Family Proverbs

Sayings about Families

A family in harmony will prosper in everything. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is easy to govern a kingdom but difficult to rule one’s family.~ Chinese Proverb

A man can’t get rich if he takes proper care of his family.~ Navajo Proverb

Even the maid has a family.~ South African Proverb

The family is like the forest: if you are outside, it is dense; if you are inside, you see that each tree has its own position. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

None but a mule denies his family. ~ Arabian Proverb

If you want a place in the sun, you must leave the shade of the family tree.~ Osage Proverb

Dine with a stranger but save your love for your family.~ Ethiopian Proverb

In a good family the husband is deaf and the wife blind.~ French Proverb

Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.~ Jewish Proverbs

A dog shows affection even to a poor family. ~ Chinese Proverb

The family that prays together stays together. ~ Traditional Proverb

A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold. ~ Chinese Proverb

If the family is together, the soul is in the right place.~ Russian Proverbs

The one who first shuts up in an argument is from a good family. ~ Slovak Proverbs

You can eat and drink with your family but not count and measure. ~ German Proverbs

When you return from a trip, bring back something for your family — even if it is only a stone. ~ Lebanese Proverb

In time of test, family is best. ~ Burmese Proverbs

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.~ Chinese Proverb

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish, very gently.~ Chinese Proverb

A small family is soon provided for.~ English Proverbs

In every family’s cooking pot is one black spot.~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Family

Saying about Family

Where can a person be better than in the bosom of their family.~ Marmontel Gretry

In that family where the husband is pleased with his wife, and the wife with her husband, happiness will assuredly be lasting. ~ Brahma

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.~ Sir John Bowring

Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family. ~ Ronald Reagan Quotes

In intimate family life, there comes a moment when children, willingly or no, become the judges of their parents. ~ Honore de Balzac

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

Family: Life’s greatest blessing, family is what grounds you. ~ Angelina Jolie

The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other. ~ Mario Puzo

The family is the first essential cell of human society. ~ Pope John XXIII

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~ Anthony Brandt

The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be. ~ Marianne E. Neifert

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. ~ George Bernard Shaw

All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning. ~ Henry David Thoreau

At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. ~ Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.~ Buddha

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

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~ Barbara Bush

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

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. ~ Anita Baker

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

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. ~ Pope John Paul II

The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~ Christopher Lasch

My family begins with me, your family ends with you. ~ Author Unknown

The trouble with the family is that children grow out of childhood, but parents never grow out of parenthood. ~ Evan Esar

The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Every family should have a plan for work that touches the life of each family member so that this eternal principle will be ingrained in their lives. ~ M. Russell Ballard

No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? ~ Lee Iacocca

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich

The family is the nucleus of civilization.~ William J. Durant

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.~ Edna Buchanan

Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends. ~ Courtland Milloy

I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually. ~ Frank Sinatra

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. ~ Confucius Quotes

God created the family to provide the maximum love and support and morality and example that one can imagine. ~ Jerry Falwell

If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.~ Michael Enzi

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

Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing. ~ Donna Hedges

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

The whole world is one family.~ Sun Yat-sen

The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society’s most basic values. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. ~ Barbara Bush Quotes

The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family. ~ Clare Boothe Luce

I would rather start a family than finish one.~ Don Marquis

The family is the school of duties… founded on love.~ Felix Adler

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich. ~ Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

My family really does come first. It always did and always will. ~ Meryl Streep

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

A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other’s individual aims and aspirations. ~ Buzz Aldrin

Family means putting your arms around each other and being there.~ Barbara Bush

Love makes a family. ~ Florence Nightingale

The presidency is temporary but the family is permanent.~ Yvonne De Gaulle

The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come. ~ Sandra Day O’Connor

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. ~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes

A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure. To provide stability. Not that a woman can’t provide stability, I’m not saying that… It does take a father, though. ~ Tom Delay

Family is the most important thing in the world.~ Princess Diana Quotes

Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.~ Michael J. Fox

If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Marriage is to family what legs are to a table. ~ Betty Jane Wylie

Where there is lasting love, there is a family.~ Shere Hite

Children keep a family together, especially when one can’t get a babysitter. ~ Frederick Shepperd

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

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

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.~ Richard Bach

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. ~ Earl Nightingale

A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.~ Thomas Scott

My family is my strength and my weakness.~ Aishwarya Rai

The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister . ~ Giuseppe Mazzini

In our family, as far as we are concerned, we were born and what happened before that is myth. ~ V. S. Pritchett

Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are. ~ Marsha Norman

Disorder in the society is the result of disorder in the family.~ Elizabeth Ann Seton

The family is the association established by nature for the supply of man’s everyday wants. ~ Aristotle Quotes

A family is a tyranny ruled over by it’s weakest member. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

A man should never neglect his family for business. ~ Walt Disney

Family life is the source of the greatest human happiness.~ Robert J. Havighurst

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