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Notable quotes: Family

Family is very important--especially for children.
Family is very important--especially for children.
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Quotes can be very inspirational and moving. They can help us get through a difficult time or make us smile wider on an already good day. Quotes can embody the deep power of words and prove memorable for people to remember their entire lives. Quotes can be found about practically any subject and they are often interpretative and can be used to start deep discussions. For children who are homeschooled, quotes and quote-study can serve as an interesting addition to the literary curriculum. Below is a list of quotes about the emotion of family:

Royal families are among the most famous in the world.
Royal families are among the most famous in the world.
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*Note: All quotes were found online—at BrainyQuote.com--with credit to their speaker written below each one.

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.
Jodi Picoult

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.
Barbara Bush

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.
Jet Li

A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss... That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all.
Brad Pitt