Monday, May 02, 2005

Family Quotes

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns (1896 - 1996)

They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers.
David Assael, Northern Exposure, Family Feud, 1993

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard, "Families"

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
--Michael Chrichton

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

Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family?
--Marmontel Gretry

I can get up in the morning and look myself in the mirror and my family can look at me too and that's all that matters.
--Lance Armstrong

Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.
--Wayne H

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
--Confucius

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
--Milton R. Saperstein

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
--Alex Haley

Friendships come and go, but families are forever.
~ Kenny Rogers

Families are about love and overcoming emotional torture.
~ Matt Groening

The goodness of the father reaches higher than a mountain; that of the mother goes deeper than the ocean.
~ Japanese Proverb

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
~ Clarence Darrow

There's no such thing as fun for the whole family.
~ Jerry Seinfeld

Compassion for our parents is the true sign of maturity.
~ Anais Nin

Blood is thicker than water.
~ American Proverb

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
~ John Bowring

Loving relationships are a family's best protection against the challenges of the world.
~ Bernie Wiebe

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