‘Family’ is a single word, with many different meanings. People have many ways of defining a family and what being a part of a family means to them. Family is everything, but sometimes it can be difficult to put into words just how much your loved ones mean to you. That’s exactly where these best family quotes come in. Every single one of these famous inspirational quotes encompasses the love you have for your family—even if they’re not blood related.
Many people consider friends to be as close or even closer than extended (or immediate) family. People who have lost close family members may create a family unit of friends with similar interests and goals to become replacements or enhancements to a lacking family structure. These sayings are also perfect alternatives to the Christmas card messages you normally tuck into your Christmas card ideas and they make for a great companion to a loved one’s Christmas gift.
The most important thing in the world is family and love. –John Wooden
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. –Irina Shayk
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. –Barbara Bush
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. –Friedrich Nietzsche
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. –Anthony Brandt
Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.
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
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
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them–Desmond Tutu
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 family is the first essential cell of human society. –Pope John XXIII
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
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
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. –John C. Maxwell
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. –Wanda Hope Carter
Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” –Niki Taylor
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. —George Bernard Shaw
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 leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. —Anita Baker
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 family is one of nature’s masterpieces. —George Santayana
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. —Brad Henry
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family—Anthony Brandt
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. —Michael J. Fox
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. —David Ogden Stiers
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. —Lee Iacocca
Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained. –Winston Churchill
Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.
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 that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.
Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.
I didn’t give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.
It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. — Peter Buffett
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
Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. — David Ogden Stiers
We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family. –Coco
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ― George Burns
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
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other. – Mario Puzo
The most important thing in the world is family and love. – John Wooden
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family. – Jim Butcher
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.— Barbara Bush