The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
- Richard Bach
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
- Paul Pearshall
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
- Marge Kennedy
I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
- Pearl S. Buck
Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.
- Sandra Day O'Connor
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?
- Lee Iacocca
Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.
- Thomas Moore
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 happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
- Thomas Jefferson
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
- Alex Haley
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
- Kendall Hailey
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
- Gail Lumet Buckley
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
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.
- Sera Christann
The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness.
- Giuseppe Mazzini
The family is a haven in a heartless world.
- 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
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
- Ogden Nash
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
- Joyce Brothers