Sugar Quotes: Family and Relationships

Tell your loved ones just how important they are to you with one of our specially chosen quotes.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Swedish Proverb

In the end there doesn't have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.

Robert Brault,

When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone.

Robert Brault

Never give up on someone you can't go a day without thinking about.

Author Unknown

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.

Author Unknown

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.

Miles Franklin(1954)

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Edgar Watson Howe (1937)

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

Aristotle (322 BC)

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake (1827)

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

George Santayana (1952)

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.

Author Unknown

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.

Samuel Johnson(1784)

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had.

Author Unknown

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

C.S. Lewis (1963)

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.

Author Unknown

Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.

Robert Brault

A real friend is someone who would feel loss if you jumped on a train, or in front of one.

Author Unknown

As a friend, you first give your understanding, then you try to understand.

Robert Brault

It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

Epicurus(270 BC)

You always think you could have done more. That’s why you need a friend — to tell you, you did all you could.

Robert Brault

We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.


A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.

Author Unknown

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.

Robert Brault

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1894)

Say what you want about ageing, it’s still the only way to have old friends.

Robert Brault

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.

Francesco Guicciardini (1540)

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

Plutarch (120 AD)

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle (322 BC)

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favour of the kings of the world.

Thomas A. Edison (1931)

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.

Elizabeth Berg

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.

Copyright 2007 by Deb Caletti

Is this what family is like: the feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?

Trenton Lee Stewart

To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.

Chinese proverb

The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.

C.S. Lewis (1963)

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

Oscar Wilde(1900)

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

Leo Tolstoy(1910)

Blood’s thicker than water, and when one’s in trouble. Best to seek out a relative’s open arms.

Author Unknown

What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering.

Robert Brault

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot (1880)

The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective.

Robert Brault,

Family, where life begins & love never ends.


In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.

Friedrich Nietzche (1900)

Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Henry Ward Beecher(1887)

Our family is a circle of strength of love with every birth and every union the circle grows.


No man has ever lived that had enough of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.

William Butler Yeats (1939)

Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.


If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw (1950)

I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.

Ugo Betti (1953)

It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.

Peter Buffett

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Confucius (479 BC)