Here we share 100 family sayings and quotes you’ll definitely love, family is one of the most significant elements in our lives. At different points in life, people walk into our lives and at some other times, they walk away, but family will always be there come rain come shine. We can choose our friends, but no body has the power to choose the family to be born into. Nothing is as lovely as family, even at the point of death, the only thing that comes to the mind of everyone is family. Continue reading our list of 100 family sayings if you really cherish your family.

Things to Say About Family

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

2. If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that “Members not Present” and “Subjects Discussed” were one and the same. ~Robert Brault

3. The house of the childless is empty; and so is the heart of him that hath no wife. ~Hitopadesa

4. Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

5. A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.      — Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

6. A crab walks, so walks his children.      — African proverb Kpelle Tribe

7. A father’s a treasure; a brother’s a comfort; a friend is both.      — Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

8. A house divided cannot stand.      — Bible (Matthew 12:25)

9. The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. ~Lee Iacocca10. Friends are God’s apology for relations. ~Hugh Kingsmill

11. A preoccupied family: they none of them threw themselves into the interests of the rest, but each ploughed his or her own furrow. Their thoughts, their little passions and hopes and desires, all ran along separate lines. Family life is like this—animated, but collateral. ~Rose Macaulay

12. 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

13. At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.

14. Be it ever so humble there’s no place like home.      — unknown

15. Blood is thicker than water.      — German Proverb

16. Charity begins at home.      — Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771)

17. I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. – Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

18. Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! – Albert Einstein

19. Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. – Donna Hedges

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

21. Children are a poor man’s riches.      — English Proverb

22. Children have more need of models than critics.     — French (on parents and children)

23. Give an extra piece of cake to a stepchild.     — Korean (on parenting and children)

24. Home is where the heart is.      — J.J. McCloskey (1870)

25. Like father, like son.      — Asian Proverb

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26. Like father, like son.      — unknown

27. The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you. ~Kendall Hailey

28. In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb

29. 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

30. If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable — each segment distinct. ~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

31. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.      — George Herbert (1593-1633)

32. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.      — Asian Proverb

33. What children say, they have heard at home.     — Wolof (West African (on parenting and children)

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

35. There’s an awful lot of blood around that water is thicker than. ~Mignon McLaughlin

36. I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap. ~Fred Allen

37. What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering. ~Robert Brault

38. Go home, find a wench, raise fat babies, live a good long life. ~R. Scott Gemmill & Gil Grant

39. You can do anything with children if only you play with them.     — German (on parenting and children)

40. An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship. ~Spanish Proverb

41. The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind. ~Thomas Jefferson, 1813

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

43. When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. ~George Bernard Shaw

44. 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

45. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.     — Johann Schiller

46. We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.     — Shirley Abbott

47. If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

48. We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott

49. 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

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

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More Family saying

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

52. In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~Margaret Laurence

53. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

54. In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured. ~Robert Brault

55. There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. ~Herbert Prochnov

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

57. An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.     — Spanish Proverb

58. 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

59. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” ― Mother Teresa

60. The children despise their parents until the age of when they suddenly become just like them – thus preserving the system. – Quentin

61. Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.- Channing Pollock

62. I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. ~Dan Wilcox

63. Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein

64. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~Johann Schiller

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

66. Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.     — Rick Riordan

67. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. ~George Santayana, The Life of Reason68. A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid. ~Robert Brault

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

70. The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions. ~Robert Brault

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

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

73. That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.     — Deb Caletti

74. 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

75. Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.     — Michael Levinve

76. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.     — Theodore Hesburgh

77. This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.     — Arundhati Roy

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

79. Families ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways.     — Terri Burritt

80. To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.     — Confucius

81. Family is what you have, whether you are successful or not. Wealth emerges and disappears, but family gets bigger every year.

82. Family is a group of people who decided to live together, not only to survive, but to love one another, not only for a moment, but for a lifetime.

83. Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. – Michael J. Fox

84. The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

85. Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go by any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

86. Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. ~Paul Pearshall

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

88. All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.     —Mitch Albom

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

90. And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen. ~Terri Guillemets

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

92. Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect but who’s complaining? ~Robert Brault

93. In a household of toddlers and pets, we discover this rule of thumb about happy families — that they are least two-thirds incontinent. ~Robert Brault

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

95. Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.     — Chuck Palahniuk

96. The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness. ~Nancy Mitford
97. The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.     —Marge Kennedy

98. We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.     — Marquise de S_vign_

99.  This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.     — Mitch Albom

100. Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges

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