110 Family Quotes To Inspire Closeness With Your Relatives

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 110 of the best family quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find wisdom and inspiration to connect even more with your loved ones. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, and more. Enjoy!

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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


The Best Family Quotes

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

The more you understand and accept your roots, the more beautiful you become. Maxime Lagacé

The family you create is more important than the family you come from. Unknown

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

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

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


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

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

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The family is the nucleus of civilization. Will Durant

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

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

Family is everything. Christiano Ronaldo (Source)

Part 2. Family Quotes That ARE…

The Most Famous Family Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Short Family Sayings

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One-liners, short family sayings and thoughts for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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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

Family. Being loved no matter what. Unknown

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Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder

When we have each other, we have everything. Unknown

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

Family and health are above everything. Gal Shapira

Together is my favorite place to be. Unknown

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

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

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. Unknown

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


Inspirational Family Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Your family is the most important business you’ll ever run. Unknown

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

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

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

RelatedThe secret to happiness? The longest-running study on happiness (health.harvard.edu)

Wise Family Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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Children are the keys of paradise. Eric Hoffer

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

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

Related3 Steps to a Closer, Stronger Family (psychcentral.com)


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

Key Takeaways

  • Friendships can end. Family is forever.
  • A beautiful way to see your family? As a gift from life. Be grateful!
  • The family is the foundation of a good society.
  • Want to raise good kids? Love and understand them, but most importantly, set an example.
  • Want to make a dent in the universe? Be yourself and create your own path.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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July 6, 2022

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