I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.
That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens . . . There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends and books.
Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
With all my fans I got a family again.
We all have the same God, we just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans all have different names, but they all contain water. So do religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can't love only some of his children.
Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family.
The dearest possession a man has is his family In the divine assurance that family ties may transcend the boundaries of death, and may continue throughout endless ages of eternity, I find supreme consolation and inspiration.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.
Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue ó these are the means of success, not caste or family.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires
Alcoholism isn't a spectator sport. Eventually the whole family gets to play.
My definition of a philosopher is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down
Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family
A family member asked my wife, "Aren't you concerned about his (our son's) socialization with other kids?" My wife gave this response: "Go to your local middle school, junior high, or high school, walk down the hallways, and tell me which behavior you see that you think our son should emulate."
The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it.