- Dorothy C. Fisher
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
- Muriel Spark
Family problems come in all shapes and sizes; some are short-lived and easily managed, while others are more chronic and difficult to handle.
When you educate a man you educate an individual. When you educate a woman you educate a whole family.
- Robert M. Maciver
The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
- M. Grundler
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
- Brad Henry
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
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
- Gail Lumet Buckley
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
- Thomas Jefferson
The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system.
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.
- Tenneva Jordan
Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.
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 is not intended.
- Robert Frost
I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people's thoughts and work, things they love.
- Dewitt Bodeen
The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.
- Nancy Mitford
Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
- Eva Burrows
Family members have almost same habits as they are brought up by a love of one mother and delivers same love to entire family.
I love my mother, not as a prisoner of atherosclerosis, but as a person; and I must love her enough to accept her as she is, now, for as long as this dwindling may take.
- Madeleine L'Engle
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead
The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.
- George Gordon
The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
- Dodie Smith
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
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
- Sophia Loren
There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
- Samuel Johnson
When any trouble comes in home, all family members takes it as its own and this is called family love.
I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work.
Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.
- Channing Pollock
No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love.
- Edwin Chapin
When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding.
- Mack R. Douglas
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
- Kendall Hailey
Blood is thicker than water, and when one is in trouble, best to seek out a relative's open arms.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
- Bernard Shaw
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 Beecher Stowe
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
- Robert Frost
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
- Alex Haley
Blood relations are the most durable and everlastings connections.
Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
- Milton R. Saperstein
You never get over being a child, long as you have a mother to go to.
- Sarah Orne Jewett
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.
- George Eliot
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family.She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways.
- Terri Burritt
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.
- Virginia Satir
The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time.
- Winston Pendelton
A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self.
- Marian Sandmaier
Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caringquite often the hard way.
- Pamela Dugdale
Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister.
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
- Clara Ortega
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.
- Sidonie Gruenberg
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.
- Pearl S. Buck
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
- Frederick Buechner
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy -- the parents.