65 Inspiring and Beautiful Family Quotes


Could you imagine living life without your family? To most people, this would be unimaginable. Without the support and encouragement of our families, it’s safe to say that we wouldn’t be where we are today. For this reason, your family may be the most important aspect of your life. It is a never-ending source of love, happiness, and deep understanding. Without your loved ones, life would be a lot more difficult and a lot less joyful. No matter what happens in life, you can always be sure that your family members will stand at your side – even during the most challenging trials and tribulations. Knowing that you are surrounded by loving family members who support you and encourage you in the pursuit of happiness is quite a heartwarming feeling. To highlight and celebrate the great importance of our families, we’ve created a collection of beautiful family quotes. These fantastic quotes about family will remind you of all the beautiful moments you’ve enjoyed with your family.

While none of us can choose the families we are born into, many of us were extraordinarily lucky. In fact, when thinking about it, the great majority will tell you that they were born into the best family imaginable. Your family may not be perfect but it most definitely is the perfect family for you.

“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.”
Trenton Lee Stewart

Your parents and siblings are the ones who know you in and out. They are the ones who are genuinely happy for your greatest victories but never leave your side during the moments when you have hit rock bottom.

Family quotes

Enjoy the following collection of beautiful family quotes.

Your family members love you for who you are and can perfectly live with your imperfections. In fact, your family may not love you despite your weaknesses and flaws but may love you even more because of them.

Such boundless love definitely needs to be cherished and celebrated. What better way to do this than with the following collection of the finest family quotes?

65 Inspiring and Beautiful Family Quotes

What makes the following family quotes so beautiful is that they stem from truly inspiring individuals. These writers, musicians, and philosophers went through the same ups and downs in their own family life that we experience as well. Luckily, however, these brilliant people have found ways to humorously cope with all these challenges. Even more so, they have come up with unique statements that inspire us to cherish our family – despite the occasional arguments and fights.

Here are these beautiful family quotes:


“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”
Michael J. Fox

Family is everything quote


“My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.”

My family is everything quote


“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”
George Santayana

The family is one of nature's masterpieces


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

You don't choose your family quote


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

Most important thing in the world is family and love quote


“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”
Mitch Albom

This is part of what a family is about quote


“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”
Richard Bach

The bond that links us to our true family quote


“Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.”
Joel Osteen

Quote about family


“I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.”
Joaquin Phoenix

Quote about family


“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

Family quote


“Life changes when you have a child when you have your own family. You become more careful about what you do. You’re not going to be out late, going out to clubs, hanging out with your friends. You’re going to be at home, taking care of your daughter, playing with her.”
Paul Pierce

Life changes when you have your own family quote



“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

Life has blessed me quote


“One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.”
Robert Byrd

One's family is the most important thing in life quote


“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”
Virginia Satir

The atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family quote



“I sustain myself with the love of family.”
Maya Angelou

I sustain myself with the love of my family quote


“I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.”
Jose Carreras

I have a wonderful shelter



“The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another’s defects, and the bearing of one another’s burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family.”
Lawrence G. Lovasik

The practice of patience


“When families are strong and stable, so are children – showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes.”
Iain Duncan Smith

When families are strong


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

The first essential cell


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

When everything goes to hell


“In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.”
David Beckham


“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.”
C. JoyBell C.”


“When you come from a big family, you see that, growing up, you’re learning how to share. Your sisters have got your back; you’re not alone in this – ‘We all support you!’ Your family provides that; it gives you a sense of safety, and it’s a very grounding feeling.”
Gisele Bundchen


“I try to live my life like my father lives his. He always takes care of everyone else first. He won’t even start eating until he’s sure everyone else in the family has started eating. Another thing: My dad never judges me by whether I win or lose.”
Ben Roethlisberger


“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

What it means to be family


“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.”
Mitch Albom


“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

To maintain a joyful family


“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


“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


“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

That's what people do


“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.”
Mitch Albom


“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

So many great things in my life


“You can kiss your family good-bye 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


“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother, and the teacher.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”
Mother Teresa


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

A close-knit family


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


“My family is my strength and my weakness.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

My strength and my weakness


“Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.”
Cassandra Clare


“For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.”
Christina Rossetti


“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.”
Margaret Mead


“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.”
Barbara Bush

Your human connections


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


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

Family quote


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


“I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.”
Cindy Morgan


“I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.”
Reba McEntire

Time with your family


“Manhood is taking care of your family and being able to bless other people. Not yourself – but whether you can bless other people.”
Magic Johnson


“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.”
Caroline Kennedy


“Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.”
John Ruskin


“One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.”
Ralph Fiennes

Shared sense of humor


“The bottom line: If you want a happier family, bring those skeletons out of the closet.”
Bruce Feiler


“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.


“But you know, we have a very normal family. We’ve had our ups and downs. You know, we’ve had our issues, but we’ve had great cause for celebration.”
Julius Erving


“My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That’s always been my motivation – to take care of the people who rely on me.”
Tony Parsons


“People are going to be living quite soon for 100 years. Our idea of how a family works no longer applies. It’s no good saying you’re going to have children for 15 years and then you’re going to retire and have hobbies because you’ve got 40 more years to go after 60 and you’re in good health until 90 or something.”
Theodore Zeldin


“I had five sisters and one brother, so having a big family is a given for me, but now being a father, and trying to be a good father, I already have my work cut out for me.”
David Charvet


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

All happy families are alike


“Tennis is just a game, family is forever.”
Serena Williams


“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.”
Elizabeth Gilbert


“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.”
Jim Butcher


“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.”
Claire LaZebnik

No one's family is normal


“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 have a very good family. I’m very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It’s one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.”
Dan Quayle


“It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.”
Mitch Albom


“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”
Pope John Paul II

I hope you enjoyed this collection of beautiful family quotes.

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