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600 Best Inspirational Family Quotes And Short Sayings (2023)

1. “You can eat and drink with your family but not count and measure.”


2. “Families aren’t easy to join. They’re like an exclusive country club where membership makes impossible demands, and the dues for an outsider are exorbitant.” – Erma Bombeck


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


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


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


6. “Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” ~ Pierce Brown7. “The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.” ~ Jay McInerney


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


9. “Family, we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”


10. “A family in harmony will prosper in everything.”


11. “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance—waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope


12. “When God Created Mothers"


13. “I sustain myself with the love of family.” ~Maya Angelou


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


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


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


17. “Family is where life begins, and love never ends.”


18. “Happiness [is] only real when shared”


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


20. “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.”


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


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


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


24. “The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.” — Robert Brault


25. “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


26. 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


27. “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.”


28. “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” — Walt Disney


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


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


31. “If the family is together, the soul is in the right place.”


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


33. “In times of test, the family is the best.” – Burmese proverb


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


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


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


37. “Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.”— Chelsea Handler


38. “The family is God’s great masterpiece.”


39. “The outfit doesn’t matter. The smiling family does.”


40. “Having one kid makes you a parent. Having two kids makes you a referee.”— David Frost


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


42. “A family reunion is an effective form of birth control.” — Robert A. Heinlein43. “Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” — Gail Lumet Buckley


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


45. 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 Frost46. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”


47. “Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.”


48. “The family is the school of duties… founded on love.” — Felix Adler


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


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


51. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” ~ Walt Disney


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


53. “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


54. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” —George Moore, novelist. This family raised a baby goose for a year—20 years later, it returned home.


55. “No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”


56. “If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on your table and a roof over your head, then you are richer than you think.”


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


58. “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


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


60. “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.” — Paul Pearsall


61. “A family is a little world created with love.”


62. “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” —Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Read 35 life-changing quotes you won’t forget.


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


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


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


66. “Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” — Wanda Hope Carter67. “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” –Barbara Bush68. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. - George Bernard Shaw


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


70. “A dog shows affection even to a poor family.”


71. “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, author of Parenting Toolbox. Like these family quotes, these uplifting quotes will stay with you for a long time.


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


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


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


75. “My family is my strength and my weakness.” ~ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


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


77. “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


78. “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


79. “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


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


81. “Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.”


82. “Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” — Donna Hedges


83. “None but a mule denies his family.”


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


85. “Insanity is hereditary: you can get it from your children.”


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


87. “The one who first shuts up in an argument is from a good family.”


88. “I was normal two kids ago.”


89. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”


90. “You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”91. “The strength of family isn’t determined by the number of members, but rather by the amount of love given and received.”


92. “Everyone needs to live in a house. But, having the love and support of your family? That is what makes your house a home.” — Anthony Liccione


93. “The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.” — Clare Boothe Luce


94. “The family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”95. ¨There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.¨ — Jerry Seinfeld96. “If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.” — Michael Enzi


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


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


99. “Children get values, principles and etiquettes from their family. Ensure to nurture good ones.” ~ Invajy


100. “Thanksgiving―when the people who are the most thankful are the ones who didn’t have to cook.” — Melanie White


101. “The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.” —Nancy Mitford, novelist. Find out the 18 skills you learn growing up in a big family.


102. “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” –Walt Disney103. “Some call it chaos, we call it family.”


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


105. “There is nothing better than coming home, enjoying good food, and relaxing with family.” - Sayings.


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


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


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


109. “Family isn’t whose blood you carry. It’s who you love and who loves you back.”


110. “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


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


112. “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” –Romans 12:9


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


114. “Family ties are like spider webs. They are delicate, yet so strong, And if they are broken or destroyed, They can be woven again.” ~ Kelly Roper


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


116. “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.”


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


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


119. “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.”


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


121. “Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts.” — Unknown


122. ¨A man should never neglect his family for business." — Walt Disney


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


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


125. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” —Mother Teresa. Don’t miss these 12 other Mother Teresa quotes to live by.


