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30 Beautiful and Heartwarming Quotes About Family

As families gather for the holidays, here are some touching words on the subject

By Amy Knapp

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“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.” — Buddha
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“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”– John Bowring
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“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” — Mother Teresa
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“No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.”– William Butler Yeats
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“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” — Lee Iacocca

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“To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.”— Chinese proverb

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“I sustain myself with the love of family.” — Maya Angelou
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“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.”– Jim Butcher
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“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox
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This time of year always brings us back to family. It's the time to forgive as well as the time to remember our loved ones. Whether your family consists of a group of core friends or little ones, I encourage you to open your heart and check out these beautiful and heartwarming quotes about family. Share them, send them, memorize them — let these thoughts be what guides you through this season.

Amy Knapp was formerly the associate digital editor for Next Avenue. She previously was an editor for InnoVision Health Media's consumer publicationNatural Solutions Magazine.   Read More
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