The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Uplifting Family Reunion quotations
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.
People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.
If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that "Members not Present" and "Subjects Discussed" were one and the same.
The best thing in life are free.
The family. We are 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. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
Family is essential because we all yearn to feel like we belong to something greater than ourselves.
The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.
Family is not about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
The Family that prays together, stays together.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
You see, insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
A family reunion is an effective form of birth control.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
I wish I could relate to the people I'm related to.
When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.
If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.
Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.
A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion.
You ought to try surviving one of my family reunions.
It's like having a bowling alley in your brain.
They... threw themselves into the interests of the rest, but each plowed his or her own furrow. Their thoughts, their little passions and hopes and desires, all ran along separate lines. Family life is like this - animated, but collateral.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven;
and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.
You might be a redneck if you look upon a family reunion as a chance to meet 'Ms. Right
Reunions are always fraught with awkward tensions - the necessity to account for oneself; the attempt to find, through memories, an ember of the old emotions.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
What's sad about not eating is the experience, whether at a family reunion or at midnight by yourself in a greasy spoon under the L tracks. The loss of dining, not the loss of food.
We ought to encourage our children to know their relatives.
We need to talk of them, make effort to correspond with them, visit them, join family organizations, etc.
There's an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
Every animal on earth is a living being with feelings, emotions, and a family life. Just like you and me.
It is important for us also to cultivate in our own family a sense that we belong together eternally, that whatever changes outside our home, there are fundamental aspects of our relationship which will never change.
That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion.
One of the best things about Heaven is that we will be able to reunite with loved ones who have already passed on. It will be the greatest family reunion we've ever known, with our loved ones, relatives and ancestors all together in one place at the same time, rejoicing. All together at last!
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
This packrat has learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it's the family stories that are worth the storage.
My support group - my mom, my dad, my sisters, my brothers-in-law, my immediate nieces and nephews, my immediate family like Aunt Donna - I know I can trust them. Most of the other people...they never called me before, they never said "I love you" before, they never wanted to take a picture with me at family reunions. It's like, don't do it now...You win the lottery and all of a sudden everybody's your best friend.
I think that the success of the franchise is helpful for launching different aspects of my career. It's sort of the reliable cousin that you can always count on for every family reunion. Because of 'Step Up' I've been able to really take my career to the next level. I have them to thank for a lot of my success.
It was like a family reunion, watching the movie.
It's always a good feeling when I can get a screening for my family.
You might be a redneck if your grandfather completely executes the pull my finger trick at the family reunion.