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329 Family Quotes and Family Sayings

Family is one of the most important things in our lives. Family might be defined as a group of people who are related to each other, It’s an incredible and unbreakable bond—created by mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. For that reason, we’ve provided a collection of our favorite family quotes and sayings that remind us of the love shared. Every single one of these inspirational quotes encompasses the love you have for your family.

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“In a household of toddlers and pets, we discover this rule of thumb about happy families — that they are least two-thirds incontinent.” – Robert Brault

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“Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.”

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“At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.” – Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer

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“My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” – Michael Imperioli

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“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough” – Walt Whitman

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

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“We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” – Coco

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“I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.” – Jean Reno

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“I absolutely love spending time with my family.” – Kevin Alejandro

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“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family.” – Jim Butcher

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“Work is work, but the family is for life. That’s what really matters to me.” – Akshay Kumar

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“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

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

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“I look to my family for my support. I’m fortunate to have a big family.” – Chris O’Donnell

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“Let your friends and family officially know what your new venture is. Don’t miss this step. So often people start a business and think all their friends and family might know, but really they don’t.” – Amy Dix

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“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

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“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares

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“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

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“My wife is the boss at home, and my daughters are the bosses. I am just a worker. We are a very warm family and very happy.” – Jet Li

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“Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.”

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“Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.” – B. B. King

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“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” – Josiah

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“Talking with my friends and family every day helps keep me grounded and connected to home. They are the most important things to me.” – Colbie Caillat

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“Family, friends and the typical attitudes of society will, at different stages, try to tell you what you ‘should’ be doing with your life.” – Philip West

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“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

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“I really don’t care what people think of me. I’ve got my family. I’ve got my friends.” – Chris Kyle

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“Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” – J.K. Rowling

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“I am most thankful for my family and how they support me so much and the love they share with me.” – Sean Giambrone

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“You can’t have a happy family if you don’t have a happy marriage.” – Jeremy Sisto

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“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.” – Chinese Proverb

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“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.” – Calire LaZebnik

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“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde

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“In time of test, family is best.” – Burmese Proverb

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“I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.” – Fred Allen

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“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

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“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” – Charles Kuralt

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“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” – Frank Abagnale

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“You have to defend your honor. And your family.” – Suzanne Vega

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“Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!” – Stieg Larsson

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“I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.” – Jose Carreras

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“I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.” – Lil’ Kim

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“Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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“Where there is family, there is love.”

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“I prioritize the things that need to get done at work, and I ask myself where I’m spending the majority of my time. The answer to that question always needs to be ‘with my family.’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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“The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.” – Jackie Kennedy

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“You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” – Elizabeth Berg

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“All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family – it’s just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next.” – Douglas Coupland

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“What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.” – Adrian Grenier

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“Life is precious and relationships are precious. I’m a great believer in family.” – Len Goodman

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“Building a family plan with expectations and accountability for all members builds up the family and motivates each person to do their personal best everyday.” – Keith and Maya Traver

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“My family provided me with the proper information and inspiration for me to overcome the challenge of blindness.” – David DeNotaris

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“This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.” – Arundhati Roy

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“My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good times and bad times.” – Kelly Clarkson

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“A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.” – David A. Bednar

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“I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children.” – Ednita Nazario

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“A family doesn’t have to perfect; it just needs to be united.”

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“Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a 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

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“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.” – Lee Iacocca

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“Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing.” – Donna Hedges

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“Family: where life begins and love never ends.”

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“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller

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“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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“Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.” – Margaret Drabble

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“My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.” – Siri Hustvedt

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“The one thing I’ve always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don’t worry about being judged by others who don’t know you, because your family and close friends know what you’re all about, good and bad.” – Rick Pitino

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“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” – Guy Lafleur

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“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu

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“Children are the keys of paradise.” – Eric Hoffer

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“We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.” – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

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“When I do get free time, I spend a lot of it at home with my family and my close friends and I think that’s what keeps me happy, healthy, grounded, and totally in check.” – Leighton Meester

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“The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.” – Nancy Mitford

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“There is a great work/home life balance that you need to achieve. If you let your home life eat into your work life, you lose motivation quickly and if work life imposes too much on your family time, then your family time becomes less satisfactory.” – Dane Taylor

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“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.” – Winston Churchill

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“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.” – John C. Maxwell

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“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessings.”

