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Her [Diana's] blood family will do all they can to ensure her sons are not simply immersed by duty and tradition.
Charles Spencer

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

A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed.
Jim Bunning

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 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

The whole world is one family
Sun Yat-sen

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

Family, nature and health all go together.
Olivia Newton-John

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

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

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

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

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

Pride, in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

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

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

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

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

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

All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way
Leo Tolstoy

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt

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

He and his family now need to have their personal privacy respected [on the Mark Oaten scandal]
Andrew Stunell

The presidency is temporary - but the family is permanent.
Yvonne De Gaulle

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

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

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 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

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

My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.
Casey Affleck

It's weird not to have the OC any more. I miss my friends on the show. I cried the last day. It was like a family.
Rachel Bilson

'My family is my first priority but I don't think that means I should have to give up work. I am lucky that David is very supportive.'
Victoria Beckham

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
Susan Sontag

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

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Queen Elizabeth II

I will not be commenting further at this time and would now ask for some space and personal privacy for me and my family
Mark Oaten

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

I am a real family person, and I believe that the first and foremost thing in anyone's life should be the family, and we should make that a priority for everyone.
Kim Fields

If I had to choose between wealth and a united family, I would 1,000 per cent have preferred my parents to stay together.
Minnie Driver

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

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

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

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

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

He's got a young family and he had a fantastic future in front of him. It's everyone's worst nightmare and puts everything into perspective. [on Paul Hunter]
Stephen Hendry

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

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

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

I walked out of show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family.
Pete Best

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



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