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Trying to integrate oneself and ones family with a community like that is something that is always ultimately destined to failure.
Christopher Gist

And there went from thence of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men appointed with weapons of war.
Bible

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Pope John Paul II

For someone who's grown up in a sports-mad family and a bit of an Olympic junkie, I can't think of a better way to get fit. [on C4 show The Games]
Anna Walker

A series of rumours about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
Ted Lindsay

It hasn't been the Ferreira's fault - all we can do is do the best with the scripts we've been given. [on the family being written out of the show]
Raji James

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
Novalis

A "good" family, it seems, is one that used to be better.
Cleveland Amory

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Sofia Coppola

I've really written my books for my husband and our family. They've brought us closer together by allowing us to discuss things that were unspoken for so long.
Pamela Stephenson

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach

The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have
Ring Lardner

From a personal point of view, Mark and his family have been very supportive of me and I'm very grateful [on sacking Mark Petchey as coach]
Andrew Murray

I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family.
Trey Parker

He would like to be remembered as a family man and we were all so proud of him. We are all devastated by what has happened [his wife Eileen after his sad and sudden death at a Scottish Premier League game]
Phil O'Donnell

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
Lyndon Johnson

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

Our people receive the news of his death with a deep sense of grief and loss.

He was a holy champion of the Filipino family and of profound Christian values that make everyone of us contemplate... what is just, moral and sacred in life.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Gloria Arroyo

Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
Sir Edmund Leach

Pride, in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

We have been through so much together. None of us are from London and we're living away from our friends and family. We only have each other and that's what has made us so tight - that's why we have to remain as a five.
Kimberley Walsh

I have never said I am against the monarchy. I think they are a harmless, rather odd little family.
George W Bush

I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other - I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
Samuel Butler

I want to spend more time with my family, but I'm not sure they want to spend more time with me.
Esther Rantzen

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Enough of good there is in the lowest estate to sweeten life; enough of evil in the highest to check presumption; enough there is of both in all estates, to bind us in compassionate brotherhood, to teach us impressively that we are of one dying and one immortal family
Henry Giles

Through everything when you have these experiences in life it is important to remember the simple fact that family is always the main thing and most important part of your life.
Ekaterina Gordeeva

I am a real family person, and I believe that the first and foremost thing in anyone's life should be the family, and we should make that a priority for everyone.
Kim Fields

My whole family are wedded to the fortunes of Crystal Palace - I go when I'm in town.
Bill Nighy

The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.
C Wright Mills

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.
Stephen King

Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways: women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
Pope John XXIII

He and his family now need to have their personal privacy respected [on the Mark Oaten scandal]
Andrew Stunell

After the family the most important thing is the foot... is the soccer
David Beckham

This decision has been the most difficult of my career to date. But after discussing it with my family and those closest to me I feel the time is right
David Beckham

A woman can take care of the family.
Tom DeLay

I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't like to talk about my family
Luis Miguel

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

'My family is my first priority but I don't think that means I should have to give up work. I am lucky that David is very supportive.'
Victoria Beckham

I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.
Louis Farrakhan

I don't have a burning desire to become a dancer but the idea of doing something I've never done before in front of a huge live audience is such an adrenalin rush. And it'll give the friends and family something to have a giggle about
Matt Dawson

I learned early on that family, as far as my mother and father, were not an option.
Drew Barrymore

It's round the world I've travelled;
it's round the world I've roamed;
but I've yet to see an outlaw drive a family from its home.
Woody Guthrie

I was not able to have children up until March; now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family
Naomi Campbell

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

England is my home. I could never leave. I'd miss my family and friends too much.
Melanie Brown

We're lucky to have the family connection. We're close and close musically as well
Caroline Corr

No boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues [because a ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer].
Joe DiMaggio

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
Margaret Mead

A disease in the family that is never mentioned (Of the troubles in Northern Ireland)
William Trevor



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