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Family Quotes

To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well Author Unknown
The presidency is temporary-but the family is permanent. Yvonne De Gaulle
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
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
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm. Isaac Rosenfeld
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything. Warren Gamaliel Harding
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue. Tom Robbins
Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm. Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. Willa Cather
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration. Charles Dudley Warner
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
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
A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind. William James
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. Ogden Nash
I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued. Helen Keller
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, speech? in 1994
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots. George Eliot, Middlemarch
The family is the nucleus of civilization. William James Durant
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