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Sad Quotes about Family

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The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist
except in the mothballs of memory.
- John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley)

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

 

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Suspicion and jealousy are the death knell of any relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody has ever 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.
- Margaret Mead

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A son is a son till he takes him a wife,
a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
- Irish Traditional

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela


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