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Irrespective of whether big or small, families are an important aspect of society. So be inspired by this collection of beautiful family quotes and sayings.

Family might be defined as a group of people who are related to each other, but it’s more than that. It’s a meaningful connection, an experience. It’s an incredible and unbreakable bond—created by mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. It’s comfort in a world of uncertainty. It’s a shoulder to lean on. It’s a source of inspiration. It’s love and support. It’s that warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s wonderful, and it’s necessary.

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Here are 14 quotes to remind you why family matters.

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

2. “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton

3. “You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.” —Anita Baker

4. “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” —Jane Howard

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

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

7. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” —Anthony Brandt

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

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

10. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” —Lee Iacocca

11. “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” —Andre Maurois

12. “The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.” —Marge Kennedy

13. “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

14. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” —Albert Einstein

Related: 8 Traits of Healthy Relationships

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The most precious gift you will ever have in life, these family quotes and sayings will remind you of those special beings you’re bound together with.

Keep reading to discover quotes about family that you can share with those amazing people in your life who make your heart smile.

Irrespective of whether big or small, families are an important aspect of society. To many people, family means everything.

Among other numerous benefits, our families provide us a sense of belonging, security, and more happiness and satisfaction. And for those who can’t provide for themselves, the family is tasked with helping meet their basic needs.

In many cases, only your family members will accept you for who you are. Your family is your blood and it’s the only place where your life begins and love never ends.

In that respect, here is a collection of inspirational, loving, and happy family quotes, family sayings, and family proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years. Enjoy!

Inspirational Family quotes about love and happiness

1.) “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” —George Bernard Shaw

2.) “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” ― George Burns

3.) “Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.”– Reinhold Niebuhr

4.) “Spread love. Hug the people you care about and make sure they know that you care and appreciate them. Make it known to your friends and family that you love them.” ― Germany Kent

5.) “I love my family because they are always there for me even in my most fragile moments.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

6.) “Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness. Only in a happy home life can complete contentment be found.” – Dorothea S. Koppliln

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

8.) “Family is where life begins & love never ends.” – Unknown

9.) “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” –Friedrich Nietzche

10.) “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.” – Unknown

Family quotes that remind us about the importance of our loved ones

11.) “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

12.) “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

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

14.) “Tennis just a game, family is forever.” – Serena Williams

15.) “I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people.” – Marlon Wayans

16.) “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

17.) “Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”- Anthony Liccione

18.) “It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

19.) “I sustain myself with the love of family.” – Maya Angelou

20.) “Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” – Josiah

Inspirational family quotes about problems and struggles

21.) “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu

22.) “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ” ― Jim Butcher

23.) “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” —Anthony Brandt

24.) “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” – Rick Riordan

25.) “Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not.” – Shailene Woodley

26.) “No family is sane, is it?” – Rebecca Hall

27.) “Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.” – Jenna Morasca

28.) “Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”– F. Scott Fitzgerald

29.) “Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.”
Steve Maraboli

30.) “It’s frightening seeing in ourselves the same ingredients as dysfunctional members of our families. Fortunately, as it is with baking, the proportions, mix, and temperature of the exact same ingredients can yield anything from burnt cookies to elegant soufflés.”– Alan Robert Neal

Quotes about family values

31.) “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

32.) “In modern life, we tend to forget family values because of the hectic schedule.” – Mahesh Babu

33.)”Let us nurture the practice of family values, by embracing policies that value families.” – Benjamin Todd 

34.) “The most important parts of building a family are “God’s Love” and “Meaningful Friendships.” ― Phil Mitchell

35.) “Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.” – Wes Borland

36.) “Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I’d be now.” – Patricia Velasquez

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

38.) “Life is a secret lease from God and we should not allow ourselves to be bruised. Family life is our strength and success.” – Joseph Losery

39.) “Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.” – Boyd K. Packer

40.) “Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” – Unknown

Quotes about family love and being together

41.) “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

42.) “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan

43.) “I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.”– Barbara Bush

44.) “Love is just a feeling of togetherness and openness in your heart….” – Ken Keyes Jr.

45.) “Togetherness, passion, laughter, faith, trust, and jealousy are the essential ingredients of love.” – Shahrukh Khan

46.) “Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” – Irina Shayk

47.) “If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable — each segment distinct.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

48.) “Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” – Mitch Albom

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

Other inspirational family quotes and sayings

50.) “The family is one of nature‘s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

51.) “Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.” – J.S. Bryan

52.) “A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.” – Ben Franklin 

53.) “You need a strong family because at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally. Luckily, I have my dad, mom and sister.” – Esha Gupta

54.) “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

56.)  “It doesn’t matter how much money you have. If you have family, you’re rich. All the money in the world could never compare to the love of a family.”

