In tribute to the love, guidance and support a family can provide, we offer these inspiring quotes that celebrate those ties that bind.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution that works, is the family.—Lee Iacocca, business leader
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.—George Santayana, philosopher
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.—David Ogden Stiers, actor
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.—George Bernard Shaw, playwright
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.—Alex Haley, writer
Family is the most important thing in the world.—Princess Diana
One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.—Ralph Fiennes, actor
The family is the first essential cell of human society.—Pope John XXIII
We must take care of our families wherever we find them.—Elizabeth Gilbert, author
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.—Billy Graham
Do I want to be a hero to my son? No, I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough.—Robert Downey, Jr., actor
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.—Abraham Lincoln
When you're in the thick of raising your kids by yourself, you tend to keep a running list of everything you think you're doing wrong. I recommend taking a lot of family pictures as evidence to the contrary.—Connie Schultz, writer
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