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Family Quotes

A family is a unit of individuals who are either biologically related or family which is given to you through marriage or most importantly by love. To be a true family there must be love. Some people find their families are not necessarily the ones that they grew up with. Below is a compilation of famous family related quotations.




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 only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.  ~ Lee Iacocca


When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.  ~ Leo Tolstoy


I sustain myself with the love of family.  ~ Maya Angelou


If you're a part of my family, I will love you violently.  ~ Charlie Sheen


Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.  ~ P.J. O'Rourke


The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society.  ~ Jill Ruckelshaus


There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.  ~ Jane Austen


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


Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood. ~  Charles Dickens


If you want to trace your family tree, all you have to do is run for public office.  ~ Patricia Vance


Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself.  ~ H.L. Mencken


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


And thank you for a house full of people I love.  Amen.  ~ Terri Guillemets


Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive.  ~ Stella Benson


What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.  ~ Mother Teresa


An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.  ~ Spanish proverb


People talk about dysfunctional families; I've never seen any other kind.  ~ Sue Grafton


Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.  ~ Mother Teresa


A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.  ~ Ogden Nash


The family is the American fascism.  ~ Paul Goodman


Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn't matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.  ~ Mother Teresa


He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.  ~ Johann von Goethe


When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.  ~ Joyce Brothers


No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back.  ~ Margaret Mead


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


The family is the nucleus of civilization.  ~ William Durant


Let parents then bequeath to their children not riches but the spirit of reverence.  ~ Plato


In time of test, family is best.  ~ Burmese proverb


After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.  ~ Anthony Brandt


Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness.  ~ Robert J. Havighurst


Where there is lasting love, there is a family.  ~ Shere Hite


Everyone had an uncle who tried to steal their nose.  ~ Peter Kay


I think film-makers invented the happy American family and put it into movies to drive everyone crazy.  ~ Jill Robinson


Family...the we of me.  ~ Carson McCullers


All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.  ~ Leo Tolstoy


I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family, and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post which any human power can give.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


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


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




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