Families Quotes

Family on Tree“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

“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 one of nature’s masterpieces.”
~ George Santayana

“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

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

“In some families, please is described as the magic word.  In our house, however, it was sorry.”
~ Margaret Laurence

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

“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, 1813

“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

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

“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 only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.”
~ Lee Lacocca



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