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77 Family Quotes to Create Stronger Bonds

Dayna Remus
Sep 01, 2022
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Are you drifting from your family? Do you find yourself missing out on important family moments? Do you wish you could be closer to your loved ones? Here are 77 quotes to strengthen that bond with your family.

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Our relationship with our family is essential, so we all try and maintain those bonds – join the dinners, answer our moms when they call us, and keep up with that chatty family WhatsApp group.

But sometimes, we forget how much they mean to us and get lazy. We cancel the dinners so we can spend time at home and watch Netflix, ignore that call because we're feeling too tired, and put that group on mute.

These may seem small, but these gestures build up the connection, precisely the strength of the connection between our family and us in the long term.

Sometimes, we need a reminder to show up for our loved ones amid our busy lives and reconnect. These quotes may just be what you need to jumpstart that connection and make it last. Here are 77 quotes from famous names that may help strengthen your family bond

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Robin Hobb's quote: “Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.” | Image: AmoDays

Robin Hobb's quote: “Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.” | Image: AmoDays

WISE FAMILY QUOTES

“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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“Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” — Michael Levine

“You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” — Elizabeth Berg

“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore.” Robin Hobb

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” — Angela Schwindt

Marjorie Pay Hinckley's quote: “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” | Image: AmoDays

Marjorie Pay Hinckley's quote: “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” | Image: AmoDays

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“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr

“If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.” — Marian Wright Edelman

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“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” — Harry S. Truman

“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” — Martin Luther

Michael Levine's quote: “Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” I Image: AmoDays

Michael Levine's quote: “Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” I Image: AmoDays

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“Children are the keys to paradise.” — Eric Hoffer

“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 flavor.” — Marge Kennedy

“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.” — Frank A. Clark

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken H. Blanchard

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” — Confucius

Elizabeth Berg's quote: “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” | Image: AmoDays

Elizabeth Berg's quote: “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” | Image: AmoDays

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

SHORT FAMILY QUOTES

“Family makes a house a home.” — Jennifer Hudson

“In a time of test, family is best.” — Burmese proverb

“Home is the nicest word there is.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Family and health are above everything.” — Gal Shapira

Jennifer Hudson's quote: “Family makes a house a home.” | Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Hudson's quote: “Family makes a house a home.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.” — Wayne Dyer

“There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe.” Ben Carson

“Children learn to smile from their parents.” — Shinichi Suzuki

“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” — E.E. Cummings

“Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox

Gal Shapira's quote: “Family and health are above everything.” | Inage: AmoDays

Gal Shapira's quote: “Family and health are above everything.” | Inage: AmoDays

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

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” — Carl Sandburg

“With all my fans I got a family again.” — Tupac Shakur

Michael J. Fox's quote: “Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything.” | Image: AmoDays

Michael J. Fox's quote: “Family isn’t an important thing. It’s everything.” | Image: AmoDays

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INSPIRATIONAL FAMILY QUOTES

“Put your family in order.” — Jordan Peterson

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

“My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.” — Barack Obama

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

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“Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends.” — Italian proverb

George Santayana's quote: “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” | Image: AmoDays

George Santayana's quote: “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” | Image: AmoDays

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” — Albert Einstein

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“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” — Oscar Wilde

“I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands.” — Zsa Zsa Gabor

“A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.” — Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” — George Bernard Shaw

Barack Obama's quote: “My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.” I Image: AmoDays

Barack Obama's quote: “My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.” I Image: AmoDays

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“Family is the most important thing in the world.” — Princess Diana

“A man should never neglect his family for business.” — Walt Disney

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” — John Wooden

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

“As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support.” — Tiger Woods

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Thomas Jefferson's quote: “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.” | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Jefferson's quote: “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.” | Image: AmoDays

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” — Martin Luther King Jr

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“Families are where our nation finds hope, where wings take dreams.” — George W. Bush

“Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters, and of family disagreements.” — Queen Elizabeth II

“Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” — Sophocles

“The family is not only an institution but a foundation, the foundation of nearly all institutions.” — G.K. Chesterton

Italian proverb: “Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends.” | Image: AmoDays

Italian proverb: “Poor folks have neither any kindred nor any friends.” | Image: AmoDays

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WISE FAMILY QUOTES

“In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future.” — Alex Haley

“I’ve learned through the years that it’s not where you live, it’s the people who surround you that make you feel at home.” — J.B. McGee

“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.” — Marvin J. Ashton

“The family is the first essential cell of human society.” — Pope John XXIII

“Never let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can.” — Gloria Mallette

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Albert Einstein's quote: “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” | Image: AmoDays

Albert Einstein's quote: “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” | Image: AmoDays

“I love people. I love my family, my children… but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.” — Pearl S. Buck

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“To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.” — Marilyn French

“My life and the life of my family have to do with exploration, with adventure. My grandfather was the first man in the stratosphere, and my father was the first to touch the deepest point in the ocean… For me, adventure and exploration are in the blood.” Bertrand Piccard

“If you want lasting influence in the world, influence your family.” — Bob Goff

“Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Jet Li's quote: “I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” | Image: AmoDays

Jet Li's quote: “I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” | Image: AmoDays

“Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide.” — Bill Owens

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

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” — Charles R. Swindoll

“I’m inspired by the love people have for their children. And I’m inspired by my own children, how full they make my heart. They make me want to work to make the world a little bit better. And they make me want to be a better man.” — Barack Obama

 Tupac Shakur's quote: “With all my fans I got a family again.” | Image: AmoDays

Tupac Shakur's quote: “With all my fans I got a family again.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” — Kofi Annan

“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” — Jet Li

“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.” — Spanish proverb

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

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel's quote: “A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.” | Image: AmoDays

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel's quote: “A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.” | Image: AmoDays

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

“The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing.” — Maxime Lagacé

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” — Walt Whitman

“A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.” — Helen Keller

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” — William Shakespeare

George Bernard Shaw's quote: “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” | Image: AmoDays

George Bernard Shaw's quote: “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” | Image: AmoDays

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“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Denis Waitley

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

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” — Carl Jung

“Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could.” — Paul Graham

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

Lee lacocca's quote: The only rock that I know stays steady, the only institution that I know that works, is the family." | Image: AmoDays

Lee lacocca's quote: The only rock that I know stays steady, the only institution that I know that works, is the family." | Image: AmoDays

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As these quotes show us, our families remain a place of unconditional love, refuge, and beauty, whether through blood or not. They are the people we go to when we need a break from our everyday troubles, and we should cherish them.

Strangely, they bring their irritating troubles along with them. Whether it's the overprotective father, the sibling who lives for teasing everyone, the gossip-filled aunt, or the grumpy grandfather, all our little pockets of familial warmth is flawed to the point where we can all laugh at our collective imperfections. But no matter how hard we try, we cannot live without them.

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