Easter is about Family: Reflections of Family – Quotes and Pictures

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Easter is about family, faith and love.? It is a time of togetherness and reflection.? This year, Easter and Passover fall together in the Lowcountry and around the world.? To everyone, whatever faith, here are some reminders, via famous quotes and images of the importance of family during this time of the year.

Famous Quotes About the Value of Family During This Holiday Season

“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” – Rosaleen Dickson

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” – Anthony Brandt

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.” – William D. Tammeus

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” – Anne Frank

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” – Mario Puzo

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.” – Marge Kennedy

“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” – Barbara Bush

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

“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

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”– George Santayana

“People come and go in our lives, but a beauty of life is that our family is always there.” Catherine Pulsifer

“When you wrap your child warmly every day with layers of your unconditional, healthy love before you send him out into the world, he will rarely feel the cold chill that often comes with life’s changing seasons.” Shadonna Richards

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.”

“Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do… it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day.” Stephanie Marston

“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

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” Frederick Buechner

“Throughout life you will be showered with gifts, but the greatest gift came at birth when your cold body was warmed by the unconditional love only found in the eyes of a mother looking upon her child.” Mark A. Leon