You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
- Gail Lumet Buckley
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish very gently. sometimes attributed to Confucius.
- Chinese Proverb
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
- Anthony Brandt
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
Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
- Milton R. Saperstein
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash
The family is a haven in a heartless world.
- Christopher Lasch
There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
- Mignon McLaughlin
A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
- Helen Keller
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
- Francis Bacon
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close knit family in another city.
- George Burns
Family is like a buffet of food, too many choices, and they always do not agree with us.
I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
- Dan Wilcox
If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.
- Fred Allen
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
- Joyce Brothers
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
- Barbara Bush
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
- Lee Iacocca
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
- George Santayana
Family is just accident. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.
- Marsha Norman
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- John Bowring
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Ariel and Will Durant
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
- Johann Schiller
At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
- Mark V. Olsen
In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair.
- Auguste Napier
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally and politely, put parents in their place.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
- Thomas Jefferson
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
- Marge Kennedy
The family that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
- Dodie Smith
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
- George Bernard Shaw
Don’t hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.
- Evelyn Waugh
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
- Elizabeth II
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren’t dying. They’re merging into big conglomerates.
- Erma Bombeck
If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable each segment distinct.
- Letty Cottin
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
- Brad Henry
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
- Evan Esar
Sometimes our hearts get tangled And our souls a little off-kilter Friends and family can set us right And help guide us back to the light.
- Sera Christann
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