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Just thought I'd share these! Enjoy!

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

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.-- Milton R. Saperstein

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.-- Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer

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

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.-- Brad Henry

Family faces are mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.-- Gail Lumet Buckley

Family 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

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.-- Virginia Satir

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.-- Sidonie Gruenberg

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story embodies its hope and despair.-- Auguste Napier

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

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.-- Eva Burrows

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.-- Elizabeth II

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.-- Anthony Brandt

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.-- George Santayana

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

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.-- Barbara Bush

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
-- Jim Rohn

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.-- Desmond Tutu


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