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“My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister – because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.” – Ronaldinho

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“Life is about family and technology.” – Mark Goddard

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“When I think of any of my successes, I am thankful to God from whom all blessings flow, and to my family and friends who enrich my life.”

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“The family is the first essential cell of human society.” – Pope John XXIII

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“I think family is the most important thing in the world. I think your own family is the most complicated thing in the world, and I think it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

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“I’m surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them.” – Emma Roberts

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“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.” – Alex Haley

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“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner

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“My family was my guide to my reality.” – Haywood Nelson

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“At the end of the day, I got to live my life for my family, for my children, and I’m going to do what’s best for them.” – T.I.

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“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” – Amos Oz

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“Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.” – Willard Scott

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“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

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“One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.” – Robert Byrd

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“My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.” – Jenna Morasca

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“I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we’re a show business family and we all work.” – Michael Jackson

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“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

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“I have a family to support. And I’m not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.” – Patrick Warburton

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“I stay in tune with my family and God.” – Regina King

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“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” – Peter Buffett

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“Poor Folks have neither any Kindred nor any Friends.” – Italian proverb

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“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” – Wanda Hope Carter

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“There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.” – Willie Stargell

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“My whole family is spiritual. My grandmother, grand aunt, cousins, they’re all preachers and pastors. Spirituality is a part of my family, from generations ago.” – Ziggy Marley

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“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you you no matter what.”

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“Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.” – Romeo Miller

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“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

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“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

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“I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.” – Hope Solo

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“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” – Leo Christopher

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“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

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“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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“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” – Jet Li

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“I’m a happy guy. I like to joke around. I’m irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I’m just an easy and happy guy.” – Neymar

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“Never be afraid to ask for help, especially when you have good friends or family who are likely more than willing to help out.” – Michelle Stewart

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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

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“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.” – Buddha

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“Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.” – Chris Brown

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“I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around.” – Li Na

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“The memories we make with our family is everything.” – Candace Cameron Bure

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“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Caletti

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“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.” – Brad Pitt

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“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” – Mitch Albom

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“The house of the childless is empty; and so is the heart of him that hath no wife.” – Hitopadesa

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“Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another.” – Louisa May Alcott

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“If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.” – Adam Carolla

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“Family is family.” – Linda Linney

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“It’s nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you’re closer to them by love.” – Olivier Martinez

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“I’m passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin’ to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.” – Suge Knight

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

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“The truth is maybe we are just average. But the way I see it — families where parents get up every morning and go to jobs that are hard so they can get their kids through school and through life, and struggle to make it all work and manage to do it with dignity and a little humor — well, that’s not average. That’s extraordinary.” – DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler

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“The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”

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“Are we not like two volumes of one book.” – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

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“Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend.” – Susannah York

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“Sometimes the best families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts.” – Melanie Shankle

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“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.” – Marvin J. Ashton

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“I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity. And it shouldn’t be an oddity.” – Sandra Bullock

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“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go – you’ll find family.” – Victoria Smurfit

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“I have a really good family. I’m lucky to have people who support me and love me in my life.” – Kenny Wormald

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“Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” – Walt Disney

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“Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect but who’s complaining.” – Robert Brault

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“Hawaii is a beautiful place to bring up a family.” – Henry Ian Cusick

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“For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.” – Jessica Lange

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“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

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“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.” – Buddha

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“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?” – Elbert Hubbard

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“Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.” – Christopher Love

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“Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

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“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.” – Marge Kennedy

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“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

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“When she can’t bring me to heal with scolding, she bends me to shape with guilt.” – Libba Bray

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“I have a great family, I live an amazing life.” – John Oates

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“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.”

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“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. ” – C.S. Lewis

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“I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.” – David Beckham

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“A family doesn’t need to be perfect; it just needs to be united.”

