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I can only take Mike Ruddock at his word that he left for family reasons as I haven't had chance to talk to him yet, but I can fully understand those stresses.
Scott Johnson

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

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

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

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

My father said "If somebody hits you, then you hit them back harder." That's the nature of the black family.
Bobby Brown

The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.
Francis Picabia

I also know people in the Morrison family, the Wolfson family, the Murdoch family. Remarkably, I know quite a lot of families.
Allan Leighton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral
Ulysses S Grant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have never said I am against the monarchy. I think they are a harmless, rather odd little family.
George W Bush

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

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

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

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

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
Roy Clark

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth football is very important to the Buccaneers and our family, as it plays such an integral role in developing not only young athletes but young leaders as well
Malcolm Glazer

He would like to be remembered as a family man and we were all so proud of him. We are all devastated by what has happened [his wife Eileen after his sad and sudden death at a Scottish Premier League game]
Phil O'Donnell

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

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
Ulysses S Grant

The only person that you can count on is you and your family
Serena Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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



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