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


127. “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


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


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


130. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”


131. “I would rather start a family than finish one.” — Don Marquis


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


133. “I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”~ Matt Groening


134. “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, novelist. You’ll want to read these uplifting quotes again and again.


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


136. “In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.” —Anna Quindlen, journalist and author. If you like these funny family quotes, check out our favorite funny quotes and our favorite funny friendship quotes.


137. “The trouble with the family is that children grow out of childhood, but parents never grow out of parenthood.” — Evan Esar


138. “The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.” — Louis Zamperini139. “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” ~ Mario Puzo


140. “For happiness in life behave with your family members like a friend and your friends like a family.” ~ Invajy


141. “The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.” —Anonymous


142. “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


143. “Family values are a little like family vacations -— subject to changeable weather and remembered more fondly with the passage of time. Though it rained all week at the beach, it’s often the momentary rainbows that we remember.” – Leslie Dreyfous


144. “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


145. “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”


146. “No family is perfect, we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is a family, the love will always be there.”


147. “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” — Cary Grant


148. “I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” — Barbara Bush


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


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


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


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


153. “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 Weed154. “The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst. ~ Marge Kennedy


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


156. “Blended families are made by choice, but it’s the love that strengthens them.” ~ Jennifer Betts


157. “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


158. “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


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


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


161. “Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.”


162. “Family is an anchor during rough waters.”


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


164. “Where there is a family, there is sacrifices, happiness and love for others.” ~ Invajy


165. “Boy: My father’s name is LAUGHING and my mother’s name is SMILING.


166. “Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”


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


168. “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


169. 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


170. “Family members are the relations where life begins and love never ends.” ~ Invajy


171. “We are more than family. We are like a really small gang.”


172. “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.” ~ Peter Pearsall173. “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


174. “In time of test, family is best.” — Burmese Proverb


175. “The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege.” — Charles Kuralt176. “My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.” — Siri Hustvedt


177. “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.”


178. “I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” — Rodney Dangerfield


179. “The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.”


180. “Family: where life begins and love never ends.” —Anonymous. Like short family quotes, you can also memorize these 50 Chinese proverbs worth reciting.


181. “Family life offers the greatest gift of being intimately acquainted with people you might never introduce yourself to.” - Sayings.


182. “One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”


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


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


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


186. “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


187. “A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other’s individual aims and aspirations.” — Buzz Aldrin


188. “Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” - Donna Hedges.


189. “Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.”


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


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


192. “In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time.”


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


194. “If you think I’m crazy, wait till you meet my family.”


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


196. “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” ~ George W. Bush


197. “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”198. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” ~ Marjorie Pay Hinckley


199. “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


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


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


202. “Hermes gazed up at the stars. '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. It doesn't matter if they hate you, or embarrass you, or simply don't appreciate your genius for inventing the Internet--”


203. “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.”


204. “You need a strong family because, at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally.” ~ Esha Gupta205. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” — George Bernard Shaw


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


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


208. “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 who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” ~ Anonymous


209. “Family is not something supposed to be static or set. People may marry in or divorce out. They’re born, and they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.” - Sayings.


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


211. “You can’t choose your family, but you can ignore their phone calls.”


212. “I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching, they are your family” ~ Jim Butcher


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


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


215. “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”


216. “In my family, crazy doesn’t skip a generation.”


217. “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, author of Parenting Toolbox.


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


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


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


221. “You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.” — Rod Stewart


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


223. “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” —Elizabeth Berg, author of The Confession Club. Make happy memories with these mini family vacations won’t break the bank.


224. “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 Palahniuk225. “Family is the most important thing in the world.” — Princess Diana


226. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” — Walt Disney227. “You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.” — Anita Baker


228. “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


229. “I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”


230. “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


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


232. 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


233. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~ Jesse Jackson


234. “In time of test, family is best.” – Burmese Proverb235. “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


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


237. “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, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.


238. “Every family tree has some sap!”


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


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


241. “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, author. These 63 best friend quotes sum up the value of friendship.


