Quotes about family can make us laugh or cry, nod in agreement or shake our heads in understanding. Family quotes bring up memories of the past and hopes for your family's future. Make inspiring family quotes part of how you think about what your family means to you.

She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive and motivated, and how to pack the military way when I’m traveling.

Laurie Hernandez

If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

My parents taught their children to take without forgetting and to give without remembering.

Medaria Arrandondo

I've seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows and everything in between. But what my mother, my grandmother, and all the powerful women in my family instilled in us- our faith, and how to make it our own- carries me through. It's like they are very much still here. 

Jennifer Hudson, singer

Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you're twelve, but every day.

Mike Myers

Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough.

Robert Downey, Jr.

When you become a parent, you finally appreciate and understand what your mother did.

Julianne Moore

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

Burton Hillis

Being a good dad is all about moments–moments to teach, moments to treasure. It's about the hard moments when we think we haven't gotten through to our kids, and the wonderful moments when we realize we have.

Jim Daly

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.

Billy Graham

It's not what's under the tree that matters, it's who's around it.

Submitted by Guideposts reader Susan Walbrecht

We don't have to talk about faith and family at dinner—we just show it.

Joel Osteen