Quotations on the Family

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

Robert Frost

 

It takes a heap of livin' to make a house a home.

Edgar Guest

 

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

Chinese Proverb

 

When my father died and my two brothers and I sat down to talk about him, we discovered that we were talking about three different men -- and I had never met the other two.

Unknown

 

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.

Maya Angelou

 

Royal, no different "Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements."

Elizabeth II

 

Whether a biological family or an extended family of people attracted to each other based on heart resonance and mutual support, the word 'family' implies warmth, a place where the core feelings of the heart are nurtured.

Doc Childre and Howard Martin

 

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

Richard Bach

 

Nothing brings families together faster than forgiveness. That should make it Step No. 1, but most of us find forgiving hard. We associate it with weakness and losing when, actually, the reverse is true. When you forgive, you gain strength and come out a winner. You break free of control by the other person's actions.


Dr. Joyce Brothers (Parade Magazine)

 

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule.

Frederick W Robertson

 

Good family life is never an accident but always an achievement by those who share it.

Hames H S Bossard

 

No success can compensate for failure in the home.

David O Mckay

 

Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.

Thomas Moore

 

When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.

Antisthenes

 

Three brothers, three castles.

Proverb

 

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Prov. 17:17

 

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