Meaningful Quotes about Family
Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents —Hare.
A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.—Rev. Thomas Scott
The sacred books of the ancient Persians say: "If you would be holy instruct your children, because all the good acts they perform will be imputed to you."—Montesquieu.
In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb
If sisters were free to express how they really feel, parents would hear this: "Give me all the attention and all the toys and send Rebecca to live with Grandma." ~Linda Sunshine
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller
The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch
Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown
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
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
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
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega
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
Sometimes our hearts get tangled
And our souls a little off-kilter
Friends and family can set us right
And help guide us back to the light.
The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. ~Dodie Smith
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. ~Lee Iacocca
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. ~Gail Lumet Buckley
Of all hardness of heart there is none so inexcusable as that of parents toward their children. An obstinate, inflexible, unforgiving temper is odious upon all occasions; but here it is unnatural.—Addison.
Children, honor your parents in your hearts; bear them not only awe and respect, but kindness and affection: love their persons, fear to do anything that may justly provoke them —Jeremy Taylor.
Next to God, thy parents.—William Penn.
Whoever makes his father's heart to bleed,
Shall have a child that will revenge the deed.
All other goods by fortune's hand are given,
A wife is the peculiar gift of heaven.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like the aged man reclining under the shadow of the oak which he has planted.—Scot's Magazine.
With joy the parent loves to trace
Resemblance in his children's face:
And, as he forms their docile youth
To walk the steady paths of truth,
Observes them shooting into men,
And lives in them life o'er again.
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.—Exodus 20:12.