Family Quotes and Sayings

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These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny family quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on MindBootstrap.

Top 10 family quotes with images

Inspirational family quotes My family is really good at letting go of things and moving on. ~Meghan McCain

My family is really good at letting go of things and moving on. ~Meghan McCain tweet

Inspirational family quotes The family is the nucleus of civilization. ~Will Durant

The family is the nucleus of civilization. ~Will Durant tweet

Inspirational family quotes Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. ~John C. Maxwell

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. ~John C. Maxwell tweet

Inspirational family quotes For me, family has always come first. ~Candace Parker

For me, family has always come first. ~Candace Parker tweet

Inspirational family quotes Family is not an important thing. It's everything. ~Michael J. Fox

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. ~Michael J. Fox tweet

Inspirational family quotes The hardest thing for me was leaving my friends and family behind. ~Amy Jackson

The hardest thing for me was leaving my friends and family behind. ~Amy Jackson tweet

Inspirational family quotes The foundation of family - that's where it all begins for me. ~Faith Hill

The foundation of family – that’s where it all begins for me. ~Faith Hill tweet

Inspirational family quotes For me it's always God, family, and then my work. ~Kimora Lee Simmons

For me it’s always God, family, and then my work. ~Kimora Lee Simmons tweet

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

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

Inspirational family quotes I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other. ~Jet Li

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other. ~Jet Li tweet


Funny family quotes


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


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


As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. ~Buddy Hackett tweet


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


I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny. ~Martin Short tweet


Remember, as far as everyone knows we are a nice, normal family. tweet


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


If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. ~George Bernard Shaw tweet


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


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


There are a lot of funny people in my family. Absolutely. There were a lot of jokes growing up around the dinner table, for sure. tweet


We didn’t grow up in a creative family. ~Nate Corddy tweet


I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house. ~Anthony Anderson tweet


Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. ~Gail Lumet Buckley tweet


I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over. tweet


Our family tree is full of nuts. tweet


Knowing your family so well, you can tell who’s coming down the stairs by the sound of their footsteps. tweet


All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women. ~W. C. Fields tweet


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


The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness. ~Nancy Mitford tweet


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


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Famous family quotes


Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. ~Albert Einstein tweet


Family is the most important thing in the world. ~Princess Diana tweet


In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. ~Lao Tzu tweet


Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. ~George W. Bush tweet


Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything. ~Michael J. Fox tweet


After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. ~Oscar Wilde tweet


Short family quotes


My family was my guide to my reality. ~Haywood Nelson tweet


Our family life was certainly not intellectual. ~Douglass North tweet


My family is more important than my party. ~Zell Miller tweet


I don’t think anyone has a normal family. ~Edward Furlong tweet


At a certain point I’m going to want to have a family. ~Gwen Stefani tweet


I have a great family, I live an amazing life. ~John Oates tweet


I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family. ~Al Roker tweet


If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family. ~Michael Enzi tweet


When I’m ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family. ~LaToya Jackson tweet


You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family. ~Sandra Bullock tweet


I would rather start a family than finish one. ~Don Marquis tweet


I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on. ~Thomas Hardy tweet


I grew up in a family struggling for work. ~Rick Scott tweet


You have to defend your honor. And your family. ~Suzanne Vega tweet


When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you. ~Guy Lafleur tweet


I’m the curvy one of the family. ~Elizabeth Olsen tweet


I stay in tune with my family and God. ~Regina King tweet


The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family. ~Glenn Tipton tweet


It’s kind of like I won a gold medal with my family. ~Laurie Hernanndez tweet


The dearest people around me are my family and friends. ~S. Sreesanth tweet


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


My family has always provided me unconditional love and support. ~Jazz Jennings tweet


I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is. ~Jamie Lee Curtis tweet


Learning in our family was entirely self-directed. ~Tara Westover tweet


A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. ~Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel tweet


My family values are really, really important. ~Ayesha Curry tweet


In God’s family, there are no outsiders, no enemies. ~Desmond Tutu tweet


Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families. ~Wes Borland tweet


All my life I thank God. My family was very religious. ~Pele tweet


If you have your family’s support, you can overcome anything. ~Sangram Singh tweet


Tennis just a game, family is forever. ~Serena Williams tweet


I want to relax and spend time with my family. ~Oleksandr Usyk tweet


Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. ~David Ogden Stiers tweet


To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush tweet


In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. ~Alex Haley tweet


There’s such a thing as a tribe – and family of choice. ~Mary Gauthier tweet


Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. ~Cary Grant tweet


I think I’m a better person because of my family. ~Randy Orton tweet


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


No family is complete without an embarrassing uncle. ~Peter Morgan tweet


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


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


Happy family quotes


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


I’m so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I’d like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most. ~Jared Padalecki tweet


