Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Family Quotes The True Meaning Of Family

These family quotes really capture the essence of what a family really is. When something is wrong with a family member it can do two things to us; either bring us closer together or tear us apart and the latter happens to relatives not families.

Any two people sharing a common blood line can call themselves relatives but only when our lives are turned upside down can we truly see if we are a part of a family.

"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich."
--Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H

Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford really hit the nail on the head with this one and it can be considered one of the best family quotes ever written. As long as we have the love of a family behind us, no matter how hard things get we can still get through it.

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
-- George Santayana, The Life of Reason

This message is true and clear, the family is one of nature's greatest masterpieces but how many of us really understand and cherish that fact. We all have our grievances with some of our family members but should that be enough to set us apart for life? It should never be.

There's an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than. -- Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Most family quotes try to show you the good aspects of family. This quote shows you the bad side; the side that can ruin your life forever. There are many people out there who feel a lot closer to their friends than they do to the members of their own family; most of the time they're a lot nicer to their friends too.

When water runs thicker than the bond you have with your family, every effort should be made to restore that relationship. The longer you wait to jump start the relationship the harder it is going to be.

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

Here is a funny family quote; this one really can put a smile on your face. Think about all the crazy things someone in your family has done to you or some of the things you may have done to them. There is a "nut case" in each family; hopefully your family doesn't think that it is you :)

Let’s read some more interesting quotes about the family and see what else we can learn. You will find links to even more quotes pertaining to different categories of people in your family at the end of this page so stay tuned.


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