50 quotes about what family means to us

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Family is the cornerstone of our lives, the foundation upon which we build our identities, and can be a source of unconditional love and support. Whether it's the laughter shared around the dinner table, a comforting embrace during tough times, or the joy of celebrating milestones together, family shapes who we are and what we cherish most in life.

In this collection, we've gathered over 50 quotes that beautifully capture the essence of what family means to us. From heartwarming sentiments to profound insights, these quotes reflect the diverse experiences and emotions that come with being part of a family.


50 quotes about family

  1. "The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family." — Mother Teresa
  2. “Children do not need us to shape them. They need us to respond to who they are.” — Naomi Aldort
  3. "In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul." — Lisa T. Shepherd
  4. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox
  5. “It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” — Peter Buffett
  6. "Sometimes, family is a group of people who make you feel less alone and really loved." — Carlos Wallace
  7. "The love of a family is life's greatest blessing." — Eva Burrows
  8. "Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what." — Dez Del Rio
  9. "Without family, you've got nothing." — Dom Toretto
  10. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  11. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” — George Burns
  12. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
  13. “One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
  14. “Healthy families resolve conflict without coercion, shaming, or violence.” — bell hooks
  15. "Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they're driving you crazy." — Jenna Morasca
  16. "Family is where life begins and love never ends." — Oprah Winfrey
  17. "Family is a blessing. Just keep saying that when you are irritated by something a family member says." — Marcelina Hardy
  18. "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." — George Santayana
  19. "Family is not solely about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most." — Andy Cohen
  20. "The best part about being in a chosen family is that they're the family you get to choose." — Jessie Pavelka
  21. "Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. "Your family is the group you're born into, but your chosen family are the people you pick to be with you along the way." — Jessica Lang
  23. "The family you choose can sometimes be closer than the one you're born into." — Oprah Winfrey
  24. "The beauty of chosen family is that it transcends societal norms and celebrates the uniqueness of each individual relationship." — Andy Cohen
  25. "The family is a haven in a heartless world." — Christopher Lasch
  26. "In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm." — Isaac Rosenfeld
  27. "Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it's the place where we find the deepest heartache." — Iyanla Vanzant
  28. "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... and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum." — Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters
  29. "When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family." — Jim Butcher
  30. "Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love, respect, and acceptance." — Amalia Gavea
  31. "Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice." — Reinhold Niebuhr
  32. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” —Lee Iacocca
  33. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”— George Bernard Shaw, Immaturity
  34. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” — Albert Einstein
  35. “This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good.” — Stitch, Lilo & Stitch
  36. "I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other." — Jet Li
  37. "Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." — David Ogden Stiers
  38. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
  39. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” — George A. Moore
  40. “Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small.” ― Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution
  41. “This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.” —Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
  42. “Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.” ― Pierce Brown, Golden Son
  43. “Nothing like watching your relatives fight, I always say.” ― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief
  44. “I sustain myself with the love of family.” ― Maya Angelou
  45. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  46. “Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.” ― Mitch Albom
  47. “You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life.” ― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook
  48. “Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.” — Christopher Paolini, Eldest
  49. “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  50. “Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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