I did not have a happy family life a few years ago. I was divorced, and I was very alienated from my daughter, and I was out there cutting every ribbon and running around New York hosting events for different causes to supplant my loss because I didn’t have a family to go home to. Now I don’t want to be Mr. Show Business anymore. ~Alec Baldwin tweet


I think it’s best to sit down and talk about what every family member wants out of the vacation so that everyone is really happy at the end of the day. If you can find a place that covers everyone’s needs, and it’s all under one roof, that’s even better. ~Candace Cameron Bure tweet


You can’t have a happy family if you don’t have a happy marriage. ~Jeremy Sisto tweet


Despair – or as I like to call it, des-pair – means feeling unpaired in a world in which it feels like everyone else is paired with a good job, a happy marriage, loving family, caring, and hope – and you’re not. ~Mark Goulston tweet


Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us. ~Gloria Steinem tweet


When I do get free time, I spend a lot of it at home with my family and my close friends and I think that’s what keeps me happy, healthy, grounded, and totally in check. ~Leighton Meester tweet


I am so proud of my family, and I am happy to give them all the limelight they want because heaven knows I got more than I need. ~Justin Trudeau tweet


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


I am happy with my family and my colleagues and want to continue making my own kind of cinema. I have never belonged to any camp and have no friends in the industry. Most of them will pay lip service, but when it comes to doing, they tend to shy away. ~Sunny Deol tweet


I spend most of my time at the ranch with my family, and enjoy life – watch the sun come up, watch it go down, thank God for another day, and just be happy. ~Marcus Luttrell tweet


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


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 tweet


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Broken family quotes


You call it chaos, we call it family. tweet


Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. ~P. J. O’Rourke tweet


Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse. ~Rick Riordan tweet


I’d be a liar if I said I had a normal family. ~Edward Furlong tweet


There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you. ~C. JoyBell C. tweet


Blessed family quotes


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


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 tweet


At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through. ~Kim Kardashian tweet


I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing. ~Bonnie Tyler tweet


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


I walk in a space of gratitude. I’m so grateful to God for blessing me with an amazing family and the opportunity to do what I love. ~Jurnee Smollett-Bell tweet


God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them. ~Josie Loren tweet


Before I go to bed, I thank God for blessing me with all the things he blessed me with, and for my family to be safe. ~Lauren Alaina tweet


I wanted to say thanks… and share my gratitude for everything I’ve been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone. ~Travis Barker tweet


I’m not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy. Take a salt bath. Do things that my parents were never able to do. I’m blessed to do anything I want, so I decide to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally. ~Erykah Badu tweet


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


I love being American, and I love family. I love having a family, and I feel so blessed, and I feel like God gave me exactly what I wanted, so now I have to do the right thing in God’s eyes also. Just follow what God wants me to do. ~Kanye West tweet


I’ve been so blessed to be part of a family that has dedicated its life to public service. ~Jeb Bush tweet


I am thankful for all the blessings and talents I have been given, but most of all I am thankful for my loving and supportive family. ~Olivia Holt tweet


The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you’re able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too. ~Elton John tweet


I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can’t thank God and the industry enough. ~Akshay Kumar tweet


I’m a family man, and I couldn’t be happier. My wife and I have been blessed with an incredible family, and my kids are my life. ~Scottie Pippen tweet


A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race. ~Joseph Smith, Jr. tweet


Since the day I was born, wrestling has sustained me and my family. It’s the way my father fed me; it’s the way I feed my kids. More importantly, wrestling is my greatest release. It’s been such a blessing for me. I can step into the ring and let it all go – all my anger, all my frustration, all my pain. ~Eddie Guerrero tweet


Missing family quotes


I guess, like most foreigners, when you’re away, you see your own culture being even more strange. But where I come from and my roots mean a lot. I miss my family and my friends. Something I’ve realized as I’ve been traveling is that it’s more about the actual people than the actual place. ~Alicia Vikander tweet


Whenever I have friends over, we end up eating and talking and losing track of time, and, once in a while, singing karaoke. It reminds me of the family meals we had in Russia, which always lasted a very long time. That’s a tradition I miss. ~Maria Sharapova tweet


I miss my family, and I like being a tourist when I go back. ~Tim Roth tweet


But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to. ~Woddy Harrelson tweet


I miss all of my old friends who have passed away. Sometimes you just don’t understand why they were taken so soon. I loved and miss Johnny Cash. I miss my old buddy Johnny Paycheck, who happens to be buried in an area of the cemetery that I bought for my family. ~George Jones tweet


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


I have a lot of friends, but my biggest fear is loneliness. I miss my family in Mumbai, and my biggest nightmare every day is to go back home alone. ~Deepika Padukone tweet


Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken? ~Trenton Lee Stewart tweet


I miss my family and friends from Cali a lot. I also miss late-night business hours, hiking in the Sierra Nevada, and house boating in Gold Country. But in Ohio, housing is cheaper, everything is green year-round, and we get glorious thunderstorms. In California, I lived in a place that was infested with black widow spiders. ~Rae Carson tweet


What I miss the most is chatting with my friends and family and having a good laugh over a simple meal. ~Kim Yuna tweet


I love my family quotes


I either had to concentrate on fighting, or I had to help my family. I chose my family. I love my mom; I love my family. ~Gerry Cooney tweet


You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It’s all about love. You know, how I’m loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness. ~Jada Pinkett Smith tweet


Love is such an objective thing. I mean, I can say I love my family, or I love my Diet Coke. So I guess, in different ways, yeah, I do believe in love. ~Emilie de Ravin tweet


I love my family, my wife, my kids, my dogs, my home, my life. I am a very happy and contented man. ~Eric Idle tweet


I mean I love my family very much, but there is a difference when you’re reuniting with your family outside of your hometown and reuniting in the family home. ~Debra Messing tweet


I love my family. ~Manute Bol tweet


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 tweet


Quotes about family and love


I love kids, and I love having had this second chance to have a family. ~Michael Douglas tweet


I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows. ~Cameron Diaz tweet


I can have everything I love at the same time. I can have my family, I can have my friends, and I can have my quiet life, which I also like. I can have my football, and I can have everything together, and I don’t need to give up one to be better than what I am. ~Jose Mourinho tweet


I kind of love coming home and being with family and feeling comfortable and knowing where I come from; I kind of like it. ~Michael Angarano tweet


I mean I love my family very much, but there is a difference when you’re reuniting with your family outside of your hometown and reuniting in the family home. ~Debra Messing tweet


Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man’s starving! ~O. Henry tweet


I’m lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I’ll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself. ~Shakira tweet


I do get to have my normal childhood. I just love to get together with my friends and family and have a good time. ~Austin O’Brien tweet


More love quotes

Family quotes for mothers and wives


A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father. ~Frank Abagnale 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 tweet


A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met. ~David A. Bednar tweet


Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths. ~Sheri L. Dew tweet


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


I had a lot of conversations with my family, my close friends, with my pastor, with God, and kind of came to a revelation that maybe I should be honest with myself about who I am and let that person – this woman who has lived inside me for my entire life – finally have an opportunity to live. ~Caitlyn Jenner tweet


As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them. ~Josh Billings tweet


More mother quotes, wife quotes

Family quotes for fathers and husbands


I have a best friend as a husband, and he is my number one supporter. He’s a family man, and he’s always giving back to God. That is what makes him a beautiful man. We’re not perfect by any means, but that makes us beautiful as well. We’re not afraid to say we’re not perfect. We have our disagreements, but that comes along with marriage. ~Tamera Mowry tweet


Perfect happiness would be knowing that all my family and friends were happy and safe. Then I’d go to a tropical island with my husband where it was gorgeous and fun all day long and interesting and fun all evening. Good food and dancing would be nice, too, and weekly visits from those safe and happy family and friends. Plus world peace. ~Suzanne Weyn tweet


I’m about caring, I’m about people, and I’m about entertaining people. I’m a family man. A husband. A father. I’ve been a lot of other things over the years, which we don’t really want to talk about. ~Ozzy Osbourne tweet


I love my husband so much. I love our family. I love our dynamic. I’m proud to be in the relationship that I am because it’s based on love. Pure love. ~Tamera Mowry tweet


More father quotes, husband quotes

Family quotes for children


There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about, there are things that you cannot talk to your children about. ~Shirley Knight tweet


I don’t know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children. ~Penelope Cruz tweet


A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere. ~Mel Gibson tweet


I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden. ~Jessica Lange tweet


Family is what matters. The health of my children is No.1. The relationship with my family, my wife, my faith – all of it is easily No. 1. ~Michael Buble tweet


I’m not asking that people accept homosexuality. I’m not asking that they believe like I do that it’s inborn. I’m not asking that. All I’m saying is don’t let these children suffer without a family because of your bias. ~Rosie O’Donnell tweet


When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit. ~Jerry Falwell tweet


No family should have to depend on the labor of its children to put food on the table and no person should be forced to work in captivity. ~Hilda Solis tweet


I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values – the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one’s children. ~Ednita Nazario tweet


Well, in order to become a grown man, in order to become significant in my family and significant in my children’s life, I had to learn my lessons. ~Bobby Brown tweet


Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. ~Marcelene Cox tweet


Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your village and beyond. ~Tom Stoppard tweet


Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children. ~Ezra Taft Benson tweet


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