An Everlasting Institution to Praise | 159 Family Quotes

There are moments when we feel truly grateful for this group of people who come from the same ancestor. Families have turned out to be one of the most lasting social hubs in the history of mankind, and although they have constantly changed in form, their value is indisputable.

When you feel happy to have a family (or even when you feel something is wrong), you might want to express your own sentiments by sharing a famous quote by one of the numerous important people who praised this institution.

Short Family Quotes

  • Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. Les Dawson
  • In time of test, family is best. Burmese Proverb
  • I sustain myself with the love of family. Maya Angelou
  • Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong. Unknown
  • We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family. Coco
  • I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other. Jet Li
  • Family is the most important thing in the world. Princess Diana
  • My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. Albert Einstein
  • Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently. Chinese proverb
  • Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox
  • Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Paul Pearsall
  • The memories we make with our family is everything. Candace Cameron Bure
  • Family is family. Linda Linney
  • The family is the first essential cell of human society. Pope John XXIII
  • The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana
  • The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca
  • Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. Jane Howard
  • I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. José Carreras
Cute short quote for blended family.
Blood makes you related; love makes you family. Unknown
  • Family is the heart of a home. Unknown
  • Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. Albert Einstein
  • When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you. Guy Lafleur
  • I stay in tune with my family and God. Regina King
  • What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. Mother Teresa
  • You have to defend your honor. And your family. Suzanne Vega
  • Tennis just a game, family is forever. Serena Williams
  • My family was my guide to my reality. Haywood Nelson
  • Life is precious and relationships are precious. I’m a great believer in family. Len Goodman
  • The family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
  • The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant
  • Sticking with your family is what makes it a family. Mitch Albom
  • You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges. Elizabeth Berg
  • The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. Mario Puzo
  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.  Anthony Brandt
  • I am a lucky person because I have been loved a lot.  I have a great family. Monica Bellucci


Inspirational Family Quotes

  • The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach
  • 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 man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. Helen Keller
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The memories we make with our family is everything. Candace Cameron Bure


Short inspirational quote about family.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.  Anthony Brandt
  • Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. Anthony Liccione
  • The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have. Ring Lardner
  • A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.  Buddha
  • Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. Anthony Brand
  • A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George A. Moore
  • Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry
  • 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… Marge Kennedy
  • My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them. Ronaldinho
  • 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
  • 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, or a parent. Barbara Bush
  • 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 S. Churchill
  • I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world. Amos Oz
  • 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
  • All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy
  • A family is one of nature’s solubles; it dissolves in time like salt in rainwater. Pat Conroy
  • 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
  • I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke upJohnny Depp


Funny Family Quotes

  • Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t. Unknown
  • A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. Mary Karr
  • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burn
  • The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst. Marge Kennedy
  • Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  • If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw
  • 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
  • I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday- just my family and the bare essentials. Jean Reno


Family Love 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
  • Family: where life begins and love never ends. Unknown
  • The love of the family, the love of the person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society. Maya Angelou
  • To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush
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All families are different and unique, but they all have one thing in common—love. Unknown
  • The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden
  • It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter Buffett
  • The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you. Louis Zamperini
  • Family: the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are, love you no matter what and would do anything to see you smile. Shea Moisture
  • Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. Irina Shayk
  • In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible. David Beckham
  • 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
  • A mother discovers with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them. Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Family and Friends Quotes

  • 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
  • The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends. Clayton M. Christensen
  • May you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot, may the blessings find you in your solitude. Leonard Cohen
  • The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt
  • Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them out and enjoy their riches. Wanda Hope Carter
  • I am surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them. Emma Roberts
  • My friends and family are my support system… Without them I have no idea where I would be. Kelly Clarkson
  • I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people. Marlon Wayans
  • What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life. Adrian Grenier
  • Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. Divyanka Tripathi
  • Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. Unknown
Friends and family quote for inspiration.
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. Unknown

