Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. – Michael J. Fox
Everyone deserves a loving and caring group of people that they can call family.
Some people are lucky enough to have close families that get along most of the time and share each others ups and downs. Others don’t always have that same fate but can rely on their best friends instead. Family transcends just blood relations and this collection of quotes about family is also a reminder of how important it is to care for other people no matter what.
From Tolstoy to Buddha, this list is packed with quotes that will inspire you to stick with your family and the people you love and care about, no questions asked and no requirements need because at the end of the day, it’s our responsibility to love and care to all.
Here are the 41 best family quotes….
∴ Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. – Michael J. Fox
∴ Family is not just a typical thing we can describe as very important, it is everything. It is that one and only thing we cannot replace and cannot acquire. If you’re feeling like you have nothing else, having a family around you means you still have something. And most days, that’s enough.
∴ 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
∴ There are moments in life when there is a distance between us and our loved ones, but the truth is that they always travel within us, wherever we go. Our family and friends are a part of our own being and identity.
∴ A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. ― Mary Karr
∴ There are no perfect families or perfect relationships. People are different and when put together, their differences seem even bigger. The best thing about family is that we try to make things work despite all the differences.
∴ There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more secure. – Jim Butcher
∴ It is always difficult to express what family means for us. It can be connection, joy, happiness, and stability, but it can also be frustration and annoyance. A family is anything but boring. Family life always offers moments of pure amazement.
∴ 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
∴ We always get too caught into our work and duties that we forget to take some time and give a call to our loved ones to remind them they are always in our thoughts. We tend to think that family will always be there, but unfortunately, time is against us.
∴ Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do… it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day. Stephanie Marston
∴ Parents wants the best for their children and want to see them succeed in wonderful ways. However, children should never have to earn their parents’ love. Unconditional love means accepting our children as they are, with both their potential and flaws.
∴ Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. – Virginia Satir
∴ Growing up in a nurturing family provides a child with an environment able to foster his unique talents and abilities and to give him confidence. Only in a loving family, children can discover the power of love, communication, and learning.
∴ 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
∴ In a family, each person has their own concerns, worries, and dreams, yet they all strive towards harmony and happy coexistence. Parents and children have different ways of seeing the world, but their visions meet through love.
∴ The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. – Dodie Smith
∴ The influence of our family is so powerful within us that we can never escape this heritage. Wherever we go, our family continues to be one of the most important parts of our lives. Deep within our hearts, we know that family is the only safe place for us.
∴ What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. – George Eliot
∴ Powerful connections of love and understanding are extremely important for our well-being. Our souls need to communicate with another and to form attachments that help us grow as individuals. By sharing love with others, we give depth and meaning to our lives and memories.
∴ To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. – Confucius
∴ All the wrongs in the world could be fixed if every person would work for their self-development. When we are well-rounded and healthy individuals, we form happy families, groups, and nations. The process of healing the world starts with each of us.
∴ Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. – Brad Henry
∴ Having a close and loving family can push us to do things we never dreamt of achieving. By having the support and encouragement of loved ones, we feel the need to surpass our limits and to make the most of our potential.
∴ In time of test, family is best. – Burmese Proverb
∴ Nothing can offer us more solace and comfort in time of struggle that the love of our family. Our loved ones are the only ones who know how to make us feel better and to motivate us to fight anything that comes our way.
∴ Family is the most important thing in the world. – Princess Diana
∴ We don’t realize how important family is until we find ourselves alone. Family is our strongest support system and the place where we can always find love, understanding, and comfort. When we are with our family, we know exactly who we are.
∴ Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
∴ Family grows, and changes, and flourishes but also allows you to be that same child you once were. The child who is and always will be loved and the child who sometimes acts out but in those times your family will understand and they’ll love you anyways.
∴ Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know. – Mitch Albom
∴ There is a wonderful wisdom do this quote which speaks to the universal bond we all share whilst alluding to the ever-present possibility of bonding with anyone to the same extent you have with you family.
∴ While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. – Angela Schwindt
∴ Growing up, children have a clear understanding that parents are there to teach them but what they don’t know is that they’re also teaching parents invaluable life lessons. Learning is always a give and take relationship.
∴ Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. – Anthony Brandt
∴ Growing up, we go out and explore the world. We move out from our house, live in our own place with our new friends in a new town but at the end of the day, we will still go home. After many years of learning through experience and going through tough and easy times, we will still go home to that one place where we feel safe and comfortable.
∴ All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. – Leo Tolstoy
∴ Families are happy because of one thing – love. No matter how bad the situation is, if you’re with your family and if there is love, everything will feel a little lighter. When it comes to unhappiness, families have their own unique reasons for it.
