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Mother Teresa Page

“Jesus taught us how to forgive out of love, how to forget out of humility. So let us examine our hearts and see if there is any unforgiven hurt - any unforgotten bitterness! It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn't always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer food to the hungry than to answer the lonely suffering of someone who lacks love right in one's own family. The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life.”

- Mother Teresa

Clara Ortega Page

“To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.”

- Clara Ortega

Joseph Smith, Jr. Page

“A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.”

- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Source/Notes: Topical Quotes of the Prophet Joseph Smith (2007 edition), Cedar Fort - ISBN: 9780882908304
Andre Maurois Page

“A friend loves you for your intelligence, a mistress for your charm, but your family's love is unreasoning; you were born into it and are of its flesh and blood. Nevertheless it can irritate you more than any group of people in the world.”

- Andre Maurois

Source/Notes: The Art of Living (1939)
T. S. Eliot Page

“There's no vocabulary For love within a family, love that's lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent.”

- T. S. Eliot

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Andre Maurois Page

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.”

- Andre Maurois

Virginia Satir Page

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”

- Virginia Satir

Helen Hayes Page

“In the last stages of a final illness, we need only the absence of pain and the presence of family.”

- Helen Hayes

Anwar Sadat Page

“There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.”

- Anwar Sadat

Bruce Lee Page

“You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to be like As Confucius say, but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different.”

- Bruce Lee

Source/Notes: Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)

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Richard Attenborough Page

“I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.”

- Richard Attenborough

Anonymous Page

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.”

- Anonymous

Buddha Page

“To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family.”

- Buddha

Al Smith Page

“You take care of you and your family first. Then you go to your neighborhood, and then you spread it on out within the community.”

- Al Smith

Eckhart Tolle Page

“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.”

- Eckhart Tolle

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Erik Erikson Page

“Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.”

- Erik Erikson

Isaac Watts Page

“Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.”

- Isaac Watts

Source/Notes: Divine Songs Attempted in the Easy Language of Children (1715), Song 17: "Love between Brothers and Sisters"