Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4 (KJV)
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place in the family of things.
I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life--to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.
I apologize because of the terrible mess the planet is in. But it has always been a mess. There have never been any “Good Old Days,” there have just been days. And as I say to my grandchildren, “Don’t look at me. I just got here myself.”
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman
We must take care of our families wherever we find them.
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
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