Family Quotes

family on beachFamily are people that you can’t live with and you can’t live without.  They will be forever connected to you no matter what happens for the good or bad and working on family relationships is time well spent.  Some of these family quotes are humourous, sometimes they are heartwarming, and sometimes they make you wish you didn’t even speak to your family.  Hopefully, you have more positive interactions with your family than negative ones and hopefully there is always love underneath all of the friction.

“‘Ohana means family – no one gets left behind, and no one is ever forgotten.”
~Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, Lilo & Stitch

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

“Family jokes, through rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive”
~ Stella Benson

“Family quarrels are bitter things.  They don’t go by any rules.  They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.”
~ Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H

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

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!”
~ Albert Einstein

“The family is a haven in a heartless world.”
~ Attributed to Christopher Lasch

“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do.  With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.”
~ Margaret Mead

“An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.”
~ Spanish Proverb

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”
~ Author Unknown

“If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.”
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

“True friends are families which you can select.”
~ Audrey Hepburn

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“Blood’s thicker than water, and when one’s in trouble
Best to seek out a relative’s open arms.”
~Author Unknown

“There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.”
~ Herbert Prochnov

“In time of test, family is best.”
~ Burmese Proverb

“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 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

“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

“Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.”
~ Clare Luce

“Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.”
~ Marcelene Cox

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.”
~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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

“Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.”
~ Gail Lumet Buckley

“The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.”
~ Dodie Smith

“I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.”
~ Fred Allen

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

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.”
~ Imelda Marcos

“Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.”
~ Bruce Barton



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