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An increasing number of Canadians must juggle the demands of work with the need to care for children, or for family members who are ill or too frail to care for
Kim Campbell

In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
Antonin Scalia

The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Pope John XXIII

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
Susan Sontag

I put on a video of one of his recent fights and it made my eyes water, there were so many low blows. I want a big family so I was straight on the phone to sort out some insurance for my meat and two veg!
Kevin Mitchell

A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake. Just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat.
John Selden

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed.
Jim Bunning

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

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

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

In a boarding school there's no privacy, no money, and no help, except from the larger family of the school itself. There's no dreamy solitude, no slack time, no lazing
Nelson W Aldrich

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

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

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

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns

I just long for the day when I wake up and find that the Saudi royal family are swinging from lamp-posts.
Ken Livingstone

I have never, ever knowly taken illegal drugs, and I would never embarrass my family, my friends, my country and the kids who love me.
Ben Johnson

The pink sheep of the family [on himself]
Alexander McQueen

An awful lot of men like babies too and people generally respond warmly to family pictures.
Malcolm Bruce

It's something that my family can finally be proud of. [on his Hollywood career]
Hugh Jackman

In our family, we don't have rifts. We have a jolly good row and then it's all over. And I've only twice ever had a row with my sister
Princess Margaret

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Andre Maurois

This has been a tough decision to make but I have decided to put my family first [on quitting as Wales coach]
Mike Ruddock

I have had this niggling back for a while now which has made it hard for me to play consistently, I have a young family.
Tim Henman

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
Roy Clark

I love to snuggle up on the sofa wrapped in my duvet watching old black and white films, and catching up with friends and family on the phone.
Martine McCutcheon

I walked out of show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family.
Pete Best

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

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

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

My father said "If somebody hits you, then you hit them back harder." That's the nature of the black family.
Bobby Brown

This is a fantastic day for me and my family, this is historic. I have been ready for the win for quite some time, it was just a matter of where and when.
Lewis Hamilton

It is essential that we understand people for who they are as individuals and not the public perception of them or their family and past.
Clement Freud

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

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

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

At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous.
Paula Danziger

I cannot believe that you've given us [me] a hundred grand... other contestants are telling me to spend it wisely and stuff, I hope they don't feel sorry for us [me], I have a great family and life. [The Geordie on being given 100k on Big Brother 8]
Liam McGough

When you become heavyweight champion, something comes between you and other people, even your family. Everybody stands back a little, not because of anything you do but because of what you are.
Rocky Marciano

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

Even good things can hurt you if you do them to the point of neglecting family, friends, or other interests.
June Wilkinson

My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.
Casey Affleck

The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape
Dodie Smith

Outrageous, his lies about my family [on Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore]
George Bush

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

Remember as far as anyone knows, we're a nice normal family.
Homer Simpson

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

If each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
George Cadbury

Nepotism - We promote family values here almost as often as we promote family members.
Larry Kersten

The most important thing is that you have really good friends and family, and when you go back to them, it's like 'what?'. You carry on as who you are
Yeoh Choo-Kheng



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