101 Inspirational Family Quotes And Sayings

101 Inspirational Family Quotes And Sayings

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“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.”

Doesn’t that sum up everything you need in your life? You realize how futile it is to run behind things that you don’t have instead of being grateful for what you have – your family being the topmost one.

A close-knit family is your inspiration and your strength. You know what you need to work for and where to go if you fall or falter.

MomJunction brings you some inspiring and loving family quotes, which explain the essence of being together as one.

Family Love Quotes

Love is one of the ingredients that make the family stick together. Here are some loving family quotes.


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

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

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

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

6. “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

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

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

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

10.  Quotes on Family Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. “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.”

18. “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

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


Small Happy Family Sayings

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

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

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23. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Family Love Quotes and Sayings

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Short Family Quotes

A few words aren’t enough to tell about a family. But these short quotes do just that:

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. “Family is the heart of a home.”

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

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


Short Family Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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50. Quotes on Family Love


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

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

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Family and Friends Quotes

Most often friends become a part of our family. Here are some family and friends quotes for you:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Family and Friends quotes

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

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

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

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Funny Family Quotes

The family is one place we don’t mind being funny and, in fact, crazy. Here are some fun family quotes for you:

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

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

Teacher: You must be kidding, right?
Boy: No, That’s my brother, I’m JOKING.”

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

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

68. “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

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


Funny Family Quotes

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

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

73. “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

74. “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

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Inspirational Family Quotes

A loving family inspires us to work hard and achieve our goals. They are our inspiration, and here are some inspirational family quotes:

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

76. “The strength of family isn’t determined by the number of members, but rather by the amount of love given and received.”

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

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

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


Inspirational Family Quotes

81. “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

82. “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

83. “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

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

85. “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

86. “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

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

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

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

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Famous Quotes About Family

91. “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

92. “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

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

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

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

96. “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.”

97. “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

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

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


My Happy Family Quotes

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

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The family gives you happiness, joy, and belongingness. Value it while you have it!

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