Kindred Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old kindred quotes, kindred sayings, and kindred proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


What friends or kindred can be so close and intimate as the powers of our soul, which, whether we will or no, must ever bear us company?     

Teresa of Avila

It is only kindred griefs that draw forth our tears, and each weeps really for himself.     

Heinrich Heine

A family stitched together with love seldom unravels.     

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Kindred objects kindred thoughts inspire, as summer clouds flash forth electric fire.      

Samuel Rogers

Kindred weaknesses induce friendships as often as kindred virtues.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth.     

Khalil Gibran

All living things on earth are kindred.     

Edward Abbey

If you hire relatives, you'll have a payroll that won't quit.     

Milton Berle

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with.     

Oliver Hudson

The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe.     

Charles Alexander Eastman

Family is a transitive property.     

Catherynne M Valente

A family needs a father to anchor it.     

L. Tom Perry

Even a family needs to work as a team.     

Marques Houston

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.     

George Bernard Shaw

The family is more sacred than the state.     

Pope Pius XI

The family is the nucleus of civilization.     

Will Durant

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.     

George Santayana

The family is a haven in a heartless world.     

Christopher Lasch

When the family dies, the nation follows...     

Mark Steyn

The family is the corner stone of our society.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

The family is where most of our joy comes from.     

Aidan Quinn

Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it.     

George Eliot

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.     

Leo Tolstoy

Family... a group experience of love and support.     

Marianne Williamson

No family is ever what it seems from the outside.     

Lady Violet

Family is not an important thing. It's everything.     

Michael J. Fox

A large family makes you accept sharing your parents.     

Martha Reeves

The greater the kindred is, the lesse the kindnesse must bee.     

John Lyly

Family makes a house a home.     

Jennifer Hudson

Family time is the best time.     

Carmelo Anthony