Family Is The Most Important Thing In The World

You certainly didn’t ask for them, and you can’t trade them, but out of the billions of human beings on our planet, they’re the ones who know you best. They’re the ones who cherish you, and whom you should cherish in return – whether they’re your biological family or otherwise.

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Even though its easy to forget at times, family is the most important thing in the world. This could mean your mother, your father, your siblings, your spouse, your grandparents, your aunts, your uncles, your cousins, your in-laws – but for some, its simply those with whom we share unconditional love.

Of course, families are complicated – these deep relationships can carry lots of baggage and hurt as well. Given their complexity and importance in our loves, its no wonder that throughout the course of history, people from all walks of life have pondered the complexities and conundrums of familial love. Check out these quotes on family for musings about the complicated nature of our family ties:

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

“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

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
– Oscar Wilde

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
– Mark Twain

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

“At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable.”
– Mark V. Olsen

“There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure.”
– Jim Butcher

“Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.”
– Sam Levenson

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

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

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

“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

“To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.”
– Chinese proverb