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20 Family Quotes That Hit Close to Home

Keep these family quotes in your back pocket to show how much you care.

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Family quotes you'll love

Whether you live close by or are visiting from afar, there's no denying that the time spent together is precious and that the memories made will be cherished for years to come. Here are some heartwarming family quotes to keep in mind. These are the 17 secrets of happy families everyone should know.

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How the family structure works

"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." —Friedrich Nietzsche. If you love these family quotes, be sure to check out these heartwarming Mother's Day quotes with your mom.

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Your role in the family dynamic

"Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life." –Lisa Weed, author of Parenting ToolboxLike these family quotes, these uplifting quotes will stay with you for a long time.


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Family is what you make it

"In truth, a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit."—Marge Kennedy, author of Pets at the White House. These funny family photos are hilariously awkward.

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The composition of a family unit

"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold." —Ogden Nash, poet

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Promoting peace from the home

"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." —Mother Teresa, humanitarian. Don't miss these 12 Mother Teresa quotes to live by.

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Family is luck of the draw

"You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges." —Elizabeth Berg, author of The Confession Club. Make happy memories with these mini family vacations won't break the bank.

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A political take on family life

"There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened, and maintained." —Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom

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Family is like a boxed lunch

"In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat." —Anna Quindlen, journalist and author

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Giving goes farther than taking

"The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem." —Walt Disney. These 11 quotes from Walt Disney will inspire you to dream big.

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