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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Desmond Tutu

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

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

My family is like a sanctuary to me. I always turn to them for support and strength. I take comfort in knowing no matter which path I choose, my family stands behind me.
Benjamin Bratt

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

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 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

The intense build-up to the World Cup means more time away from my family. That is something I'd like to avoid. I have found during my two years as coach that the position is more than a job. That has meant I have spent long periods away from my family. [on resigning as Wales coach]
Mike Ruddock

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

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

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

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

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

All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
Andrea Corr

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

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 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

My whole family are wedded to the fortunes of Crystal Palace - I go when I'm in town.
Bill Nighy

'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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.
Stephen King

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

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

In a boarding school there's no privacy, no money, and no help, except from the larger family of the school itself. There's no dreamy solitude, no slack time, no lazing
Nelson W Aldrich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to spend more time with my family, but I'm not sure they want to spend more time with me.
Esther Rantzen

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

A woman can take care of the family.
Tom DeLay

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

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

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

My family knew it was good for my career and I would have only had the title Miss Great Britain for another few months anyway.
Danielle Lloyd



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