• 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
  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
    ~ Anthony Brandt
  • The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
    ~ Robert Brault
  • We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
    ~ Author Unknown