Positive Family Quotes

Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Family gathered for Golden Wedding Anniversary

These inspirational family quotes are all positive words of wisdom and love that celebrate the joys of family life.

I was brought up with a strong belief in the family being the most important thing in life. I was taught by example, that your family will always love you no matter what, and that a loving, supportive, caring, positive upbringing will produce the same qualities in adults. When I see what a wonderful job my children are doing in bringing up their own children, I can appreciate that I had a part in passing on the 'family values' that I was blessed with as a child.

Butterfly bear by Sandra Reeves

Photo: My parents had a party to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2008, this picture is of them with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and respective partners. There have been seven more bundles of joy added to the family since then and one more on the way! We all had a wonderful time together and it is now one of my parents most treasured memories.
Artwork: The artwork on this page is by creative artist Sandra Reeves.

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Family quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname.
Unknown author family quotes are at the bottom of the page.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen 1775 - 1817

There is nothing like staying at home
for real comfort.

Aine Belton

Aine Belton 

One hug always equals two...
One for them and one for you.

Bo Bennett

Bo Bennett 1972

Spend some time this weekend on home-improvement...
Improve your attitude toward your family.

Rachel Billington

Rachel Billington  1942

The daughter never ever gives up on the mother, just as the mother never gives up on the daughter. There is a tie there so strong that nothing can break it.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte  1769 - 1821

Show me a family of readers...
and I will show you the people who move the world.

Anthony Brandt

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

Joyce Brothers

Joyce Brothers 1927

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

Gail Lumet Buckley 1937

Family faces are magic mirrors -
looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.

Eva Burrows

Eva Burrows 1929

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

Family - by Sandra Reeves

Nancy J. Carmody

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because I have a home...

I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.

Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton 1874 - 1936

The most extraordinary thing in the world is...
an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra 1946

Success, wealth, good health and nurturing relationships
are by-products of happiness, not the cause.

Sera Christann

Sometimes our hearts get tangled and our souls a little off kilter. Friends and family can set us right and help guide us back to the light.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.


Confucius  551BC - 479BC

The strength of a nation derives from
the integrity of the home.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis  1958

There is a point when you aren't as much mom and daughter
as you are adults and friends.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus 1992

The only people that you really have, that I learned, are your family, because they love you no matter what.

Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen  1970

Family isn't something that's supposed to be static or set.
People marry in, divorce out.
They're born, they die.
It's always evolving, turning into something else.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana 1961 - 1997

Family is the most important thing in the world.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney 1901 - 1966

A man should never neglect his family for business.

Will Durant

Will Durant 1885 - 1981

The family is the nucleus of civilization.

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox 1961

Family is not an important thing ~ it is everything.

Richard Garnett

Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.

Love is the greatest gift - by Sandra Reeves

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all your generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Alex Hayley

Alex Hayley 1921 - 1992

In every conceivable manner,
the family is a link to our past and a bridge to our future.

Brad Henry

Brad Henry 1963

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

Families are - BLOG

Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915

No matter what you have done for yourself, or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826

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

Marge Kennedy  Family Quotes

It's important for all single parents to remember that not everything that goes wrong, from your son's bad attitude towards school to the six holes in your teenage daughter's ear, is because you live in a single-parent home. Every family has its problems.

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour.

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

Yes, single-parent families are different from two-parent families. And urban families are different from rural ones, and families with six kids and a dog are different from one-child, no-pet households. But even if there is only one adult presiding at the dinner table, yours is every bit as much a real family as the Waltons.

Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt  1934 - 1997

The love of family and the admiration of friends
is much more important then wealth and privilege.

Jack Layton

Cherish every moment with those you love,
at every stage of your journey.


Madonna  1958  Family Quotes

Family is everything. Family comes first.
It's not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.

Swami Muktananda

Swami Muktananda  1908 - 1982   Family Quotes

Love is our only reason for living and the only purpose of life. We live for the sake of love, and we live seeking love... it is not surprising that we keep looking for love. All of us are nothing but vibrations of love.  We are sustained by love, and in the end we merge back into love...

This world is nothing but a school of love, our relationships with our husband or wife, with our children and parents, with our friends and relatives are the university in which we are meant to learn what love an devotion truly are.

Yet the love we experience through other people is just a shadow of the love of the inner self. There is a sublime place inside us where love dwells. The love that pulses in the cave of the heart does not depend on anything outside. It does not expect anything. It is completely independent.

Clara Ortega

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each others hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.

Amos Oz

Amos Oz  1939

I find the family the most mysterious
and fascinating institution of the world.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin 1939

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together - but separable, each segment distinct.

Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894

For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather. To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one, if one goes astray. To lift one, if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273

Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with,
as rose oil imbibes from roses.

George Santayana

George Santayana 1863 - 1952

The family is one of life's masterpieces.

Virginia Satir

Virginia Satir 1916 - 1988

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.

Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner  1855 - 1920

Our fathers had their dreams, we have ours,
the generation that follows will have its own.

Marquise de Sevigne

Marquise de Sevigne 1626 - 1696

We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950 Family Quotes

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith 1896 - 1990

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

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks  1965

My wife, my family, my friends...
They've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means.
In a nutshell... loving someone is about giving, not receiving.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep 1949 Family Quotes

My family really does come first.
It always did and always will.

There's no road map on how to raise a family,
it's always an enormous negotiation.

Charles R. Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll 1934

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed
on the anvil of everyday living.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa 1910 - 1997   Family Quotes

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 you to grow up in greater love for each other.

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

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

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu 1931

You don't choose your family,
they are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

Mildred B. Vermont

A mother is a woman with a twenty-five hour day
who can still find time to play with her family.

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams  Family Quotes

Treat other animals as friends and they become friends.
Treat other animals as family and they become family.
Give other animals your love and they will love you in return.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin  1817 - 2008

The place to cure most of the ills of society
is in the homes of the people.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda  1893 - 1952

Kindness is the Light that dissolves all walls between
souls, families and nations.

Love, Light, Blessings

Proverb & Unknown Author
Family Quotes

Proverb Family Quotes

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

Brothers are like hands and feet.

In time of test, family is best.

Unknown Author Family Quotes

A family is a little world created by love.

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.

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.

Blessed are those who spoil and snuggle, hug and hope, pray and pamper.
For they shall be called Grandparents.

Family and friends fill our lives with happiness and laughter
giving us memories to treasure today and forever after.

Family quote illustrated by Sandra Reeves

Family are like branches on a tree,
we all grow in different directions,
yet our roots remain as one.

Family is like music...
some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song.

I like to walk with Grandpa and Grandma,
Their steps are short like mine.
They don't say, "Now hurry up."
They always take their time.

I like to walk with Grandpa and Grandma,
Their eyes see things like mine do...
Wee pebbles bright, a funny cloud,
Half hidden drops of dew.

Most people have to hurry,
They do not stop and see,
I'm glad that God made Grandpa and Grandma,
Unrushed, and young like me.

No man on his death bed ever looked up into the eyes of his family and friends and said...
"I wish I'd spent more time at the office."

Nothing makes a woman love a man more than
seeing how much he loves their children.

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

Sister are different flowers from the same garden.

The laughter of a child is the light of the home.

The only people who truly know your story
are the ones who help you write it.

Family at Christmas 1980's

Although I left home to get married at an early age (17) my family has remained close. From the 1980's through to late 1990's most of us worked together in a family business. This photograph was taken in the late 80's just before we all went out for the 'Works' Annual Christmas Dinner. As the years passed and our individual families grew, we have all moved on to other things, but we still enjoy a Christmas get together at my parents home.

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