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Family Quotes - Sister Quotes - Mother Quotes

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Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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Sister Quotes

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers.
It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.
Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
- Maya Angelou

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves
and very much not ourselves -
a special kind of double.
- Toni Morrison

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of.
You know whatever you do, they'll still be there.
- Amy Li

A sister is both your mirror and your opposite.
- Elizabeth Fishel

A sister is a forever friend.
- Anonymous

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
- Marion C. Garretty

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

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

You can kid the world. But not your sister.
- Charlotte Gray

Brother Quotes

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

A brother is a friend given by Nature.
- Jean Baptiste Legouve

Father Quotes - Son Quotes

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

Mother Quotes

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honoré de Balzac

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

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

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
- Spanish Proverb

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

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

A mother understands what a child does not say.
- Jewish proverb

Daughter Quotes - Mother Daughter Quotes

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

Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.
- Anonymous

My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do.
I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.
- Erica Jong

Family Love Quotes

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is saying "I feel differently," instead of "You're wrong."
- Anonymous

Love them as they are, and forgive them everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My Chosen Family
You are my family, but we don't share blood.
You are my family by choice.
The most powerful bond is the one that we choose.
I choose you as my friend, and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Getting Along With Family Quotes

Whatever brawls disturb the street, there should be peace at home.
- Isaac Watts

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

A man should never neglect his family for business.
- Walt Disney

The world is one big family.
- Anonymous saying

The family is the nucleus of civilization.
- Will Durant

Family is forever.
- Anonymous saying

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

Funny Quotes about Families

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

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

Never break up a fight between brothers.
- Anonymous

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
- Oscar Wilde

Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
- Bernard Baruch

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Anonymous adaptation of previous quote by Bernard Baruch
[often misattributed to Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)]

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
- Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Inspirational Quotes about Families

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

Love begins at home.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

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

I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
- Anais Nin

Let today be a day to have gratitude for our family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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