Family Support Quotes

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.

Marge Kennedy

The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.

Dodie Smith

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

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 because there's not enough material.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.

Erma Bombeck

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

Bertrand Russell

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

Alex Haley

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

Pope John Paul II

In time of test, family is best.

Burmese Proverb

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

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

No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back.

Margaret Mead

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns
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