All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
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You certainly didn’t ask for them, and you can’t trade ’em, but they’re the ones who know you best.
They’re the ones who cherish you, and whom you should cherish in return – whether they’re your biological family or otherwise.
Even though it’s easy to forget at times, family is the most important thing in the world.
This could mean your mother, your father, your siblings, your spouse, your grandparents, your aunts, your uncles, your cousins, your in-laws. For some, “family” simply those with whom we share unconditional love.
Of course, families are complicated. These deep relationships can carry lots of baggage and hurt as well. Given their importance in our loves, it’s no wonder people throughout history are fascinated with the intricacies of familial love.
So no matter how you feel about them, hopefully these quotes about family will help you love and appreciate them no matter how close you are.
Whether your family lives close, or thousands of miles away, they are the ones you can turn to when times get tough. Celebrate your amazing bond and show your appreciation for them today! Is your favorite family quote missing? Let us know in the comments.
*This post was originally published on June 17th, 2013 and updated on March 31st, 2020.