100 Quotes to Motivate Your Family in Time of Crisis

They say disaster strikes when you least expect it to. One moment everything is going well and everyone is happy, then suddenly grief strikes the entire family. In time like this, it’s really hard to see the light and realize you will all get through it. So, if you are going through a rough patch, here are a few quotes to uplift you and your family’s mood.

  1. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in” – George Burns
  2. “Happiness [is] only real when shared” – Jon Krakeur
  3. “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – Oscar Wilde
  4. “No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or a woman’s love.” William Butler Yeats
  5. “Family is the most important thing in the world.” -Princess Diana
  6. “At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.” -Mark V. Olsen
  7. “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.”- Jim Butcher
  8. “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” -Sam Levenson
  9. “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” -David Ogden Stiers
  10. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” -George Moore
  11. “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – – they are your family. ” -Jim Butcher
  12. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” -Leo Tolstoy
  13. “Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.” -Chinese Proverb
  14. “Spare the rod and spoil the child – that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well.” -Martin Luther
  15. “One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” -Jonathan Foer
  16. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” -John Bowring
  17. “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” -Michael J. Fox
  18. “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” -George Bernard Shaw

  19. “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
  20. “I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” -Barbara Bush
  21. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” -Richard Bach
  22. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” -Mother Teresa
  23. “My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.” -Bobby Darin
  24. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close- knit family in another city.” -George Burns
  25. “To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.” -Chinese proverb
  26. “Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?” – Lee Stewart
  27. “Writers will happen in the best of families.” -Rita Mae Brown
  28. “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
  29.   “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” -Lee Iacocca
  30. “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” -Elizabeth Gilbert
  31. “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” -Jerry Seinfeld
  32. “I sustain myself with the love of family.” -Maya Angelou
  33. “This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.” -Arundhati Roy
  34. “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” -Andre Maurois
  35. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” -Walt Disney
  36. “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” -Confucius
  37. “Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” -Barbara Bush
  38. “Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” -Mitch Albom
  39. “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley

  40. “Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.” -Mitch Albom
  41. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!” -Albert Einstein
  42. “No one’s family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.” -Calire LaZebnik
  43. “You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.” -Elizabeth Berg
  44. “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
  45. “One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” -Jonathan Safran Foer
  46. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” -Ann Brashares
  47. ‘When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.’ -Erma Bombeck
  48. “People come and go in our lives, but a beauty of life is that our family is always there.” Catherine Pulsifer
  49. “Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.” Proverbs 7:9 (NLT)
  50. “Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.” Queen Elizabeth II
  51. “Take care of your closest friends and family.” -Mauricio González Vidal
  52. “I believe a hug can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but a hug can change the world of a family member or friend.” David DeNotaris

  53. “Often we think of love in terms of people, whether they are friends, family, or romantic partners.” Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
  54. “What you need to understand when you choose specific friends and family members to help you with your depression is that they have lives too.” Joanna Jackson, Self Help
  55. “The great 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
  56. “Some of us are so self-reliant that we won’t ask for help from our family members or close friends. You can’t do it all, all the time, by yourself.” Yasmeen Abdur-Rahman
  57. “The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.” Marge Kennedy
  58. “We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.” Marquise de Sévigné
  59. “Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness” – Dorothea S. Koppliln
  60. “Somehow the home without God is missing a vital ingredient; we cannot enter fully into the true blessing of family living if our homes are not lifted up to God for his blessing.” Al Bryant
  61. “Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” Gail Lumet Buckley
  62.  “In time of test, family is best.” -Burmese Proverb
  63.  “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.”– George Moore
  64.  “At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable”.– Mark V. Olsen and Will Sheffer
  65. “Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.”– Milton R. Saperstein
  66. “Families are like fudge… mostly sweet with a few nuts.” — Author Unknown

  67. “Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”– Brad Henry
  68. “Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.” — Evan Esar
  69. “Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future”. — Gail Lumet Buckley
  70.  “The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have”. –Ring Lardner
  71.  “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family”.– Lee Iacocca
  72. “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there”. — Barbara Bush
  73. “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.”– Thomas Jefferson
  74.  “What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” — George Eliot
  75. “When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” — Joyce Brothers
  76. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu
  77.  “Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing”.– Jim Rohn
  78. “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” -Andre Maurois
  79. “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other” -Mario Puzo
  80.  “Life is a secret lease from God and we should not allow ourselves to be bruised. Family life is our strength and success.” -Joseph Losery
  81.  “My family is my strength and my weakness.” -Aishwarya Rai
  82.  “My sense of personal strength has always come from my family.” -Benjamin Bratt
  83.  As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” -John Paul II
  84.  “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” -George Santayana
  85. “You don’t do that. You don’t just leave your family. Sticking together… it’s the only way to survive” -Kiera Cass
  86.  “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” -Alex Haley
  87.  “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
  88. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”-Lee Iacocca
  89.  “The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.” -M. Grundler
  90.  “Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”-Anthony Liccione
  91.   “If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.” -Adam Carolla
  92. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family” -Anthony Brandt
  93. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” -Guy Lafleur
  94. “Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.” -Anonymous
  95. “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” -Confucius
  96.   “The family is the first essential cell of human society.” -Pope John XXIII
  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
  98.   “My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” – Michael Imperioli
  99. “For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.” – Mark Wahlberg
  100. “It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.” – Jada Pinkett Smith

 

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