242. “My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.” ~ Siri Hustvedt


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


244. “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.”


245. “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


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


247. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” — Mother Teresa248. “Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”


249. “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 Weedn


250. “A recipe for love – a spoonful of smiles, a jar of joy, a cup of kisses and a handful of hugs.”


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


252. “The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”


253. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. The most important thing in the world is family and love.”


254. “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


255. “At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.” – Mark V.Olsen256. “At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.” ~ Mark V. Olsen


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


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


259. “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


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


261. “It didn’t matter how big our house was, but it mattered that there was love in it.” ~ Peter Buffett


262. “‘Ohana’ means family, and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” —Lilo & Stitch


263. “The bond that keeps the family together is not made of blood but out of love and respect.”


264. “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” —George Santayana, philosopher. Read 50 of the most beautiful nature quotes.


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


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


267. “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


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


269. “This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.” –Stitch


270. “My family is tempermental. Half temper, half mental.”


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


272. “The length of one’s days matters less than the love of one’s family and friends.”


273. “Family: we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”


274. “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


275. “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


276. “Live your life with love as your guiding principle—keep your family and close friends close.” ~ Barbara Bush


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


278. “Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. And, having both is a blessing.” ~ Donna Hedges


279. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”


280. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” ~ Mother Teresa


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


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


283. “A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” —Ogden Nash, poet.


284. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” —Marjorie Pay Hinckley, author.


285. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” ~Albert Einstein


286. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.”― Ann Brashares287. “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy, or more exasperated, or more secure.” – Jim Butcher


288. “One’s family is the most important thing in life.” — Robert Byrd


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


290. “Family makes you who you are and aren’t.” – Marcelina Hardy


291. “From vanity to insanity, no one knows you better than your family.”


292. I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. — José Carreras


293. “Family: our sanity might be debatable, but our bond is unbreakable.”


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


295. “Family is the heart of a home.”


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


297. “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.” ~ Finding Nemo


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


299. “A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” —Ogden Nash, poet. For more funny family quotes and moments, check out our favorite funny family movies.


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


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


302. “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


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


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


305. “In the time of the test, a family is best.” ~ Burmese Proverb


306. “The family is the nucleus of civilization.” — William J. Durant


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


308. “Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.”


309. “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, novelist


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


311. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” ~ Khalil Gibran


312. “Together, we make a beautiful family.” — Unknown


313. “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


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


315. “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.”


316. “Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.” ~ Jim Rohn


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


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


319. “Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.” ~ Anonymous


320. “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


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


322. “When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.”


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


324. “When we have each other, we have everything.” —Anonymous. Sometimes short family quotes say it the best. Check out the funniest family vacation stories that you’ll relate to.


325. “Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” ~ Anonymous


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


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


328. “Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” — Harry Morgan


329. “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, novelist. These are the 12 questions you’ll want to ask your parents before it’s too late.


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


331. “Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” —Anonymous. Read these amazing dad quotes for Father’s Day.


332. “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


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


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


335. “The memories we make with our family is everything.” ~ Candace Cameron Bure


336. “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.


337. “We are family / I got all my sisters with me.”


338. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” —George Burns, comedian. Maybe hold off from sharing these funny family quotes with those family members.


339. “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” — Eva Burrows


340. “Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.” — Wayne Huizenga


341. “Marriage is to family what legs are to a table.” — Betty Jane Wylie


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


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


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


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


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


347. “Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song.”


348. “Like the seaweed that clings to each other after each passing boat separates them, so too a family will come together with the passing of each crisis.”– Indonesian proverb


349. “Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” — Stitch


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


351. “My family begins with me, your family ends with you.”


352. “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. ”


353. “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.”


354. “The bigger your family, the bigger your problems.”


355. “Caller ID was invented for family screening.”


356. “Families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts.” —Les Dawson, comedian.RD.COM


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


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


359. “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


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


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


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


363. “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” —Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family.RD.COM


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


365. “Families may be messy, but in the end, they're family. Sometimes, the best we can do is to remind ourselves that we're related for better or worse, and attempt to keep the maiming and killing as low as possible.” - Unknown.


