258 Total Quotes

Family Quotes

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

Eva Burrows
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
Eva Burrows Permalink

Imelda Marcos
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
Imelda Marcos Permalink

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

Samuel Coleridge,
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
Samuel Coleridge, Permalink

To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.
Buddha Permalink

Henry Ward Beecher
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.
Henry Ward Beecher Permalink

Og Mandino
The master of a single trade can support a family. The master of seven trades cannot support himself. The wind is never for the sailor who knows not to what port he is bound.
Og Mandino Permalink

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 Permalink

Bruce Barton
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 Permalink

George W. Bush
The best way to relieve families from time to time is to let them keep some of their own money.
George W. Bush Permalink

Felix Adler
The family is the school of duties - founded on love
Felix Adler Permalink

Reinhold Niebuhr
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Reinhold Niebuhr Permalink

Bill Cosby
Parents are not quite interested in justice, they are interested in quiet.
Bill Cosby Permalink

Adam Cohen
Its hard to have a decent family life and advance at work,
Adam Cohen Permalink

Every now and then there will be little glimmers of revelation about an old family legend that gets confirmed, or you find out the truth.
Adam Davis Permalink

Teresa Calcutta
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones-the ones at home.
Teresa Calcutta Permalink

Writers will happen in the best of families.
Rita Brown Permalink

Benjamin Franklin
A little House well fill'd, a little Field well till'd, and a little Wife well will'd, are great Riches
Benjamin Franklin Permalink

Family, many, many years ago, was a simple, correct family, and now I think if you're going to do a family show, you'd better make sure your characters are liked by the families watching, that's it. And now it's more about issues that confront families and their kids, and those are very important issues.
Aaron Spelling Permalink

As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
Chanakya Permalink

T.S. Eliot
There's no vocabulary For love within a family, love that's lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent.
T.S. Eliot Permalink

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Permalink

Harriet Stowe, ,
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind...cast-off and everyday clothing.
Harriet Stowe, , Permalink

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

Family must look out for family.
African-American Proverb Permalink

Benjamin Franklin
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stands a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too.
Benjamin Franklin Permalink

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide.
Bill Owens Permalink

John Paul
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
John Paul Permalink

Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.
Henry Grunwald Permalink