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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational FAMILY QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


Family to me is everything!

But let's be honest, that doesn't mean we don't have our ups and downs.

That doesn't mean we are perfect (we aren't!)


To the contrary we are perfectly imperfect.


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Without further ado here they are; the TOP 100 most inspirational FAMILY QUOTES:


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

2 – Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox

3 – Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

4 – Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry

5 – Family is the anchor that holds us through life’s storms.

6 – 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.

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

8 – Family – where life begins and love never ends.

9 – The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. Dodie Smith

10 – The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana



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

12 – To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. Buddha

13 – In time of test, family is best. Burmese Proverb

14 – It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. Peter Buffett

15 – When we understand the connection between how we live and how long we live, it’s easier to make different choices. Instead of viewing the time we spend with friends and family as luxuries, we can see that these relationships are among the most powerful determinants of our well-being and survival. Dean Ornish

16 – Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home. Anthony Liccione

17 – The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. Jay McInerney

18 – The family is the test of freedom because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. Gilbert K. Chesterton

19 – A family doesn’t need to be perfect; it just needs to be united. Unknown

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



21 – Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Paul Pearsall

22 – All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair. Mitch Albom

23 – A man should never neglect this family for business. Walt Disney

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

25 – Friends are the family you choose. Jess C. Scott

26 – Home isn’t where you’re from; it’s where you find light when all grows dark. Pierce Brown

27 – 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. Robin Hobb

28 – I sustain myself with the love of family. Maya Angelou

29 – Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. Joseph Brodsky

30 – I know every family has its problems. But I admire those that stick together. Unknown



31 – Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. Jane Howard

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

33 – We must take care of our families wherever we find them. Elizabeth Gilbert

34 – You leave home to seek your fortune, and when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. Anita Baker

35 – Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. Wanda Hope Carter

36 – You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner

37 – I knew why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. Anais Nin

38 – Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce in. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. Sarah Dessen

39 – You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family. Rod Stewart

40 – In family relationships love is really spelled T.I.M.E.  Dieter F. Uchtdorf



41 – Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst. Marjorie Pay Hinckley

42 – 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. Josiah

43 – You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life. Matthew Quick

44 – You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges. Elizabeth Berg

45 – Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson

46 – Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. Anthony Brandt

47 – There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family, or more happy, or more exasperated. Or more…secure. Jim Butcher

48 – The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family. Mother Teresa

49 – Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.

50 – So much of what is best in us is bound in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. Haniel Long



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51 – Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

53 – In family life, love is the oil that eases friction. Friedrich Nietzsche

54 – I think family is key and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people. Marlon Wayans

55 – My advice: take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family. Jenna Morasca

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

57 – Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. Queen Elizabeth II 

58 – The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you. Kendall Hailey 

59 – Your family love must be cultivated. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. Jim Rohn

60 – Children crave to feel needed, valued, and recognized as a part of the family. To a child, belonging means to feel noticed, included, accepted and loved. Richard O'Keef



61 – To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II 

62 – The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca

63 – The optimum number of children in a family, the number that's most likely to ensure that your family is a happy one, is the number of children you have right now. Linda Blair

64 – To understand your parent’s love, you must raise children yourself. Chinese Proverb

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

66 –Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that. James Brown

67 – My priority is to hang out with the ones I love – my family, my loved ones. Cote de Pablo

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

69 – It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy. Jada Pinkett Smith

70 – When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family. Jim Butcher



71 – The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt

72 – Family is this very deep, complex thing that for most people becomes everything. It informs your entire life. Ezra Miller

73 – You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be. Lilly Singh

74 – My family was my guide to my reality. Haywood Nelson

75 – When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. Gilbert Keith Chestertom

76 – Everybody’s family has different values. Lewis Black

77 – The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day. Orlando Aloysius Battista

78 – No family is complete without an embarrassing uncle. Peter Morgan

79 – The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.  Henry Ward Beecher

80 – My family is my strength and my weakness. Aishwarya Rai Bachlan



81 – Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and love. Dave Willis

82 – Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family. J.S. Bryan

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

84 – Family life contributes immensely to an individual's happiness. Only in a happy home life can complete contentment be found. Dorothea S. Koppliln

85 – We define family in many different ways: not just by blood but by people with whom we find a common ground and a common bond. Adrienne C. Moore

86 – There is no such thing as a perfect family. Behind every door there are issues, the difference is accepting and encouraging each family member as they are not as we would like them to be. Catherine Pulsifer 

87 – We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes but they never break. Marquise de Sevigne

88 – People often stop learning about each other because they feel like they already know all there is to know. Family is notorious for this. C.J. Kruse

89 – Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. Ann Brashares

90 – A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid. Robert Brault



91 – 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

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

93 – A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss…that’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it. Brad Pitt

94 – If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out grinning at total strangers. Maya Angelou

95 – You have to STOP asking for perfection – perfect family, perfect grades, perfect job, perfect love life, and perfect physique. They simply won't exist. Russell Davis

96 – Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre Maurois

97 – No family is perfect, but God can rebuild broken walls and restore lost dreams. By the grace of God we must do all we can to keep families strong and full of the hope that comes from fulfilling God's ideal. Dr David Jeremiah 

98 – This is the part of what a family is about: knowing that they will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Mitch Albom

99 – A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George Moore

100 – Family is the most important thing in the world. Princess Diana







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