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'I ain't no saint, but I've tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God... I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world.'
Elvis Presley

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

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

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

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

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

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

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

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 have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.
Dan Quayle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

My family is more important than my party.
Zell Miller

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

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

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

I've always had strays or rescue dogs growing up with my family.
Will Estes

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

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

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

The Olympic Movement is a 20th century religion. Where there is no injustice of caste, of race, of family, of wealth.
Avery Brundage

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

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 am not of French extraction. Nor are my origins German. My father's forbears came from Northern Ireland, and my mother's family was Scottish.
Paul Getty

The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
Charles Baudelaire

The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family makes me feel there's a reason I'm alive... I'm feeling my life, which I didn't always do partly because I'd be drunk a lot.
Sean Penn

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

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

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



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