In family life, love is the oil that eases friction,
the cement that binds closer together,
and the music that brings harmony.
- Eva Burrows
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
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
- George Santayana
The family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
- Alex Haley
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
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
My father was an amazing man.
The older I got, the smarter he got.
- Mark Twain
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- John Bowring
The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.
– Pope John Paul II, Letters to Families, 1994
I can’t think of anything to write about except families.
They are a metaphor for every other part of society.
- Anna Quindlen