Cute Family Quotes

  • Where there is family, there is love. Unknown
  • Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown
  • Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life. J.K. Rowling
  • A house is made of walls and beams, a home is made of love and dreams. Unknown
  • Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song. Unknown
  • The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. Eva Burrows
  • When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends. Barbara Bush
  • You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family. Rod Stewart
  • A family doesn’t have to perfect; it just needs to be united. Unknown
  • My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family. Siri Hustvedt
  • Always put your immediate family first.  You will never go wrong nor have any regrets. Unknown


I Love My Family Quotes

  • I love being with my family, feeling that I’m both protector and protected. Paulo Coelho
  • I love my family with all of my heart.  With everything that I am they are my life.  I love them so much more than I could ever love anything else in this whole entire world.  My family is my life and I would give my life for my family. Karen Madewell
  • My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me. Michael Imperioli
  • My family is like a sanctuary to me. I always turn to them for support and strength. I take comfort in knowing no matter which path I choose, my family stands behind me. Benjamin Bratt
  • For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home. Jessica Lange
  • I love my family because they are always there for me even in my most fragile moments. Gift Gugu Mona
  • I love my family and I love my kids, but when the moments come, it’s not as though you can just substitute your own life with what you’re doing on film.  You have to go to some other place where it is bigger than your own life. Tom Hanks


Blessed Family Quotes

  • A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw
  • Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing. Unknown
  • You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu
  • Our family is a circle of strength; founded on faith, joined in love kept by God together forever. Unknown
  • Family and God – that is what’s important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go. Fabrice Muamba
  • 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


Bible Quotes About Family

  • We love because he loved us first. 1 John 4:19
  • Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Mark 10:9
  • Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 19:19 
  • If anyone says ‘I love God,’ and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:20
  • A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17
  • And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
  • But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.1 Timothy 5:8
  • Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
  • My child, guard the commands of your father and do not forsake the instruction of your mother. Proverbs 6:20
  • The one who troubles his family will inherit nothing, and the fool will be a servant to the wise person. Proverbs 11:29
  • Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12
  • Bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. Colossians 3:13
  • Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Colossians 3:21
  • For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. Ephesians 3:14-15


Disney Quotes About Family

  • Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family. Walt Disney
  • 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
  • Some people are worth melting for. Olaf, Frozen
  • The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter. Fa Zhou, Mulan
  • Ohana’ means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. Stitch, ‘Lilo and Stitch’
  • This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good. Stitch, ‘Lilo and Stitch’


Family Time Quotes

  • I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family. Reba McEntire
  • There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s what we spend it on. Leo Christopher
  • It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy. Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend. Susannah York
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I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family. Reba McEntire
  • My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys. Bobby Darin
  • Cherish your family, make time, have patience, and laugh often with them. B. B. Butler
  • It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. Philip Green
  • Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. Mother Teresa
  • Consistent and individualized attention given to each child will significantly reduce misbehavior. Regular and wholesome family time will also give siblings the opportunity to interact with each other in a positive way. Felicity Bauer
  • It is amazing just where you can source that extra time. Even taking a child to school can be a time of togetherness where you can talk to each other. T. K. Oliver, Blended Families

Blended Family

  • Blood makes you related; love makes you family. Unknown
  • Our last names may not match but our hearts certainly do. Unknown
  • Life feels complete when you’re together with your family. Unknown
  • When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You’ll never fail with their best interest at heart. Jessica James
  • All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter into another. Anatole France
  • Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are learning to love like a family. Tom Frydenger
  • Blended families are woven together by choice, strengthened by love, tested by everything and each are uniquely ours. Unknown
  • Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever. Unknown
  • Of course, there’s no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. Arthur Rubinstein
  • The recipe for a unified family: 3 cups love, 1 cup empathy, 1/4 cup patience, and 1 tablespoon teamwork. Unknown
  • All families are different and unique, but they all have one thing in common—love. Unknown


Toxic Family Quotes

  • We don’t get to choose our family, but we can choose our friends. With courage, we can weed out narcissistic people. We can focus on those who do appreciate us, love us, and treat us with respect. Dana Arcuri
  • Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. Rumi
  • Being family is determined more by behavior than blood. Unknown
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great. Mark Twain
  • You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life. Unknown
  • I may be the black sheep of the family but some of the white sheep aren’t as white as they try to appear. Unknown
  • Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family. Unknown
  • It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else. Phil McGraw


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