94 Family Quotes
A large collection of inspirational family quotes to share and remind you of the
importance of these special people in your life. Our family is
the people we grew up with, our relationship with
them is usually
one of love and support.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities,
of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Queen Elizabeth II
"You have to realize that there is something special within you, a
basic goodness that you must choose to manifest in every way you can
- toward your family, your profession and your planet. Each of us has
something good to offer."
Les Brown, Live Your Dreams
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, Siblings
A person's family life and home environment have a huge impact
on how their personalities and priorities are formed.
Florian Hewitt, Einstein: Famous Scientist, Committed Pacifist, And Timeless Genius
No matter the family and who or what they are made of,
a family's a family when they all come from love.
April Claxton, Goodnight Just The Same
God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we
are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness,
and for compassion.
Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded
today that family is the most important.
President Barack Obama
No one's family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising
agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.
Funny Quotes about Life
Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred
at my family's dinner table.
In the family, happiness is in the ratio in which each is serving the others,
seeking one another's good, and bearing one another's burdens.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Families need a media that represents the diversity of their audiences,
that encourages imaginative play and shared learning among family
members and that minimizes oppressive, stereotyped, and
Gee Elisabeth; Lori M. Takeuchi; Ellen Wartella, Children and Families in the Digital Age
I can't imagine moving out of this life without leaving behind a healthy
family - not a perfect family, but generations who will continue to
love each other. Our family isn't perfect, but I couldn't be more thrilled with every one of them. Best of all, we enjoy each other.
Gary Smalley, Let's Do Family Together
For many, Christmas is a special and magical time of the year where families gather, fireplaces are lit, icicles hang from windows and inflatable Santas sit in front yards.
Claude Jennings, Christmas 364
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
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.
Family life is full of major and minor crisis - 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.
What better word summarizes the relationship between children,
parents and grandparents? Even in the midst of conflict, confusion
and miscommunications, we can thank the Lord through faith that
we are blessed to be a family.
Rich Bimler, Grandparents: Play, Pray, Proclaim
Family life contributes immensely to an individual's happiness.
Only in a happy homelife can complete contentment be found.
Dorothea S. Koppliln
A smile also works wonders with your own family.
A smile given to each child or spouse when you see them no matter where or when will communicate you are open and welcoming.
Byron Pulsifer, Just A Smile
Somehow the home without God is missing a vital ingredient;
we cannot enter fully into the true blessing of family living if our
homes are not lifted up to God for his blessing.
Family consists of people
that love and care about each other mutually, and no matter what our
background is, we can have people to call family.
John Shea, Strategic Empathy
"Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us
would give our own life for the survival of a family member,
yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.
"That is not to say that children who feel jealousy or who act
out of jealousy have poor family values (after all jealousy is a completely normal emotion,) but it is important to stress family values with a child who is experiencing jealousy to try to help them to understand why their behavior may not be acceptable."
Sophie Banks, On Children and Jealousy
Not only has there been a change in the nature of ageing,
there have also been huge changes in family life over the past 50 or so years.
These too impact on the grandmothering role, and challenge the stereotypes
of older women.
Doreen Rosenthal, New Age Nanas Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century
My family provided me with the proper information and inspiration
for me to overcome the challenge of blindness.
"We can only control our reactions to events in our lives and
that is hard enough. So do not place any unneeded pressure on
yourself or your family trying to compete with or compare to other people.
James Perdue, Persevere Past your Paralysis
. . . though our family life was simple, I wasn't aware that we were poor.
Maybe we didn't have many possessions, but we never went hungry,
were cold, or lacked love.
Yanni, Yanni in Words
While you may have many other responsibilities in life like your family,
work, school or relationships, you should also learn to relax and play.
Christopher Michaels, Think Positive
I now see that serving the entire family (holistic services) and building
community are some of the very things that create the kind of environment
that allows youth to avoid risks, get an education, and prepare for
jobs and college.
Mario Morino, Leap of Reason
Knowing the fact that death is inevitable, and the time of death is
not dependent on age, so why not talk about this at least in order to
prepare your family, and for yourself, to interpret it not as a loss, but rather as the acquisition of life.
Sunday Adelaja, How To Overcome The Fear Of Death
One of the greatest ways to lead your family is to be vulnerable
enough to show your emotion. This doesn't mean you need to be out
of control, but it does require you to be authentic.
