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

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

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

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

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

And there went from thence of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men appointed with weapons of war.
Bible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I grew up sort of like a princess. I know that sounds awful, but I was the baby of the family. I had older brothers, so the little girl always gets everything she wants. As I've gotten older, I've realized that if you want something bad enough, you can have it. I've never gone after something I didn't get. Not yet.
Rachel Bilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

For someone who's grown up in a sports-mad family and a bit of an Olympic junkie, I can't think of a better way to get fit. [on C4 show The Games]
Anna Walker

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
Barbra Streisand

A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.
Igor Stravinsky

I decided to show her how nasty and heartbreaking it was to see a member of your family - your own flesh and blood - killing themselves in front of your eyes
Jade Goody

I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor.
Susan Hayward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Sofia Coppola

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

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

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

Alas, how strong a family likeness runs
Edwin Abbott Abbott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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