me that I had a leaky valve, which is something that is certainly not life-threatening. It's common and it's something that had I not known about it, would I have lived? Sure. But it's something that I think is important to know, especially as I get older and given that I have heart disease in my family. Jennie Garth, actress

I knew when I got into this business I couldn't have it both ways: I could live the playboy lifestyle, which is not a bad thing to do, or have a traditional family life, which is how I grew up. And that was more important to me. Chris O'Donnell, actor

Everybody ticks differently, but family is very important for me. Curtis Joseph, athlete

It's important for me to have my family close. Curtis Joseph, athlete

My family and school life are important to me. Anna Chlumsky, actress

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Quotes about love

Family love quotes about being loved.

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The only people that you really have, that I learned, are your family, because they love you no matter what. Miley Cyrus, musician

I love my family and I miss them very much but I'm a new person now. I know a lot of people will not agree with what I've done, but it was right for me. LaToya Jackson, musician

God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine. Jerry Falwell, clergyman

I am the common man. I'm polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That's my lifestyle, and that's what I try to bring to characters. Eugene Levy, actor

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, businessman

I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family. Al Roker, entertainer

A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race. Joseph Smith, Jr., clergyman

The best thing I've done with my money is buy a house for my family. You wake up to a house you love and you feel like somebody. Ice Cube, musician

I want a family someday and I know that I have to let love in to create that and I think there is someone out there for me, but I'm not on some crazy hunt for that right now. Leighton Meester, actress

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving! O. Henry, writer

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving. Nicholas Sparks, author

I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything. Barry Gibb, musician

Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin' to borrow money. I've always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love. Richard Pryor, actor

At best the family teaches the finest things human beings can learn from one another generosity and love. But it is also, all too often, where we learn nasty things like hate, rage and shame. Barbara Ehrenreich, writer

I would love a family. I'm at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows. Cameron Diaz, actress

I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished. Christiane Amanpour, journalist

I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent. Simon Cowell, entertainer

I love grocery shopping when I'm home. That's what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests. Yo-Yo Ma, musician

I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children. Penelope Cruz, actress

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Quotes about life

Best family life quotes.

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If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach, novelist

I am blessed to have so many great things in my life - family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily. Lil' Kim, musician

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with. Oliver Hudson, actor

I really appreciate family. I really can't imagine life without them! Ice Cube, musician

In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family. Monica Bellucci, actress

Luckily because I had a family and children, my priorities changed. I mean, I'm very passionate about my work but I have other interests and other things that balance my life. Penelope Ann Miller, actress

I feel I'm able to get rid of any demons lurking in my psyche through my writing, which leaves me free to create all of this and to enjoy our family life, stepping away from all the fictional traumas and the dramas. If I write about family in crisis, then I won't have to live through it, I guess. Jodi Picoult, author

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place. Margaret Drabble, novelist

Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune. Daniel Boone, explorer

Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house. Bruce Barton, author

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family. Alfred Adler, psychologist

Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone. Neil Kurshan,

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst. Marge Kennedy,

Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends. Holly Hunter, actress

If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account. Al Goldstein, publisher

But however the forms of family life have changed and the number expanded, the role of the family has remained constant and it continues to be the major institution through which children pass en route to adulthood. Bernice Weissbourd,

I grew up in a family where the internalized understanding was that the kids were going to grow up into a better world. I worry, because I don't think my kids are going to have that. The world is very scary. The world would be scary without the choices the current administration made, but they just exacerbated it. And it ticks me off. I want my kids to have a good life. Bradley Whitford, actor

Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death. Orlando Bloom, actor

I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy. Jim Carrey, comedian

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Quotes about friends

Family and friends quotes.

