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

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

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

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

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

Alas, how strong a family likeness runs
Edwin Abbott Abbott

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

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

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

I don't have a burning desire to become a dancer but the idea of doing something I've never done before in front of a huge live audience is such an adrenalin rush. And it'll give the friends and family something to have a giggle about
Matt Dawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody has always loved eating in Ireland and the family always gathered around the table - which was also where all the stories were told.
Maeve Binchy

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

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

'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

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

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

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

The family that prays together stays together
Al Scalpone

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

A disease in the family that is never mentioned (Of the troubles in Northern Ireland)
William Trevor

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

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

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

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

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

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

It can be hard to do, but nonetheless you should always try and take your family into your arms and appreciate them.
Adam Garcia

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

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

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

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door
Jacques Chirac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
Margaret Mead



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