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“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.” – Menacheim Begin

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“An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.” – Spanish proverb

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“I always put clothes and family photos under the mattress, in case the house burns down.” – Kim Kardashian

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“My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.” – Bobby Darin

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“In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.” – Isaac Rosenfeld

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“Even in the last generation exceptional young people who betrayed any interest in their ancestors were apt to be snubbed, and old family papers were abandoned to the mice. But gradually interest in genealogy crept back. Some families began to suspect that the mice had eaten their titles to English estates; the new science of heredity had attractions for a people disgusted with vulgar plutocracy. It is now pretty well understood in America that a family tree is no Upas, but a good fruit tree.” – Moncure D. Conway

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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

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“In this genealogy, there has been wondrous diversion. Let no man fancy he knows sport unless he has family-treed an ancestor of George Washington.” – Moncure D. Conway

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“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” – Romans 12:9

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“We do not develop habits of genuine love automatically. We learn by watching effective role models – most specifically by observing how our parents express love for each other day in and day out.” – Josh McDowell

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“I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people.” – Marlon Wayans

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“To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

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“Family is the best thing you could ever wish for. They are there for you during the ups and downs and love you no matter what.”

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“If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.” – Johnny Depp

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“I’ve got a really good family; I’ve got great friends around me.” – Harry Styles

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“The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.” – Dodie Smith

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“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

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“I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.” – Reba McEntire

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“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

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“I sustain myself with the love of family.” – Maya Angelou

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“My family and I are so close, it’s important to have a close knit relationship and to make time to spend with each other, especially at the holidays.” – Gia Coppola

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“I have a dream of re-creating the fantastic family I grew up in with my brother and my parents. I am lucky that I have such a good image of family life – my father and mother are still in love, still happy.” – Caterina Murino

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“The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.” – Walt Disney

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“So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” – Haniel Long

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“You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life” – Matthew Quick

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“The most important thing is family and love.” – John Wooden

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“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

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“Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf

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“I can’t complain about my life. I have a really nice life. I have a great family and I live in a gorgeous part of the country.” – Mary Decker

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“Family history is a history dramatized…. If the history of a particular family is searched, it is because it is searchable, not because it is great. Great and small are terms of ignorance, in regard of historic causation…. To tell the story of one family is to tell what is essential in the story of all…. All families are equally ancient.” – Moncure D. Conway

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“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

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“There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.” – Mignon McLaughlin

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“If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that “Members not Present” and “Subjects Discussed” were one and the same.” – Robert Brault

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“A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid.” – Robert Brault

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“Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” – Niki Taylor

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“It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.” – Elizabeth Edwards

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“The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.” – Kamisese Mara

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“Family and God – that is what’s important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go.” – Fabrice Muamba

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“Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t!”

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

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“Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.” – Grace Kelly

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“Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – Lilo & Stitch

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“Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” – Harry Morgan

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“You leave home to seek your fortune and when you get it you go home and share it with your family.” – Anita Baker

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“For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.” – Mark Wahlberg

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“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

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“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.” – Courtney Thorne-Smith

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“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

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“If you come from a solid family structure, it doesn’t matter what you go through in your life. You’re going to be okay.” – Alyssa Milano

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“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!” – Albert Einstein

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“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

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“I’m just trying to be the me that I am and not all of this other crap. I just want to be the family man, and if somehow I can make the money to get my ranch and get the hell away from everybody else, that would be awesome.” – Chris Kyle

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“The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.” – Louis Zamperini

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“Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.” – Marsha Norman

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“Tennis just a game, family is forever.” – Serena Williams

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“A preoccupied family: they none of them threw themselves into the interests of the rest, but each ploughed his or her own furrow. Their thoughts, their little passions and hopes and desires, all ran along separate lines. Family life is like this—animated, but collateral.” – Rose Macaulay

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“It’s nice to have friends, but it’s better when your friends are family.” – The Middle

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“If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

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“Other things may change us but we start and end with the family.” – Anthony Brandt

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“The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.” – Marge Kennedy

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“My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn’t a social construct but an instinct.” – Jodi Picoult

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“The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” – Robert Brault

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“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.” – Paul Pearshall

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“If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.” – Marian Wright Edelman

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“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” – Anthony Liccione

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“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.” – Jim Butcher

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“Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.” – James Brown

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“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

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“Acboss the range of diverse experiences and traditions that have been written into our Nation’s story, family has remained a steadfast and common foundation. Every day, families offer comfort and support to one another with enduring and unconditional love and they contribute to their communities and our country. During National Family Week, we uplift and honor the families that give so much to forge a brighter future for themselves and for America…. As we reminisce on warm memories and share in the joy and love family can provide, let us also pledge to lift up our loved ones and recommit to the family bonds that have strengthened the fabric of our Nation.” – Barack Obama

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“In my career, there are many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. Its’ about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.” – David Beckham

