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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Families:

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason.

The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
~ Dodie Smith.

The family. We were 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, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
~ Erma Bombeck.

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness.
~ Nancy Mitford.

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, The Day I Became an Autodidact.

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

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.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes, 1813.

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
~ Marge Kennedy.

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.
~ Pearl S. Buck.

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
~ Lee Iacocca.

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.
~ Herbert Prochnov.

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.
~ Rose Macaulay.

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
~ Barbara Bush.

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
~ Shirley Abbott.

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.

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
~ Joyce Brothers.

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

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