Quotation Explorer - 'Families'

Holiness is found in how we treat others, not in how we contemplate the cosmos. As our experiences in marriages, families, and friendship teach us, it takes relationships to provide the friction that wears down our rough edges and sanctifies us. - Terryl Givens
(From chapter on Getting Started at Stanford).Go ahead, go to all your parties. Go ahead and go home to your families and friends every weekend. You are probably smarter than me. But it doesn't matter. While you are goofing around, I'm gonna be studying, and I'm gonna catch you. - Peter Rogers
Today, more than 23 million veterans walk among us. Nearly 3 million receive disability compensation, and many more owe their lives to an anonymous corpsman or medic. Millions of Americans and their families are profoundly grateful. - Scott McGaugh, Battlefield Angels: Saving Lives from Valley Forge to Afghanistan
In Africa, there is a birthrate trap: a higher standard of living will lead to smaller families but smaller families will not lead to a higher standard of living. - Christopher Hitchens
Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin. - David W. Earle
Accidents will occur in the best regulated families. - Charles Dickens
Commitment to ourselves, our families, and our business is paramount to being successful. Human should be committed to rolling out great products, services and initiatives that impact those personal and professionals encounters which cross our path. - Sameh Elsayed
Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true - you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! - Mia Love
Imagine that the world had created a new 'dream product' to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery, and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine that the world refused to use it. - Frank A. Oski
Work is the divine provision God has given to every man through which we can all provide for our needs, for the needs of our families and others. - Sunday Adelaja
Nuclear Weapons aren't much of a threat, today; compared to Families of the world, going Nuclear. - Aniruddha Sastikar
It is within the families themselves where peace can begin. - Susan Partnow
Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create ripple effects. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity and boost our economy. - Barack Obama
...for years the first of May was the day all leases expired, and on that day mass migrations would take place, with families lugging eiderdowns and ancestral portraits through the streets, as if in parody of the march of the wagon trains. - Luc Sante
Families that feel together, heal together. - Christina G. Hibbert Psy.D.
The achievement gap between children from high income and low income families is roughly 30-40% larger among children born in 2001 than among those born 25 years ago. The class gap among students entering kindergarten was two to three times higher than the racial gap. - Robert D. Putnam
In everyone lives the person called "Monk" (From the Series), the families which are shown by Stephen King and many other people. But when people will understand this? - Deyth Banger
There are laws for everything except the harm families do. - Sue Grafton
Sooner or later, we all learn that our immortality is rooted not in our professional involvements and achievements, but in our families. In time, all of our wins and losses in the workplace will be forgotten. If our memories endure, it will be because of the people we have known and touched. - Harold S. Kushner
I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class. - Barack Obama
Families, when a child is born Want it to be intelligent. I, through intelligence, Having wrecked my whole life, Only hope the baby will prove Ignorant and stupid. Then he will crown a tranquil life By becoming a Cabinet Minister
Some women born to raise a beautiful families while some women are born to build an empire from ashes and rule the rest. - Pradeepa Pandiyan
we must take care of our families wherever we find them. - Elizabeth Gilbert
There were millions of such families anxious only for peace and quiet in their own little nests. These were the mounting blocks by which the criminals climbed to power and kept it. - Simon Wiesenthal
The battle for our lives, and the lives of our children, our husbands, our friends, our families, and our nation, is waged on our knees. - Stormie Omartian
See, I am very dependent... on beauty and peace of the world... on loyalty of friends... on love in families... on happiness and health of children. And I do not want to be free as long as I have it all... - Galina Nelson
Controlling others is the cornerstone of dysfunctional families. - David W. Earle
To attempt to increase the wealth of any country, either by introducing or by detaining in it an unnecessary quantity of gold and silver, is as absurd as it would be to attempt to increase the good cheer of private families by obliging them to keep an unnecessary number of kitchen utensils. - Adam Smith
It is ashamed that history isolates things that are common to a large populace, but families don’t disperse generational history to prevent their descendants from falling in the same traps as they had. - Stephen and Tiffany Domena
The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Many of the habits of dysfunctional families use are not from the lack of love but are the result of fear. Knowing the love-limiting habits and behaviors of dysfunctional families is a wonderful beginning to lower the fear, allowing us to be real, allowing us all to learn how to love better. - David W. Earle
The battle for our lives, and the lives of our children, our husbands, our friends, our families, & our nation, is waged on our knees. - Stormie Omartian
We no longer have the luxury of spending our energy on anything that does not lead us and our families to Christ. - Sheri Dew
But why do people who are good at families have to be smug and assume it is the only way to live, as if everybody else is inadequate? Why can't they be blamed for being bad at promiscuity?