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“The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.” – Clayton M. Christensen

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“I like simple things. I like being in my family in the South and playing petanque.” – Jean Dujardin

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“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” – G.K. Chesterton

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“I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.” – Johnny Depp

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“A man should never neglect his family for business.” – Walt Disney

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“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no aw, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie

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“When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.” – Barbara Bush

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“I believe family first. Blood is thicker than water. I grew up like that, and I want to continue to keep that goal in my heart. Just family first! Just honesty, integrity, and respect. All of that. I live by the code of those things. If you do that you’ll be fine.” – Cory Hardrict

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“Happiness is only real when shared” – Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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“I know all I really wanna do is get money and take care of my family.” – Meek Mill

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“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

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“The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people — no mere father and mother — as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.” – Pearl S. Buck

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“Spare the rod and spoil the child – that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.” – Martin Luther

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“When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.” – Terri Clark

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“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” – Barbara Bush

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“I love spending time with my dog, my niece and my family. I’m very family-oriented.” – Lil’ Kim

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“Everybody’s family has different values.” – Lewis Black

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“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” – Dave Willis

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“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” – Irina Shayk

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

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“We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.” – Ryan White

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“No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.” – William Butler Yeats

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“My family is more important than my party.” – Zell Miller

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“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

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“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” – Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

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“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”

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“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 Riordan

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“I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family.” – Monica Bellucci

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“Writers will happen in the best of families.” – Rita Mae Brown

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“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.” – Stitch

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“I’d like to someday see myself married to my true love and starting a big family, and at the same time still having an artistic job.” – Natassia Malthe

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“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” – Joyce Meyer

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“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they got together.” – Sam Levenson

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“Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.” – John Lasseter

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“Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.” – Sidonie Gruenberg

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“If you don’t have your friends and your family, what do you really have? You can have all the money in the world, but with no friends and no family, it’s no good.” – Meek Mill

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“I’m very fortunate to have been raised in my family. I learned early about the importance of giving back.” – Patrick Schwarzenegger

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“Go home, find a wench, raise fat babies, live a good long life.” – R. Scott Gemmill & Gil Grant

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“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” – Mary Karr

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“My family is my strength and my weakness.” – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.” – Mitch Albom

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“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.”

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“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Friends are God’s apology for relations.” – Hugh Kingsmill

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“Family is the heart of a home.”

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“Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.” – Jenna Morasca

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“The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective.” – Robert Brault

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“I know every family has its problems. But I admire those that stick together.”

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“I would rather start a family than finish one.” – Don Marquis

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“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

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“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

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“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

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“A family is one of nature’s solubles; it dissolves in time like salt in rainwater.” – Pat Conroy

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“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

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“It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

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“Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.”

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“The family unit is the first group of people that you are a part of. While there are obvious exceptions, there’s usually an intrinsic trust that is built in to your family.” – Tom Meitner

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“The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.” – Ring Lardner

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“A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart.”

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“My priority is to hang out with the ones I love – my family, my loved ones.” – Cote de Pablo

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“Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.” – Bo Bennett

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“He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.” – Chanakya

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“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

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

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“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

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“The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.” – Maya Angelou

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“A mother discovers with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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“What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.” – Robert Brault

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“Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.”

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“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.”

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“I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.” – Cindy Morgan

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“In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

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“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

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“I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.” – Ugo Betti

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“Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.” – Maggie Gallagher

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“Family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

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“Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.”

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“Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” – Gail Lumet Buckley

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“Next to hurting my family, cheating on me is the worst thing someone could do.” – Robert Buckley

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“Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I’d be now.” – Patricia Velasquez

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“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Family is this very deep, complex thing that for most people becomes everything. It informs your entire life.” – Ezra Miller

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“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius

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“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

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“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” – Barbara Bush

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“I didn’t give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.”

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“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” – Andre Maurois

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“Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?” – Trenton Lee Stewart

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“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” – Joyce Brothers

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“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” – Lisa Weed

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“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

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“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Philip Green

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“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy

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“The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.” – Dennis Wilson

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“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”

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“Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do… it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day.” – Stephanie Marston

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“I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun.” – Barbara Corcoran

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“The family is a haven in a heartless world.” – Christopher Lasch

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“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt

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“I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world.” – Ryan Eggold

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“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius

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“There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.” – Herbert Prochnov

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