Family Reunion Quotes

Family quotes are a great way to add
humor and personality to your family reunion.

George Bernard Shaw family reunion quote

Use family reunion quotes or sayings on save the date postcards, invitations, announcements, etc.

Choose a different family reunion quote each time you communicate with your relatives. Or, choose 1-2 quotes that capture the feeling you want to portray and use them on each piece of information you send.

Consider having your favorite quote printed on family reunion t-shirts or on a welcome banner or large sign. Add some family clip art. If there's an artist in the family, solicit his/her help for an original.

A family reunion quote could even become a meaningful slogan and incorporated into a family coat of arms.

Ashleigh Brilliant family reunion quote

"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. We make discoveries about ourselves." -Gail Lumet Buckley

"The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.” -Richard Bach

“Family is essential because we all yearn to feel like we belong to something greater than ourselves.” -Laura Ramirez (

“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” -Erma Bombeck

"He who plants a tree plants hope." - Lucy Laroom

Henry Louis Mencken family reunion quote

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“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.” -Margaret Mead

“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

“I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.” –Fred Allen

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” –Ogden Nash

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Arthur Bladwin

Desmond Tutu family reunion quote

"Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground." -Francis Bacon

"People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway." -Mother Theresa

"Reunion after long separation is even better than one's wedding night." -Chinese Proverb

"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family." -G.B. Shaw

"Be a storehouse of happy memories." -Gretchen Rubin

"The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to." -Dodie Smith

Spanish Proverb family reunion quote

“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

"Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking." -Author Unknown

"Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one." -Author Unknown

"The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you." -Kendall Hailey

"Remember, as far as anyone knows, we're a nice, normal family." -Homer Simpson

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." -Anonymous

Ralph Waldo Emerson family reunion quote

“All his successors gone before him have done ’t; and all his ancestors that come after him may.” -William Shakespeare

"Be true to who you are and the family name you bear." -Gordon B. Hinckley

"There is no such thing as 'fun for the whole family.'" -Jerry Seinfeld

"Know from whence you came because if you know from whence you came, there is no limit to where you can go." -James Baldwin

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation." -C. Everett Koop

"In the end, life teaches us what is important, and that is family." -Stephen Covey

Jeff Foxworthy family reunion quote

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