The best thing about family is that no matter how lonely or unloved you feel, your family is always there to lift you up. Even though the miles between you and the branches of your family tree may be long and many, the roots that hold you together are forever.

Here are 15 quotes that will remind you of the strongest bonds you have–your family.

1. Family Love Brings Strength and Harmony to Our Lives

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

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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2. Family Is Always Having Somewhere to Return

“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.”

–Lisa Weed, author

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3. Family Can’t Be Measured By its Size

“In truth, a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.”

—Marge Kennedy, author

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4. We’re All in This Together

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

—Ogden Nash, poet

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5. Loving Families Promote Peace

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

—Mother Teresa, humanitarian

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6. Family Is Tailor-Made

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

Elizabeth Berg, author

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7. Diplomacy Is Learned Within the Family

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened, and maintained.”

—Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom

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8. Family Often Brings Out the Best in Us

“The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.”

—Walt Disney

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9. Family Is Home

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.”

—George Moore, novelist

10. Family is the Foundation

“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of just cause, the triumph of truth.”

—Menachem Begin, former prime minister of Israel

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11. Family Teaches Us Important Life Lessons

“The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.”

—Nancy Mitford, novelist

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12. Families are Works of Art

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”

—George Santayana, philosopher

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13. Family Will Guide You

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

—Brad Henry, former governor of Oklahoma

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14. Family Members Take Things in Stride

“The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended—and not to take a hint when a hint is not intended.”

—Robert Frost, poet

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15. Family Loves You For You

“Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.”

—Marjorie Pay Hinckley, author

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You may think your family is loud and crazy, but when it comes down to who loves you most, they will win every time.

So, reach out to family today and tell them how much you love them, craziness, loudness and all.

You’ll find spending time with them is the greatest pleasure you can have.