57.) “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

58.) “In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

59.) “You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.” – Anita Baker

60.) “Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend.” – Susannah York

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Although the definition of family might have evolved over time, its importance still remains.

When we have family, it becomes easier to handle the challenges we encounter because we don’t have to face them alone. Overall, family is many things. It’s love and support, a shoulder to lean on, a meaningful connection, and an incredible and unbreakable bond.

Hopefully, these quotes about family have reminded you why your loved ones matter.

Which of these quotes was your favorite? Do you have any other family quotes to add to the list? Tell us in the comment section below.

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An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. Spanish proverb Click to tweet

You don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond TutuClick to tweet

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II Click to tweet

The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweetn

A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. Helen KellerClick to tweet

Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. UnknownClick to tweet

It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley Click to tweet

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw Click to tweet

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The Best Family Quotes Ever

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What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. Ted Kennedy Click to tweet

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. J.R.R. Tolkien

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. Anthony BrandtClick to tweet

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George A Moore

I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly. Deborah Norville

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise. Unknown

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. Anthony Liccione

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. Confucius

Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family. Josiah

Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could. Paul Graham

Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. J.S. Bryan

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca

Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson (This is one of my favorite family quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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The Most Famous Family Quotes (Einstein, Disney, Obama, etc.)

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Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox

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

My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that. Barack Obama

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. Thomas Jefferson

Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends. Italian proverb

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. Albert Einstein

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde

With all my fans I got a family again. Tupac Shakur

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw

Family is the most important thing in the world. Princess DianaClick to tweet

A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney

The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden

As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support. Tiger Woods

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King Jr

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. George W. Bush

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. Queen Elizabeth II

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles

The family is the first essential cell of human society. Pope John XXIII

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Short Family Quotes

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Family makes a house a home. Jennifer Hudson

Put your family in order. Jordan Peterson

Family. Where life begins and love never ends. Unknown

Family. A little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud and a whole lot of love. Unknown

In time of test, family is best. Burmese proverbClick to tweet

Family. Being loved no matter what. Unknown

When we have each other, we have everything. Unknown

Together is my favorite place to be. Unknown

The love of family is life’s greatest blessing. UnknownClick to tweet

Home is where your story begins. Unknown

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Unknown

Find your tribe. Love them hard. Unknown

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown

Families are like branches on a tree – we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown

There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. Ben Carson

Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki

Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Inspirational Family Quotes

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Home is where your story beings. Unknown

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

I’ve learned through the years that it’s not where you live, it’s the people who surround you that make you feel at home. J.B. McGee

Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love. Marvin J. Ashton

Never let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can. Gloria Mallette

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I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. Marilyn French

My life and the life of my family has to do with exploration, with adventure. My grandfather was the first man in the stratosphere, and my father was the first to touch the deepest point in the ocean… For me, adventure and exploration is something in the blood. Bertrand Piccard

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. SwindollClick to tweet

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. George Bernard Shaw

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide. Bill Owens

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained. Winston Churchill

If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. Anita Baker

I’m inspired by the love people have for their children. And I’m inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man. Barack Obama

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other. Jet Li

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Cute And Uplifting Family Quotes

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Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore. Unknown

You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars. E.E. Cummings

Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another. Louisa May Alcott

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. Leigh HuntClick to tweet

There is always a reason to smile. Find it. Unknown

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants. William Shakespeare

If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home. Malala Yousafzai

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown Jr

Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer

Funny And Surprising Family Quotes

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I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands. Zsa Zsa Gabor

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. Herbert Prochnov

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. Jay McInerney

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. Erma Bombeck

A two-year old is kind of like a blender, but you don’t have any top for it. Jerry Seinfeld

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. Evan Esar

I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over. Unknown

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground. Francis Bacon

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents. Sherman Alexie

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

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. P. J. O’Rourke

I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality. Alice Sebold

Fuck it… That’s really the attitude that keeps a family together, it’s not “we love each other”, it’s just “fuck it, man. Louis C.K.

