Below is our family quote collection. Use these words of wisdom and
humorous quips to reflect on your upbringing, reframe your
perspective or add to your scrapbook. They can also be included in cards and notes.
Family is essential because we all yearn to feel like we belong to
something greater than ourselves. Your family-of-origin gave you your
first group experience—did you feel like a member or an outcast? How you
felt you were treated can sustain a lifelong feeling of belonging or
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~ Laura Ramirez. Laura is the author of Keepers of the Children, the award-winning parenting book that combines native spirituality with psychology to show parents how to raise children to unfold their natural strengths and lead uniquely purposeful lives.
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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.
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Nobody has ever before 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.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
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.
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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Inspirational Family Quote:
Family quarrels are bitter things.
They don't go by any rules.
They're not like aches or wounds;
they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal ...
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
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.
The family is one of Nature's masterpieces.
If you don't believe in ghosts, you've never been to a family reunion.
quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes
happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the
unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for
keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you
to climb back.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Inspirational Family Quote:
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
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