An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. Spanish proverb
You don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II
The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing. Maxime Lagacé
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.
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley
A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung
Put your family in order. Jordan Peterson
Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could. Paul Graham
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca
Families are like branches on a tree – we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Unknown
The Best Family Quotes
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. Click to tweet
I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
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.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
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.
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.
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.
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.
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
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.
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Quotes About What Is Family?
My family is my strength and my weakness.
The family is a heaven in a heartless world.
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.
Family is the most important institution in society.
Family is a gift that lasts forever.
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.
Family is everything. Family comes first. It’s not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.
Family… a group experience of love and support. 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.
Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
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Part 2. Family Quotes That ARE…
The Most Famous Family Quotes (Einstein, Disney, Obama, etc.)
Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything.
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
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.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
With all my fans I got a family again.
A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
Family is the most important thing in the world. Click to tweet
A man should never neglect his family for business.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
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.
Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
The family is not only an institution, but a foundation, the foundation of nearly all institutions. G.K. Chesterton
Short Family Quotes
One-liners, short family quotes, sayings and thoughts for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
Family makes a house a home.
Family. Where life begins and love never ends.
Family. A little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud and a whole lot of love.
In time of test, family is best. Click to tweet
Family. Being loved no matter what.
When we have each other, we have everything.
When you love what you have, you have everything you need.
Together is my favorite place to be.
Family and health are above everything. Gal Shapira
The love of family is life’s greatest blessing. Click to tweet
Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.
Home is the nicest word there is.
Find your tribe. Love them hard.
There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
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Inspirational Family Quotes
Home is where your story begins.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
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.
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.
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can.
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.
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.
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.
If you want lasting influence in the world, influence your family. Bob Goff
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. 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.
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.
A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
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.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
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Cute And Uplifting Family Quotes
Children are the keys of paradise.
Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.
Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
The soul is healed by being with children.
Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion. Click to tweet
There is always a reason to smile. Find it.
The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.
You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars.
If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.
Funny And Surprising Family Quotes
I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands.
There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.
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.
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
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.
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.
Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over.
Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. Click to tweet
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality.
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.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.
Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Family is the one thing that is definitely not disposable.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up.
Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother.
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
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.
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Deep Family Quotes
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Where the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.
Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.
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?
Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.
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.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
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.
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
We must take care of our families wherever we find them. Click to tweet
Familiarity breeds contempt.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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.
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.
Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.
Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.
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.
It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
More deep quotes
See also: 5 Habits of Happy Families (psychcentral.com)
Wise Family Quotes (Words of Wisdom)
Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.
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.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
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.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. 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.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
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.
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.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
None of us is as smart as all of us.
A house is built by hands, but a home is built by heart.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
More words of wisdom
See also: 3 Steps to a Closer, Stronger Family (psychcentral.com)
Part 3. Family Quotes From Bible Verses
For Parents And Families
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed. 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.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm.
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For Mothers And Wives
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Click to tweet
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
For Fathers And Husbands
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Click to tweet
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Part 4. Conclusion
It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Click to tweet
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