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I am blessed to have so many great things in my life - family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily. Lil' Kim, musician

All my favorite stars, my family and my friends are here. I'm having the happiest birthday that an 18-year-old girl could ever have. Brandy Norwood, musician

For me, cooking is very connected to my family and friends. Trisha Yearwood, musician

I consider my mom and all my sisters my friends. Alexa Vega, actress

I like to be judged by my family and friends because they know me. Leighton Meester, actress

My friends ask me why I still live with my family, but I feel comfortable there. We've all been through so much together. Shaun White, snowboarder

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything. Warren G. Harding, president

What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives - family, friends, faith and freedom. Bob Taft, politician

What we've tried to do is have neighbors, colleagues, friends and family talking. David Plouffe, public servant

I try and have family time, all the time, so you know, I get to see them a lot. And I'm always with my friends, my boyfriend, it helps me keep grounded and kind of sane. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity

We don't have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it's important to be with our family and friends. Sara Blakely, businesswoman

Our structure has always been two homes, and that's all my son has ever known. So you balance it. Make sure you have good support with your family and friends and nannies. Bridget Moynahan, actress

Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends - they will never go out of fashion. Niki Taylor, model

Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position. Donald Rumsfeld, politician

My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving. Nicholas Sparks, author

As many of you know I travel a good bit and do not get to see my friends and family as much as I would like. Natalie Gulbis, athlete

Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin' to borrow money. I've always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love. Richard Pryor, actor

I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples. As well as that, every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy. Jake Gyllenhaal, actor

Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends. Holly Hunter, actress

I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid. Sophia Bush, actress

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Quotes about time

Family time quotes or how to spend good time with your family.

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Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy,

In time your relatives will come to accept the idea that a career is as important to you as your family. Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt. Barbara Dale,

It's been a great adventure, everything I hoped for. But it's time to go home. I miss my family. I miss the Earth. John Phillips, musician

I try and have family time, all the time, so you know, I get to see them a lot. And I'm always with my friends, my boyfriend, it helps me keep grounded and kind of sane. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity

We don't have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it's important to be with our family and friends. Sara Blakely, businesswoman

In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat. Anna Quindlen, journalist

I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family. Walter Cronkite, journalist

I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I'm with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball. Bill James, writer

My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day. Angela Carter, novelist

Touring is tough. You're almost in a haze because you don't really know where you are half the time: You're in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you're back on an airplane. It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family. Vanessa Hudgens, actress

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family. Chris Brown, musician

I don't think there is such a definition of a perfect family, but I do think that our marriages are in crisis. Our families are in crisis. And I think the African-American family is at one of the worst stages it's been at in a very long time in this country. Fatherlessness is rampant. Leah Ward Sears, judge

And the trajectory that our debt is taking now beyond $14 trillion is going to have an impact on our currency. It goes south, and our currency's going to have an impact on our standard of living and affect every family in this country, and over time, our international competitiveness. Jon Huntsman, Jr., politician

But the way that we've got it organized in our family, we try not to work at the same time, so I'm just now starting to look around. I think I'd like to do a film. Peter Sarsgaard, actor

My mother moved abroad when I was 11, my dad wasn't around from the time that I was a baby, so I was not the product of a family, but a product of observation - of watching what went on around me, of watching who I liked, what I didn't like, what I thought was good behavior and what I thought was bad behavior and tailoring myself accordingly. Mark Strong, actor

In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me. Adele, musician

I look forward to a time when my career in a place where I can get out of Los Angeles and find a nice small town like I grew up in to raise my family. Patrick Dempsey, actor

Every time I've talked about my family in the past, people have ended up getting upset. So I said to my friends and family: 'I shan't refer to you at all, and there's nothing for you to get upset about. There's the deal.' Richard Griffiths, actor

My family comes first, and you have to be in charge to be able to protect that. You have to be the one who says no or you don't have a life, which is what I found out the first time. Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress

I'm still very connected to my family, to the world I grew up in. I understand what it means to be afraid that you can't pay a doctor's bill. Or to have to make the choice between buying a band uniform for a seventh-grader and making the insurance payment on time. That will never leave me. It was how I lived until I was well into my adult years. Elizabeth Warren, public servant

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Quotes about home

Family home quotes, about home relationship, home issues, loving familes, etc.

