All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
The family is a haven in a heartless world.
Attributed to Christopher Lasch
A group of closely related persons living under one roof; it is a convenience, often a necessity, sometimes a pleasure, sometimes the reverse; but who first exalted it as admirable, an almost religious ideal?
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
The family that prays together stays together.
Good families are generally worse than any others.
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard.
Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
I don’t care how poor a man is, if he has family, he’s rich.
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
A poor relation – is the most irrelevant thing in nature.
Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
Blood is thicker than water.
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
In time of test, family is best.
The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Family is the most important thing in the world.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfil the promise of their early years.
If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.
No man on his death bed ever looked up into the eyes of his family and friends and said, “I wish I’d spent more time at the office
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Ariel and Will Durant
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
No man is responsible for his father. That is entirely his mother’s affair.
Blood’s thicker than water, and when one’s in trouble Best to seek out a relative’s open arms.
All men are brothers, but, thank God, they aren’t all brothers-in-law.
Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, And that’s what parents were created for.
Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
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 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.
The sink is the great symbol of the bloodiness of family life. All life is bad, but family life is worse.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley
At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer, Big Love
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate.
I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Duke of Windsor