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Fun Family Time Quotes and Sayings

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.
Barbara Bush

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.
Bob Ehrlich

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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.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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Family Time Sayings.

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.

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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.
Lisa Weed

22.) The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Charles Kuralt

23.) An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
Spanish Proverb

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.
Lindsey Rietzsch

26.) Family is the only way of life.
Bangambiki Habyarimana

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Spending Time with Family

27.) Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.
Chinese Proverb

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.
Regina Brett

30.) When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.
Anna Quindlen

31.) Having family time to reflect on your day is the best.
Buddy Valastro

32.) I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.
Reba McEntire

33.) If you are too busy to enjoy time with your family, then you need to reevaluate your priorities.
Dave Willis

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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.
Jay Pritchett

35.) For me, though, the hero of my family is my family because of who we are together.
Manny Delgado

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.
Jay Pritchett

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.

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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.
Gloria Pritchett

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.
Gloria Pritchett

Inspirational Family Time Quotes

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

43.) Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.
Anthony Liccione

44.) The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca

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

46.) Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.
Paul Pearsall

47.) A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw

48.) I sustain myself with the love of family.
Maya Angelou

49.) What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa

50.) My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family.
Siri Hustvedt

51.) The most important thing in the world is family and love.
John Wooden

Family Bonding

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

53.) In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.
Alex Haley

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.
Yasmeen Abdur-Rahman

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.
Jenna Morasca

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.
Anita Baker

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.
Haniel Long

Importance of Family

59.) Smile at each other, and make time for each other in your family.
Mother Teresa

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.
Princess Diana

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.
Jose Carreras

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.
Robert Byrd

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.
Jane Howard

Family Quality Time

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

68.) Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.
Mitch Albom

69.) The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.
Mario Puzo

70.) It’s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
Philip Green

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.
Cindy Morgan

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.
Jodi Picoult

Family Traditions

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.
Marge Kennedy

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.
George Santayana

Family Togetherness

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.
Menachem Begin

77.) Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
Albert Einstein

78.) The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
Anita Baker

79.) Nothing is better than going home to family, eating good food, and relaxing.
Irina Shayk

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.
Les Dawson

82.) Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

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.
Mary Karr

85.) Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
George Burns

86.) There is nothing like unexpected good fortune to make a family miserable.
Randy Cohen

87.) The other night, I ate at a really nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
George Carlin

88.) Cleaning your house while your children are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Phyllis Diller

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.
Edward Asner

Notable Family Time Quotes

91.) Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.
Dalai Lama

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.
Winston Churchill

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.
Burmese Proverb

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.
Navajo Saying

Wise Words

99.) A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Thomas Szasz

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.
Brad Pitt

102.) There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, and the other wings.
Hodding Carter

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.
Malcolm Forbes

105.) Parenting is no sport for perfectionists.
Andrew Solomon

106.) Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
Alvin Toffler

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.
Angela Schwindt

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.
Dodie Smith

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.
Harry Morgan

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.
Kendall Hailey

115.) All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Comedians’ Takes on Family Time

116.) We never talked, my family. We communicated by putting Ann Landers’ articles on the refrigerator.
Judy Gold

117.) There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family; there are no massage parlors with ice cream and free jewelry.
Jerry Seinfeld

118.) Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

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.”
Bob Saget

120.) My mother wants grandchildren. I said, “Mom, go for it!”
Sue Murphy


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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