Family & Marriage Quotes: 25 Inspiring & Meaningful Quotes & Sayings

Through humor and insightful wisdom, these great men and women listed below have written perhaps some of the greatest thoughts about the importance of marriage and the family unit to us individually – and to the world. However, may we never forget that writing – and reading – about these truths is not enough. Our great challenge lies in ensuring that the inspiration and motivation we feel from reading these quotes translates into implementation of the very truths expressed. Said more plainly – our thoughts must convert into actions! More than motivational quotes, these truths must be implemented so that they become our very character. And, never forget that success in life should never be determined by our worldly accomplishments and possessions, but by the very character we develop, the people we serve, and the commitment we demonstrate to our marriage and family. Happiness or misery in life is most certainly impacted by and results from how we act towards, think of, speak to, and make time for the most important relationships in our lives … our family!

This truth is made evident in the few quotes listed below – quotes from some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of every age and land:

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.” ~ Winston Churchill

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.” ~ Diane Sollee

“My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And … she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.”  ~ Barack Obama

“My husband and I have never considered divorce… murder sometimes, but never divorce.” ~ Joyce Brothers

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”  ~ Mignon McLaughlin

“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.” ~ Tom Mullen

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

“Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” ~ Barnett R. Brickner

“No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” ~ Elbert Hubbard

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” ~ Confucius

“Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”  ~ Theodore Hesburgh

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

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”  ~ Author Unknown

“When you look at your life, the greatest happiness’s are family happiness’s.”  ~ Joyce Brothers

“Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.”  ~ Paul Pearshall

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.”  ~ Lee Iacocca

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

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.”  ~ Author Unknown

“Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie – not perfect but who’s complaining?” ~ Robert Brault

“No man on his death bed ever looked up into the eyes of his family and friends and said, “I wish I’d spent more time at the office.”  ~ Author Unknown

“Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work.”  ~ Author Unknown

“The best thing to spend on children is your time.”  ~ Arnold Glasow

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

Never forget that understanding, agreeing with, being inspired by, and believing these words of wisdom is not enough! Character is changed, happiness is attained, and marriages and families are saved only though the implementation of the truths expressed above.

Source by Matthew Toone

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