All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina)

The best quotes about family and relationships between relatives

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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

George Burns

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

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

Mother Teresa

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, Lock and Key

A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. (Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes)

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, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionist

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.

Elizabeth Berg, The Art of Mending

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Family isn't blood. It's the people who love you. The people who have your back.

Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.

Mario Puzo, The Godfather
A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. (Mario Puzo, The Godfather)

You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life.

Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.

Jim Butcher, Vignette

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw, Immaturity

You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you...

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you... (George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones)

But in the real world, you couldnt really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn't see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete.

Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

We must take care of our families wherever we find them.

Elizabeth Gilbert

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.

Mary Karr, The Liars' Club

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

Family is not an important thing, it's everything.

Michael J. Fox

We are not defined by the family into which we are born, but the one we choose and create. We are not born, we become.

Tori Spelling

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, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
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, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah)

The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Alex Haley

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A friend loves you for your intelligence, a mistress for your charm, but your family's love is unreasoning; you were born into it and are of its flesh and blood. Nevertheless it can irritate you more than any group of people in the world.

André Maurois, The Art of Family Life, Un Art de Vivre

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