• Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we falter.
    ~ Charles Bradford Henry
  • Let every family meet once a day or week for a real hearty sing, and their sing will give them more pleasure than they will take all the rest of the day.
    ~ Orson Squire Fowler
  • It is a sure sign of a mind not balanced as it ought to be, when it is insensible to the pleasures of the domestic hearth, and to the little joys and endearments of a family.
    ~ James Ellis
  • The first bond of society is the marriage tie; the next our children; then the whole family of our house, and all things in common.
    ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.
    ~ Pearl S. Buck
  • What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.
    ~ Robert Brault
  • I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
    ~ Fred Allen
  • If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that "Members not Present" and "Subjects Discussed" were one and the same.
    ~ Robert Brault
  • Family faces are magic mirrors.Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
    ~ Gail Lumet Buckley
  • There's an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than.
    ~ Mignon McLaughlin