On Family

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
Psalm 133:1

The best way to have the last word is to apologize.

Stick and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
-Robert Fulghum-

You begin to find out what you really believe in
when you start to instruct your children.

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
-Jim Rohn-

Your words are windows to your heart.

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
-Albert Einstein-

The most valuable gift you can give another is a good example.

What a father says to his children is not heard by the world;
but it will be heard by posterity.
-Jean Paul Richter-

Our children are like mirrors - they reflect our attitudes in life.

Children are like wet cement.
Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
-Haim Ginott-

Swallowing angry words is much better than having to eat them later.

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children one of the greatest of all blessings.
-Brian Tracy-

Never say no to a gift from a child.

We must believe the things we teach our children.
-Woodrow Wilson-

Parenthood is the art of bring up children without putting them down.

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
-Elizabeth Stone-

Children will soon forget your presents.
They will always remember your presence.

I thank my God every time I remember you.
Philippians 1:3

Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change.
And when we are right, make us easy to live with.

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
-Reinhold Niebuhr-

The advice your child rejected is now being given to your grandchild.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-John Bowring-

The best inheritance parents can give their children
is a few minutes of their time each day.

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended - and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
-Robert Frost-

Friends are the part of our family we get to choose.

Have a heart that never hardens,
and a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts.
-Charles Dickens-

A careless word may kindle strife,
A cruel word may wreck a life,
A timely word may level stress,
A loving word may heal and bless.

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
-Frederick Douglass-

Good character, like good soup, is made at home.

The best thing to spend on your children is your time.
-Louise Hart-

If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it.

A child does not need to be parented.
He needs to be mothered and fathered.
-Zan Thompson-

I will pray for you quietly, think of you often and love you always.

We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled,
but as candles to be lit.
-Robert H. Shaffer-

Sometimes, there is no answer.

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
-Barbara Bush-

Adolescence is like a house on moving day - a temporary mess.

In life, no matter how tall you parents were,
you still have to do your own growing.
-Henry Boye-

Be as quick to overlook the shortcomings of others
as you are to overlook your own.

To show a child what once delighted you,
to find the child's delight added to your own,
this is happiness.
-J. B. Priestley-

We are responsible for not only what we say, but equally how we say it.

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden.
Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly
to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
-Jim Rohn-

Be open to new ideas and good advice.

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
-Ethel Barrymore-

Get outside yourself and really listen to others today.

Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
-Johann von Goethe

Wrong is wrong even if everyone does it.

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
-Orson Rega Card-

Today's happenings are tomorrow's memories---
make them happy ones.

Leadership is action, not position.
-Donald H. McGannon-

If your words don't match your actions, one of them is not true.

Parents can only give advice or put [children] on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
-Anne Frank-

A Grandmother is a Mother who has a second chance.

Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
James 1:19

Home life ceases to be free and beautiful
as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt.
-Henrik Ibsen-

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