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It's been a great adventure, everything I hoped for. But it's time to go home. I miss my family. I miss the Earth. John Phillips, musician

The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you've got to come home. Barry Gibb, musician

Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune. Daniel Boone, explorer

Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house. Bruce Barton, author

If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force? Letty Cottin Pogrebin,

I was lucky. My family is wonderful. And it's funny, because most of my best friends come from very large families. So it always felt as if I had lots of siblings, though in the end I had to leave them and go home. I kind of got the best of both worlds as a kid. Sophia Bush, actress

Since I'm always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family. Chris Brown, musician

I love grocery shopping when I'm home. That's what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests. Yo-Yo Ma, musician

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home. Elizabeth Edwards, lawyer

I'm happiest at home hanging out with the kids... Having a family has been my saving grace because I don't work back to back on anything or I'd drive myself to an early grave with guilt and worry for my family, whom I'd never see. Jude Law, actor

The best part about being married is feeling centered. Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family. Patrick Dempsey, actor

What I did, you know, being away from my family, letting so many people down. I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home, you know. That wasn't my life. Michael Vick, athlete

My family and I took visits to each and every school and listened to each coaching staff. I felt the most comfortable with and really excited about playing at SC. Being close to home in one of the best offensive systems is paying off now as I'm making the jump to the pros. Mark Sanchez, athlete

I think I've got a responsibility to be home a little bit more, be available to my family a little bit more and do some things to help make our country better. I don't know what that is right now, but we'll see. Tony Dungy, coach

And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home. Christopher Hitchens, author

But with two boys and a new puppy, we don't get out much. We're usually home doing stuff together as a family, like watching 'Modern Family.' Daniel Dae Kim, actor

When I retired in 2002 I had retired to stay home with my family and didn't necessarily think my playing days were over. Darren Flutie, athlete

The solid, middle-class values of hard work, responsibility, family, community, and faith my father talked about tirelessly from Iowa to New York, he lived at home. The hopes he had for his family and for me, he had for all Americans. I think Americans understood this. Chelsea Clinton, celebrity

When I do get free time, I spend a lot of it at home with my family and my close friends and I think that's what keeps me happy, healthy, grounded, and totally in check. Leighton Meester, actress

People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. Thomas Kincade, artist

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Author quotes

Quotes from famous authors.

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Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law. Mark Twain, author

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace. Zig Ziglar, author

Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next. Doug Coupland, author

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, 'How can I combine career and family?' Gertrude Stein, author

No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich. Malcolm Gladwell, author

A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase. George Orwell, author

It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations. Doug Coupland, author

I feel I'm able to get rid of any demons lurking in my psyche through my writing, which leaves me free to create all of this and to enjoy our family life, stepping away from all the fictional traumas and the dramas. If I write about family in crisis, then I won't have to live through it, I guess. Jodi Picoult, author

My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving. Nicholas Sparks, author

When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss. Margaret Mahy, author

A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone. Aesop, author

Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections? Elizabeth Janeway, author

Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children. Samuel Johnson, author

You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company. Samuel Johnson, author

Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time. Dean Koontz, author

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it. Haniel Long, author

Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone. Phyllis Mcginley, author

One of the oddest features of western Christianized culture is its ready acceptance of the myth of the stable family and the happy marriage. We have been taught to accept the myth not as an heroic ideal, something good, brave, and nearly impossible to fulfil, but as the very fiber of normal life. Given most families and most marriages, the belief seems admirable but foolhardily. Jonathan Raban, author

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it. Susan Sontag, author

We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly. Mark Twain, author

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Philosopher quotes

Quotes from famous philosophers.

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana, philosopher

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family. Confucius, philosopher

Cruel is the strife of brothers. Aristotle, philosopher

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius, philosopher

The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety. Confucius, philosopher

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Francis Bacon, philosopher

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family. George Santayana, philosopher

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. Lao Tzu, philosopher

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

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Poet quotes

Quotes from famous poets.

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I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. Maya Angelou, poet

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended -- and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended. Robert Frost, poet

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

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion. Samuel Butler, poet

How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards. John Gay, poet

I must acknowledge an interest, or rather a dismay, in discussing this 'family memoir,' for from experience and observation I have come to regard the American Nuclear Family in the last 50 years as the enemy of individual determination, of personal autonomy--in short, as a disease. Richard Howard, poet

The roaring of the wind is my wife and the stars through the window pane are my children. The mighty abstract idea I have of beauty in all things stifles the more divided and minute domestic happiness. John Keats, poet

I would rather start a family than finish one. Don Marquis, poet

How we dwelt in two worlds the daughters and the mothers in the kingdom of the sons. Adrienne Rich, poet

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. Christina Rossetti, poet

I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots. William Butler Yeats, poet

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. Don Marquis, poet

If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended. Robert Frost, poet

I take the family shopping round. The markets of the world. Edgar Guest, poet

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews. Heinrich Heine, poet

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family was not nationally known as being a literary family, though my mother and my mother's side of the family in general were interested in literature. Kenneth Koch, poet

He had one uniform practice, and a very bad one it was, during the time of family worship, and just three or four seconds before the conclusion of the prayer, he started to his feet, and ran barking round the apartment like a crazed beast. James Hogg, poet

My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family. Philip Levine, poet

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Artist quotes

Quotes from famous artists.

