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Family Quotes

Love is this divine ingredient. It alone describes what can be our perfect relationship to our Heavenly Father and our family and neighbors, and the means by which we accomplish His work. David B. Haight
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Pope John Paul II
All writers-all people-have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half-forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory. Sir V Pritchett
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. Elizabeth II
We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning. Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby
Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall. Max Lerner
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane. Donald G. Smith
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. Douglas Noel Adams
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it. Marcelene Cox
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives. Calvin Trillin
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. Ogden Nash
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II
But all who are not lunitics are agreed about certain things: That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than to be a slave. Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people can be refuted by science: Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy. Bertrand Russell, from the essay "The Science to Save Us From Science"
Hamlet is the tragedy of tackling a family problem too soon after college. Tom Masson
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. Erma Bombeck
What then is the American, this new man? He is either an European, or the descendant of an European, hence that strange misture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a french woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American. Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer III: What is an American?
If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day. Unknown
A married man with a family will do anything for money. Charles De Talleyrand
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