Top 198 Family Quotes

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198 Best Family Quotes

1. “Tennis just a game, family is forever.” – Serena Williams

2. “Work is work, but family is for life. That’s what really matters to me.” – Akshay Kumar

3. “My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” – Michael Imperioli

4. “Seeing the family is a very important part of my weekend.” – Susannah York

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5. “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

6. “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

7. “”The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

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8. “For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.” – Mark Wahlberg

9. “Family and God – that is what’s important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go.” – Fabrice Muamba

10. “What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.” – Adrian Grenier

11. “It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

12. “One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.” – Robert Byrd

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

14. “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

15. “The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.” – Clayton M. Christensen

16. “You have to defend your honor. And your family.” – Suzanne Vega

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17. “I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.” – Jean Reno

18. “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

19. “My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.” – Bobby Darin

20. “For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.” – Jessica Lange

21. “Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

22. “I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family.” – Monica Bellucci

23. “My family is more important than my party.” – Zell Miller

24. “It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.” – Elizabeth Edwards

25. “Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.” – Christopher Love

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

27. “I have a great family, I live an amazing life.” – John Oates

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28. “I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.” – Reba McEntire

29. “Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.” – Romeo Miller

30. “I’m surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them.” – Emma Roberts

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

32. “I believe family first. Blood is thicker than water. I grew up like that, and I want to continue to keep that goal in my heart. Just family first! Just honesty, integrity, and respect. All of that. I live by the code of those things. If you do that you’ll be fine.” – Cory Hardrict

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

34. “Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.” – John Lasseter

35. “I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.” – David Beckham

36. “Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”

37. “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Philip Green

38. “A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” – Frank Abagnale

39. “I would rather start a family than finish one.” – Don Marquis

40. “My family is my strength and my weakness.” – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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41. “I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” – Amos Oz

42. “I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.” – Jose Carreras

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

44. “The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.” – Jackie Kennedy

45. “The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.” – Ring Lardner

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

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

48. “When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.” – Alex Haley

49. “Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.” – Grace Kelly

50. “I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.” – Cindy Morgan

51. “If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.” – Johnny Depp

52. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” – Lee Iacocca

53. “If you come from a solid family structure, it doesn’t matter what you go through in your life. You’re going to be okay.” – Alyssa Milano

54. “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

55. “Life is precious and relationships are precious. I’m a great believer in family.” – Len Goodman

56. “”A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.” – Buddha

57. “The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.” – Dennis Wilson

58. “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

59. “Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.”

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60. “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

61. “I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children.” – Ednita Nazario

62. “In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.” – Isaac Rosenfeld

63. “I have a family to support. And I’m not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.” – Patrick Warburton

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

65. “Next to hurting my family, cheating on me is the worst thing someone could do.” – Robert Buckley

66. “Talking with my friends and family every day helps keep me grounded and connected to home. They are the most important things to me.” – Colbie Caillat

67. “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you you no matter what.”

68. “Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.” – Margaret Drabble

69. “A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.” – David A. Bednar

70. “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

71. “The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.” – Clayton Christensen

72. “Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” – Barbara Bush

73. “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

74. “No family is perfect… we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, family is family… The love will always be there.”

75. “Children are the keys of paradise.” – Eric Hoffer

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76. “Family is this very deep, complex thing that for most people becomes everything. It informs your entire life.” – Ezra Miller

77. “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

78. “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

79. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – Henry Ward Beecher

80. “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

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

82. “”I sustain myself with the love of family.” – Maya Angelou

83. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” – Ann Brashares

84. “Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.” – Bill Cosby

85. “That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Caletti

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

87. “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

88. “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

89. “Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” – Rick Riordan

90. “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 up.” – Johnny Depp

91. “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.”

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92. “A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.” – Brad Pitt

93. “I’ve been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.” – Hope Solo

94. “I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.” – Ugo Betti

95. “Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

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

97. “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

98. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

99. “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessings.”

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100. “Sometimes the best families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts.” – Melanie Shankle

101. “Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.” – Sidonie Gruenberg

102. “I stay in tune with my family and God.” – Regina King

103. “I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” – Jet Li

104. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the famil.” – Anthony Brandt

105. “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

106. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

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107. “I think people that have a brother or sister don’t realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there’s always somebody there, somebody that’s family.” – Trey Parker

108. “A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart.”

109. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Theresa

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110. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

111. “He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.” – Chanakya

112. “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

113. “I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world.” – Ryan Eggold

114. “Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.” – Maggie Gallagher

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

116. “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

117. “Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

118. “Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.” – Bo Bennett

119. “Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.” – J.S. Bryan

120. “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

121. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt

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

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

124. “Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.” – Willard Scott

125. “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” – Elbert Hubbard

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

127. “In time of test, family is best.” – Burmese Proverb

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128. “If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.” – Adam Carolla

129. “Hawaii is a beautiful place to bring up a family.” – Henry Ian Cusick

130. “I like simple things. I like being in my family in the South and playing petanque.” – Jean Dujardin

131. “I’m very fortunate to have been raised in my family. I learned early about the importance of giving back.” – Patrick Schwarzenegger

132. “I look to my family for my support. I’m fortunate to have a big family.” – Chris O’Donnell

133. “You can’t have a happy family if you don’t have a happy marriage.” – Jeremy Sisto

134. “He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.” – Benjamin Franklin