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The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous. Francis Picabia, artist

We have it, we're lucky enough that we've created a show where it's not about... a family, or a kid, it's about a town. Trey Parker, artist

If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family. Olafur Eliasson, artist

People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast. Thomas Kincade, artist

I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist. Dick Bruna, artist

I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists. Craig McCracken, artist

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. Albrecht Durer, artist

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German quotes

Quotes from German authors

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A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet

The family is the school of duties... founded on love. Felix Adler, educator

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres. Bruno Bauer, theologian

I suspect there isn't an actor alive who was able to truthfully answer his family's questions after his first day's activity in his future profession. Simone Signoret, actress

If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet

I come from an ordinary family - my dad is a carpenter, a roof-maker - and we've always loved racing together. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

I had an uncle who was a postal official at the Polish post office in Gdansk. He was one of the defenders of the Polish postal service and, after it capitulated, was shot by the Germans under the provisions of martial law. Suddenly he was no longer a member of the family, and we were no longer allowed to play with his children. Gunter Grass, author

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews. Heinrich Heine, poet

I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family. Nastassja Kinski, actress

Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how much will be spent for household and other purposes. Without such planning, things would quickly go awry. Walter Ulbricht, politician

The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food... The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population. Ernst Engel, economist

But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me. Heidi Klum, model

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well. Heidi Klum, model

My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family. Albrecht Durer, artist

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Canadian quotes

Quotes from Canadian authors.

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I am the common man. I'm polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That's my lifestyle, and that's what I try to bring to characters. Eugene Levy, actor

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Michael J. Fox, actor

Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next. Doug Coupland, author

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity. Sidney Altman, scientist

No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich. Malcolm Gladwell, author

We want to take care of our employees, because they take care of our family. Harold Taylor, politician

It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations. Doug Coupland, author

I was just the youngest in the family, and most in desperate need of attention. Caroline Rhea, comedian

I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy. Jim Carrey, comedian

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own. Doug Coupland, author

I'm pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I'm not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you're just a human being and one of God's creatures, you can't take anything that seriously. Catherine O'Hara, actress

I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble! Leslie Nielsen, actor

I come from a family of cops, and all of them share that understanding that they put their lives on the line. They share and deal with that sense of risk every day, so I got to see that up close. Ryan Reynolds, actor

I thought, 'If I'm going to die, I'm going to videotape it.' So I got out my little video recorder and was taping goodbyes to my family. Estella Warren, model

I have a really, really, really normal family. And by normal I mean we're all nuts on some level. I think you've gotta be a little nuts to pursue any kind of creative job. I was also a really good kid. I know that sounds really dull, but I didn't rebel in the traditional sense. Anna Paquin, actress

After 20 years in the game, I was fortunate to get away from the game and enjoy my family, which was great for me. Joe Sakic, athlete

Over the last couple of years, I've really worked toward balancing my life out more, having a little bit more time with friends, family and my boyfriend. There was a period of time when they were way down the list. It was all about music and touring and if everything fell by the wayside, so be it. Alanis Morissette, musician

The opportunity to go up to Canada and play was just a blessing for me and my family. Darren Flutie, athlete

When I retired in 2002 I had retired to stay home with my family and didn't necessarily think my playing days were over. Darren Flutie, athlete

Everybody ticks differently, but family is very important for me. Curtis Joseph, athlete

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French quotes

Quotes from French authors.

