February 7, 2023

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50 family is not always blood quotes to help you live a happier and healthier life

Family isn’t always about who’s flesh and blood.

Some distance themselves from some of these people for their own health and happiness.

Others add new family members through friendships, mentors, and other important relationships that form on the journey called life.

The people in your life you call family can be a mixed bag. And it’s up to you to decide who they are.

In today’s post I want to share the most powerful family quotes that aren’t always blood.

To remind you of the power of love and loyalty. And to remind you of the people you’re most grateful for (and don’t forget to tell them, too).

If you want some more uplifting inspiration then check out this post with quotes on being different and also this one with quotes on good vibes.

Inspirational Family Isn’t Always Blood Quotes

“You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, in your mind, in your belly, because not only do you live in one world, but a world lives within you. “
Friedrich Buechner

“Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and likewise family is about who you live your life with.”
Oliver Hudson

“Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives, but often a description of a community, organization or nation.”
Queen Elizabeth the second

“Her family may not share her blood, but family wasn’t just about blood. It was about love and trust. It was about the people who were always there, supporting and encouraging her no matter what mistakes she made or how hard life got.”
Ashley Stoyanoff

“The bond that binds your true family is not one of blood, but one of respect and enjoyment of one another’s lives. Rarely do members of a family grow up under one roof.”
Richard Bach

“Your family, your real family, will always welcome you home with open arms. Anyone who says love can be lost is not really family, no matter what blood says.”
Seanan McGuire

“It’s not always about flesh and blood, but about the heart that makes up the family. Call them your relatives, your unit, your home, your people, whatever you call them. Thank God for those who make us feel like we belong and accept us like family.
Bridget Nicole

“Real family doesn’t come from your blood. It’s the people who stand by you when no one else does.”
Nishan Panwar

“Family isn’t always about blood. Sometimes you just recognize someone. That’s how it was with your grandma and me. We were related. A special kind of relationship.”
Barbara Davis

“When I was little, Mom told me that my family was the most important thing in my life. I didn’t believe her, but now I do. I just had to find her.”

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it was important that there was love in it.”
Peter Buffett

“Blood is thicker than water, but maple syrup is thicker than blood, so technically pancakes are more important than family. In your twenties you realize that blood doesn’t always mean family and home isn’t a place.”
A Davis

“Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, nurture your ideas, support your ambitions and bring out the best in you.”
Roy Bennett

Wise family is not always blood quotes

“What greater thing can there be for human souls than to feel that they are connected for a lifetime – to be together in silent, unspeakable memories.”
George Eliot

“True family ties aren’t always about blood. It’s knowing that whatever happens, they will always be there.” “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, just as you are to them.”
Desmond Tutu

“For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift surrogate family made up of different characters who are not related by blood.”
Anne Tyler

“Let go of negative people. They only show up to share grievances, problems, disastrous stories, fears, and judgments about others. If someone is looking for a trash can to throw all their trash in, make sure you don’t think about it.”
Dalai Lama

“It’s very possible and very okay to forgive someone and still not want to spend time with them.”
Karen Salmansohn

“Family isn’t always what you’re born into. Sometimes it’s about people who get into your blood, heart and skin all by themselves.”
LH Cosway

“The last year. Something I learned about family. As if it’s not just about blood. It will be connected. It’s about growing up together and loving each other. It means believing in the same God and knowing that you would do anything for the other person at dinner.”
Karen Kingsbury

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You can choose how to use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what to accept and what not.”
Anna Taylor

“People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you. Pay attention.”
Keri Hilson

“The blood in me is the blood in you. Why must we try to hurt our brothers and sisters when we are all the same? Believe in love.”
Dahvie vanity

“Blood makes friends. Blood means a connection from birth. But loyalty makes you family.”

“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in their life: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you , no matter what happens.”
Maya Angelou

You may also find this post with quotes on one-sided relationships helpful.

Relatable family isn’t always blood quotes

“Family isn’t always blood relatives, it’s about the person who stands by you in your difficult times, who shares your happiness and your problems.”
Aryan Singh

“Family isn’t about blood relationships, it’s about the meaning behind it.”

“To love neighbor is to be a family and goes far beyond a DNA connection. Blood may be thicker than water, but love, kindness, trust and the ability to empathize in the face of adversity is what we should call my family.”
Kemmy Nola

“Blood means nothing. Family is who takes care of me, someone who would do anything for you and you would be happy to return the favor. So they share some DNA, I’m not responsible for that.”

“It was a blessing. I can honestly say that Snoops was like my big brother. I look at him like blood, like a blood relative, because that’s right there like my family.
arch wow

“Family isn’t always about where you were born and into what household. A real family is often about the people we meet along the way in life. The ones who will love you no matter what path you choose and accept us like family. The ones who smile and love you and bring respect and joy into your life every day.”

“It is necessary, even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow into it.”
Mandy Hale

“Family isn’t always about fun and laughter, sometimes you just sit and listen to each other’s breath, and sometimes you pull each other’s hair out until you run out of blood.”

“Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself. The strong-willed rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The imbeciles become haters.”
Steve Maraboli

“Sometimes the people closest to you betray you and your home is no longer a place for you to be happy. It’s hard, but it’s true.”
PC occupation

“Unhappy people can be very dangerous, don’t forget that.”
SE Lynes

“True family is not just limited to a person’s blood relatives. It’s more about the depth of the bond between people.”

“Unhappy people can be very dangerous, don’t forget that.”
SE Lynes

“Family isn’t just about whose blood flows through your veins. It’s about who never left your side, stood up for you and believed in you.”
Adrian body

You might want to check out this post with quotes on how to be unappreciated and how to deal with it in a healthy way.

Short family is not always blood quotes

“Family is not always blood relatives. It’s memorized.”
Soumen Das

“Stay away from people who make you feel like you’re wasting their time.”
Paulo Coelho

“You don’t have to be of the same blood to be a family.”

“Always keep this in mind when it comes to family disputes and disputes. Blood is thicker than anger.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

“The true definition of family goes beyond blood relationship. It’s about kinship, loyalty and a deeper understanding of one another.”

“Family should be our safe haven. Very often it is where we find our deepest sorrow.”
Iyanla Vanzant

“The best families, those with the deepest love and respect for each other, often don’t share blood.”

“You should be freest in the family, don’t let blood bind you.”
Michelle Meleen

“Being genetically related, having those blood relatives doesn’t necessarily make you family.”

“Ohana means family. Family means no one is left behind or forgotten.”
Lilo & Stitch (movie)

“True love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.”
Cheryl lost

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Would you like more help in family and difficult situations? Check out this post for quotes on dealing with dishonesty and this one for dealing with fake family members. Also, you may find some helpful tips about toxic people in this article.