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Quotations: Family

A good family, it seems, is one that used to be better.
Cleveland Amory

Even as the cell is the unit of the organic body, so the family is the unit of society.
Ruth nanda Anshen

Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.
J S Bryan

I think I need to be married. Having a wife and family makes some sense out of all that I do, because I can't make any sense out of 20000 adoring fans watching me for two hours.
Neil Diamond

The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cultivates in us... a capacity for sharing, generosity, thoughtfulness, a talent for civilized conversation.
Francine Du Plessix Gray

No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J Edgar Hoover

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

There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together.
Kin Hubbard

A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to evolutions.
Samuel Johnson

Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.
Dean Koontz

Life is a secret lease from God and we should not allow ourselves to be bruised. Family life is our strength and success.
Joseph Losery

The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini

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

A man's family sets him apart from all other living creatures. . . . Only man stands with his children from first to last, from birth to death, and to the grave.
Robert Nathan

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Novalis

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
Clara Ortega

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.
Trey Parker

If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
Donna Reed

Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm.
Pamela Ribon

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Bertrand Russell

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Jerry Seinfeld

If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George B Shaw

Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about.
Matt Stone

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
Charles Swindoll

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Mother Teresa

All happy families are alike, but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion.
Leo Tolstoy

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
Denzel Washington

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Oscar Wilde

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