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Family Relationships Quotes That Make You Appreciate Your Loved Ones

Andrew Ronald
Simirity Founder | Father of Two

Family is where life begins and ends.

A place where we create our earliest and most impactful memories that last a lifetime. As with all relationships, family or not, there can be ups and downs. But when working well, they can have far-reaching benefits, from increased well-being to feeling comfortable in our own skin. 

Much depends on the strength of our family relationships. In this article, we collected family relationships quotes and sayings that contain insights that parents can learn from. 

Three generations of the same family, sat together under a tree.
Strong relationships, uniting all family generations.

We’ve organised the family relationships quotes into five different insights that remind us what family relationships are about and how to ensure they stay healthy. 

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Insight 1 – Family Members are Central to our Lives

Living within a family means you are a part of something bigger than yourself. Family life is both a blessing and an insurance policy, making the good times great and protecting you when things get hard. 

Despite its importance, our busy modern lives are filled with distractions vying for our limited time.

Find a healthy balance for everything that matters.

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, and integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”

Gary Keller
  • "It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family."

    — Phillip Green
  • “Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.”

    — Robin Hobb
  • "I don't want to grow up,' she thought. 'There can't be anything nicer in the world than this – being with the others, having fun with them. No – I don't want to grow up!"

    — Enid Blyton, 'Five Go To Billycock Hill'
  • "You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you."

    — Frederick Buechner

Insight 2 – Supportive Relationships and Love Enable Personal Growth

When the calm waters of life become stormy seas, it’s our family who is there for us. It’s easy to appreciate the support of family in such times.

They not only give us a place to seek comfort but also help us thrive. They believe in us like no one else, giving us confidence in our own abilities and supporting us as we step outside our comfort zone.

Never underestimate the impact of unconditional love.

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family.”

Jim Butcher
  • “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
  • “The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.”

    — Louis Zamperini
  • "Children can never have too many positive adult role models in their lives."

    — Unknown
  • "One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family."

    — Jonathan Safran Foer
  • “Children learn to smile from their parents.”

    — Shinichi Suzuki

Insight 3 – Shared Family Values Strengthen Family Bonds

Values guide our decisions each day.

By sharing values with our family, we become a part of something very wonderful beyond our own identity. We are aligned with our family unit, we respect each other, and together we can achieve far more than working alone. 

Discover, prioritise and strengthen your family values here.

“The bond that keeps the family together is not made of blood but out of love and respect.”

Unknown
  • "There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained."

    — Winston Churchill
  • “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.”

    — Mario Puzo

Insight 4 – Family Evolves Over Time

What is your true family? Just people with whom you have family ties?

We believe that family incorporates all those with whom you have meaningful relationships. The people you turn to in times of need, the ones you want to share your life with, and the loved ones outside of family blood lines who bring joy to your life. 

Celebrate the changes within your family, knowing there’s a strong root that will always connect you.

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

Unknown
  • “We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.”

    — Coco
  • "Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family."

    — Trenton Lee Stewart

Insight 5 – Your Legacy in the Lives of Others

It’s the love we show to our family that will be the foundation of our legacy. 

We can do many great things in life and leave behind great wealth and possessions, but our greatest legacy will be our impact on those we leave behind. 

“Legacy is not leaving something behind for other people. It’s leaving something behind in other people.”

Peter Strople
  • “The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.”

    — Ring Lardner
  • “The greatest legacy you can leave to your kids are happy memories; those special moments so much like rocks on the beach that are taken from the white sand and put in tiny boxes that lay unopened on shelves until one day they fall out and time repeats, with joy and sadness, in the child who is now an adult.”

    — Og Mandino
  • ”Our legacy will be defined by the victories and boldness by which our daughters and sons take on the challenges the world faces. I also wonder if perhaps the most important and long-lasting demonstration of one’s humility lies in our ability to teach and mentor our children.”

    — Naveen Jain
  • “What you leave as a legacy is not what is etched in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

    — Anonymous
  • “Your legacy on this planet when you leave is how many hearts you touched.”

    — Patti Davis

How Simirity App Strengthens Family Relationships

Simirity is a family business with one goal – to strengthen family relationships. 

Out on a hike with our family.

How can you strengthen your family relationships?

  1. Being open, honest and authentic in your communication.
  2. Being vulnerable, showing you trust others and allowing others to connect with you at a deeper level.
  3. Empathising with others.
  4. Supporting each other through hard times.
  5. Investing time and paying attention to others.
  6. Celebrating the successes of others.
  7. Commiserating when things go wrong.
  8. Showing your appreciation of others.

Amazingly, even when we live apart from our extended family, we can still achieve all eight points above online!

We could sum up the 8 points above as ‘talking’, but not all talking is equal. Sadly, so much of our time with the people we care about is spent discussing trivial matters, from shopping lists to TV programs. We don’t share what’s really on our minds. We don’t risk vulnerability. Instead, we ‘go with the flow’ and miss the opportunity to connect at a deeper level.

That’s why we created the Simirity App – to provide a place where opening up and privately share authentic stories from life with your family is encouraged.

Simirity App is a private storytelling app that unites your extended family in stories, even if you live apart.

Over time, your entire family can build an archive of digital stories, filled with memorable photos, videos and audio, that share your experiences with young generations.

Introduction to the Simirity App

If you want to learn more about the Simirity app, visit our home page.

Summary of Family Relationship Quotes

We hope this collection of family relationship quotes has helped you appreciate how important family is in your life. Family was here before us and will be here after us. People are the most important things in our lives. Even when we live apart from loved ones, there are ways to strengthen your relationships.

Invest in your relationships to live your best life. 

And don’t forget the extended family members who you might not know as well.

Find additional inspiration and wisdom in this master collection of all family quotes.

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