Inspirational Family Quotes And Sayings

100+ Inspirational Family Quotes And Sayings

Find the best quotes and sayings about family, inspirational family quotes, cute quotes for family, quotes for family love and importance. Funny family quotes, quotes about family bonding, quotes for family support and a lot more.


Best Quotes About Importance Of The Family


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

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

3. “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

4. “We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” –Coco

5. “The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege.” — Charles Kuralt

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

7. “With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.” -Michelle Obama

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

9. “A family is a risky venture, because of the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.” — Brad Pitt

10. “My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” – Michael Imperioli

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


Inspirational Quotes About Family Love


12. “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

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

15. “Having a place to go is home, Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” – Donna Hedges


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16. “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

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

18. “Where there is family, there is love.”

19. “It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” –Peter Buffett

20. “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

21. “Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.”

22. “Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.”


Quotes for family bonding


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. ¨You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.¨ — Desmond Tutu


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31. “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

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

33. “The greatest gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.” — Kendall Hailey


Happy family quotes


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

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

36. “Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” –Harry Morgan

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

38. “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or happier, or more exasperated, or more secure.” – Jim Butcher

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

40. “In time of test, family is best.” – Burmese Proverb

41. “If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

42. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” – Albert Einstein

43. “I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends, and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.” –Lil’ Kim

44. “I didn’t give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.”


Why family is important Quotes


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

46. “The family is the first essential cell of human society.” – Pope John XXIII

47. “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

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

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

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


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

52. ¨I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”― Matt Groening

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

54. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”― Napoleon Bonaparte

55. “Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.” –John C. Maxwell


Blessed family quotes


56. “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.”

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

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

59. “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

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

61. “Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” – Niki Taylor

62. “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

63. I think togetherness is an important ingredient of family life.” — Barbara Bush

64. “The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you as your family loves you.” — Louis Zamperini

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

66. “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 any more.”― Robin Hobb


Inspirational quotes about family strength

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

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. “Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.”

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

71. “Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” – Stitch

72. “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

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

74. “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

75. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” –Guy Lafleur

76. “You need a rock-solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.” — Lilly Singh

77. “In time of test, family is best.” –Burmese Proverb


Short family quotes

78. “Friends are the family you choose.”― Jess C. Scott

79. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” –Guy Lafleur

80. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.¨  — Khalil Gibran

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

82. “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” – Walt Disney

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

84. “A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid.” – Robert Brault

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

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

87. “A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” — Mary Karr

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

89. “The memories we make with our family is everything.” –Candace Cameron Bure

90. “Families are like fudge–mostly sweet, with a few nuts.” — Les Dawson

91. “Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.” — Martin Mull

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

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

94. “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” — Elizabeth Berg

95. ¨A man should never neglect his family for business.” — Walt Disney

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

97. “Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.”

98. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” – Guy Lafleur

99.“I sustain myself with the love of family.”― Maya Angelou

100. “I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family.” — José Carreras


Funny Family Quotes

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

102. “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

103. “Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.”― Rick Riordan

104. “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”― Walt Whitman

105. Humour can help ease the tension of family when things get tough. If you need a light-hearted reminder of the funny side of the family, look to the quotes below:

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

107. “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” ― C.S. Lewis

108. “Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”

109. “Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” –Harry Morgan

110. “Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t.”

111. “Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” — David Ogden Stiers

112. “Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf

113. “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.” — Paul Pearsal

114. “Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!”― Stieg Larsson

family is everything quotes

115. “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

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

117. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

118. “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

119. “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

120. “My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.” — Siri Hustvedt

121. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” ― Kristin Hannah

122. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

123. “Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.” – Courtland Milloy

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

125. “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

Cute Family Quotes

126. “Family is the heart of a home.” _Unknown

127. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” –Albert Einstein

128. “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

129. “Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” – Gail Lumet Buckley

130. “The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.” — Robert Frost

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

132. “Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” – Wanda Hope Carter

133. “The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.” — George Carlin

134. “It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family.” — Menacheim Begin

135. “That sounds terrific, thought Cary, just you, your comatose wife your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion.” ― Cassandra Clare

136. “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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