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Quotes of the Day for 15 May 2001 – Families

Today is International Day of Families, so here is a selection of international quotes on the subject of the family.

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The quotes:

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl - no superior alternative has yet been found.
     - Winston Churchill

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

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
     - Pope John Paul II

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.
     - Tao Te Ching

The presidency is temporary - but the family is permanent.
     - Yvonne De Gaulle

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