These family time quotes and sayings will have you thinking about your own clan within seconds.
There is nothing like family, and nothing can replace it. Even Walt Disney, known well for his devotion to his work, once said, “A man should never neglect his family for business.”
Quotes about Family Time
1.) In family relationships, love is really spelled T-I-M-E.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
2.) No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family.
3.) At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.
4.) Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.
5.) Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.
Short Family Time Sayings
6.) Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
Robert Foster Bennett
7.) Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Richard L. Evans
8.) Time spent with family is worth every second.
9.) If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
Abigail Van Buren
10.) Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.
Boyd K. Packer
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Family Love Quotes
11.) In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
12.) No one has a perfect family, but mine is perfect for me.
Beta Metani’ Marashi
13.) Having somewhere to go is home – having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.
14.) 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.
15.) The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Henry Ward Beecher
Family Time Quotes
16.) At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.
Mark V. Olsen
17.) A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
18.) The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.
Quotes About Family Love
19.) A family where life begins & love never ends.
20.) Family is your most reliable source of support in any situation because love from your family is unconditional.
21.) 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.
22.) The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
23.) An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
24.) Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union, the circle grows.
25.) If you have friends and family who love you unconditionally – you truly have everything.
26.) Family is the only way of life.
Spending Time with Family
27.) Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.
28.) Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big because, to them, all of it has always been big stuff.
Catherine M. Wallace
29.) Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
30.) When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.
31.) Having family time to reflect on your day is the best.
32.) I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.
33.) If you are too busy to enjoy time with your family, then you need to reevaluate your priorities.
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Modern Family Quotes (TV show)
34.) We all struggle with limitations. Some we were willing to accept, and some we were not. It’s never too late to grow in life.
35.) For me, though, the hero of my family is my family because of who we are together.
36.) Back in 68, when I was sweeping up hair in that barbershop, I had this mental picture of the family that, if I was lucky enough, I would end up with. Perfect wife, perfect kids… Well, guess what? I didn’t get any of that. I wound up with this sorry bunch. And I’m thankful for that every day. Well, most days.
37.) Gloria: What is wrong with you today?
Jay: I’m sick of Marty lumping me into the same age category as him. Guys like us back in our day. I’m a baby boomer, for God’s sake. I know all the words to Light My Fire.
38.) Cam: Well, technically, this is your fault because we were afraid our marriage was getting as boring as yours.
Mitchell: Though based on your outfit, we need to work a little harder.
More Modern Family Sayings
39.) Mitchell: So, we haven’t told the family yet, but we decided to adopt a baby boy.
Cam: From America this time, you might say we’re buying domestic.
Mitchell: In private. You might say that in private.
40.) It’s scary to let people see the real you, even when these people are your own family. But aren’t they the ones we should be least worried about? The ones who will love us without judging, who forgive our faults and celebrate our imperfections, and maybe even encourage us to let our true selves shine through.
41.) Family is family. Whether it’s the one you start out with… the one you end up with… or the family you gain along the way.
Inspirational Family Time Quotes
42.) You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
43.) Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.
44.) The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
45.) Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
46.) Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.
47.) A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw
48.) I sustain myself with the love of family.
49.) What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
50.) My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.
51.) The most important thing in the world is family and love.
52.) The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
53.) In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.
54.) Some of us are so self-reliant that we won’t risk for help from our family members or close friends. You can’t do it all, all the time, by yourself.
55.) Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, and try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.
56.) Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.
Lilo and Stitch
57.) You leave home to seek your fortune, and when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
58.) 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.
Importance of Family
59.) Smile at each other, and make time for each other in your family.
60.) The ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children.
Dallin H. Oaks
61.) Family is the most important thing in the world.
62.) 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.
63.) Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
Wanda Hope Carter
64.) 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.
65.) The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXlll
66.) 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.
Family Quality Time
67.) The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
68.) Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.
69.) The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.
70.) It’s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
71.) I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal and enjoying my friends.
72.) My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn’t a social construct but an instinct.
73.) In truth, a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by the number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.
74.) 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
75.) The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
76.) Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. (And) It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.
77.) Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
78.) The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
79.) Nothing is better than going home to family, eating good food, and relaxing.
80.) The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Funny Family Time Quotes
81.) Families are like fudge, mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
82.) Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
83.) Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.
84.) A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.
85.) Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
86.) There is nothing like unexpected good fortune to make a family miserable.
87.) The other night, I ate at a really nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
88.) Cleaning your house while your children are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
89.) Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull, quoted in Newsweek
90.) Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
Notable Family Time Quotes
91.) Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.
92.) There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened, and maintained.
93.) He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolgang von Goethe, Iphigenia in Tauris
94.) Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.
George W. Bush
95.) The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous.
The Bible, Proverbs
96.) In time of test, family is best.
97.) The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Frances Willis
98.) A man can’t be rich if he takes proper care of his family.
99.) A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
100.) Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
W.E.B. Du Bois
101.) A family is a risky venture because the greater the love, the greater the loss. That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.
102.) There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, and the other wings.
103.) Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life and its strength, and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
104.) Let your children go if you want to keep them.
105.) Parenting is no sport for perfectionists.
106.) Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
107.) Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Rev. Jesse Jackson
108.) While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Family Life Quotes
109.) Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
John C. Maxwell
110.) The family–that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
111.) It is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities.
L. Tom Perry
112.) The ability of a family to work hand in hand and to successfully manage every event that takes their time on a daily basis is the key to a successful family.
T. P Stone
113.) Being part of a family means smiling for photos.
114.) 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.
115.) All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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116.) We never talked, my family. We communicated by putting Ann Landers’ articles on the refrigerator.
117.) There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family; there are no massage parlors with ice cream and free jewelry.
118.) Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
119.) I have three daughters, and people ask, “Were you upset that the fourth child was a girl?” I say, “No, not at all. I’m whittling a boy out of wood right now.”
120.) My mother wants grandchildren. I said, “Mom, go for it!”
If you put the most precious things in the world together, most people will rank their family as the most important of them all.
It is your family that is going to stand by you when you have no one. Your family can do things for you that no one else can.
Some of the most successful people in history have attributed their love for their families as the inspiration for their success. Here are some lovely family time quotes and sayings to help you realize how important it is to spend time with your loved ones.
No matter how much money or success you have, it is the time spent with your family that’s going to count the most.
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By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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