family - Quotes & Sayings

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

Desmond Tutu

Family is not an important thing. It's everything.

Michael J. Fox

My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what's important to me.

Michael Imperioli

The memories we make with our family is everything.

Candace Cameron Bure

Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.

Irina Shayk

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Khalil Gibran

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

George Santayana

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.

Christina Rossetti

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.

Joyce Meyer

Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other's strengths.

Sheri L. Dew

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.

Margaret Mead

Don't worry about the pressure or the responsibility. Just live in it, have fun, and when everything seems to be going right, just stay humble and remember your family.

Roman Reigns

My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister... because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.

Ronaldinho

I think every girl needs to love herself, regardless of anything. Like if you're having a bad day, if you don't like your hair, if you don't have the best family situation, whatever, you have to love yourself and you can't do anything until you love yourself first.

Julianne Hough

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

Barbara Bush

My family is my strength and my weakness.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don't know what I'd do without them.

Josie Loren

I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.

Reba McEntire

I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.

Jose Carreras

I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my loved ones, young and old, and at least once a year we get together for a formal family photograph.

Elliott Erwitt

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 and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what's keeping my head above the water.

Kelly Clarkson

A perfect dinner for me is being with people I really want to be with. It starts and stops with my company and my family.

Catherine Bach

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

Barbara Bush

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

David Ogden Stiers

When you get together in a group, it becomes like a family, with the different personalities and the politics that comes with being in a band. It's different than bringing something in by yourself.

Albert Hammond, Jr.

All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race - racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic - what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race.

Kanye West

Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.

Romeo Miller

Family is the most important thing in the world.

Princess Diana

My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.

Mike Farrell

When we understand the connection between how we live and how long we live, it's easier to make different choices. Instead of viewing the time we spend with friends and family as luxuries, we can see that these relationships are among the most powerful determinants of our well-being and survival.

Dean Ornish

Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.

Barack Obama

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

My family and friends were definitely the key to my recovery. One thing that I do suggest is that anyone dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer choose a point person for people to call to find out how you are doing - a sister, brother, mother, father, daughter, son, or close friend.

Olivia Newton-John

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

Lee Iacocca

Holidays - any holiday - are such a great opportunity to focus on bringing the family together.

Lidia Bastianich

I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it.

Kristen Bell

I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone.

Travis Barker

My best friend is the most important girl, outside of family, to me. I met her when I went to college and we bonded immediately. I'd do anything for her at any time. We phone each other every day.

Dawn French

America is the student who defies the odds to become the first in a family to go to college - the citizen who defies the cynics and goes out there and votes - the young person who comes out of the shadows to demand the right to dream. That's what America is about.

Barack Obama

God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.

Desmond Tutu

I'm surrounded by great friends and family. I don't know what I would do without them.

Emma Roberts

Never far from my thoughts are memories of being a little girl in Queens, N.Y., our family of five crowded in a small one-bedroom apartment, struggling to learn English and survive a new life in a new country, America. We humbly and gratefully still recall the kindnesses shown by strangers and neighbors who became new friends.

Elaine Chao

I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.

Joaquin Phoenix

The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.

Debi Mazar

Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we'll see that person again - or perhaps knowing that we won't.

Luanne Rice

One of my earliest memories is walking up a muddy road into the mountains. It was raining. Behind me, my village was burning. When there was school, it was under a tree. Then the United Nations came. They fed me, my family, my community.

Ban Ki-moon

You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.

Lilly Singh