I’ve been thinking a lot about the incredible importance of family lately. I think we all have! When times are tough like they are now, we really learn to value our loved ones even more. These 15 quotes about family really just say it all. Take a look and I bet you’ll agree!
Quotes About Family That Really Just Say It All
There aren’t nearly enough words in human language to express just how important family is, but these quotes are definitely a good start. You may also love these quotes about brothers, moms, and grandparents, too.
1. Treasure them, even when they drive you crazy
Let’s be honest, sometimes our families drive us just a teensy bit bonkers! Yet, even in those moments, we love them fiercely. After all, the fact that they know which buttons to push to get us going just shows how very well they know us!
2. Our roots remain as one
“Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” -Unknown
No matter how wild our branches grow, no matter where we go in life, we all share the same strong roots. That’s what family truly is (and probably why we have family trees instead of, say, family flowers).
3. Family is priceless
“No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family.” – Unknown
Family is truly priceless. All the money in the world means nothing if it means giving up time with the people you love most.
4. They love you no matter what
Anyone can love you when you’re at your best. Families love you even when you’re at your worst.
5. The only steady rock
“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. “-Lee Iacocca
Our family (including the friends who become family) really is the only thing we can always rely on, the only truly steady rock.
6. The bond that links a true family
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”- Richard Bach
This one is for all of our friends that we love as much as family. Remember, it’s not just about blood. It’s about the people who are there for you when you need them the most.
7. Family is everything
Short, to the point, and oh-so-true. This is definitely one of my favorite quotes about family. Saying that they’re important doesn’t really do them justice. They’re so much more than that. They’re everything.
8. Family love sustains us
“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ― Maya Angelou
When we feel like we can’t go on, like the world is crushing us, our family’s love keeps us going. That love is the food that sustains us in our weakest moments.
9. Family is the light that makes a home a home
“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” ― Pierce Brown
This is a beautiful way of saying home is where the heart is. As long as we have family to carry on that light, we always have a home.
10. Our families live within each of us
Another one of my absolute favorite quotes about family. No matter how far apart we are, no matter how many mountains and oceans separate us, we always carry our families within our hearts.
11. Tomorrow is never promised
“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.” -Unknown
This is a good reminder of how important it is to tell people you love them because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Remember, you’ll never regret spending too much time with loved ones. You will regret not spending enough time with them, though.
12. Go home and love your family
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” -Mother Theresa
Mother Theresa is definitely onto something there. If we all spent more time just loving our families, we’d have less time for things like war, judging others, and being nasty. After all, a heart full of love can’t commit hateful acts.
13. Love can turn a shack into a mansion
I’d rather live in a shack filled with love than a cold mansion filled with indifference any day, how about you?
14. That’s what unconditional love means
“At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.” -Mark V. Olsen
Family is all about unconditional love, which means nothing is unforgivable. Nothing can tear us apart or make us turn on each other. Sure, we may argue. We may even scream at each other and not speak for days. Yet deep down, we still love each other.
15. Family is what we make of it
“You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family.”- Sandra Bullock
Simply stated, and so true. Family has nothing to do with who came from your womb or shares your DNA.
16. It’s about the people who accept you for who you are
I love this one because it really speaks to what family means. It’s not about blood or birth. It’s about that feeling of knowing that someone always has your back, and always cares for you for exactly who you are.
17. Some families are woven together by DNA, others by choice
This is such a great quote for blended families. They truly are woven together by choice.
18. It’s little and broken, but still good
I love Lilo and Stitch because it’s truly a movie about finding and making your own family. Sometimes, we’re a little broken, but it’s still good!
19. There’s no such thing as a broken family
“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.” – C.C. Bell
This is absolutely true. You can never truly “break” a family because a true family can never, ever be cleaved apart. You may argue and fight. Maybe even stop talking to each other entirely for a while. But when the chips are down, you’re still always there for each other.
20. Families are like octopuses…
It’s a funny visual, but definitely one that makes sense. We can never really escape our families…nor do we truly want to.
21. It’s not how much time you spend together, but how you spend your time together
One of the biggest sources of mom guilt is how much time we have to spend with our families. Honestly, though, it’s not about how many hours you spend together, but how you spend the hours that you do have with each other.
22. Never let your differences get in the way
Never let anything tear your family apart. There is NOTHING more important in this world.
23. Family is a risk worth taking
The hardest part about loving your family is knowing that you may lose them one day. The more you love someone, the more you’ll grieve them when that time comes. It’s the greatest risk in the world, opening your heart up like that. But it’s worth it every time.
24. Family faces are magic mirrors…
Who needs a magic mirror when you’ve got family? Our kids give us a glimpse of the future while our grandparents and parents show us our past.
25. Nothing makes us happier than family
“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy, or more exasperated, or more secure.” – Jim Butcher
Yes, our families drive us crazy as no one else can, but they also give us a sense of security and happiness that’s unlike anything or anyone else in our lives.
26. A family is what makes a house a home
A house is just a place to live. Family is what makes it a home.
27. Family never goes out of style
Fads come and go, but friends and family are forever. They’ll never go out of fashion.
28. Mostly sweet…but with a few nuts!
Hey, it’s the nuts that make the fudge so delicious, right?
29. Family is truly priceless
“Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.” – Courtland Milloy
There is nothing on this earth that you can buy that comes close to the feeling that you get from having family and friends.
30. Everything starts and ends with family
A great quote to close with! After all, everything important in our lives starts and ends with family.
I hope you enjoyed these quotes about family as much as I did! In the end, family is what matters the most. We argue and disagree, yes, but we can always count on each other. That’s what family means.