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13 Quotes About the Importance of Family

Happy Holidays!

Home for the holidays is a popular phrase we hear this time of year. Yet, home is not always a destination but a feeling we get when we're surrounded by loved ones. Whether those loved ones are spouses, siblings, distant relatives, friends, or co-workers they are all family. Below are 13 quotes to remind us about the importance of family this holiday season and all year round. Share them with your loved ones and have a happy holiday!

"It's not what we have in our life, but who we have in our life that counts." - J.M. Laurence

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege." - Charles Kuralt

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces." - George Santayana

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." - George Bernard Shaw

"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship." - Margaret Mead

"Family is the most important thing in the world." - Princess Diana

"Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table." - Bob Ehrlich

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

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family" - Anthony Brandt

"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 Weedn

"A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie

"Think of your family today and every day thereafter, don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family." - Josiah

"No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love." - William Butler Yeats