Favourite Family Tree Quotes

Are you like me, and find that more often than not quotes or sayings in birthday/christmas/special occasion cards are nicer that what you can come up?  While you don’t generally find ‘family tree’ themed cards i the shops, there’s still a great bunch of quotes, and I wanted to share some of my favourite Family Tree Quotes  with you.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family; whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one! – Jane Howard

Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards. – Unknown

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. – Unknown

Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. – Anonymous

We are as one with our ancestors and children. – Rosita Worl Tlingit

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends come and go, but relatives tend to accumulate. – Unknown

When you search for ancestors, you find great friends! – Unknown

Other things change us, but we start and end with the family. – Anthony Brandt

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. – Gail Lumet Buckley

Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking. – Author Unknown

Generations pass like leaves fall from our family tree. Each season new life blossoms and grows benefiting from the strength and experience of those who went before. – Heidi Swapp

If you don’t recount your family history, it will be lost. Honour your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are. – Madeleine L’Engle

May the roots of your family tree grow deep and strong. – Irish Blessing

To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root. – Chinese proverb

Do you have a favourite family tree quote?

3 Responses to “Favourite Family Tree Quotes”

  1. Pauleen says:

    Lots of good quotes here Alona. I especially like #2 about how we understand our lives retrospectively.

  2. Andrew Newey says:

    Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing.

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