What family really means?
There are many ways of defining a family. It means having someone to love you unconditionally in spite of you and your shortcomings. It also means to have respect for each other and responsibility.
They are the people who accept you for who you are, who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. Inspirational family quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.
If you’re searching for the best sayings and images to share with your family members to show your love… look no further! From the sweetest best mother daughter quotes, sister quotes, father daughter quotes, and quotes about brothers, we’ve got you covered.
Top 10 Family Quotes
The most important thing in the world is family and love. – John Wooden
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw
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
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. – Irina Shayk
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
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
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. – Barbara Bush
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. – Anita Baker
Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. – Anthony Liccione
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
Best Family Quotes
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. – Friedrich Nietzsche
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
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. – Wanda Hope Carter
A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. – Anthony Brandt
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. – George Santayana
Family is the most important thing in the world. –Princess Diana
Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.
There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and son.
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. – Brad Henry
You need a strong family because, at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally. – Esha Gupta
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
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. – Michael J. Fox
A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. – Barbara Cage
When all the dust is settled, and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends. – Barbara Bush
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
An aunt is a safe haven for a child. Someone who will keep your secrets and is always on your side – Sara Sheridan
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. – George Burns
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. – David Ogden Stiers
I see a brother and sister, sitting over there together, fighting over a toy, they just can’t seem to see, their love shining through, with every smile that they bring. – Valerie Dupont
In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future – Alex Haley
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst. – Marge Kennedy
Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. – Evelyn Waugh
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. – Lee Iacocca
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. – Lilo & Stitch
A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough. – Deniece Williams
Cute & Loving Quotes About Family
Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
The spirit of brotherhood recognizes of necessity both the need of self-help and also the need of helping others in the only way which every ultimately does great god, that is, of helping them to help themselves. – Theodore Roosevelt
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. – Andre Maurois
A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness. – Ben Sirach
Family is a lifejacket in the stormy sea of life. – J.K. Rowling
There’s something about having a sibling that you know will always stick with you. – Bishop Briggs
Being part of a family means smiling for photos. – Harry Morgan
Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love. – William Butler Yeats
A baby boy arrives, and just like that, everything changes. The world gets bigger, hearts grow fuller, and life means more because he’s in it.
Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t.
Children are the rainbow of life. Grandchildren are the pot of gold. – Irish Blessing
When she can’t bring me to heal with scolding, she bends me to shape with guilt. – Libba Bray
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. – Albert Einstein
A baby girl is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous.
At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. – Mark V. Olsen
The memories we make with our family is everything. – Candace Cameron Bure
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver
There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure. – Jim Butcher
Family is family. – Linda Linney
Family: Where life begins and love never ends. – Unknown
A wise parent humours the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and adviser when his absolute rule shall cease. – Elizabeth Gaskell
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. – Mother Teresa
One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. – Jim DeMint
In time of test, family is best. – Burmese Proverb
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
Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength. – Barbara Katz Rothman
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu
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
Christmas time is cherished family time. Family Christmas time is sacred time.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George Moore
The moment my niece came into the world, I realized that logic can’t make sense of someone who’s so brand new to you. – Crystal Woods
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – – they are your family. – Jim Butcher
A grandfather makes us laugh, makes us feel safe, and always makes us feel loved. – Kate Summers
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
We are bound to our ancestors and to those who made us, whether we want to be or not. What matters is what we make of what we are. – Kate Elliott
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
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. – Mario Puzo
The family is the first essential cell of human society. – Pope John XXIII
Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short. – Unknown
Having family time to reflect on your day is the best. – Buddy Valastro
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
I’ve been given this blessing, which is my granddaughter. You’re no longer just you. You suddenly fit into the chest of drawers of life. – Joanna Lumley
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. – S. Bryan
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. – Romans 12:9
It’s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. – Philip Green
My little grandson just loves that little shallow area there. – Councilman Lopez
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. – John C. Maxwell
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
Becoming a dad is one thing being a dad is many things. – Steve Chapman
One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family. – Jonathan Foer
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
Blood makes you related but family loyalty makes you real family.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. – Barbara Bush
A family is one of nature’s solubles; it dissolves in time like salt in rainwater. – Pat Conroy
Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion. – Niki Taylor
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. – Friedrich Nietzsche
My family is my strength and my weakness. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me. – Michael Imperioli
Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels. – Charles Perrault
Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. – Dave Willis
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
A new baby is like the beginning of all things wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. – Eda J. Le Shan
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. – Unknown
Our friendship grows, yet stays the same, For sisters-in-law we became. Yet she is so much more, For she has become a sister that I adore.
My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family. – Siri Hustvedt
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
A goddaughter is a treasure whose worth you cannot measure except by the love in your heart.
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
The special relationship between twins is that, if there’s anyone else in the world that’s going to get or be the confidant that you need, it’s an identical twin. – Sam Underwood
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys. – Bobby Darin
Help one another is part of the religion of our sisterhood. – Louisa May Alcott
The memories we make with our family are everything. – Candace Cameron Bure
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
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. – Thomas Jefferson
Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity. – Allison Pescosolido
Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson
I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy. – Christopher Meloni
Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. – George W. Bush
A step dad means so many things… an understanding heart, a source of strength and of support, right from the very start.
Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. – Unknown
When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you. – Guy Lafleur
Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride – funny mom quotes
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
A step parent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to. – Unknown
To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself. – Chinese Proverb
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
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
An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is too late.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – Winnie The Pooh
Being new mom is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
I sustain myself with the love of family. – Maya Angelou
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero; good morning brother and have a great day.
Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. – Sarah Ban Breathnach