June 26, 2013

Family comes in all shapes and sizes...

We couldn't have picked a better topic to send this week than one about family. Just today, we heard the news that The Supreme Court found DOMA unconstitutional, which takes the fight for marriage equality one step closer in the right direction. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and the glue that holds it all together is not sexual orientation but love. 

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

Jason Seiler
"Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst."
Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Chris Gall
"If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles."
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Guy Stauber
"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
Dorothy C. Fisher
Gary Kelley
"Family is not an important thing. It's everything."
 - Michael J. Fox
Douglas Smith
"When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them."
George Bernard Shaw
Dongyun Lee
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
- Charles Kuralt
Paul Cox
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Seuss
Rudy Gutierrez
"The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to."
Dodie Smith
Ted Wright
"In time of test, family is best."
Burmese Proverb
Maria Corte
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
George Bernard Shaw
David Johnson
"Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
Unknown
Murray Kimber
"My family is my strength and my weakness."
Aishwarya Rai
Patrick Arrasmith
"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."
Ogden Nash
Tim Bower
"You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any."
Bill Cosby
Ricardo Martinez (after Norman Rockwell)
"The family is the school of duties – founded on love."
 Felix Adler
C.F. Payne
"Insanity is hereditary: You can get it from your children."
Sam Levinson
Mark Summers
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."
Johann Schiller
Edward Kinsella III
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
Margaret Mead
James Bennett
"The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system."
- Unknown
Michal Dziekan
"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture."
- Matt Groening
Niklas Asker
"The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions."
- Robert Brault
Bill Sanderson
"A mother who is really a mother is never free."
- Honore de Balzac
Kinuko Y. Craft
"A tree is known by its fruit."
Proverb
Kent Barton
"Family faces are magic mirrors.Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future."
- Gail Lumet Buckley
Goni Montes
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."
- Anthony Brandt
David Palumbo
"The only love that I really believe in is a mother's love for her children."
- Karl Lagerfeld
Gregory Manchess
"The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system."
- Unknown
Tyler Jacobson
"The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness."
- Nancy Mitford


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