Family Love and Family Quotes

Plate Family - 1870s by Piotr Wojcicki
Plate Family - 1870s by Piotr Wojcicki | Source

Family Love

Family love is the strongest type of love. A mother and fathers love for their child, the love of a husband and wife, a child for it's sibling, a child's love for their mother and father. All of these need to be nurtured, encouraged, and supported.

Where else do you receive unconditional love and support? Our family is a great place to go for love, comfort and understanding. After all, they are the people that know you best.

Late 19th Century Family by John Davis
Late 19th Century Family by John Davis | Source

The gift of a family

  • Family is not an important thing. It's the only thing. ~ Michael J. Fox
  • You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~ Desmond Tutu
  • A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • My family is my strength and my weakness. ~ Aishwarya Rai
  • Family is the most important thing in the world. ~ Princess Diana


Look There! by Petr Kratochvil
Look There! by Petr Kratochvil | Source

Funny Family Quotes

  • Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. ~ Cary Grant
  • The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness. ~ Nancy Mitford
  • Families a like a box of fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~ Unknown
  • Family life is a little bit like a runny peach pie - not perfect but who's complaining. ~ Robert Brault
  • A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. ~ Odgen Nash

kampenwand chiemgau aschau mountain alpine view
kampenwand chiemgau aschau mountain alpine view | Source

The love of a family

  • The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~ George Santayana
  • The only rock that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. ~ Lee Iacocca
  • Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table. ~ Bob Ehrlich
  • You go through life wondering what it is all about but at the end of the day it's all about family. ~ Rod Stewart
  • No family is perfect...we argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family...the love will always be there.


Beach Fun Family by Karen Arnold
Beach Fun Family by Karen Arnold | Source

The need for family

  • Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. ~ Brad Henry
  • In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. ~ Eva Burrows
  • Family ties are cherished things, forged in childhood days, by love of parents, deep and true, and sweet familiar ways. ~ Terri Burritt
  • 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
  • You should never sacrifice three things: your family, your heart, your dignity... ~ Unknown

Family wondering what is below them
Family wondering what is below them | Source

The craziness of family

  • If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, you know, we're all right. We are dang near royalty. ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  • Before most people start boasting about their family tree, they usually do a good pruning job. ~ O A Battista
  • A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. ~ Mary Carr
  • Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.
  • In a big family the oldest child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's ok, there are a lot more coming along. ~ Antonin Scalia


Happy Days family
Happy Days family | Source

Todays Family Structures

This lens wouldn't be complete without me mentioning the changes in the nuclear family. Over the years family structures have changed from the 'Leave it to Beaver' and 'Happy Days' type of family. The one who has a mom, dad, and kids all living happily together in the same house. Sadly, this type of family is no longer the norm. We now have several different variations of that nuclear family.

All to often the single parent family is showing up as a family structure. It comes about for many reasons, the most prevalent is divorce or because the mother is not married. This type of family tends to be close. For while my girls and I formed a single parent family because of divorce.

Step family are common these days. Over half of all marriages end in divorce, many chose to remarry. This forms the family that is a blending of two separate families. Children from two separate families and two parents. This is the type of family I belong to now. It's a lot of work but boy is it worth it.

There are many grandparents raising their grandchildren now days for one reason or the other. This family consists of grandparents, grandchildren, and sometimes aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There are oodles of family groupings or structures out there these days. My belief is as long as you feel like a family, and love like a family, you are a family.

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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines

I specially enjoyed the funny family quotes and can relate to the craziness in the family ones since I have a nutty dysfunctional family with me as the head nut case. :)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Family is the most important by Diana great meaningful words the special moments spent together will always be remembered


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

What a beautiful message in your hub about family. Family is everything and I think the older you get, the more you realize it. I don't know what I'd do without that foundation of my family. I'd be lost. I love the quotes in this. My favorite quote here is: "Family is not the important thing, it's the only thing." This one just got me as I'm sure that's how Michael has gotten through the pain and struggles of Parkinson's disease. Hit many buttons and voted up and sharing.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Love this Koffee, family is so important and as you said it doesn't matter if its the old fashioned kind of family network or the new, family is family, and I love all the quotes, we have a few nuts in our family too! lol! voted up and shared, nell


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

These are nice quotes about the family. I especially like the funny ones.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with your last line, " As long as you feel like a family, love like a family, you are a family. I also loved the quotes. I can relate to so many of them. Times have changed, no longer do we look at a family as being only a mother, father and children. We now have two dads, two mothers, or just mom or dad raising their children. Love is the most important aspect of any family. I enjoyed this. Great hub. Thank you...


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

The love of a good family is so important to our formative years and even later. My nuclear family as well as grandparents, etc. are all gone now. I truly miss them!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Brilliant KK G and I loved this one ;

Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.

Voted up and wishing you a great day.

Eddy.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

SilentReed, if your family wasn't a bit dysfunctional think of all the fun you would miss.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

What a great article!

I love your quote "A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~ George Bernard Shaw" I wish I had that as a kid... but I at least I have a great husband and I love my children. I had a good example of a happy family in the family of my husband and that's a very good thing :-)

Whatever the family, traditional or not, the best gift we can give to kids is love and open dialogue.

Thanks for sharing those different quotes; they are always good messages in them!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Great family quotes, KKGals. I fully agree with Michael J. Fox and Princess Diana - family is EVERYTHING ...'the only thing'... and 'the most important thing.' The only half-way decent substitute would be a sweet, loving, affectionate dog.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DDE, Princess Diana was right, family is everything.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Hi Twin, I'm sure you're right about Michael Fox. It seems to me that he got the strength to keep fighting from the love and support of his family.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Nell Rose, I think all of us have a nut or two in our family tree. It's what makes life interesting.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The last sentence is perfect and it says so much!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

FlourishAnyway, I find the funny quotes lift my spirits.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

alwaysexploring, thanks for reading. I truly do believe that some families are made.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy W, family truly is everything. Even when they are gone they are still watching out for us.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Eddy, I love that quote. It's true the nuts in our family tree do make it more interesting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

kidscrafts, the best we can do is try to make the family we make well loved, happy, healthy, and secure.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

drbj. I like the message in those quotes too. It's so important to remember.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

avainnovice, who's to say what the makeup of a family should be?


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epigramman 3 years ago

Although I am now alone in this world without a family I still have my two cats Tiffy and Gabriel with me - Tiffy was my mum's cat and at 18 she is still healthy and happy and a complete diva, lol.

My mum died in 2004 and my dad back in 1992. I am an only child

but all that said - it is better to have loved than not to have loved at all and my mum and dad were my two best friends and in many ways made me the man whom I am today.

So yes that is the reason I love your hub presentation so much and it really hits home with me along with the fact your work here also seems like a labor of love.

I will post and link your page here to my FB wall for everyone to see and read. I love the quotes too and your heartfelt writing is so essential.

I am sending to you 3 big hugs from Colin and his cat crew from lake erie time ontario canada 1:40pm


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks epigramman. I've always said you make your own family, as you have wit your cats. At least we still have our memories. Thanks for the hugs.


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Sherry Hewins 2 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

Family certainly takes many forms, even more so in modern times than in the past. I certainly appreciate my own, slightly dysfunctional family.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Sherry Hewins I enjoy my dysfunctional. I don't think it's a normal family without a little craziness.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great hub about family, enjoyed reading. Family is an important part of every person. Voted up.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Vellur, family is important. I don't know where I'd be without mine.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

wonderful family quotes, i sure missed happy days

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