Family Quotes and Sayings

best family quotes and sayings

Family is the core of our lives, providing us with unconditional love and support no matter what life throws our way. From joyful occasions to trying times, family is there every step of the way—and you can honor this unique bond further by reflecting on quotes about family.

Whether it be an expression of admiration for a loving parent or a quest to explore the true meaning of home, these statements will bring new insight into the precious relationships that make up a family dynamic.

From humorous quips to deep musing, quotes about family capture the range of emotions that come with being part of such a special bond.

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

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

The family is the nucleus of civilization. ~Will Durant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Funny family quotes

Family life can be chaotic and confusing, but it can also bring out some of the most hilarious moments.

From the inside jokes between siblings to the idiosyncrasies of grandparents, there’s always something to keep us smiling.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a collection of funny family quotes that capture the lighthearted spirit of these precious relationships.

Whether you’re looking for an amusing quip about parents or a clever one-liner about siblings, there are plenty of gems here to make your family chuckle. So why not take a few minutes out of your day to enjoy these funnies and celebrate all that makes family life so unique?

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Our family tree is full of nuts.


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


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


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


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


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


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Famous family quotes


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


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


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


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


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


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


Short family quotes


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


Our family life was certainly not intellectual. ~Douglass North


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Happy family quotes

There’s nothing quite like the joy of being part of a loving family. From the comforting presence of loved ones to meaningful moments shared together, families give us strength, support and an unshakeable sense of belonging. And what better way to honor this bond than with inspirational quotes about family?

From profound reflections on the importance of love and unity to uplifting expressions about the delights of home, these happy family quotes will bring newfound appreciation for all that your relatives mean to you. So grab a cup of tea and explore our collection—let’s celebrate the wonderful world of family life!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Broken family quotes


You call it chaos, we call it family.


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


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


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


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.


Blessed family quotes


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


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


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


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


The love of family is life’s greatest blessing.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I love my family. ~Manute Bol


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


Quotes about family and love


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Just as the bonds between families are ever-changing, so too are the sentiments that remind us of the joys and trials of being part of a loving home.

We hope this collection of family quotes has given you plenty to reflect on and heartfelt words that capture the spirit of your relationships with those you love.

Cherish each moment with your family, and always remember that their hearts are joined together no matter where life takes them.


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