By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, peaceful and powerful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
Here are 110 of the best family quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find wisdom and inspiration to connect even more with your loved ones. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, and more. Enjoy!
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. Spanish proverb
You don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II
The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing. Maxime Lagacé
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman
A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. Helen Keller
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. Unknown
It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung
Put your family in order. Jordan Peterson
Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could. Paul Graham
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca
Families are like branches on a tree – we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown
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What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. Ted Kennedy
The more you understand and accept your roots, the more beautiful you become. Maxime Lagacé
Your family is the most important business you’ll ever run. Unknown
I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. J.R.R. Tolkien
The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal. C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory)
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. Anthony Brandt Click to tweet
I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly. Deborah Norville
Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson
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
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown Jr
Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise. Unknown
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently. Chinese proverb
Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. Anthony Liccione
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George A Moore
The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant
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
I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln
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
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. J.S. Bryan
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
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat Hanh
The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. Billy Graham
Family is everything. Christiano Ronaldo (Source)
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The Most Famous Family Quotes
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Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana
My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that. Barack Obama
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. Thomas Jefferson
Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends. Italian proverb
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. Albert Einstein
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde
I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands. Zsa Zsa Gabor
With all my fans I got a family again. Tupac Shakur
A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw
Family is the most important thing in the world. Princess Diana
A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney
The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis
As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support. Tiger Woods
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King Jr
Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. George W. Bush
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. Queen Elizabeth II
The family is not only an institution, but a foundation, the foundation of nearly all institutions. G.K. Chesterton
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One-liners, short family sayings and thoughts for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
Family makes a house a home. Jennifer Hudson
Family. Where life begins and love never ends. Unknown
Family. A little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud and a whole lot of love. Unknown
In time of test, family is best. Burmese proverb
Family. Being loved no matter what. Unknown
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder
When we have each other, we have everything. Unknown
When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown
Family and health are above everything. Gal Shapira
Together is my favorite place to be. Unknown
The love of family is life’s greatest blessing. Unknown
Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family. Wayne Dyer
Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Unknown
Find your tribe. Love them hard. Unknown
There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. Ben Carson
Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki
Inspirational Family Sayings
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Home is where your story begins. Unknown
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
I’ve learned through the years that it’s not where you live, it’s the people who surround you that make you feel at home. J.B. McGee
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
The family is the first essential cell of human society. Pope John XXIII
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can. Gloria Mallette
I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck
To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. Marilyn French
If you want lasting influence in the world, influence your family. Bob Goff
You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars. E.E. Cummings
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family. George Bernard Shaw
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
Your family is the most important business you’ll ever run. Unknown
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. Anita Baker
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll(Video) Sun Tzu's Quotes which are better to be known when young to not Regret in Old Age
I’m inspired by the love people have for their children. And I’m inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man. Barack Obama
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan
I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other. Jet Li
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. Michael Levine
You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges. Elizabeth Berg
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 anymore. Robin Hobb
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. H. Jackson Brown Jr
If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. Marian Wright Edelman
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
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. Martin Luther
Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer
A brother is like gold and a friend is like diamond. If gold cracks you can melt it and make it just like it was before. If a diamond cracks, it can never be like it was before. Unknown
Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor. Marge Kennedy
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius
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It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter Buffett
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- “Family is not an important thing. It's everything.” – Michael J. Fox.
- “The memories we make with our family is everything.” – Candace Cameron Bure.
- “Family is family.” – Linda Linney.
- “The family is one of nature's masterpieces.” – George Santayana.
- “In time of test, family is best.” – Burmese Proverb.
"Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them out and enjoy their riches." "The memories we make with our family is everything." "Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home." "Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful.What is the best wisdom quote? ›
- “ Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent. ...
- “ Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius.
- “ Life is from the inside out. ...
