You can’t choose them, you certainly didn’t ask them. But here you are. You are born into a family, a place, a people where you will live with. A place you can find love even though the world says you are the worst. Whether it’s a biological family or relationship, the family is family. Here are some quotes about the meaning of family that may strengthen the bond.
The Meaning of Family Quotes
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
– Anita Baker
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
– Irina Shayk
When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.
– Barbara Bush
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
– Johann Schiller
The memories we make with our family is everything.
– Candace Cameron Bure
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
– Barbara Bush
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
In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future.
– Alex Haley
Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.
– Anthony Liccione
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
– Richard Bach
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
– Brad Henry
A family doesn’t have to perfect; it just needs to be united.
In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.
– Rod Stewart
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
– Anthony Brandt
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
– George A. Moore
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
– Michael J. Fox
Don’t worry about the pressure or the responsibility. Just live in it, have fun, and when everything seems to be going right, just stay humble and remember your family.
– Roman Reigns
Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
– David Ogden Stiers
Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.
– J.K. Rowling
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
– Wanda Hope Carter
A perfect dinner for me is being with people I really want to be with. It starts and stops with my company and my family.
– Catherine Bach
Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.
– Lisa Weed
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
– Lee Iacocca
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do … but how much love we put in that action.
– Mother Theresa
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
– Andre Maurois
Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
– Anthony Brandt
It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
– Philip Green
The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.
– Marge Kennedy
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
– Albert Einstein
Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
– Marquise de Sévigné
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.
– Oscar Wilde
Being part of a family means smiling for photos.
– Harry Morgan
At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
– Mark V. Olsen
The greatest moments in life are not concerned wiht selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem
– Walt Disney
My family is my strength and my weakness.
– Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
In time of test, family is best.
– Burmese Proverb
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.
– Chinese Proverb
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
– Desmond Tutu
I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you.
– Anais Nin
Spare the rod and spoil the child – that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.
– Martin Luther
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
– Pope John XXIII
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
– Mother Teresa
Family: where life begins and love never ends.
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
– Felix Adler
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
– John C. Maxwell
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
– Bobby Darin
To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.
– Chinese proverb
There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.
– Jim Butcher
When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.
– Guy Lafleur
Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.
We do not develop habits of genuine love automatically. We learn by watching effective role models – most specifically by observing how our parents express love for each other day in and day out.
– Josh McDowell
You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.
– Elizabeth Berg
Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.
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
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
Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
– Marjorie Pay Hinckley
This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good.
Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.
– Barbara Bush
That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.
– Deb Caletti
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
– Evan Esar
It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.
– Peter Buffett
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
– Mitch Albom
Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
– Mother Teresa