Genealogy Sayings and Quotes

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


You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.     

Anita Baker

Family is the most important thing in the world.     

Princess Diana

It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.     

Philip Green

Genealogy itself is something of a privilege, coming far more easily to those of us for whom enslavement, conquest, and dispossession of our land has not been our lot.     

Tim Wise

Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.     

Romeo Miller

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.     

David Ogden Stiers

A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.     

Alexander Pope

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

Michael J. Fox

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

Brad Henry

Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.     

Orson Scott Card

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.     

Andre Maurois

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking our worst.     

Marge Kennedy

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.     

George Santayana

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.     

George Bernard Shaw

Family, nature and health all go together.     

Olivia Newton-John

Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone.     

Neil Kurshan

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.     

Susan Lieberman

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.     

John C. Maxwell

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Family is a transitive property.     

Catherynne M. Valente

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.     

Richard Bach

If you are lucky enough to be a genealogist, you are lucky enough.     

Ruth Padilla

Families and friends form some of the closest of bonds you will ever experience. It is almost impossible for you to lead a happy life without support from these important groups of people.     

Jeffrey Dawson

Family life contributes immensely to an individual's happiness. Only in a happy homelife can complete contentment be found.     

Dorothea S. Koppliln

Building a family plan with expectations and accountability for all members builds up the family and motivates each person to do their personal best everyday.     

Maya Traver

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.     

Leo Tolstoy

The most important thing in the world is family and love.     

John Wooden

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.     

Marge Kennedy

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.     

Barbara Bush

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.     

Desmond Tutu

Genealogy: A perverse preoccupation of those who seek to demonstrate that their forebears were better people than they are.     

Sydney J. Harris

Family is more than blood     

Cassandra Clare

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.     

Gail Lumet Buckley