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  • “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” ~ Johann Schiller
  • “An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.” ~ Spanish Proverb
  • “We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” ~ Shirley Abbott
  • “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  • “A father’s a treasure; a brother’s a comfort; a friend is both. “ ~ Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
  • “A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. “ ~ Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
  • “Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” ~ Brad Henry
  • “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” ~ Rick Riordan
  • “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” ~ Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  • “Be it ever so humble there’s no place like home. “ ~ unknown
  • “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
  • “Children are a poor man’s riches. “ ~ English Proverb
  • “Children have more need of models than critics.” ~ French (on parents and children)
  • “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.” ~ George Eliot
  • “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  • “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. “ ~ George Herbert (1593-1633)
  • “That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” ~ Deb Caletti
  • “Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways.” ~ Terri Burritt
  • “Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” ~ Michael Levinve
  • “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh
  • “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ~ Angela Schwindt
  • “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.” ~ Mitch Albom
  • “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” ~ William Shakespeare
  • “Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.” ~ Milton R. Saperstein
  • “Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  • “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” ~ Ann Brashares
  • “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” ~ Richard Bach
  • “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. “ ~ Confucius
  • “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy C. Fisher
  • “The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.” ~ M. Grundler

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