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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre Maurois, writer

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous. Francis Picabia, artist

Sometimes I take the watch, or I take the shoes, but usually the souvenir is to take the life you had with those directors, or the crew - the camera person, the lighting person. When you finish a film it's like a little death. You had a family for a bit, and you finish the movie and you probably will never see each other again. Jean Reno, actor

I am what I am. Before I was not so proud to make fashion. My family thought fashion wasn't very interesting. So I hid that. Sonia Rykiel, designer

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door. Jacques Chirac, statesman

I've been thinking about Jesus. Don't you find it a bit strange that, since He was living with His family and all, He up and left them just when they needed him most? Edith Piaf, musician

When I was 20 or 21, I didn't... I won't say care about anything, but you're like in your own world - you made something that you always wanted to do, and then you kind of think only about your family and yourself. Thierry Henry, athlete

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Spanish quotes

Quotes from Spanish authors.

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana, philosopher

The family is an early expedient and in many ways irrational. If the race had developed a special sexless class to be nurses, pedagogues, and slaves, like the workers among ants and bees, then the family would have been unnecessary. Such a division of labor would doubtless have involved evils of its own, but it would have obviated some drags and vexations proper to the family. George Santayana, philosopher

I don't know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children. Penelope Cruz, actress

I am not generous about telling people who I am and what I like to do because it's my life and it only belongs to me and my friends and family. Elena Anaya, actress

My family is very traditional, Catholic. Paz Vega, actress

We are a very typical Spanish family - a bullfighter, an actress, a flamenco dancer and singer! Paz Vega, actress

For me, the family is more important, of course! I don't want to change my family, or situation, for work. But I think it is possible for these things not to fight each other. Paz Vega, actress

My ambition is to not have to work any more. In 10 years I want to stop, and I want to be living with my family, taking care of my house. I want to be a housewife. Paz Vega, actress

The 'movement' is paramount, the concept of 'family' is the symbol we wish to project. Juan Antonio Samaranch, celebrity

I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction. Jose Carreras, musician

After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family. Victoria de los Angeles, musician

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Barack Obama quotes

Family Quotes by American president Barack Obama.

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But let me perfectly clear, because I know you'll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. Barack Obama, president

I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. Barack Obama, president

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. Barack Obama, president

My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead. Barack Obama, president

I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries. Barack Obama, president

I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man. Barack Obama, president

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Richard Bach quotes

Family Quotes by American novelist Richard Bach.

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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach, novelist

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach, novelist

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. Richard Bach, novelist

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Brad Henry quotes

Family Quotes by American politician Brad Henry.

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What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future. Brad Henry, politician

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Barbara Bush quotes

Family Quotes by American First Lady Barbara Bush.

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To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush, first lady

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. Barbara Bush, first lady

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Lee Iacocca quotes

Family Quotes by American businessman Lee Iacocca.

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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, businessman

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca, businessman

I've had a wonderful and successful career. But next to my family, it really hasn't mattered at all. Lee Iacocca, businessman

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Novak Djokovic quotes

Family Quotes by Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic.

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Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family. Novak Djokovic, athlete

My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me. Novak Djokovic, athlete

It's always easier if you have the support of your family, if you're not alone. I came from a country that has been through a lot of troubles in the last 20 to 30 years, but we have been through them together. Novak Djokovic, athlete

Nobody actually played tennis in my family. Novak Djokovic, athlete

I'm happy, my family's happy, everything is going well. Novak Djokovic, athlete

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Chinese Proverbs quotes

Family Quotes that are Chinese Proverbs.

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Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. Chinese Proverbs,

In a broken nest there are few whole eggs. Chinese Proverbs,

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently. Chinese Proverbs,

All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them. Chinese Proverbs,

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Walt Disney quotes

Family Quotes by American cartoonist Walt Disney.

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

We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together. Walt Disney, cartoonist

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Bible quotes

Sacred family quotes by Bible.

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A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. Proverbs 18:19 Bible,

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Part 7. Conclusion.

Best of 1381 Family Quotes. Funny and short family quotes most of which are very important if you want to keep your relationship strong and healthy. Some family quotes are about friend, time and home, while others are aare about family life in general.


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Part 1
Best Family quotes
Top Family picture quotes
New Family quotes

Part 2
Family Quotes That ARE...
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Part 3
Family Quotes About
Love
Life
Friends
Time
Home

Part 4
Family Quotes By ...
Author
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Part 5
Family Quotes From ...
German
Canadian
French
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Part 6
Family Quotes by Famous Authors
Barack Obama
Richard Bach
Brad Henry
Barbara Bush
Lee Iacocca
Novak Djokovic
Chinese Proverbs
Walt Disney
Bible

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