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100 Short Inspirational Family Quotes for that Family Love Aesthetic


Family is everything – the love of our families sustains us and keeps us going, especially when we need it most, and family help us celebrate our victories. If you are looking for a quote to help sum up how you feel about family you have come to the right place. We’ve scoured the internet for the best short inspirational family quotes for Instagram and nspirational family sayings.

Short Inspirational Family Quotes for Instagram

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” ― Michael J. Fox

“Family is more than blood.” ― Cassandra Clare

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

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

Beach and ocean with short inspirational quotes about family by Diana

“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family.” ― Jim Butcher

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

“God is the designer of the family.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Time together as a family is a gift.” ― Joanna Gaines

“Family is family.” ― Linda Linney

“Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” ― Harry Morgan

“Writers will happen in the best of families.” ― Rita Mae Brown

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

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!” ― Albert Einstein

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” ― David Ogden Stiers

“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” ― Barbara Bush

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

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

“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” ― Wanda Hope Carter

“Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” ― Lilo & Stitch

“No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.” ― William Butler Yeats

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― Winnie The Pooh

Field and trees with inspirational family quotes by Winnie the Pooh

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

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.” ― Jim Butcher

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” ― Lisa Weed

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ― Jesse Jackson

“Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow.” ― Bill Owens

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

“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

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

“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” ― Philip Green

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” ― George W. Bush

Highway with inspirational happy family quotes by Bush

“At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.” ― Mark V. Olsen

“Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” ― Irina Shayk

“Spare the rod and spoil the child – that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.” ― Martin Luther

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ― Richard Bach

“Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.” ― Reinhold Niebuhr

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

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Funny Family Quotes, Wife Captions, Inspirational Letter Board Quotes, Daughter Captions, Son Captions and Baby Captions.

Positive and Meaningful Family Quotes

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

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” ― Vito Corleone, The Godfather

“One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” ― Jonathan Foer

“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

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

“My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” ― Michael Imperioli

Desert dunes with meaningful family quotes by Inperioli

“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

“Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” ― Niki Taylor

“So much of what is 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.” ― Haniel Long

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

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

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” ― Anthony Liccione

“My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.” ― Bobby Darin

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

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“Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?” ― Trenton Lee Stewart

“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” ― Guy Lafleur

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” ― Andre Maurois

“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” ― Barbara Bush

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.” ― Winston Churchill

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

“There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.” ― Willie Stargell

“This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.” ― Arundhati Roy

“The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.” ― Louis Zamperini

Beach and ocean with motivational family quotes by Zamperini

“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

“He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.” ― Barbara Bush

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

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” ― Mario Puzo

“Family strength is a marvellous thing.” ― Agatha Christie

“Family life is our strength and success.” ― Joseph Losery

Ocean cliffs with inspirational strength in family quotes by Losery

“Our family is a circle of strength and love…Our family with every birth and every union the circle grows, our family is a circle of strength. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger.” ― Harriet Morgan

“Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?” ― Trenton Lee Stewart

“My sense of personal strength has always come from my family.” ― Benjamin Bratt

“Love is the foundation of strength in a family.” ― Melissa Foster

“The only strength that really matters is the strength that makes you what you are in the eyes of those you love.” ― Wes Fessler

“My family is my strength and my weakness.” ― Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

“Family strengthen each other during storms. They help us to be strong. After all, it is a family tradition. Our roots are deeper, our hearts are stronger, we never give up.” ― Karen L Madewell

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” ― C.S. Lewis

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ― Maya Angelou

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

“The love of a family is a life’s greatest blessing.” ― Eva Burrows

Forest at sunset with inspirational positive family quotes by Burrows

“The memories we make with our family are everything.” ― Candace Cameron Bure

“We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” ― Coco

“The greatest 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

“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” ― Pierce Brown

“Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.” ― Paul Pearsall

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

“The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.” ― Ring Lardner

“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.” ― Charles R. Swindoll

“Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.” ― Bo Bennett

“I’ve always put my family first and that’s just the way it is.” ― Jamie Lee Curtis

“Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.” ― Vartan Gregorian

“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.” ― Amos Oz

“The foundation of family—that’s where it all begins for me.” ― Faith Hill

“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

“You need a strong family because, at the end, they will love you and support you unconditionally.” ― Esha Gupta

“Family is a lifejacket in the stormy sea of life.” ― J.K. Rowling

Wildflowers and mountains with inspiring family quotes by Rowling

“Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.” ― Josiah

“Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.” ― S. Bryan

“The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.” ― Marge Kennedy

“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” ― Dave Willis

“My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and they are there for me in the good times and bad times.” ― Kelly Clarkson

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

Funny Inspirational Quotes on Family

“Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts.” ― Wayne Huizenga

“Children really can brighten up a house, because they never turn the lights off.” ― Ralph Bus

“Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” ― Cary Grant

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

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance—waiting for the bathroom.” ― Bob Hope

“Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” ― Harry Morgan

“I know family comes first, but shouldn’t that mean after breakfast?” ― Jeff Lindsay

Beach and ocean with funny inspirational quotes on family

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

“As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” ― Buddy Hackett

“Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie, not perfect but who’s complaining?” ― Robert Brault

“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

“I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” ― Rodney Dangerfield

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” ― Erma Bombeck

“There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.” ― Herbert V. Prochnow

“If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.” ― Ashleigh Brilliant

“In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.” ― Anna Quindlen

“In a household of toddlers and pets, we discover this rule of thumb about happy families, that they are at least two-thirds incontinent.” ― Robert Brault

“If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first.” ― Lois Wyse

“Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.” ― Gracie Allen

“Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.” ― Francis Bacon

Short Inspirational Family Sayings

“Family: Where life begins and love never ends.”

“Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.”

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

“Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.”

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

Mountains with inspirational family sayings

“In time of test, family is best.”

“Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.”

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”

“Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t!”

“To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.”

“A family doesn’t have to perfect; it just needs to be united.”

“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.”

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”

“In my family, crazy doesn’t skip a generation.”

“Family: our sanity might be debatable, but our bond is unbreakable.”

“Home is wherever my bunch of crazies is.”

“If you think I’m crazy, wait till you meet my family.”

“Families are like fudge—mostly sweet, with a few nuts.”

Volcano at sunset with inspirational funny family sayings

“At a family reunion, you’ll meet every human to whom you’re related. Will you be elated? That’s still to be debated.”

“We are more than family. We are like a really small gang.”

“My family is tempermental. Half temper, half mental.”

“If you want to call a family meeting, just turn off the Wi-Fi router and wait in the room in which it is located.”

“You can’t choose your family, but you can ignore their phone calls.”

“‘Well, that escalated quickly’ is our family motto.”

“Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t.”

“Family: a little bit crazy, a little bit loud, and a whole lot of love.”

“Family: we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”

“I saw a store that has a sign that reads ‘We treat you like family!’ Yup, not going in there.”

“Caller ID was invented for family screening.”

“Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”

“Good news: the holidays are about family. Bad news: it has to be your own family.”

“Every family has that one crazy person in it. If you’re missing one I seem to have a few extras.”

“Some call it chaos, we call it family.” 

So that’s our list! We hope you found the best inspirational family quote you were looking for.

Now get out there and enjoy time with your family!

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

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