135. “I have a really good family. I’m lucky to have people who support me and love me in my life.” – Kenny Wormald

136. “I’d like to someday see myself married to my true love and starting a big family, and at the same time still having an artistic job.” – Natassia Malthe

137. “I’m passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin’ to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period.” – Suge Knight

138. “I’ve got a really good family; I’ve got great friends around me.” – Harry Styles

139. “Life is about family and technology.” – Mark Goddard

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140. “My whole family is spiritual. My grandmother, grand aunt, cousins, they’re all preachers and pastors. Spirituality is a part of my family, from generations ago.” – Ziggy Marley

141. “I prioritize the things that need to get done at work, and I ask myself where I’m spending the majority of my time. The answer to that question always needs to be ‘with my family.’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck

142. “I can’t complain about my life. I have a really nice life. I have a great family and I live in a gorgeous part of the country.” – Mary Decker

143. “I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we’re a show business family and we all work.” – Michael Jackson

144. “Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.” – B. B. King

145. “Everybody’s family has different values.” – Lewis Black

146. “At the end of the day, I got to live my life for my family, for my children, and I’m going to do what’s best for them.” – T.I.

147. “My wife is the boss at home, and my daughters are the bosses. I am just the worker. We are a very warm family and very happy.” – Jet Li

148. “I think family is the most important thing in the world. I think your own family is the most complicated thing in the world, and I think it’s the most beautiful thing in the world.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

149. “I have a dream of re-creating the fantastic family I grew up in with my brother and my parents. I am lucky that I have such a good image of family life – my father and mother are still in love, still happy.” – Caterina Murino

150. “I really don’t care what people think of me. I’ve got my family. I’ve got my friends.” – Chris Kyle

151. “The one thing I’ve always said: Let your family and close friends be the judge of who you are as a person. Don’t worry about being judged by others who don’t know you, because your family and close friends know what you’re all about, good and bad.” – Rick Pitino

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

153. “I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around.” – Li Na

154. “I always put clothes and family photos under the mattress, in case the house burns down.” – Kim Kardashian

155.”My family and I are so close, it’s important to have a close knit relationship and to make time to spend with each other, especially at the holidays.” – Gia Coppola

156. “I’m just trying to be the me that I am and not all of this other crap. I just want to be the family man, and if somehow I can make the money to get my ranch and get the hell away from everybody else, that would be awesome.” – Chris Kyle

157. “I love spending time with my dog, my niece and my family. I’m very family-oriented.” – Lil’ Kim

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158. “When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.” – Terri Clark

159. “Since I’m always working, my best holiday memories are definitely when I can just go home and spend time with my family.” – Chris Brown

160. “My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.” – Jenna Morasca

161. “I’m a happy guy. I like to joke around. I’m irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I’m just an easy and happy guy.” – Neymar

162. “You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.” – Courtney Thorne-Smith

163. “It’s nice to have some distance with your family. As long as you’re closer to them by love.” – Olivier Martinez

164. “Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I’d be now.” – Patricia Velasquez

165. “Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.” – James Brown

166. “When I do get free time, I spend a lot of it at home with my family and my close friends and I think that’s what keeps me happy, healthy, grounded, and totally in check.” – Leighton Meester

167. “I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun.” – Barbara Corcoran

168. “I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity. And it shouldn’t be an oddity.” – Sandra Bullock

169. “If you don’t have your friends and your family, what do you really have? You can have all the money in the world, but with no friends and no family, it’s no good.” – Meek Mill

170. “My priority is to hang out with the ones I love – my family, my loved ones.” – Cote de Pablo

171. “I absolutely love spending time with my family.” – Kevin Alejandro

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172. “We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.” – Ryan White

173. “The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.” – Kamisese Mara

174. “The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.” – Maya Angelou

175. “If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go – you’ll find family.” – Victoria Smurfit

176. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy

177. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no aw, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie

178. “No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.” – William Butler Yeats

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

180. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – John Bowring

181. “To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.”

182. “Happiness is only real when shared” – Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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

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

185. “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough” – Walt Whitman

186. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

187. “Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!” – Stieg Larsson

188. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

189. “You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life” – Matthew Quick

190. “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

191. “Never be afraid to ask for help, especially when you have good friends or family who are likely more than willing to help out.” – Michelle Stewart

192. “Let your friends and family officially know what your new venture is. Don’t miss this step. So often people start a business and think all their friends and family might know, but really they don’t.” – Amy Dix

193. “Building a family plan with expectations and accountability for all members builds up the family and motivates each person to do their personal best everyday.” – Keith and Maya Traver

194. “When I think of any of my successes, I am thankful to God from whom all blessings flow, and to my family and friends who enrich my life.”

195. “The family unit is the first group of people that you are a part of. While there are obvious exceptions, there’s usually an intrinsic trust that is built in to your family.” – Tom Meitner

196. “Family, friends and the typical attitudes of society will, at different stages, try to tell you what you ‘should’ be doing with your life.” – Philip West

197. “There is a great work/home life balance that you need to achieve. If you let your home life eat into your work life, you lose motivation quickly and if work life imposes too much on your family time, then your family time becomes less satisfactory.” – Dane Taylor

198. “My family provided me with the proper information and inspiration for me to overcome the challenge of blindness.” – David DeNotaris