Family Time Sayings and Quotes

Friends may come and go, but family is forever. They may drive us crazy at times, but there’s no doubt our families play an integral role in shaping our lives. For many, family is everything and there’s nothing better than spending time with their loved ones. When life gets busy, it’s important to pause and enjoy some family time. Below you’ll find a collection of wise, inspirational and humorous family time quotes, sayings, and proverbs.

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.     

Barbara Bush

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

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.     

Mother Teresa

Love your family. Spend time, be kind and serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short.     


In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.     

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Family is not an important thing. It's everything.     

Michael J. Fox

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.     

Abigail Van Buren

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!     

Albert Einstein

If you are too busy to enjoy time with your family, then you need to reevaluate your priorities.     

Dave Willis

Be sure to spend time with your parents while you can, because one day when you look up from your busy life, they won't be there anymore!     


Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.     

Boyd K. Packer

Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.     

Marlon Brando

Valuing time with your family does not mean you've lost your ambition. Define success for yourself.     

Claire Shipman

A man should never neglect his family for business.     

Walt Disney

Your children can be around you all day, but if you don't spend quality time with them and you don't pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn't matter that they're just around you.     

Brandy Norwood

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.     

Mitch Albom

Whether anybody was home meant everything to a house. It was more than a major fact: it was the only fact ... The family was the house's soul.     

Jonathan Franzen

Family is the most important thing in the world.     

Princess Diana

No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family.     


Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.     

Regina Brett

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.     

Barbara Bush

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.     

Robert Foster Bennett

Having family time to reflect on your day is the best.     

Buddy Valastro

Time spent with family is worth every second.     


I don't think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.     

Reba McEntire

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.     

Mitch Albom

Family time is the best time.     

Carmelo Anthony

No matter what, it's family time over everything.     


Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.     

Jennifer Ellison

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

Matthew Quick

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

Your cell phone has already replaced your watch, alarm clock and calendar. Don't let it replace your family.     


Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life.     

J.K. Rowling

It’s very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.     

Jada Pinkett Smith

My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.     

Michael Imperioli

Your plays are read in family ciFcles with wonder and delight, While seated around the fireside on a cold winter's night.     

William Topaz McGonagall

Four level highways across the land We're building a home for the family of man     

Jack Conrad, Paul Williams

I will fight for my family until my last breath.You know, difficulties aside, I value my family above everything. I am sorry that yours failed you.     

Julie Plec

In today's fast-paced world, it can be challenging to make time for your family. However, family is a strong value among many people.     

Ace McCloud

Making your spare time to look towards the precious things you have, the pastimes, and family makes life more satisfied and agreeable, as well as it will definitely help you in being more concentrated at work as well.     

Adam Green

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

Alex Haley

I just wanna protect my family. You'd do the same thing.These are choices everyone has to make. It is my family first!     

Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.     

Amos Oz

And life could be so wonderful / A perfect home and a family / When you're lying next to me     

Andy Wright,Mick Hucknall

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

Anita Baker

When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.”     

Anna Quindlen

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.     

Anthony Liccione

We're family. We believe in each other. That's everything.     

Anthony McCarten

The great thing about exercising with older kids is the fact that they need exercise as much as you do. Make the most of this by making exercise a family affair.     

Ashlee Meadows

Two arms around me / Heaven to ground me / And a family that always calls me home     

Ashley Monroe, Sarah Siskind

Family is your most reliable source of support in any situation because love from your family is unconditional.     

Auliq Ice

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.     

avid Ogden Stiers

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

Barbara Bush

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide.     

Bill Owens

A Christian has a tremendous responsibilities to his own family.He or she has a responsibility of loving each member of the family.     

Billy Graham

Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.     

Bob Ehrlich

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.     

Brad Henry

Everything I've learned persuades me it's possible to give our children a strong family culture they can carry with them throughout their lives.It's possible to have a happy family.     

Bruce Feiler

It's not a family without a children.We are going to keep this family together.     

Carolyn Lefcourt , Brian Garfield

Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.     

Catherine M. Wallace

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.      

Charles R. Swindoll

I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got / Enough to keep my family and my home.     

Christy Moore

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.     

Cindy Morgan

I believe family first. Blood is thicker than water. I grew up like that, and I want to continue to keep that goal in my heart. Just family first! Just honesty, integrity, and respect. All of that. I live by the code of those things. If you do that you’ll be fine.     

Cory Hardrict

Family comes first. 'Family, Duty, Honor'. How can she protect the family if she is not with her family?     

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Its family time its family time its family time / Now the world gets busy but its not hard to see / Family means the most to me / I'm so happy we found this time / We can all share whats on our minds     

David Nesta Marley

No other success can compensate for failure in the home.     

David O. McKay

If anyone looked in on us that day, they would've seen a normal family. Sure, we had our problems, what family doesn't? From the outside it was close to perfect, on the inside, I was screaming.     

