30 Meaningful Family Quotes

Family is what it’s all about. Some of you might not agree but that depends on what you define as family. To me, family goes beyond just those who share the same blood as you. It extends to the people you love, care about, and would miss terribly if they ever left your life. These meaningful family quotes show the importance of having family in your life.

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Leo Tolstoy

“Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. ”

Jim Rohn

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”

Eva Burrows

“Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.”

Sidonie Gruenberg

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people, your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.”

Barbara Bush

“Family is the most important thing in the world”

Princess Diana

“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

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”

Carl Sandburg

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

John Bowring

“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.”

Joyce Brothers

“A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.”

Helen Keller

“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.”

Chinese Proverb

“Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family?”

Marmontel Gretry

“Acting is just a way of making a living; the family is life. ”

Denzel Washington

“I never forget my wife’s birthday. It’s usually the day after she reminds me about it.”


“In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family’s story embodies its hope and despair.”

Auguste Napier

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

George Santayana

“The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven’s lieutenants.”


“Family life is full of major and minor crises — the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce — and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details,life etches itself into memory and personality. It’s difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.”

Thomas Moore

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”

William Shakespeare

“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.”

Elizabeth Stone

“Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both… is a blessing.”

Donna Hedges

“Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.”

Ed Howe

“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.”


“In time of test, family is best.”

Burmese Proverb

“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.”

Thomas Jefferson

“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

“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

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

Mother Teresa

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.”

Benjamin Franklin

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

Alex Haley

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”


“If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. ”

Michael Chrichton

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.”

Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

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