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Quotes of the Day for 27 November 2002 – Family

This is the fourth day of my week-long Thanksgiving in quotes celebration. The number of "Jessica Jones is out of the office" messages I'm getting tells me that some of you are jumping the gun on the holiday! That reminds me, you'll see below a link to our subscription management page, feel free to enter a vacation hold if you'll be away from your computer and don't want a big stack of Quotes to catch up on when you return. Still to come: Abundance, Peace, and Love. As promised, today's theme is Family.

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The quotes:

Family life is the normal context in which we can learn that a life filled with thinking about others instead of ourselves is the sure road to the most fulfilling joys and satisfactions.
     - Alan Keyes

The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth ... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family: We remain connected, even against our wills.
     - Anthony Brandt

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

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, 1874 - 1965

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996

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