Thursday, 29 November 2012

Family

A family in harmony will prosper in everything. - Chinese Proverb

A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other's individual aims and aspirations. - Buzz Aldrin

A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold. - Chinese Proverb

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

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

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair. - Mitch Albom

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. - John Paul II

Better a loving single-parent family than a 'conventional' family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue. - Moby

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

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse… and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum. - Rick Riorda

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. - Brad Henry
Families aren't easy to join. They're like an exclusive country club where membership makes impossible demands and the dues for an outsider are exorbitant. - Erma Bombeck

Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways. - Terri Burritt

Families, doing everything for each other out of imagined obligation and always getting in each other's way, what a tangle. - John Updike

Family – like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. - Unknown

Family is the most important thing in the world. - Princess Diana

Family is what grounds you. - Angelina Jolie

Family isn't something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. - Sarah Dessen

Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness. Only in a happy home life can complete contentment be found. - Dorothea S. Koppliln

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. - David Ogden Stiers

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. - Susan Lieberman

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

If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles. - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

If the world around us is chaotic and sometimes incomprehensible, then the family is an oasis, an anchor of reliability and loyalty, a place where we are important because we are there. - Susan Lieberman

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