- “ Life is too important to be taken seriously.” –
Quotes About the Strength of a Cohesive Family
A strong family is the glue binding each individual to the world. The strongest people are those backed by a loving family. Family togetherness is the driving force behind a loving heart. When you fall in life, your family catches you and stands you back up.
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family. A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.How do I inspire my family? ›
- Turn off the screen. This an obvious one but probably the hardest habit to break – for kids and adults. ...
- Join in. ...
- Think outside the box. ...
- The basics. ...
- Keep it fun. ...
- The gift of play.
Family: A family is a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together; all such related persons are considered as members of one family.What are inspiring words of wisdom? ›
- “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — ...
- “Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” — ...
- “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — ...
- “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —
- Don't fear to be wrong. ...
- Money is useful. ...
- Dig where you stand. ...
- Go further than you may think you can. ...
- Put down the extra, unnecessary baggage you are carrying. ...
- Be good to yourself in simple ways. ...
- Be open to the idea that you can always learn.
Life is about creating yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt: "You must do the things you think you cannot do." Mother Teresa: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Lucille Ball: "Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place."
In California, for purposes of subdivision of Labor Code Section 2066, "immediate family member" means spouse, domestic partner, cohabitant, child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, great grandparent, brother, sister, half-brother, half- ...What is the bond of family? ›
What is family bonding? Family bonding happens when you take time to connect with your family members and improve your relationship. You can do this over family dinners, by making memories, or by learning something new together. Why is family bonding important?Why family is important in simple words? ›
Families boost our confidence and make us feel loved. They are the pillars of our strength who never fall instead keep us strong so we become better people. We learn the values of love, respect, faith, hope, caring, cultures, ethics, traditions, and everything else that concerns us through our families.What are some 3 word quotes? ›
- “I'll be there.”
- “I love you.”
- “Maybe you're right.”
- “I trust you.”
- “Go for it.”
- “Got your back.”
- “How are you?”
- “I want you.”
Family is at the center of God's plan for the happiness and progress of His children. The Holy Bible teaches that God established families from the very beginning, and it shows us many examples of strong families. It also teaches us how to have a loving, happy family.What makes a family special? ›
Respect Makes a Family
Respect makes a family happy, whole, and thriving. We may not always agree with the choices our family members make on a day-to-day basis or in life, however, family respects and cherishes those differences. Our differences are what make us special.
These bonds are important because family helps us get through the most disastrous times and the best times. Family is important because they can offer support and security coupled with unconditional love; they will always look to see and bring out the best in you even if you cannot see it for yourself.What are inspiring families? ›
What is Inspiring Families? The Calan DVS Inspiring Families Programme is an innovative and structured ten- week assessment programme that can help strengthen and stabilise families where domestic violence and abuse is a known component but the family are choosing to stay together.What is the best way to inspire someone? ›
- Build up those around you.
- Be enthusiastic.
- Have integrity.
- Be empathetic.
- Maintain a positive outlook.
- Practice gratitude.
- Stand your ground.
- Set clear goals and strive to achieve them.
True family members are people you can depend on and entrust to do something because you know what they are capable of and won't betray you. Belongingness is another factor. They don't make you feel excluded and treat you as someone important in their lives.
It includes respect for each other, and acceptance of everyone in the family, regardless of their views. Genuine love, care, loyalty, deep affection, and healthy attachment are family characteristics. This implies that the family isn't necessarily a group of people connected by blood, but one that functions as a unit.What family life means? ›
noun. : the kind of life a person normally leads when one is married and has children.What is the most powerful motivational quote? ›
- 1) Success is No Accident. ...
- 2) Success is Not Final, Failure is Not Fatal: it is the Courage to Continue that Counts. ...
- 3) Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count. ...
- 4) He Who is Not Courageous Enough to Take Risks Will Accomplish Nothing in Life. ...
- 5) Don't Wait for Opportunity, Create it.
- “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius.
- “Magic is believing in yourself. ...
- “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney.
