Family Quotes

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A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
William James Durant
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future
Alex Haley
Family is not an important thing, it's everything.
Michael J. Fox
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
Matt Groening
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 

George Santayana Family Quote: The family is one of nature's masterpieces....
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
George Santayana
So much of what is the 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. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Haniel Long
In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story embodies its hope and despair
Auguste Napier
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.
Winston Churchill
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
Charles R. Swindoll
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!
Albert Einstein
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


The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca
When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Charles Kuralt
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
George Moore
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Shinichi Suzuki
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. 
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break. 
Marquise de Sévigné
A family can develop only with a loving woman at its center.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stands a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too.
Benjamin Franklin
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
Eva Burrows
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
Anita Baker
A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
Helen Keller
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A Seeker's Thoughts on Family


The family is a piece of art painted by nature, and it doesn't really matter where one looks, that is whether one looks at the animal kingdom like for example a flock of lion and wolf pack, or to more familiar territory which is our own parents, children, siblings, one sees the same artistic paintbrush that nature and life has manifested.


On Relationships and Family

When we are born we are brought into a world of great care (if we are lucky) and surrounded by loving family and relatives.

This sense of community is indeed how most people try to increase wellbeing for them selves, that is by either growing together, or it could be by trying to escape from their psychological noise, or to a state they deem to be more pleasant than the one they find themselves in.

For someone wanting to be more immersed in life, relationships are a wonderful way of sharing and growing.

However this isn’t always the case, as people often see friendships and relationships as a way of letting of steam which they have gathered throughout the day(s).

This is not the way of direct experience, but rather a cheap escape from your crude psychological state of mind.

One who is interested in being immersed isn’t escaping for relief, they are rather exploring for the sake of life and experience.

There is a great difference there, a difference that makes all the difference in the world.

(excerpt from Immersed: 12 Paths to Direct Experience)

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