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Family memories and relationships are a treasure that you carry throughout your life. As you plan your family reunion, you may be thinking about the deeper meaning of what family means to you. At Reunacy, one of our core values is getting together and fostering family relationships. 

And that is why we collected 75 quotes about family, to inspire and rejuvenate you on your family reunion planning journey! 

Feel free to use these quotes for your family reunion slogans, on your family reunion t-shirts, or on your social media posts!  Keep these family quotes in mind as you gather and reunite with the people that matter most.


Family Bonds and Unity:

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

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

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox

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“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. We make discoveries about ourselves.” — Gail Lumet Buckley

“Family is the most important thing in life. Spend time together, be kind to one another, and serve one another. There should be no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, and today is very short.” – Unknown


Family Love, Support, and Guidance:

“Family is where life begins and love never ends.” – Unknown

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ― Maya Angelou

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

“The memories we make with our family are everything.” – Candace Cameron Bure

“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.” – Unknown

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“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.”― Deb Caletti

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

“Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever.” – Unknown


Life Lessons and Values:

 “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” — George Bernard Shaw

“So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.” — Haniel Long

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

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

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“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” – Dave Willis.

 “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” – Confucius

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.” –Mario Puzo

“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


General Family Wisdom:

“Love makes a family.” — Gigi Kaeser

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu

“In time of test, family is best.” — Burmese Proverb

“Families are meant to stick to each other and help each other through their problems.” – T.K. Oliver

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa



“My siblings are my best friends.” – America Ferrera

“In some ways, siblings, and especially sisters, are more influential in your childhood than your parents.” – Deborah Tannen

“Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring – quite often the hard way.” – Pamela Dugdale

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“If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.” – Deepak Chopra

“I grew up with an older brother, and the bond between siblings is unlike anything else, and it can be a real journey to accept what that bond is once you both mature into it. Because it’s not always what you want. It’s not always what you expect. It’s not always what you imagined or hoped. But it’s one of the most important things in the world.” – Ben Schnetzer

 “Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family, and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you.” –Carol Ann Albright-Eastman

“A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood.” – Ann Hood

“A sibling is both your mirror and your opposite.” –Elizabeth Fishel

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“To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were, we know each other’s hearts, we share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.” – Clara Ortega


Parenting and Motherhood:

“Being a part of 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 Weed

“With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.” – Michelle Obama

“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” ― Kristin Hannah, Summer Island

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac


“My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn’t a social construct but an instinct.” – Jodi Picoult

“Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models.” – Alice Sterling Honig


Grandparents and Generations:

“Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.” — Gene Perret

“A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes.” — Barbara Cage

“Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.” — Lexie Saige

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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

“Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.” — Richard Garnett

“For grandparents, a baby represents them, their hopes and their desire for the future.” — Apollo

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“A grandmother thinks of her grandchildren day and night, even when they are not with her. She will always love them more than anyone would understand.” — Karen Gibbs, A Gallery of Scrapbook Creations


Family Reunions and Get Togethers:

“The only thing sweeter than union is reunion.” — Kathleen McGowan

 “The memories we make with our family are everything.” — Candace Cameron Bure

“No family is sane, is it?” — Rebecca Hall

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

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“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.” – Wanda Hope Carter

“A family doesn’t need to be perfect; it just needs to be united.” – Unknown

“Family: A little bit of crazy, a little bit of loud, and a whole lot of love.” – Unknown

“There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.” Willie Stargell

“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.” – John C. Maxwell


Family Gratitude:

“To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.” — Buddha

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana

“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

“The love of family is life’s greatest blessing.” – Eva Burrows

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

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” -Albert Einstein


Family History and Your Family Tree:

“If you don’t recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are.” — Madeleine Engle

“May the roots of your family tree grow deep and strong.” — Irish Blessing

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“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” ― Pierce Brown

“Family is the anchor that holds us through life’s storms.” – Unknown 

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

“Family is not about blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.” – Unknown

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” —Ogden Nash, poet

“I know for sure: Family should be the place where you can be your most complete self.” – Oprah Winfrey

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” – George A. Moore

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As you embark on the journey of planning your family reunion, let these quotes serve as a source of inspiration, reflection, and celebration of the profound importance of family. Family memories and relationships are the true treasures that accompany us throughout our lives, shaping who we are and providing a sense of belonging.

At Reunacy, we hold dear the core value of bringing families together and nurturing those precious relationships. These quotes encompass the diverse facets of family life, from the unbreakable bonds and unity that tie us together to the love, support, and guidance that emanate from the heart of every family member.