Jerrad Lopes, Step Up
The U.S. culture has changed and continues to change in a sense of
respect to the senior citizens that have provided for their families
and worked throughout their lives, and are inevitably deserving to
have the rest of their lives relaxed and have that peace of mind
that an older one deserves.
Corey Johnston, Free Stuff for Seniors
Special people in our life sometimes can become our family,
it doesn't mean they have to be blood related, it means appreciating
those who care and love you.
B. B. Butler
There are some good things about jobs. They provide a pretty decent l
evel of stability and consistency that you can count on. With a family and
fixed amount of expenses, this consistency and safety can't be overlooked.
Buck Flogging, Quit Your Job in 6 Months
As I remained in this world of obesity, I felt as though as I was all alone.
But I wasn't, my family was waiting for me on the outside, reaching for me,
yearning for me.
Suzanne Doyle-Ingram, Shine, Volume II
Teenagers can also be good decision makers at home.
When there is a family discussion happening, make sure you include
your teenager in the discussion if the topic is healthy enough to involve them.
Marvin Ryan, Self Esteem
In fact, if we admit it, most of us have never bothered to stop for
a moment and think what we want our family to look like, or more
accurately, with what kind of values we would like to characterize our family.
Nurit Levi, Change Your Child`s Negative Behavior
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, Her 28 Day Marriage Challenge
Other issues that can have a negative effect on a married couple
are problems concerning finances, health status, and pressure from family.
Jessica Gardner, Marriage Counselling From Home
May I say at this point that every person and ever family has problems
and there are problems in everything a person does, the important thing
do they really want to do something?
John Barrett, SoS-Life Enhancement
In our families, parents save so their kids will have a great foundation
for living a better life; because they love them.
Pinkie Bagele Taolo, The Letter
Love and Life
Families are the first in our lives, as we grow we drift a bit
but always returning to those who love, encourage, and support us the most,
Men named after deadbeat fathers might have a lack of pride
about themselves or at least about their name. But for me, I
was always proud that family is the foundation of who we are.
Dennis Lominac, My Family is My Life
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space,
the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
Because parents are the linchpins of your relationship with your
grandchild understanding family relationships and how to deal with them successfully is critically important to being an effective grandparent.
Arthur Kornhaber M.D., The Grandparent Guide
We start with our family, we may stray as life goes on but we all end
up with our family - appreciate them!
I know why families were created with all their imperfections.
They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself
occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
No family is perfect, but God can rebuild broken walls and restore
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
The very first team we ever encounter is the family we are born into,
and then as we grow we move to schools and colleges.
Derek Stanzma, Team Building
Remember that your actions and decisions for the family will pay off
once you are fully confident in raising your children.
Fhilcar Faunillan, Smart Parenting
Various influences - our parents, other family members, teachers,
books we've read, discussions we've had, life experiences -
all merge together to form our core values.
Maya Green, Resolution Evolution for Moms
Your own family can negatively influence your life. Often it is done
Sandra Leon, Success And Happiness
Not only does the world improve when women thrive individually,
but so will our families, organizations, communities, and governments.
Dr. Rachel Talton, Flourish: Have it All Without Losing Yourself
Change The World
Set goals with your family also. Help children learn this process early in life.
Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills
While at work, keep a picture of your family on your desk.
This reminds you that there is another world of yours at home.
M. K. Soni
The realities and challenges related to aging parents is a family matter.
Deliberate on the best way to cope with this change if your only
option is to provide the care, yourself.
Kathy Bishopson, Caring for Elderly Parents
Our family and cultural background forms our perception of how to
Malcom Rockwood, Dealing with Difficult People
. . 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, Take a Leap of Faith and Accept Your Imperfections
Words of Encouragement
A few dollars can make the difference to what a family will be able to
afford. When you buy food in bulk, it works to reduce the cost of food
and helps you to buy more.
John Michaels, Learn How To Give On The Cheap
Make A Difference
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, How to Get Kids to Behave
From family to work to passions and interests, these are all very
important details to better understand the person sitting on the other
side of the table.
Calvin Simpson, Life Through The Eyes Of A Smile
Many just attribute an unhappy marriage to their inability to persuade,
but a marriage and a family is about compromise, understanding, and effort.
Dr. Rachel Venturini, How to Persuade
The need for parents to embrace a mindful and consciousness-based
approach to parenting is more apparent than ever before. Society is in a
constant state of flux, and families are under increasing pressure keep
up with the changes.
A. C. Jones, The Mindful Parenting Handbook
When your children are in college, don't treat them as 8-year olds any more.
