200 Family Quotes That Will Improve Your Relationships Fast

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An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. Spanish proverb

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You don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu

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As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II

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The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing. Maxime Lagacé

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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman

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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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Treat your family like friends and your friends like family. Unknown

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

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A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw


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Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung

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Put your family in order. Jordan Peterson

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Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could. Paul Graham

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

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Families are like branches on a tree – we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown

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The Best Family Quotes

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What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. Ted Kennedy Click to tweet

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

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

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

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Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

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

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 Click to tweet

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

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Quotes About What Is Family?

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My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The family is a heaven in a heartless world. Bar Refaeli

Family is the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are, love you no matter what & would do anything to see you smile. SheaMoisture

Family is the most important institution in society. Marco Rubio

Family is a gift that lasts forever. Unknown

Family is more than blood and a name. It’s the people who stood by you when you needed them, and who made you laugh when you felt like you couldn’t. Unknown

Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is. Madonna

Family… a group experience of love and support. Marianne Williamson Click to tweet

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

Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back. Cassandra Clare

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

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Part 2. Family Quotes That ARE…

The Most Famous Family Quotes (Einstein, Disney, Obama, etc.)

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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

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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The family is the first essential cell of human society. Pope John XXIII

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 Click to tweet

A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney

The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden

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

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles

The family is not only an institution, but a foundation, the foundation of nearly all institutions. G.K. Chesterton

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Short Family Quotes

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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 Click to tweet

Family. Being loved no matter what. Unknown

When we have each other, we have everything. Unknown

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. Unknown

Together is my favorite place to be. Unknown

Family and health are above everything. Gal Shapira

The love of family is life’s greatest blessing. Unknown Click to tweet

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Unknown

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Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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Inspirational Family Quotes

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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

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

My life and the life of my family has to do with exploration, with adventure. My grandfather was the first man in the stratosphere, and my father was the first to touch the deepest point in the ocean… For me, adventure and exploration is something in the blood. Bertrand Piccard

If you want lasting influence in the world, influence your family. Bob Goff

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Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll Click to tweet

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

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

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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Cute And Uplifting Family Quotes

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Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer

Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore. Unknown

Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another. Louisa May Alcott

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. Leigh Hunt Click to tweet

There is always a reason to smile. Find it. Unknown

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants. William Shakespeare

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You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars. E.E. Cummings

If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home. Malala Yousafzai

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

Funny And Surprising Family Quotes

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I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands. Zsa Zsa Gabor

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. Herbert Prochnov

There’s crazy in every family. If there’s none in yours, it’s probably you. Dave Ramsey

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. Jay McInerney

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell

Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. Erma Bombeck

A two-year old is kind of like a blender, but you don’t have any top for it. Jerry Seinfeld (azquotes.com)

Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson

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 so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over. Unknown

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground. Francis Bacon

I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents. Sherman Alexie

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns Click to tweet

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. P. J. O’Rourke

I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality. Alice Sebold

Fuck it… That’s really the attitude that keeps a family together, it’s not “we love each other”, it’s just “fuck it, man. Louis C.K.

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

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Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family. Wayne Dyer

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. Unknown

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash

Family is the one thing that is definitely not disposable. Jenny Eclair

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. Jerry Seinfeld

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield

We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up. Christopher Morley

Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother. Chuck Palahniuk

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. Erma Bombeck

That’s the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they’re far wiser than the elder ones could ever be. Gemma Burgess

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Deep Family Quotes

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The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant

Where the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind. Unknown

Home is not a place, it’s a feeling. Unknown

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? Lee Iacocca

Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing. Donna Hedges

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

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass

Your family is broken but you’re going to fix the world. Naval Ravikant

All family life is organized around the most damaged person in it. Sigmund Freud

Few men have been admired of their familiars. Michel de Montaigne

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. Michel de Montaigne

We must take care of our families wherever we find them. Elizabeth Gilbert Click to tweet

Familiarity breeds contempt. Publilius Syrus

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. Sam Levenson

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You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis

Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now, look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do. John Steinbeck

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst. Marge Kennedy

He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune. Francis Bacon (There are plenty of evidences that this is not true)

Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark. Pierce Brown

Education, like neurosis, begins at home. Milton Sapirstein

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

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history. Debi Mazar

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre Maurois

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

Later, when you’re grown up, you realize you never really get to hang out with your family. You pretty much have only eighteen years to spend with them full time, and that’s it. Mindy Kaling

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you. Unknown

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. E. W. Howe

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Wise Family Quotes (Words of Wisdom)

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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

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

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We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher Click to tweet

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

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

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken H Blanchard

A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart. Unknown

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

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See also: 3 Steps to a Closer, Stronger Family (psychcentral.com)

Part 3. Family Quotes From Bible Verses

For Parents And Families

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Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. Proverbs 31:15

My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed. Proverbs 23:15 Click to tweet

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. Psalm 127:3-5

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm. Proverbs 12:7

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For Mothers And Wives

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A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Click to tweet

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Psalm 128:3

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:31

For Fathers And Husbands

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Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Colossians 3:21 Click to tweet

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. Proverbs 23:24

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Colossians 3:19

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33

Part 4. Conclusion

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It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter Buffett Click to tweet

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Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

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