Family Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We wish him and his family well, and we wish him every success in whatever he does in the future. [on Tony Blair]
David Cameron

Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper
Washington Irving

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

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

Alas, how strong a family likeness runs
Edwin Abbott Abbott

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

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

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

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

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

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

The intense build-up to the World Cup means more time away from my family. That is something I'd like to avoid. I have found during my two years as coach that the position is more than a job. That has meant I have spent long periods away from my family. [on resigning as Wales coach]
Mike Ruddock

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

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

This is a family show, guys.
Debbie King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The manager has always shown a lot of faith in me, and the fact that I gave up my home and family in Barcelona to come to Liverpool shows how much faith I have in Rafael Benitez.
Luis Garcia

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is... For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
Hilary Clinton

Ours is like Jewish humour with a sun tan - warm, family-based. We share a lot of neuroses such as food, guilt, overachieving children and controlling mothers. [on Asian humour]
Meera Syal

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

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

I was considered the black sheep of the family, neighbours didn't want their kids playing with me.
Michelle Pfeiffer

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

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

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

I would like to apologise for errors of judgement in personal behaviour and for the embarrassment caused, firstly to my family but also to my friends, my constituents and my party.
Mark Oaten

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

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

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

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

The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

'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

I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!
Eva Gabor

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



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