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Family Strength Quotes Teach Four Lessons About Strong Families

Andrew Ronald
Simirity Founder | Father of Two

Family is a circle of strength in my life, and without it, life would have been so much harder. To understand more about what makes families strong, we collected the most inspirational family quotes and sayings and looked beyond the quotes to see the bigger picture.

In this article, we share four lessons about what makes a family strong, together with the family strength quotes that gave these insights.

As you read these four insights and the quotes within each, ask yourself, ‘Is this true about my family?’

If yes, you truly come from a strong family.

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Lesson 1 – Unite as a Family

A strong family life makes many great things possible. Even the impossible can seem possible when surrounded by those you love.

  • What a blessing. 
  • What a foundation from which to live a thriving life.
  • What a gift we can give to our children and others we love.

Of course, true family is not one of blood only, but the people bound up in our love. From the family you are born into, to our best friends and four-legged friends – we are one; we are family.  

In all situations, unite behind your family.

“Unity is the secret weapon of every powerful nation, family, or community.”

Bryant McGill
  • “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

    — Aristotle
  • “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

    — J.K. Rowling
  • "Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever."

    — Unknown
  • “Unity is not about being inseparable; it is about being irreplaceable to each other.”

    — Rabeya Islam
  • “Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.”

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

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

    — Unknown
  • “My sense of personal strength has always come from my family.”

    — Benjamin Bratt
  • “We can do without almost anything – our home, even our country. But we will never do without other people, and we will never do without family.”

    —  Lee Hyeonseo
  • “Every time anyone accomplishes anything, they achieve it with the help of a thousand silent heroes.”

    — Alex Dunphy

Lesson 2 – Unconditional Family Love

Unconditional love, when people love you no matter what, frees us to be who we want to be without needing to please others.

We don’t have to agree on everything; we just love each other regardless of our differences.

It’s contagious. Those receiving it as children, knowing how precious it is, show such love to their children. And if you missed unconditional love growing up, you can be the pivotal generation that changes your family’s path by showing your unconditional love to your children.

Through good times and bad, ensure your children know they are loved unconditionally.

“Family will not agree on everything, nor will a family unit conform to one standard, but love is the common denominator that will bond a family.”

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

    — Jonathan Safran Foer
  • “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”

    — Leigh Anne Tuohy
  • “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 Weed
  • “The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.”

    —  Louis Zamperini

Lesson 3 – Resilience and Support in Times of Need

A supportive family is one of the greatest treasures in life. 

With family support, encouragement, and inspiration, we can overcome all obstacles. And let’s face it, there’s no shortage of challenges. But as the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved. I’ve certainly found that to be true. 

With grit and determination, together you can overcome all obstacles.

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”

Henry Ford
  • “The strength of a family lies not just in blood ties, but in the shared nexus of compassion and support.”

    — Aloo Denish Obiero
  • "Family is a life jacket in the stormy sea of life."

    —  J.K. Rowling
  • “Unity is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it."

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

    — Jim Butcher
  • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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

    — Brad Henry
  • “Teamwork makes the dream work.”

    — John C. Maxwell
  • “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”

    — George W. Bush
  • “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

    — Nelson Mandela

Lesson 4 – Sharing Family Values

Strong families all pull in the same direction.

Everyone’s beliefs about what’s right and wrong are mostly aligned, so when it comes to making a decision, people are in agreement. Families, businesses, sports clubs, and friendships that work this way not only achieve more but also strengthen their relationships through mutual respect. 

Fancy optimising your family values? Discover, prioritise and strengthen your family values, or gain inspiration from family values quotes.

“The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege.”

Charles Kuralt
  • "Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."

    — Anthony Brandt
  • "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
  • “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

    — Martin Luther King Jr.

How Simirity App can Strengthen your Family

Simirity is a family business. We felt that we shouldn’t have to compromise our family relationships just because we live apart. Separate homes shouldn’t mean we’re no longer a united family supporting each other. 

Our family on a holiday walk by the sea.

Social media and messaging apps are a great way to stay in touch with people we love, but strong families need something more. Something more akin to in-person conversations about meaningful topics – that’s how we bond. 

Religions, businesses and even nations tell stories to unite their members. Families too, but as families increasingly live apart from their ageing parents and siblings’ families, the opportunity to share stories diminish. 

Messaging people or sharing photos is not going to build a strong connection. We built the Simirity App to help families connect more meaningfully. A digital version of storytelling by the fire.

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. These shared experiences strengthen family relationships, connecting everyone from grandparents to their grandchildren. 

Introduction to the Simirity App

Let the stories from your life connect you.

Learn more about Simirity App and how to strengthen your family bonds through stories. 

Summary of Family Strength Quotes

We hope these inspirational family quotes and the four insights they shared have reminded you of the importance of family and given you ideas to strengthen family bonds. Even when you live in different towns or countries, there are ways to stay strong together.

Those unseeable yet unbreakable bonds that connect us to the people we love are one of the greatest things in life. Encouraging us to push our limits, knowing we have the unconditional love of family to support us.

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

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