45+ Powerful Family Quotes

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

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
George Santayana
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
William James Durant
Family, nature and health all go together. 
Olivia Newton-John
A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.
Samuel Johnson
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Johann Schiller
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry
Alex Haley Quote: In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Alex Haley
Family is not an important thing, it's everything.
Michael J. Fox
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
Matt Groening
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 
So much of what is the best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Haniel Long
In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story embodies its hope and despair
Auguste Napier
George Moore Quote: A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
George Moore
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.
Winston Churchill
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
Charles R. Swindoll
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!
Albert Einstein
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
Lee Iacocca Quote: The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca
When you look at your life the greatest happiness are family happinesses.
Joyce Brothers
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Charles Kuralt
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. 
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break. 
Marquise de Sévigné
A family can develop only with a loving woman at its center.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Shinichi Suzuki Quote: Children learn to smile from their parents.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Shinichi Suzuki
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stands a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too.
Benjamin Franklin
In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
Eva Burrows
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
Anita Baker
A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
Helen Keller
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
David Ogden Stiers
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
Unknown Author
Christopher Lasch Quote: The family is a haven in a heartless world.
The family is a haven in a heartless world.
Christopher Lasch
Nothing counts so much as family, the rest are just strangers.
Gene Hackman in Wyatt Earp
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash
A tree is known by its fruit.
Proverb
The complete family is a family that consists of three generations.
Daniel Seker
The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Dodie Smith
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
Benjamin Spock
Family, nature and health all go together. 
Olivia Newton-John
A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.
Samuel Johnson
We don't need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear ones.
Hafiz of Persia
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw


My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass"; "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys".
Harmon Killebrew
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
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
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
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



A Seeker's Thoughts on Family


The family is a piece of art painted by nature, and it doesn't really matter where one looks, that is whether one looks at the animal kingdom like for example a flock of lion and wolf pack, or to more familiar territory which is our own parents, children, siblings, one sees the same artistic paintbrush that nature and life has manifested.


On Relationships and Family

When we are born we are brought into a world of great care (if we are lucky) and surrounded by loving family and relatives.

This sense of community is indeed how most people try to increase wellbeing for them selves, that is by either growing together, or it could be by trying to escape from their psychological noise, or to a state they deem to be more pleasant than the one they find themselves in.

For someone wanting to be more immersed in life, relationships are a wonderful way of sharing and growing.

However this isn’t always the case, as people often see friendships and relationships as a way of letting of steam which they have gathered throughout the day(s).

This is not the way of direct experience, but rather a cheap escape from your crude psychological state of mind.

One who is interested in being immersed isn’t escaping for relief, they are rather exploring for the sake of life and experience.

There is a great difference there, a difference that makes all the difference in the world.

(excerpt from Immersed: 12 Paths to Direct Experience)