Think of them as young adults and try to maintain a healthy relationship
so you'll be a close family five years from now.
Lee Binz, Senior Year Step-by-Step
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.
"The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other force
it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child.
And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged.
When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled.
So, unless we work to strengthen the family, to create conditions under
which most parents will stay together, all the rest - schools, playgrounds,
and public assistance, and private concern - will never be enough.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
"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
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.
Quote of The Day
As we discussed how babies and pregnancy were such a gift,
it became clear that God really does shape each family - whether it' s in
vitro, egg donors, adoption, natural or deciding not to have children.
Heather Shore, God Uses Deeply Wounded People
We get married to feel the blissful belonging and love of family life,
and we feel happy amid of our loved ones and children.
Subhashree Rout, Live Your Balanced Life Now
My family. I realized they are the most important part of my life.
Throughout the year I had many challenges, but my family were always
there offering support and encouragement.
Though many are the forces threatening our Christian family unity,
we must encourage one another and build each other up
Priscilla Doremus, Focused: A Daily Devotional
Christian Quotes about Life
...a meal made for your family is an expression of love, a source of pleasure
- not only in the visceral enjoyment of the food, but also in the magic
that is created
when you imbue food with energy and nurturing.
Gwyneth Paltrow, My Father's Daughter
Positive Energy Quotes
Not simply love, compassion is something holy or something important,
precious, not that way. It's something very relevant in order to become
happy human being, happy family.
Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes,
but when captured and escape is not possible, giving up short of dying
and making the best you can of the new situation is also good for your genes.
Best Motivational Quotes
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us
to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it
gave him great pleasure.
Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
Encouraging Bible Verses
A boy who goes through a lot of traumatic experiences during
childhood may have less confidence than one who had the 'ideal' upbringing,
parents that loved him and a happy family life.
Steven Spencer, Confidence
A loving, monogamous couple raising children taught to respect each
other is a family unit where each member can reach their fullest potential.
Dave Gipson, Your Brain's Too Small for God
Your family must never become your peer group because it leads to
unnecessary limitations on your independence. This does not disqualify
the love you have for family; the key is just to never misplace the role
that family has in your life.
Josh Austin, Habits: Extraordinary Habits for Ordinary People
If routines are about keeping our family from going off the rails,
rituals are about infusing those routine days with meaning.
Jenny Rosenstrach, How to Celebrate Everything
When discouragement comes, you can rest assured in one thing:
God chose you to be a part of his family. Long before you chose God,
he picked you!
Few wealthy families devote the same intensity, energy, and commitment to their human assets - their family members - as they devote to their financial assets.
Ellen Miley Perry, A Wealth of Possibilities
With the teachings of God and the examples of my mother,
grandmothers, and mother-in-law, my own life experiences act
as my guide, and I have the opportunity to turn my God-given gifts
into a godly influence for my family.
Marty Norman, Generation G
"It's difficult to know exactly how an additional member of your family
will change things, but trust that this new person will change things
completely, but for the better.
Jacob Westlin, The Expectant Dad's Manual
There is a unique role for fathers to play in our families and in our
community, and that role takes its characteristics from how God
designed fatherhood to be.
Tony Payne, Fatherhood: what it is and what it's for
To paraphrase the Bible, what shall it profit a man (or a woman) who
gains the whole world but loses his or her own family?
Quotes to Live By
Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes,
music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Before we answer a co-worker or family member who might be
upset with us, we need to consider our response cautiously,
selecting phrases that will convey the truth, but also promote
understanding and peace.
Whether we are free to admit it or not, we all have members of our family
or social circle that seem to thrive off of drama and the accompanying stress.
Jeff Gunn, Panic and Anxiety Relief
Life and Struggles
Our life journey is so much easier with the love and support of family and
but we often forget to take the opportunity to truly, deeply thank them and show our appreciation.
Beth Bunchman, Cultivating Gratitude
Make the effort to reconnect with old friends, and rebuild your
relationship with your family. It's never too late to try, and reaching
out to other people will always be worth the risk.
Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity, Jealousy and Anxiety in Relationships
Family and Friends Quotes
"If you want a chance at success, a chance to get out of the rat race
and provide adequately for your family, you'll need to get out of bed
and do something different.
Sade Jasmin, Be Wise
"Think about the stories of family feuds that lasted from one generation
to the other. Getting revenge can be like acquiring a disease.
It eats you up and swallows you whole.
L. S. Louvain, How To Be Happy