∴ When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family. – Jim Butcher
∴ Finding that one person who will stand by you your whole life can be difficult, that person will most likely end up as your best friend. But before that best friend comes, family is already there – from the day you were born, through all the storms and until this day. Family will always be there for you no matter how life may be and that’s one good reason for you to stand by them as well.
∴ You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu
∴ The universe loves us so much it knows we cannot survive this world without a loving family. You don’t really choose the people to be part of your family, they become part of it because life and God did the choosing for us. God knows what kind of people we need in our lives and he gives it without any questions or conditions.
∴ I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. – Harry S. Truman
∴ There’s probably no better way to teach your children life lessons than through allowing them to explore. It’s not easy for parents to let go of their kids and just sit and watch them try all sorts of things because, well, parents are there to protect their children. But there will come a time when kids grow and the best way for them to learn about life is to let them experience it.
∴ After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde
∴ All families have fights and quarrels even those that seem perfect on the outside but at the end of the day, parents and kids still end up forgiving one another. That’s the nature of family.
∴ One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family. – Jonathan Safran Foer
∴ That’s probably the best thing about families, they ask a lot of questions, they make endless comments but they still help you. They still support your decisions and choices because they care.
∴ Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. – Ann Brashares
∴ Parents love you even if you make bad choices or even if you feel sometimes you do not love them back. There will be moments when you’ll wish you have a different family or when you don’t want to be loved like that but they’re there and they’ll always be there to love you.
∴ I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. – Walt Whitman
∴ In time most people grow to love or at least accept most aspects of their family even if they were ardent divisions before. Learning to like them is just as possible too.
∴ If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. – George Bernard Shaw
∴ How do you cope with family aspects you find it hard to accept? Dance with it. There is always some aspect of family drama and the best thing to do when your family is getting into your bones is to just dance with it. Don’t take everything seriously for too long.
∴ Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. – Anthony Liccione
∴ We all want to be around people who support us, the kind of people who we won’t have to explain too much. If this is what you want then here’s a hint: you want to be with family. Even just one member of it, maybe your mom or your sibling. They will be the support system you need and while friends can also be supportive, family support is always the best.
∴ A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. – Buddha
∴ Just as children learning from their parents growing up, most parents often remark that they learnt far more about themselves parenting children than they taught their children.
∴ I sustain myself with the love of family. – Maya Angelou
∴ There’s a lot to be said for holding on the sustaining power of love through difficult times and knowing that you have a loving family and home to return to can be a major source of comfort.
∴ Home is people. Not a place. – Robin Hobb
∴ Home is when you’re with the closest people in your life. It doesn’t depend on a physical location or place though this can come if you spend enough time with those close people in that same spot. Just remember that you can always create a new home with the same people.
∴ Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns
∴ The love from a family is important but space and time for inner dependence is just as important. Whilst a funny quip on the need for space to avoid claustrophobia, there is also some sage wisdom in this.
∴ Sticking with your family is what makes it a family. – Mitch Albom
∴ Not only is this quote inspiring to stay with your family but it also reminds makes a family, family. It is whom you stick together with and who chooses to stick with you through the good times and the bad.
∴ Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. – J.S. Bryan
∴ We can all work to make a fortune, build a company or focus on making our own dreams come true, but building a family is just as similar a life-long career and it’s not easy, but definitely worth it.
∴ A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. – George Moore
∴ Growing up, we can spend years exploring the world, trying to learn new things, trying to find things we need and we want but at the end of the day, regardless if we found it or not, we still end up going home at some point because whatever we find, home is there the heart is.
∴ Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. – Ogden Stiers
∴ Family indeed means no one get left behind. It means being together and going through storms and rain altogether. Be it good days or bad days, once a family, they always deal with it as one, as a whole, because as a whole a family is a lot stronger.
∴ The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. – George Santayana
∴ No family is perfect and it’s the imperfection that makes them beautiful. Families are creations of nature and their distinct imperfection – the kind of imperfection only one family has, is the one that makes that family a masterpiece.
∴ My family is my strength and my weakness. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
∴ A family is one’s strength and weakness. The idea of knowing your family is with you and they always will be, that’s enough to give you strength to carry on. Family is also one’s weakness. When the family is at stake, we all do everything we can to keep them safe and comfortable. We always want our families to have the best we can give.
∴ In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. – Alex Haley
∴ Our family is certainly a link to our past and the bridge to our future. They will always be there to remind of how our lives used to be – all the happy memories and the hardships. And consequently, they’ll be there to help us get to the future, one day at a time.
∴ A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw
∴ The unexplainable feeling of joy when you’re with your family is the best heaven here on earth. It’s not the lifestyle or the job promotion or whatever other achievements. While those make you feel great too, a family’s presence will make you feel like you’re in heaven. The kind of heaven that welcomes you any time.