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.



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.



Three brothers, three castles.



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

Prov. 17:17


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