Families are a gift of God. When you are feeling overwhelmed with all the responsibilities and difficulties in life, you can always turn to your family for comfort. Friends are also a family that we choose for ourselves.  Here are some inspirational and heartwarming family quotes with images.

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Leo Tolstoy

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

“The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.”
Jay McInerney

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“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling – Family Quotes

“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”
J.K. Rowling

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”
Rick Riordan

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

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”
Ellen DeGeneres

“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

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

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“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.”
Matt Groening

“Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.”
Chuck Palahniuk – Family Quotes

“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

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

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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.”
Rick Riordan

“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”
Walt Whitman

“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.”
Ann Brashares

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”
George Bernard Shaw

quotes about family and friends

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

“I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family.”
Jim Butcher – Family Quotes

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Richard Bach

“Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.”
Robin Hobb

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

“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”
Kristin Hannah

“You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.”
Mitch Albom

quotes about family and friends

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
Frederick Buechner

“Being a detective isn’t all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant…The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.”
Derek Landy

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder

“The ill-informed masses included her own family among their ranks, a family that specialized in being both inconvenient and asinine.”
Gail Carriger – Family Quotes
quotes about family and friends

“Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.”
Wayne W. Dyer

“Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.”
Sarah Dessen

“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”
Mother Teresa – Family Quotes

“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

“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.”
Michael J. Fox
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“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”
Mitch Albom

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

“A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones. ”
Kristin Hannah

“It’s very hard to grow up in a perfect family when you’re not perfect.”
E.L. James

“If a man’s character is to be abused, say what you will, there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.”
William Makepeace Thackeray
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“I hadn’t been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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

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

“You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life.”
Matthew Quick

“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 S. Churchill

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
Shannon L. Alder

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“Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.”
Christopher Paolini

“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”
Edith Wharton

“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?”
Rick Riordan

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

“Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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“You cannot say ‘no’ to the people you love, not often. That’s the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a ‘yes’. Or you have to make them say ‘no.’ You have to take time and trouble.”
Mario Puzo

“Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.”
Cassandra Clare

“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.”
Mitch Albom

“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.”
Sam Levenson – Family Quotes

“The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn’t know about yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Don’t you dare take the lazy way. It’s too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don’t let me catch you doing it! Now — look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do.”
John Steinbeck

quotes about family and friends

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”
Angela Schwindt

“If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.”
Mark Glamack

“Never Let anyone tell you that you can’t; show them that you can.”
Gloria Mallette

“No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.”
Claire LaZebnik

“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

quotes about family and friends

“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.”
Mary Karr

“We must take care of our families wherever we find them.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”
Leigh Hunt

“There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.”
Jerry Seinfeld

“The knowledge that she would never be loved in return acted upon her ideas as a tide acts upon cliffs.”
Thornton Wilder

“Heaven is comfort, but it’s still not living.”
Alice Sebold

“Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.”
Robert Frost – Family Quotes

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