60 Loving Family Quotes

Here are 60 quotes to remind you why family matters.

60 Loving Family Quotes

Everyone understands that family is defined as “a group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit” but we can all agree that the true definition is much broader than that.


The family represents an incredible, unbreakable bond created by mothers and fathers and sustained by brothers and sisters. The love we receive at home sets the foundation for our self-confidence, self-image and how we relate to the world and it offers us the emotional tools to face life’s challenges.


For that reason, we have put together a collection of our favorite family quotes and sayings that remind us of the love we share with our families.

1“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”

John Wooden

2“When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.”

Barbara Bush

3“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

George Bernard Shaw

4“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

George Burns

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

6“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

7“Spread love. Hug the people you care about and make sure they know that you care and appreciate them. Make it known to your friends and family that you love them.”

Germany Kent

8“I love my family because they are always there for me even in my most fragile moments.”

Gift Gugu Mona

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

Mother Teresa

10“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”

Lisa Weed

11“You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.”

Anita Baker

12“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

13“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

Michael J. Fox

14“In time of test, family is best.”

Burmese Proverb

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

George Santayana

16"Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing."

17“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”

Brad Henry

18“Tennis just a game, family is forever.”

Serena Williams

19“Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.”

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

Anthony Brandt

21“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”

David Ogden Stiers

22“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”

Lee Iacocca

23“It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

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

Anthony Brandt

25“My family is my strength and my weakness.”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

26“Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”

27“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.”

Dave Willis

28“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.”

29“Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.”

J.S. Bryan

30“Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.”

Steve Maraboli

31“In modern life, we tend to forget family values because of the hectic schedule.”

Mahesh Babu

32“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.”

John C. Maxwell

33“The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.”

Marge Kennedy

34“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.”

Albert Einstein

35“Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.”

Boyd K. Packer

36“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.”

Barbara Bush

37“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.”

Irina Shayk

38“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

39“It doesn’t matter how much money you have. If you have family, you’re rich. All the money in the world could never compare to the love of a family.”

40“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

41“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.”

Peter Buffett

42“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

Richard Bach

43“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”

Brad Henry

44“Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.”

Jenna Morasca

45“I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people.”

Marlon Wayans

46“For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.”

Mark Wahlberg

47“Family and God – that is what’s important. Money, cars, those are things that come and go.”

Fabrice Muamba

48“One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.”

Robert Byrd

49“My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.”


50“The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.”

Clayton M. Christensen

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

Dodie Smith

52“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”

Anthony Liccione

53“In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

54“Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.”

Paul Pearsall

55“I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family.”

Monica Bellucci

56“I’m surrounded by great friends and family. I don’t know what I would do without them.”

Emma Roberts

57“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.”

Guy Lafleur

58“When you talk about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.”

Alex Haley

59“Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.”

60“When you talk about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.”

Alex Haley