By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, peaceful and powerful 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!
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. Desmond Tutu
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
A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. Helen Keller
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
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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
Your family is the most important business you’ll ever run. 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.Click to tweet
I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
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.
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.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
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
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.
Family is everything. Christiano Ronaldo (Source)
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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.
I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands.
With all my fans I got a family again.
A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
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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.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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.
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.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
The family is not only an institution, but a foundation, the foundation of nearly all institutions. G.K. Chesterton
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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.
Family. Being loved no matter what.
Home is the nicest word there is.
When we have each other, we have everything.
When you love what you have, you have everything you need.
Family and health are above everything. Gal Shapira
Together is my favorite place to be.
The love of family is life’s greatest blessing.
Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.
Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.
Find your tribe. Love them hard.
There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Inspirational Family Sayings
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.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
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.
If you want lasting influence in the world, influence your family. Bob Goff
You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars.
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.
Your family is the most important business you’ll ever run. Unknown
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.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
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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Wise Family Sayings
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.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
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.
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.
Children are the keys of paradise.
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.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
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It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.
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- A beautiful way to see your family? As a gift from life. Be grateful!
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