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  Nobody's family can hang up the sign: 'Nothing the matter here.'  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Govern a family as you would fry a small fish: very, very carefully.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  One may give up a father though he be a magistrate, but not a mother though she be a beggar.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  For the good stepmother there is a golden chair in the Garden of Eden.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If the family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  I know why families were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.  
 -  Anthony Brandt
  

  The family fireside is the best of schools.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.  
 -  Ashleigh Brilliant
  

  I may not always be offered work, but I'll always have my family.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

  At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.  
 -  Barbara Bush
  

  He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Frankly, I'm fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesn't.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.  
 -  Billy Graham
  

  Family comes before everything.  
 -  Britney Spears
  

  A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.  
 -  Buddha
  

  In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity, to a time when a brotherhood award would be as ridiculous as an award for getting up each morning.  
 -  Daniel D. Mich
  

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

  Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.  
 -  Eva Burrows
  

  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
  

  A happy family is but an earlier heaven.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Every family should have at least three children. Then, if one of them turns out to be a genius, the other two can support him.  
 -  George Coote
  

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

  Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  A happy family is but an earlier heaven.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Every family should have at least three children. Then, if one of them turns out to be a genius, the other two can support him.  
 -  George Coote
  

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

  Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song.  
 -  Jesse Joseph
  

  The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.  
 -  Kendall Hailey
  

  The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.  
 -  Kendall Hailey
  

  No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?  
 -  Lee Iacocca
  

  A good father is a little bit of a mother.  
 -  Lee Salk
  

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

  Instant availability without continuous presence is probably the best role a mother can play.  
 -  Lotte Bailyn
  

  The family is eternal. Love must be nurtured. It must be spoken. We must put away our pride, our haughtiness, our shyness, our misunderstandings, and with humility say, 'I love you. Is there something I can do to help you?' You can never be completely happy under any other circumstances.  
 -  Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  

  I sustain myself with the love of family.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.  
 -  Milton R. Saperstein
  

  This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  Before most people start boasting about their family tree, they usually do a good pruning job.  
 -  O. A. Battista
  

  It is no use telling me there are bad aunts and good aunts. At the core, they are all alike. Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof.  
 -  P. G. Wodehouse
  

  The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.  
 -  Quentin Crisp
  

  The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.  
 -  Ring Lardner
  

  Fathers need to take their sons hunting and fishing, work on cars with them, take them to work, coach their teams, take them to ball games, work out with them, take them on business trips, and let them tag along with them when they go out with the guys. All of these activities help boys move successfully into the male world.  
 -  Robert A. Glover
  

  The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.  
 -  Sam Levenson
  

  Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Fathers are to sons what blacksmiths are to swords. It is the job of the blacksmith not only to make a sword but also to maintain its edge of sharpness. It is the job of the father to keep his son sharp and save him from the dullness of foolishness. He gives his son that sharp edge through discipline.  
 -  Steve Farrar
  

  That's what fathering is all about. It's mentoring and equipping your son to become a man who will assume the family leadership for the next generation. You have no higher calling in life. It is your God-given assignment.  
 -  Steve Farrar
  

  The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.  
 -  Theodore Hesburgh
  

  He that has no fools, knaves or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

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

  Family life is full of major and minor crises - the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce - and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.  
 -  Thomas Moore
  

  Sometimes blood isn't thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers.  
 -  Unknown
  

  F.A.M.I.L.Y is one of the strongest words anyone can say, because the letters of family means Father and Mother I Love You!!  
 -  Unknown
  

  I may not have everything I want in life but I have all I will ever need to make my life complete, my family.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Our paths may change as life goes along, but the bond between us remains ever strong... Miss you sister...  
 -  Unknown
  

  No family is perfect..We argue, we fight, we even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family...the love will always be there.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Here's to the nights that turned into mornings. The friends that turned into family. The dreams that turned into reality and the likes that turned into love.  
 -  Unknown
  

  May God bless you and your family today and always.  
 -  Unknown
  

  My promise to my children: for as long as I live, I will always be your parent first, and your friend second. I will stalk you, flip out on you, lecture you, drive you insane, be your worst nightmare, and hunt you down like a bloodhound when I have to, because I love you. When you understand that, I will know you have become a responsible adult. You will never find anyone else in your life who loves, prays, cares, and worries about you more than I do. If you don't mutter under your breath ''I hate you'' at least once in your life, I am not doing my job properly.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The love of a family is life's greatest blessing  
 -  Unknown
  

  A man should never neglect his family for business.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The family is the nucleus of civilization.  
 -  Will Durant