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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

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
Barry Goldwater

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

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face. If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
Frances Conroy

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

All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
Andrea Corr

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

Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti sauce recipe.
Jennifer Esposito

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

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family.
Steven Adler

I love each and every one of you but,like my own family, you thrill, you frustrate, you anger.
John Buchanan

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

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

The intrigue surrounding the Nelson family is fascinating. Who knows where they come from and what their background is? I'm really looking forward to playing the role.
Thomas Craig

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

A woman can take care of the family.
Tom DeLay

I'm an emotional person. I really put my heart and soul into it. I felt I'd let Anton and my family down.
Jan Ravens

In Genesis, seeing the world filled with violence, God decided to drown all mankind except Noah's family. But because that family carried the same genes as those who had drowned, violence continued unabated.
Robert Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
Susan Cheever

It can be hard to do, but nonetheless you should always try and take your family into your arms and appreciate them.
Adam Garcia

'If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.'
Johnny Depp

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II

'My family is just beyond out-of-control excited.' - Winning the Golden Globe
Jennifer Garner

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
Heinrich Heine

I'm good at secrets, but there is nothing I'm hiding. There are no family secrets.
Tom Parker Bowles

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

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

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

There are times when it has been quite difficult for us, even when you are travelling with family you can get lonely at times on the road and with the trips and the shows to do.
Robin Gibb

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

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

My family is the most important thing in the world to me, too, before anything else.
Dennis Quaid

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

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Erma Bombeck

He will never be dull to strangers who joins in sport with his own family.
Titus Maccius Plautus

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

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

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

Britney's really supportive of what I'm doing. It's going to be tough because I'm not going to see my family as much as I want to, but I mean, those are the sacrifices you make as an artist.
Kevin Federline

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

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



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