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


367. “I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.”


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


369. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”


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


371. “Family where life begins and love never ends.”


372. “Family is the biggest support system in the times of trouble.” ~ Invajy


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


374. “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough”


375. “Some people are worth melting for.” — Olaf in "Frozen"


376. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” ~ Guy Lafleur377. “A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”— Jerry Seinfeld


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


379. “Being part of a family means smiling for photos.”


380. “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


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


382. “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher. If you love these family quotes, be sure to check out these heartwarming Mother’s Day quotes with your mom.


383. “Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness.” — Robert J. Havighurst


384. “Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.” — J.S. Bryan


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


386. “Family is family.” –Linda Linney


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


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


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


390. “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” — Jerry Seinfeld


391. “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, author of Pets at the White House. These funny family photos are hilariously awkward.


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


393. “Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” — Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch"


394. “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.” ~ Anonymous


395. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ~ Misty Copeland


396. “Family is family.” — Linda Linney


397. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”— George Bernard Shaw398. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw


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


400. “The family is the center of life, and it is the key to eternal happiness.” – L.Tom Perry


401. “Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” ~ Harry Morgan


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


403. “The family is a haven in a heartless world.” — Christopher Lasch


404. Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. — Paul Pearsall


405. “A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.” — Buddha


406. “I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” — Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford


407. “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


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


409. “Let us nurture the practice of family values, by embracing policies that value families.” ~ Benjamin Todd


410. “I may not always be with you


411. “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld412. “Having a child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.”


413. “If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” — Lois Wyse


414. “What passes for normality in my family just might defy the laws of gravity.”


415. “Family is just accident. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.” – Marsha Norman


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


417. “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


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


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


420. “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” —Elizabeth Berg, author of The Confession Club.


421. “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” ~ Vito Corleone


422. “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


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


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


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


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


427. “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


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


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


430. “As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” — Buddy Hackett


431. “The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.” —Walt Disney.


432. “I sustain myself with the love of my family.” -Maya Angelou


433. “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


434. “Connections within a family are powerful forces of nature.” ~ Anonymous


435. “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


436. “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


437. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” —Anthony Brandt, composer. For more family quotes, read up on these mother-daughter quotes and mother-son quotes.


438. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” —Mother Teresa, humanitarian.439. “The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.” — Nancy Mitford440. “In my family, crazy is relative. All of them.”


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


442. “My family was my guide to my reality.” – Haywood Nelson


443. “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 is not intended.” —Robert Frost, poet. Next, check out these sweet grandma quotes.


444. “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox445. “I know every family has its problems, but I admire those that stick together.” ~ Karina Barton


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


447. “The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister .” — Giuseppe Mazzini


448. “Tennis is just a game, family is forever.” ~ Serena Williams


449. “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


450. “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. Check out these comically candid cartoons about politics and money.


451. “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


452. “Home is wherever my bunch of crazies is.”


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


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


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


456. “Families keep us grounded when hopelessness surrounds us.” ~ Jennifer Betts457. “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


458. “The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.” —Walt Disney. These 11 Walt Disney quotes will inspire you to dream big.


459. “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 times and bad times.” ~ Kelly Clarkson


460. “Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.” ~ J.K. Rowling


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


462. “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.”


463. “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


464. “Families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts.”


465. “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” — Romans 12:9


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


467. “Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.” — Francis Bacon


468. “Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” ~ David Ogden Stiers


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


470. “A family who disagrees, cares.”


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


472. “Love makes a family.” — Florence Nightingale


473. “In the end, all you’ll ever have in life is your family, so keep them close, while you still have them around.”


474. “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


475. “Family is like that annoying itch you can’t scratch.”


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


477. “In a good family the husband is deaf and the wife blind.”


478. “In time of test, family is best.”


479. “Family knows your flaws but loves you, anyway.”


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


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


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


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


484. “Well, that escalated quickly’ is our family motto.”


485. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —Richard Bach, writer. These are the 17 secrets of happy families everyone should know.


