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Family Quotes that Speak about Unconditional Love

Here's a wonderful collection of family quotes to help express your deepest sentiments for your closest and most beloved people on Earth.

These meaningful quotes about families will touch, inspire and move you. They are fabulous for your cards, scrapbooks, letters or as reminders about the importance of families.

Wanting a heartwarming quote to inspire a family member? Feeling homesick and longing for comforting words? Needing some inspiring words to remind you of family ties?

Whatever your reasons, you've come to the right place for quotes about family. So enjoy!

Family Quotes and Quotes on Family


A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
-- Ogden Nash

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-- John Bowring

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
-- Helen Keller

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
-- George Moore

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
-- Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.
-- Milton R. Saperstein

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

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
-- Author Unknown

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

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
-- Evan Esar

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

Family is just accident.... They don't mean to get on your nerves. They don't even mean to be your family, they just are.
-- Marsha Norman

Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.
-- Thomas Moore

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
-- Mignon McLaughlin

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.
-- Virginia Satir:

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
-- George Burns

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.
-- Sidonie Gruenberg

I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
-- Anais Nin

I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family.
-- Trey Parker

Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
-- Francis Bacon

In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story embodies its hope and despair.
-- Auguste Napier

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
-- Alex Haley

In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
-- Isaac Rosenfeld

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

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

No matter what you've 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?
-- Elbert Hubbard

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

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
-- George Santayana

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

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
-- Erma Bombeck

The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.
-- Ring Lardner

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

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
-- Barbara Bush

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

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

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

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

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
-- Desmond Tutu

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
-- Jim Rohn

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