Inspirational Quotes About Family to Show Your Love

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Family: the only six-letter word in which unconditional love, exasperation, and flat-out feuds can coexist. Sometimes, the only thing we can muster up is, "It's complicated." But for all the quarrels and misgivings we may have at times, we can't deny that there's nothing like family. They'll always be the once source of love we'll never have to earn; the place we run to for help and comfort; and the ever-steady constant in the inevitable tides of change. The love of our families sustains us and keeps us going when we need it most, and they'll celebrate all our victories. They are, quite literally, everything—and these family quotes express just that. Whether you need a caption for a family picture you're posting on Instagram or need a message to share in a card for a family member, these quotes about life, love, and kinship will help you show your family how much they mean to you.

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Michael J. Fox

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

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Barbara Bush

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"When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends."

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John Wooden

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"The most important thing in the world is family and love."

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Candace Cameron Bure

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"The memories we make with our family is everything."

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Maya Angelou

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"I sustain myself with the love of family."

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Joanna Gaines

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"Time together as a family is a gift."

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Princess Diana

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"Family is the most important thing in the world."

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Barbara Bush

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

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George Bernard Shaw

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"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."

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"Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."

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Desmond Tutu

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

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Anthony Brandt

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"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."

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David Ogden Stiers

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"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."

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Eva Burrows

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"The love of a family is a life's greatest blessing."

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Brad Henry

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

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Peter Buffett

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"It didn't matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it."

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Jane Howard

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"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."

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"We may have our differences, but nothing's more important than family."

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Richard Bach

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"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."

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George Burns

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"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."

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Brad Pitt

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"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."

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Mario Puzo

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"The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other."

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Jim Butcher

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"When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family."

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George Carlin

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"The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going."

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Margaret Mead

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

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Kendall Hailey

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"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."

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Deb Caletti

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"That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable."

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Rick Riordan

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"My dear young cousin, if there's one thing I've learned over the eons, it's that you can't give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it."

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Albert Einstein

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"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life."

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Jodi Picoult

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"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."

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Pierce Brown

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"Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark."

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Paul Pearsall

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"Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family."

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Les Dawson

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"Families are like fudge–mostly sweet, with a few nuts."

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Lee Iacocca

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

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Alex Haley

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"In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, a bridge to our future."

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Christina Rossetti

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"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."

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Jet Li

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"I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other."

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Pope John XXIII

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"The family is the first essential cell of human society."

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Cary Grant

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"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."

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Ring Lardner

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"The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have."

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Charles R. Swindoll

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"A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living."

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Douglas Coupland

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"People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own."

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Bo Bennett

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"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family."

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Jamie Lee Curtis

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"I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is."

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Vartan Gregorian

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"Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family."

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Amos Oz

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"I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world."

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Faith Hill

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"The foundation of family—that's where it all begins for me."

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