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family. Bo Bennett

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. Unknown

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Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash

Family is the one thing that is definitely not disposable. Jenny Eclair

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. Jerry Seinfeld

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield

We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up. Christopher Morley

Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. Chuck Palahniuk

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. Erma Bombeck

That’s the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they’re far wiser than the elder ones could ever be. Gemma Burgess

Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family. Wayne Dyer

Never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck

Deep, Meaningful And Emotional Family Quotes

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The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant

Where the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind. Unknown

Home is not a place, it’s a feeling. Unknown

No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? Lee Iacocca

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis

Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing. Donna Hedges

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it. Sigmund Freud

Few men have been admired of their familiars. Michel de Montaigne

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. Michel de Montaigne

We must take care of our families wherever we find them. Elizabeth GilbertClick to tweet

Familiarity breeds contempt. Publilius Syrus

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. Sam Levenson

Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now, look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do. John Steinbeck

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst. Marge Kennedy

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. Francis Bacon (There are plenty of evidences that this is not true)

Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark. Pierce Brown

Education, like neurosis, begins at home. Milton Sapirstein

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy

See also: 5 Habits of Happy Families

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history. Debi Mazar

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre Maurois

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

Later, when you’re grown up, you realize you never really get to hang out with your family. You pretty much have only eighteen years to spend with them full time, and that’s it. Mindy Kaling

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you. Unknown

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. E. W. Howe

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Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. Michael Levine

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges. Elizabeth Berg

Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore. Robin Hobb

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. H. Jackson Brown Jr

See also: 3 Steps to a Closer, Stronger Family

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. Marian Wright Edelman

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward BeecherClick to tweet

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther

A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before. Unknown

I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken H Blanchard

A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart. Unknown

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung

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Part 3. Family Quotes About…

Quotes About Family, Being Loved At Home And Love

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I sustain myself with the love of family. Maya Angelou

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action. Mother Teresa

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. Friedrich Nietzsche

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable. Deb Caletti

Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. Ann Brashares

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True love never dies, it only gets stronger with time. Manny Pacquiao

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Henry Ward Beecher

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

On his kids: I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family. Brad Pitt

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

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. Mark V. OlsenClick to tweet

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. Frank A. Clark

Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. Elizabeth Stone

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. Garrison Keillor

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all – the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do. Mitt Romney

I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home. Dorothy L. Sayers

No family is perfect… we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, family is family… The love will always be there. Unknown

Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love. Maureen Hawkins

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

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Shannon L. Alder

Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all. Toni Morrison

Quotes About Family And Life

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Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home. Eric Church

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. Barbara Bush

One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family. Jonathan Safran Foer

Family life is full of major and minor crises – the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce – and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It’s difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. Thomas Moore

There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure. Jim Butcher

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go. Romeo Miller

Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others – and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet. Eda Leshan

Early rising is also essential to the good government of a family. A late breakfast deranges the whole business of the day, and throws a portion of it on the next, which opens the door for confusion to enter. Mary Randolph

Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table. Bob EhrlichClick to tweet

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair. Auguste Napier

On his kids: I worry about them all the time. That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after. Brad Pitt

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Pope John Paul II

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. Menachem Begin

When we understand the connection between how we live and how long we live, it’s easier to make different choices. Instead of viewing the time we spend with friends and family as luxuries, we can see that these relationships are among the most powerful determinants of our well-being and survival. Dean Ornish

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent. Bob Keeshan

You will never look back on life and think, “I spent too much time with my kids”. Unknown

I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family. Reba McEntire

Family Sayings About Happiness And Gratitude

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Happiness is only real when shared. Jon Krakauer

Happiness is being married to your best friend. Manny Pacquiao

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. Joyce Brothers

The happiest days of my youth were when my brother and I would run through the woods and feel quite safe. Unknown

Happiness is seeing your mother smile. Unknown

I really believe that a man and a woman together, raising a family, is the purest form of happiness we can experience. Will Smith

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha

My advice: Take a second out of the day to be thankful for your family. Jenna MorascaClick to tweet

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush

I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself. Brad Pitt

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. Sarah Ban Breathnach

The thrill of coming home has never changed. Guy Pearce

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What Is Family?

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My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The family is a heaven in a heartless world. Bar Refaeli

Family is the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are, love you no matter what & would do anything to see you smile. SheaMoisture

Family is the most important institution in society. Marco Rubio

Family is a gift that lasts forever. Unknown

Family is more than blood and a name. It’s the people who stood by you when you needed them, and who made you laugh when you felt like you couldn’t. Unknown

Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is. Madonna

Family… a group experience of love and support. Marianne WilliamsonClick to tweet

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you. Jenna Morasca

Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back. Cassandra Clare

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

Quotes About Family And Respect, Understanding, Loyalty

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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach

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

My dear young cousin, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the eons, it’s that you can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. Rick Riordan

Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; The good, the true, the tender – these form the wealth of home. Sarah J. Hale

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. Colette

What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable. Gladys M. Hunt

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Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others. Sidonie Gruenberg

The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself. Shannon L. Alder

Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned. UnknownClick to tweet

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham

I can’t be the big star in the family. We have a family, and we are all equal. Martina McBride

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West

“Family” isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other.

