Uplifting Family Quotes To Make You Smile

By ReGain Editorial Team|Updated June 22, 2022
CheckedMedically Reviewed By Chante’ Gamby, LCSW

Family can mean many things to many people. Family can make you laugh, cry, or inexplicably angry. But when it comes to family, for the most part, people can put aside their differences and be there for one another when it matters most. This is what makes the family very important in our lives.

Here are some uplifting family quotes that will undoubtedly make you smile.

5 Funny Quotes About Family

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Families can do the craziest things, and they’re always good for a laugh. Heck, there is a slew of comedy movies out there that tackle this very subject, from The Royal Tenenbaums and Eulogy to Meet the Parents and the classic National Lampoon’s Vacation series.

The reason these comedies resonate so well with most Americans is that they are so relatable. Who doesn’t have that crazy uncle who would come over in his bathrobe and with a beer in his hand on Christmas? Or the overprotective dad who doesn’t see anything wrong with hooking his daughter’s fiancé up to a lie detector?

Surely, anyone with a teenager at home can relate to these five funny quotes about a family that can lift you even on the toughest days:

“Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.” – Earl Wilson

“One day, you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

“Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family; they are.” – Marsha Norman

“If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that members, not present and subjects discussed were the same.” – Robert Brault

“The advantage of having only one child is that you always know who did it.” – Erma Bombeck

5 Heartwarming Quotes About Family

The family doesn’t always make you smile because they’re doing something silly. Sometimes family makes you smile because they warm your heart. Maybe a family member you rarely speak to did something nice for you out of the blue. Or maybe your sibling surprised you at work with a packed lunch and a bouquet for your birthday.

They may annoy you at times, and you may think you don’t understand one another. But it is in heartwarming moments like these that you realize you truly appreciate your family and are glad to be a part of it.

You may not have the words in these moments to describe the warmth that you are feeling. That’s where great quotes like these come in:

“I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.” – Anais Nin

“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.” – Thomas Jefferson

“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

“No family is perfect… we argue we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, the family is family… The love will always be there.” – Unknown

” “Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.” – Unknown

5 Inspiring Quotes About Family

Some of your greatest inspirations in life can come from your family. Whether you look up to a successful family member, or you have a family member that serves as your cheerleader as you bravely go after your dream, the family can be the flame that gets you moving or the fuel that keeps that flame lit.

Many people have an older sibling that they look up to and want to emulate or a younger sibling that impresses them every day because they are so smart and successful for their age. Some have that brave aunt who beat breast cancer or that strong-willed uncle who went back to college and got his Master’s degree. Family members like these inspire you to keep going, keep fighting your own battles and be proud to call them your family.

Upon achieving your success, you may want to get a card for that family member who supported you, who saw you through, or who served as an inspiration by living his or her own life. You may not, however, know exactly what to write on that card. Consider the following quotes, which may serve to sum up your feelings perfectly:

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” -Anthony Liccione

“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” – Guy Lafleur

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” – Anthony Brandt

“In every conceivable manner, the family is linked to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

5 Uplifting Quotes For Children

It may be difficult for children to understand the importance of family, and it may be hard to teach them. An appreciation for one’s family consists of love, respect, and generosity, among other things, and these traits are mutually shared among its members. These concepts, however, maybe a bit too advanced for a child to understand.

Consider imparting the following quotes to your children, which can help to simplify what may otherwise be a complicated concept and even lead to a discussion that you may have been unsure of how to start.

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” – Lilo & Stitch

“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” – Guy Lafleur

“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.” – Mitch Albom

“It’s not what we have in our life, but who we have in our life that counts.” – J.M. Laurence

5 Quotes About Family To Make You Smile Even When You Are Sad

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When a family experiences the death of one of its own, it can shake the very foundation of the family itself. It may feel like a blow that no one knows how to come back from, and it may seem at the moment like you will never feel better, that things can only get worse, and that no one can understand the amount of pain you are in.

The last thing you want to consider doing at this point is a smile, but it is important to keep yourself balanced for your wellbeing. The following quotes may help lift your spirits during these otherwise troubled times. You may also find these quotes helpful when writing a sympathy card and being at a loss for what to say, whether a family member has suffered the loss of a pet or the unimaginable loss of a child.

“No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.” – Unknown

“Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and the warm embrace of friends.” – Unknown

“Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And may warmest memories remain.” – Unknown.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“The agony is great, and yet I will stand it. Had I not loved so much, I would not have hurt so much. But goodness knows I would not want to diminish that precious love by one fraction of an ounce. I will hurt. And I will be grateful for that hurt, for it bears witness to the depth of our meaning. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.” Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you find it so difficult to deal with your family members from time to time that you become overwhelmed, or if you are depressed that you no longer speak to certain members of your family and you need a shoulder to lean on, consider reaching out to one of our counselors. We are available 24/7 to offer support, advice, and a listening ear when you need one.

Sources:

http://www.curatedquotes.com/family-quotes/inspirational/

https://www.thefreshquotes.com/family-quotes/

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