Family Day Quotes

Family Day is the name of a public holiday in South Africa, in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island, in the American states of Arizona and Nevada, in Vanuatu, in Vietnam.

  1. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
  2. An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
  3. Blood’s thicker than water, and when one’s in trouble Best to seek out a relative’s open arms.
  4. The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.
  5. The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
  6. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
  7. We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
  8. Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
  9. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
  10. The family is a haven in a heartless world.
  11. Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.
  12. Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
  13. If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.
  14. 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.
  15. Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
  16. A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
  17. When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
  18. In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.
  19. 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.
  20. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

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