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

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I think our family motto is to always work hard, be humble, kind, and thoughtful about others around us. Anwar Hadid

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

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

Home is not where you live but where they understand you. Christian Morgenstern

Quotes About Family And Friends

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Friends are the family you choose. Jess C. Scott

The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. Clayton Christensen

Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded. Jennifer Ellison

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt

You know, my family and friends have never been yes-men: ‘Yes, you’re doing the right thing, you’re always right.’ No, they tell me when I’m wrong, and that’s why I’ve been able to stay who I am and stay humble. LeBron James

There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family. Unknown

Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family. Trenton Lee Stewart

Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family. Barbara BushClick to tweet

Family, friends, a good laugh and beautiful weather are the best cures. Bar Refaeli

Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life. Barbara Bush

Like family, we are tied to each other. This is what all good musicians understand. Billy Joel

If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it. Mark Glamack

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It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. Philip Green

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. Joseph Brodsky

You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be. Lilly Singh

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. John C. Maxwell

Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. Mitch Albom

Quotes About Family And Strength, The Importance Of Family, Bonding, Hard Times

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Sticking with your family is what makes it a family. Mitch Albom

When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family. Jim Butcher

All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important. Manny Pacquiao

The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacies we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. Dodie Smith

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. Mother Teresa

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work. Mitch Albom

And that’s where I’m finally at today – my life is about being with my family. This is what’s important. Aron Ralston

My sense of personal strength has always come from my family. Benjamin Bratt

My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys. Bobby Darin

Family: an anchor during rough waters. Unknown

Tennis just a game, family is forever. Serena Williams

Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game. Serena Williams

Serbian history tells that the family is the most important thing and you have to stick with the family. Novak Djokovic

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre MauroisClick to tweet

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman – bonded together for life – always have been, and always will be, the key to such families. Jim Bunning

Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken? Trenton Lee Stewart

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. Margaret Mead

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water. Kelly Clarkson

A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. Frank Abagnale

Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. Princess Diana

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family. Mother Teresa

Quotes About Broken Families (Blended Family, Dysfunctional Family, etc.)

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How do you rebel in a family of rebels? Nicolas Cage

In some families, “please” is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was “sorry”. Margaret Laurence

Our family is just a tent away from a full-blown circus. Unknown

We are not “step”, we aren’t “half”, we’re just family. Unknown

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse. Rick Riordan

There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you. C. JoyBell C.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. Jane Howard

No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior. Calire LaZebnik

Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not. Shailene Woodley

Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. Sarah Dessen

I’d be a liar if I said I had a normal family. Edward Furlong

You call it chaos, we call it family. UnknownClick to tweet

I mean, families are weird. Gordon Ramsay

In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm. Isaac Rosenfeld

People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life. Bo Bennett

No family is sane, is it? Rebecca Hall

Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you’re an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health. Andrea Lavinthal

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Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. Friedrich Nietzsche

If you didn’t feel like your support system was strong enough, then getting yourself out of the situation was the best thing to do. Lindsey Kelk

All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family – it’s just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next. Douglas Coupland

He’d learned long ago: perfection isn’t what families are all about. Jamie Ford

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. Mary Karr

Quotes About Family And Death

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Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream. Euripides

The song is ended but the melody lingers on. Irving Berlin

There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. Shannon L. Alder

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it? Shannon L. Alder

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. Terri Guillemets

Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place. Sarah Dessen

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. Jonathan Harnisch

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. Mitch AlbomClick to tweet

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering. Helen Keller

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven, and bring you home again. Unknown

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Unknown

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Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die. Unknown

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. James O’Barr

Sometimes, when one person is absent, the whole world seems depopulated. Allphonse de Lamartine

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi

Part 4. Family Quotes From Bible Verses

For Parents And Families

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Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. Proverbs 31:15

My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed. Proverbs 23:15Click to tweet

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Psalm 127:3-5

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm. Proverbs 12:7

For Mothers And Wives

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A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10Click to tweet

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Psalm 128:3

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:31

For Fathers And Husbands

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Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Colossians 3:21Click to tweet

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. Proverbs 23:24

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Colossians 3:19

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33

For Children

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Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20Click to tweet

Listen, my son, to your father’s instructions and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. Proverbs 15:20

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord, your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12

Part 5. Conclusion

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It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter BuffettClick to tweet

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