Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
David Ogden Stiers
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
Nothing counts so much as family, the rest are just strangers.
Gene Hackman in Wyatt Earp
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.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
A tree is known by its fruit.
The complete family is a family that consists of three generations.
The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
Family, nature and health all go together.
A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.
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.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
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.
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass"; "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys".
We don't need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear ones.