Famous Quotes on Friends, Family, and Well-Being

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Relationships with the people who are closest to us — friends and family -– are vital to our well-being. We all need to give and receive the love, encouragement, accountability, and support that those relationships make possible. Here are some famous quotes on the benefits of spending time with friends and family:

“Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.”Wanda Hope Carter

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” – Charles Kuralt

“My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.” –  Kelly Clarkson

“Talking with my friends and family every day helps keep me grounded and connected to home. They are the most important things to me.” – Colbie Caillat

“Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott

“Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion.” Niki Taylor

“Studying doesn’t have to happen in a silo. It can be a social experience. You can engage with your friends and family to find out the answer to a tough question or have someone explain it to you.” – Eric Lefkofsky

“Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.”Courtland Milloy

“Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.”Barbara Bush

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”Frederick Buechner

“The length of one’s days matters less than the love of one’s family and friends.”Gerald Ford

“You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.” – Lilly Singh

“When I’m on my own, I can be negative. I need my friends and family around to help pick me up if I’ve had a bad qualifying session.” – Jenson Button

“The best part of life is when your family become your friends and your friends become your family.” – Robin Roberts

“If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.” – Jasmine Guy

“Remember that when you’re young and your career feels like the most important thing, the most important thing is love and the relationships you have with people – boyfriend, friends and family. It’s good to remember that.” – Josephine de La Baume

“When we understand the connection between how we live and how long we live, it’s easier to make different choices. Instead of viewing the time we spend with friends and family as luxuries, we can see that these relationships are among the most powerful determinants of our well-being and survival.” – Dean Ornish

“I’m surrounded by friends and family who are not that impressed by celebrity. They don’t have any problem telling me I’m acting like an idiot or I’m not that funny.” – Paloma Faith

“It’s always nice to be able to show your friends and family what it is that you do. I’ve had their support from the beginning and wouldn’t be here without it, so yeah, I do whatever I can to be there with them when they go to see it.” – Shawn Roberts

“I think home has become my friends and family, wherever they are.” – Rachel Brosnahan