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Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers,
by Stella Benson

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers,
are the bond that keeps most families alive.
- Stella Benson

Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.
- Stella Benson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson


Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Nobody has ever 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

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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