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Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Gracie Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let's get on with it.
Germaine Greer

My family are really happy here at Liverpool and I am prepared to have my daughter with a Scouse accent, even though it is sometimes a problem for me!
Rafael Benitez

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

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

We should try to achieve things for ourselves and not rely on former or past family glories with which we have no connection but the arbitrary nature of our birth.
Shirley Franklin

I feel the time is right, I want to spend more time with my young family and concentrate fully on my career [on retiring from international football at age 30]
Robbie Savage

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

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door
Jacques Chirac

We have employment assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues
Hannah More

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

To win the X Factor would mean the world to me and my family. I'd buy mum and dad a house and then I think I would buy myself a car and have a little shopping trip.
Leona Lewis

Everybody has always loved eating in Ireland and the family always gathered around the table - which was also where all the stories were told.
Maeve Binchy

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 told them to go home, look at their wives and children and say 'How do you think your daddy played today?' I won't be able to look my family in the eye after that.
Stuart Pearce

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

A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go
Anonymous

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

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Adams

My family knew it was good for my career and I would have only had the title Miss Great Britain for another few months anyway.
Danielle Lloyd

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

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

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

I'd love to have been born into a wealthy family. I might have turned out even more marvellous than I am now...
John Lydon

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

'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

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

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

A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go
Jean Dubuffet

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

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

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

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

It has been very disappointing for me to leave Celtic.
But under the circumstances I felt that I had been left with no choice. I had five great years at Celtic under Martin O'Neill. I would like to thank the players and staff for making me and my family so welcome.
Chris Sutton

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 have always enjoyed acting and doing so in family films makes it all the more special.
Charlotte Zucker

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

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

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

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



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