- “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure…
- Listen. “I like to listen. ...
- Take the first step. ...
- Keep your eyes on where you are going. ...
- Just do. ...
- Do. ...
- Find strength through your tough times. ...
- Don't get hung up on the small things in life. ...
- Don't let your imagination hold you back.
The Word of Wisdom is a law of health revealed by the Lord for our physical and spiritual benefit. In this revelation, which is recorded in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord tells us which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for our bodies.What is full wisdom? ›
the quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity. 2. learning; knowledge; erudition.What does Proverbs 1 say about wisdom? ›
A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles.What is life's wisdom? ›
Wisdom is one's knowledge of what is true and real, one's good judgment, and the ability to learn from one's experiences and mistakes.What is a very powerful quote? ›
1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi. “Live for what's worth dying for, and leverage technology to create the world you wish to see.”
Spending time together is one of the greatest gifts families can give to one another. Not only does sharing quality time strengthen and build family bonds, but it also provides a sense of belonging and security for everyone in the family.What are 3 qualities of a strong family? ›
- Commitment: They make their relationships a high priority. ...
- Appreciation: They let other family know, daily, they were appreciated. ...
- Communication: They talk to each other about big issues as well as small issues.
- Set Up A Regular Phone Call. Giphy. ...
- Ask About Your Family's History. ...
- Send Them "Thinking Of You" Messages, No Matter How Short. ...
- Send Them Photos. ...
- Have A Virtual Family Game Night. ...
- Ask Them For Advice.
Good communication in strong families
This allows them to celebrate together when times are good and to talk about problems when times are tough. This creates a safe place for children to share difficult feelings like embarrassment, confusion or shame. And it strengthens family members' relationships with each other.
Definition. Family connectedness is defined as a particular characteristic of the family bond, also referred as family or parental closeness, support, warmth, or responsiveness.Why are family get together important? ›
Why is family important? Some advantages of having a family are increased happiness and satisfaction. Studies have shown that spending time with family can help reduce stress and anxiety, lead to a healthier lifestyle and lengthen your life. Family gives you motivation to be the best version of yourself.How do you write 10 sentences about your family? ›
- I have a wonderful family. ...
- I live with my grandparents and parents. ...
- My father is an engineer. ...
- My grandfather is a doctor and my grandmother is a housewife.
- My uncle and aunt are lawyers. ...
- We love each other.
- We go for picnics on holidays.
- We eat dinner together every evening.
Families provide not just basic needs for children but also emotional needs. A loved one can be a source of strength during hard times. What is this? Showing children unconditional love is one of the best ways to create a support system for them.What is the most famous line of all time? ›
- “ May the Force be with you.” - Star Wars, 1977.
- “ There's no place like home.” - The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
- “ I'm the king of the world!” - ...
- “ Carpe diem. ...
- “ Elementary, my dear Watson.” - ...
- “ It's alive! ...
- “ My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. ...
- “ I'll be back.” -
“To understand your parents' love, you must raise children yourself.” “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” “Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.” “A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart.”
"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.” Maya Angelou.What is togetherness in a family? ›
: a state or feeling of closeness and happiness among people who are together as friends, family members, etc. family togetherness.What a family really means? ›
family, a group of persons united by the ties of marriage, blood, or adoption, constituting a single household and interacting with each other in their respective social positions, usually those of spouses, parents, children, and siblings.What did Mark Twain say about family? ›
Mark Twain Quotes About Family and Kids
Always obey your parents when they are present. Familiarity breeds contempt—and children. You ought never to “sass” old people—unless they “sass” you first. You should never do anything wicked and lay it on your brother, when it is just as convenient to lay it on some other boy.
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Family is the most important thing in the world.
Quotes About Distance Between Family
“You can put miles between you and your family but you carry them with you; you live in a world and a world lives in you.” “Near or far, we're only separated by car. As long as we exist, there is no distance across which our family can't persist.” “Home is people.