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!
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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. “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden
4. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
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
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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
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Family quotes that remind us about the importance of our loved ones
11. “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
12. “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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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43. “I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.”– Barbara Bush
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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
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Family quotes and sayings celebrating the most precious gift you will ever have in life
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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61. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” – Albert Einstein
62. “This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.” – Stitch
63. “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” – Lisa Weed
64. “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”― Alex Haley
65. “My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” – Michael Imperioli
66. “Family, friends and relationships are the blessings of the God. They are the best way to access God.”― Amit Ray
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67. “Family is more than blood.”― Cassandra Clare
68. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained.” – Winston Churchill
69. “The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.”― Louis Zamperini
70. “Spending time with the ones who are dear to you is like being in a dream, is it not?”― Sakura Tsukuba
71. “The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career.”― C.S. Lewis
72. “Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.”― Itohan Eghide
73. “The best way to feel family is being part of it.”― Miguel Ángel Sáez Gutiérrez
74. “It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” – Peter Buffett
75. “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.”― Victor Hugo
76. “The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there──shared vision and values.”― Stephen R. Covey
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Other inspirational family quotes and sayings
77. “Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.”– Wanda Hope Carter
78. “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.”
– Andre Maurois
79. “Family is the most important thing in the world.”– Princess Diana
80. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” – Dave Willis
81. “At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.”– Mark V. Olsen
82. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” – Lee Iacocca
83. “Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t!”– Unknown
84. “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” – George W. Bush
85. “The family is the first essential cell of human society.”– Pope John XXIII
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More family quotes and sayings
86. “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.” – Thomas Jefferson
87. “One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” – Jonathan Safran Foer
88. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
89. “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” – Elizabeth Berg
90. “God is the designer of the family.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
91. “Mothers are our world. Sisters are our sky. Daughters are our stars. Women are our universe.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
92. “Keep them close if they love you for living in your truth. But weigh their intentions if they love you for living in their truth.” – Mitta Xinindlu
93. “Families weren’t like a box of standardized-test-taking number two pencils. Families were like a box of assorted-color Sharpie markers: different, kinda stinky (but not in a bad way), and permanent whether you liked it or not.” – Roshani Chokshi
94. “The best of investments is your family.” – Atalay Aydın
95. “Family is your greatest gift and your greatest challenge.” – Bert McCoy
96. “Family is a candle burning at both ends – stay in the middle for as long as you can.” – Bert McCoy
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Family quotes about the good and bad realities of families
97. “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” — Cary Grant
98. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” — Guy Lafleur
99. “My family is my strength and my weakness.” — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
100. “I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” — Jet Li
101. “The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.” — Ring Lardner
102. “The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.” — George Carlin
103. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” — Richard Bach
104. “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” — Charles Kuralt
105. “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
106. “One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.” — Robert Byrd
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107. “As we age, we become our parents; live long enough and we see faces repeat in time.” ― Neil Gaiman
108. “No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.” ― Claire LaZebnik
109. “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.” ― Jim Butcher
110. “My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn’t a social construct but an instinct.” ― Jodi Picoult
111. “Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.” ― Robert Frost
112. “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” ― Jerry Seinfeld
113. “The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ― Mother Teresa
114. “So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” ― Haniel Long
115. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” ― Gail Tsukiyama
116. “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
Family quotes and sayings to appreciate those who love you
117. “A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.” -Charles R. Swindoll
118. “The family is the nucleus of civilization.” -Will Durant
119. “Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.” -Bob Ehrlich
120. “I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.” -Jodi Picoult
121. “People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.” -Douglas Coupland
122. “A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.” -David A. Bednar
123. “Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.” -Gloria Steinem
124. “I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” -Amos Oz
125. “If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.” -Michael Enzi
Did you enjoy these Family quotes and sayings?
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.
April 22, 2022 5:00 AM EST