Family Quotes

Browse through this collection of family quotes and the perfect quote to capture your sentiments about your family.

Collection of Family Quotes

About Family

Editor's Favorite Quotes About Family

This section contains a handful of the editor’s favorite quotes about family.

To find a larger selection of quotes about family, look at the Collection of Family Quotes Index and select the category that best meets your needs. "Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts."
~ Author Unknown

"We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies."
~ Shirley Abbott

"The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. "
~ Erma Bombeck

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. "
~ Desmond Tutu

"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."
~ Paul Pearshall

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories."
~ George Eliot

"At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable."
~ Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer, Big Love, "Easter"

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

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason

"A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden."
~ Buddha

"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

"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

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