Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained
A happy family is but an earlier heaven
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Change always comes bearing gifts.
To receive gifts is to lose freedom.
Take gifts with a sigh: most men give to be paid.
Each day provides its own gifts
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
It is said that gifts persuade even the gods.
A woman's mind is affected by the meanest gifts.
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.
To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells demoralised stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in the application of their art: they
I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time - just one, one, one. So you begin. I began - I picked up one person. Maybe if I didn't pick up that one person, I wouldn't have picked up forty-two thousand....The same thing goes for you, the same thing in your family, the same thing in your church, your community. Just begin - one, one, one.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
The whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other
Mankind is a great, an immense family... This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
What's going on here is a redefinition of Christmas as a time of family celebration rather than as a time of the community faithful celebrating the birth of the savior...There is a risk that we will lose one more of our Christian rituals, one that's at the heart of our faith.
A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
I think history is inextricably linked to identity. If you don't know your history, if you don't know your family, who are you?
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere
Only in return for death, destruction and grief as gifts can we see the paradise of independence.
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.