The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
– Felix Adler
Family is the first social unit for developing the qualities of the heart. A true family grows and moves through life together, inseparable in the heart. Whether a biological family or an extended family of people attracted to each other based on heart resonance and mutual support, the word “family” implies warmth, a place where the core feelings of the heart are nurtured. Family values represent the core values and guidelines that parents and family members hold in high regard for the well-being of the family. Sincere family feelings are core heart feelings. They are the basis for true family values. While we have differences, we remain “family” by virtue of our heart connection. Family provides necessary security and support, and acts as a buffer against external problems. A family made up of secure people generates a magnetic power that can get things done. They are the hope for real security in a stressful world.
– Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
– Ariel and Will Durant
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.
– Michael J. Fox
The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled. So, unless we work to strengthen the family, to create conditions under which most parents will stay together, all the rest — schools, playgrounds, and public assitance, and private concern — will never be enough.
– Lyndon Johnson
Family isn’t about whose blood you have. It’s about who you care about.
– Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Ike’s Wee Wee, 1998
The whole world is one family.
– Sun Yat-sen
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.
– Margaret Mead
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
– Richard Bach
Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important.
– Barack Obama
The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.
– Sandra Day O’Connor
If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.
– Kofi Annan
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.
– Henry Ward Beecher
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
– Eva Burrows