Quotes About Family

You didn’t ask for them, and you can’t trade them, but they’re the only ones who truly understand you.

They’re the ones who care about you, and you should care about them as well — whether they’re your biological family or not.

Family is the most essential thing in the world, even if it’s easy to forget at times.

This could include your mother, father, siblings, spouse, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws, among others. “Family” may simply refer to individuals with whom we share unconditional love.

Families, by definition, are complex. These long-term partnerships can come with a lot of baggage and hurt. Given their importance in our lives, it’s no surprise that the complexities of familial love have captivated people throughout history.

So, no matter how you feel about them, these family quotes about love and appreciation will perhaps help you love and appreciate them regardless of how close you are.

110+ Family Quotes to Understand Its Importance

Family is more than blood.___Cassandra Clare

Family is more than blood.___Cassandra Clare

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


Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.__Lilo & Stitch


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


Family is one of nature’s masterpieces.– George Santayana


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


No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.___William Butler Yeats


Family is the most important thing in the world.___Princess Diana

Family is the most important thing in the world.___Princess Diana

A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.___Vito Corleone, The Godfather


Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life. – J.K. Rowling


Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.___Michael J. Fox

Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.___Michael J. Fox

Happiness [is] only real when shared― Jon Krakauer


Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.___David Ogden Stiers


What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.___Mother Teresa

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.___Mother Teresa

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.___Mark V. Olsen


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


There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family.___Jim Butcher

There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family.___Jim Butcher

Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.___Wanda Hope Carter


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

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

Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.― J.K. Rowling


A happy family is but an earlier heaven.___George Bernard Shaw


Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.___Anthony Brandt

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.___Anthony Brandt

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


Family: where life begins and love never ends.___Unknown

Family: where life begins and love never ends.___Unknown

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


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 just cause, the triumph of truth.__Menacheim Begin


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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

A family is one of nature’s solubles; it dissolves in time like salt in rainwater.____Pat Conroy


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


My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family. – Siri Hustvedt

My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family. – Siri Hustvedt

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


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


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

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

Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.___Unknown


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

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

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


Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.___Irina Shayk

Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.___Irina Shayk

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.___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


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

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

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.____Chinese Proverb


Spare the rod and spoil the child – that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.___Martin Luther


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


God is the designer of the family.___Gordon B. Hinckley

God is the designer of the family.___Gordon B. Hinckley

There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. – Leo Christopher


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


The memories we make with our family are everything.___Candace Cameron Bure

The memories we make with our family are everything.___Candace Cameron Bure

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


Family is family.___Linda Linney


When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.___Mark Twain


We must take care of our families wherever we find them. – Elizabeth Gilbert


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


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


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


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


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


My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.___Michael Imperioli


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.___Unknown


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


To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.___Chinese Proverb


Being part of a family means smiling for photos.___Harry Morgan


Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t!___Unknown


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


Writers will happen in the best of families.___Rita Mae Brown


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


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


It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.___Peter Buffett


I sustain myself with the love of family.– Maya Angelou


When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.___Guy Lafleur


This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.___Arundhati Roy


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.___Barbara Bush


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


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


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


A family doesn’t have to perfect; it just needs to be united.___Unknown


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


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


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


In time of test, family is best.___Burmese Proverb


The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.___Louis Zamperini


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


Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. – Peter Pearsall


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


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


Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.___Napoleon Bonaparte


Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!__Albert Einstein


Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.___Barbara Bush


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


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


There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.___Willie Stargell


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