486. “The magical thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.”


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


488. “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


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


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


491. “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.” ~ Walt Disney


492. “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


493. “Dine with a stranger but save your love for your family.”


494. “Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.”


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


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


497. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”


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


499. “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


500. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” –1 Corinthians 13:4-8


501. “One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.”


502. “The bonds of family bind us up, support us, and help us. And they also a bond from which it is difficult, perhaps impossible to extricate oneself.” – Neil Gaiman


503. “Family: a little bit crazy, a little bit loud, and a whole lot of love.”


504. “Love starts with family; it is like no other.”


505. “The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.” – Marianne E.Neifert


506. “A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.” — Karl Wilhelm Friedrich


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


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


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


510. “When all the dust is settled, and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.” ~ Barbara Bush


511. “Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” — Mitch Albom


512. “You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.” —Rod Stewart, singer. Now that you’ve read these family quotes, curl up with the best book quotes from 50 of our favorite books.


513. “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, journalist.


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


515. “Children really can brighten up a house, because they never turn the lights off.” — Ralph Bus


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


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


518. “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, author of Pets at the White House.


519. “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.”


520. “Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.” ~ Bryan


521. “Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.”


522. “A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.”— Ogden Nash


523. “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”


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


525. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” ― Ellen DeGeneres


526. “It is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities.”


527. “A small family is soon provided for.”


528. “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” — Erma Bombeck


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


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


531. “There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family. You will make—one step at a time!” ~ Donna Houpe


532. “Love overflows and joy never ends in a home that is blessed with family and friends.”


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


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


535. “Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.” ~ Chinese Proverb


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


537. “The advantage of having only one child is that you always know who did it.” — Erma Bombeck


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


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


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


541. “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


542. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” —Leo Tolstoy, novelist. Families can be difficult, but these forgiveness quotes will help inspire you to let go.


543. “A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold.”


544. “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.” —Menachem Begin, former prime minister of Israel. These stories of foster kids finding forever homes will melt your heart.


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


546. The world, we'd discovered, doesn't love you like your family loves you. — Louis Zamperini


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


548. “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.


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


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


551. “Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”


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


553. “Some people are worth melting for.” ~ Olaf


554. “The memories we make with our family is everything.” — Candace Cameron Bure


555. “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


556. “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.” —Paul Pearsall, neuropsychologist.


557. “A parent will only ever be in 1 of 3 places: in front of you to cheer you on, behind you to have your back, or next to you, so you aren’t walking alone.” – S.Turner


558. “Where there is lasting love, there is a family.” — Shere Hite


559. “True happiness is found in the love of family, neighbors, and truly accepting God.”


560. “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


561. “An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.” ~ Spanish Proverb562. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” — Khalil Gibran


563. “That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.”


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


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


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


567. “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family.” ~ Jim Butcher


568. “Bright families are just like bright colors: When you blend two, you get something beautiful!” ~ Joe King


569. “I realized my family was funny because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.” — Anthony Anderson


570. “In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognise one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.” —Anna Quindlen, journalist and author.


571. “It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.” — Patty Duke572. “Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” – Wanda Hope Carter


573. “Families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts.” —Les Dawson, comedian. If you’ve been stuck inside with your family during COVID-19, you’re sure to get a laugh from these quarantine quotes that are actually pretty funny.


574. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” ~ Dave Willis


575. “My family really does come first. It always did and always will.” — Meryl Streep


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


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


578. “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


579. “Family is family.” – Linda Linney


580. “All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women.”


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


582. “Our family is just one tent away from a full-blown circus.”


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


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


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


586. Family is the most important thing in the world. — Princess Diana


587. “The family that prays together stays together.“


588. “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. Alder589. “Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” ― Pierce Brown


590. “Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” —Brad Henry, former governor of Oklahoma. These happiness quotes will inspire you to see the light.


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


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


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


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


595. “A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.” ~ Helen Keller


596. “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy, or more exasperated, or more secure.” — Jim Butcher


597. “Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone.”


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


599. “The ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children.”


600. “Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family.”

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