Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Loving Your Family

Family is perhaps the most important part of an individual’s life. Right from our birth to the time when we breathe last, it’s our family we always count upon. Whether you are sad or happy or just want to share your things, family is the place we need to be. As we are living in a time when people are struggling with time constraints, we find ourselves more alienated with our family members. But it is important to remember the true value of family and accord them the respect and love they always deserve. Let’s share some wonderful quotes on family emphasizing its importance.

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

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

- Desmond Tutu

The family is a haven in a heartless world.

- Christopher Lasch

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

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.

Margaret Mead

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

- Author Unknown

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

- Johann Schiller

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.

- Spanish Proverb

When you look at your life, the greatest happiness’s are family happiness’s.

- Joyce Brothers

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.

- Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

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

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.

- Herbert Prochnov

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 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

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.

- Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

Blood's thicker than water, and when one's in trouble

Best to seek out a relative's open arms.

- Author Unknown

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

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

- Barbara Bush

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

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

- Ogden Nash

In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured.

- Robert Brault

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