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Family quotations that are sure to remind you of the love you share with your family. We have selected these quotes to inspire and remind people of how special their family are to them.

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1. Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. - Queen Elizabeth II

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2. 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

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3. When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. - Joyce Brothers

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4. I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. - Harry S Truman

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5. 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

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6. 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

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7. Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone

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8. The family is one of nature's masterpieces. - George Santayana

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9. 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

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10. All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy

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11. If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. - Marian Wright Edelman

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

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13. Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others - Sidonie Gruenberg

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14. The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. - Thomas Jefferson

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15. Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -  - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. - Virginia Satir

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16. Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. - Author Unknown

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17. 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

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18. You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. - Desmond Tutu

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19. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. - Barbara Bush

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20. The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. - Dodie Smith


 

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