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20 Inspirational Quotes about Family Time

By Mormon.org
Father and daughter with inspirational quote: “How we preserve time for family is one of the most significant issues we face in most cultures.” Elder Quentin L. Cook

What are you doing with your time today, this week, this month, this year? Are you spending it with your family? An ancient Greek philosopher once said, “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” So make sure you are spending your most valuable resource—your time—on your family.


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Here are 20 quotes about family time to inspire you:

  1. "In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  2. "At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.” Barbara Bush
  3. "Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.” Boyd K. Packer
  4. "If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse." Unknown
  5. "Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” Catherine M. Wallace
  6. "Family is the most important thing in the world.” Princess Diana
  7. "If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.” F. Burton Howard
  8. "To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” Barbara Bush
  9. "Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.” Bob Ehrlich
  10. "When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” Anna Quindlen
  11. "Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.” Richard L. Evans
  12. "Happiness comes from unselfish service. And happy homes are only those where there is a daily striving to make sacrifices for each other’s happiness.” Harold B. Lee
  13. "I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” Barbara Bush

  1. "Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one." Unknown
  2. "We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun." Unknown
  3. "If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money." Abigail Van Buren
  4. "You always have time for the things you put first." Unknown
  5. "Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” Michael J. Fox
  6. "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt
  7. "When you love what you have, you have everything you need." Unknown

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