I can't think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society. - Anna Quindlen
Actresses will happen in the best regulated families.
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. - Jane Austen
Life is for memories, full of fun, with friends, families and joyful sun. - Debasish Mridha
On a daily basis, people lose their lives, they lose their health, they lose their families, and they lose their children, only because they refuse to have a corresponding knowledge to what they possess in hand. - Sunday Adelaja
Worse than that, however, was the CFO, a dapper-suited, neat-haired new age carapace containing an uninhibited misogynistic bogan, whose actual words to me, in concert with my boss in the same room were: 'To be successful you have to accept that weekends are for families. - Annabel Crabb
The idea that one can go to the fossil record and expect to empirically recover an ancestor-descendant sequence, be it of species, genera, families, or whatever, has been, and continues to be, a pernicious illusion. - Gareth J. Nelson
As more women lean in to their careers, more men need to lean in to their families. We need to encourage men to be more ambitious in their homes. - Sheryl Sandberg
the Reagan years "produced one of the most dramatic redistributions of income in the nation's history....The income of families in the bottom decile fell by 10.4 percent...while the income of those in the top one percent rose by 87.1 percent."Chain Reaction, 23 - Thomas B. Edsall
The ritual of marriage is not simply a social event; it is a crossing of threads in the fabric of fate. Many strands bring the couple and their families together and spin their lives into a fabric that is woven on their children.
I think people need to recognize that those of us who have been so much influenced by violence in the media- in particular pornographic violence- are not some kinds of inherent monsters. We are your sons, and we are your husbands. And we grew up in regular families. - James C. Dobson
With leadership succession, families tend to focus on picking the next CEO. Families really need multiple leaders at all levels in their families and family businesses. - Andrew Keyt
Social values, friends, communities and families control our thoughts. - Balroop Singh
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what you are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families. - Pythagoras
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. - Gloria Steinem
Oh, brothers and sisters, families can be forever! Do not let the lures [or the irritants] of the moment draw you away from them! Divinity, eternity, and family--they go together, hand in hand, and so must we! - Spencer W. Kimball
Families are like puzzles. They fit together in a certain way, and if one piece is missing, it throws everything off. - Richard Schiff
This imbalance causes resentments within the over-responsible and dependency with the irresponsible person and this dynamic becomes the destructive life-pattern not conducive to happy families. - David W. Earle
It is through the institution of families that children are brought up in an orderly manner; and that the knowledge of God and of His laws is handed down from generation to generation. - Henry Thornton
Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.
On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime. - Unknown
I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free. - John Taylor Gatto
We are all bounded with each other on the basis of our beliefs and values; when we question those values, we are certainly left alone, away from our families, friends and the dear one. And that is a cost benefit analysis we all make and we keep satisfying ourselves with the status quo of situations. - M.F. Moonzajer
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy
I have no words to express my sadness, grief, and frustration. I never thought Bengali people could do such a heinous and atrocious thing. My heart goes out to those innocent victims and their families. - Debasish Mridha
Maybe the greatest challenge now is to find a way to keep independence while also committing ourselves to the ties that bind people, families, and ultimately societies together. - Jane O'Reilly
And it was then that I realized that families might be the ones who pick us up time and again but strangers also rescue us-even if they don't know they're doing so. - Martin Pistorius
Writers will happen in the best of families. - Rita Mae Brown
Some families are an odd melting pot of strangers with the occasional offering of obligation. - Donna Lynn Hope
Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do. - Robert Frost
Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what y ou are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
Sometimes the best families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts. - Melanie Shankle
We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families. - Dallin H. Oaks
Ironically, girls who don't think so much about their family and are a little bit self-centred are not only happier themselves but also maintain good relationships with their families. - Farahad Zama
On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. - Marcia Sirota
Contention in our families drives the Spirit of the Lord away. It also drives many of our family members away. Contention ranges from a hostile spoken word to worldwide conflicts. - Ezra Taft Benson
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