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Motivational Family Values Quotes

May these quotes about Family Values inspire and motivate you.

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

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Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
- the movie Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone I Love Becomes My Family -
and I Love Everyone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I am at Peace with myself,
my family, my community, and the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist
except in the mothballs of memory.
- John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley)

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

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

The being of our mothers is forever branded onto our own being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men are what their mothers made them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon


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