Deborah Serra

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

Desmond Tutu

Life is indeed short. All of us are given the same hours in a day.What's important is how we use those hours.How can you enmjoy a happier family if you dont have time together as a family?     

Dr. Kevin Leman

You can have a happier family by Firday.In fact,you can have one by Wednesday.. or even by the end of today! And it has everything to do with you.You can change your family's world.     

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

My family had been / In refuge / Everywhere / I did not stay, at one place / Since my childhood / I have a large family     

Ehsan Sehgal

The ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children.     

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

My family needs me more than I need me / I won’t let them see me cry / I’m fading faster than I want / Then I see the Twinkle in their eye     

Gary Dacus

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.     

George Bernard Shaw

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.     

George Santayana

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.     

George W. Bush

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

Family shouldn't leave family. I'll always love you. Family. She protected us.     

Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg

If love isn't thought at home, it is almost impossible to learn it any-where else.     

H. Jackson Brown

The family defines our past and shapes our character.It is here were we learn the important lessons of self-discipline, the art of compromise, forgiveness, hocnedsty, and fair play.     

H. Jackson Brown

Please stay. There's nothing better than a happy family.     

Jay Sommers & Dick Chevillat

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you.     

Jenna Morasca

Sunday, for me, is all about being home with the family with no plans.     

John Lasseter

I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.     

Jose Carreras

The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity. Our purpose in life is to create for ourselves eternal family units.     

Joseph Fielding Smith

Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family.     


My friends and family are my support system... Without them I have no idea where I would be.     

Kelly Clarkson

Finding happiness in the chaos of parenting life seems impossible most days.Until recently,I really did believe it was possible.     

Kelly Holmes

Going around causing disturbances / Don't you know you'll never win / You've got your family running around / Trying to stop you from going down     

Kendell Smith, Thomas G. Lowry, Neville Staple, Sheena Staple

It is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities.     

L. Tom Perry

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

Lee Iacocca

Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.     

Lisa Weedn

The world, we'd discovered, doesn't love you like your family loves you.     

Louis Zamperini

Indeed, nothing is more critically connected to happiness—both our own and that of our children—than how well we love and support one another within the family.     

M. Russell Ballard

In truth, a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love...     

Marge Kennedy

Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.     

Marvin J. Ashton

Family time is precious , so finding even a few minutes can be a challenge.So whenever you find each other,savor the moments.Time with loveones is a gift from God.     

Mary Manz Simon, Fátima Anaya

The more you’re loving and understanding, the more your kids will sing.     

Maxime Lagacé

It is for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity fthere is beauty and there is strength.     

Maya Anggelou

Sometimes it is harder for us to smile at those who live with us, the immediate members of our families, than it is to smile at those who are not so close to us. Let us never forget: love begins at home.     

Mother Teresa

Think about the endless odes of blissful love that she'd receive; amidst the philanthropically synergistic members of your unceasingly caring family     

Nikhil Parekh

Yeah, they were sowin' love for the family / They were sowin' love, they took a little extra time / Lookin' forward to a bountiful harvest / They took good care of us they were sowin' love / Yeah, they did it all for us they were sowin' love     

Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz

The family is the first essential cell of human society.     

Pope John XXIII

I've been to the mountain top / I've been to the valley low / The one thing that never stopped / Was the love that my family showed / When my mama she passed away / My papa he gave us hope / He said there won't ever come a day / When your family won't help you cope      

Prince Rogers Nelson

When a believer spends something on his family intending to receive Allah's reward, it is charity for him.     

Prophet Muhammad

Creating a beautiful family culture is to be proactive.     

Rashid Rashad

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.     

Richard Bach

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.     

Richard L. Evans

family is everything. We care for our parents and our children with equal devotion. In some houses 4 generations eat at the same table. Family - is everything.     

Rick Berman, Michael Piller

Every family will supply one man. / Loyal, brave, and true... it is my duty to protect my family.     

Rick Jaffa , Amanda Silver 

One’s family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I’ll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who’ll be with me will be my family.     

Robert Byrd

She (Mother Teresa) encouraged that even if we are feeling overwhelmed we should try to 'make one point' and 'make time for each other in your family'.     

Scarlett Johnson

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

Sigmund Freud

Family life is the best method for achieving happiness in this world, and it is a clear pattern given to us from the Lord about what is to be in the next world.     

Spencer W. Kimbal

Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do… it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day.     

Stephanie Marston

Keep it together in the family / They're a reminder of your history / Brothers and sisters they hold the key / To your heart and your soul / Don't forget that your family is gold     

Stephen Pate Bray, Madonna Ciccone

It is amazing just where you can source that extra time. Even taking a child to school can be a time of togetherness where you can talk to each other ....     

T. K Oliver

The ability of a family to work hand in hand and to successfully manage every event that takes their time on a daily basis is the key to a successful family.     

T. P Stone

Parents are usually the most important influence in thier childrens lives.     

Timothy Smith

Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them out and enjoy their riches.     

Wanda Hope Carter

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