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Famous Family Quotations

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"The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf."
by Bertrand Russell
"A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began."
by Anonymous
"[Reactions ? now and stretching into the future ? are likely to include anxiety, irritability, depression, anger,] all the emotions, intensified, ... Maybe guilt. I survived and friends and family members haven't. Why did I survive and not others?"
by Richard Hatch
"A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother."
by Anzia Yezierska
"A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in w"
by Anonymous
"After thoughtful deliberations with my family, I am announcing my decision to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic. When faced with the decision to choose between my country, the United States of America, and my Dominican heritage, I decided I will not dishonor either."
by Alex Rodriguez
"The best way to relieve families from time to time is to let them keep some of their own money."
by Anonymous
"The Ferengi Family Hour."
by Chase Masterson
"The family is the school of duties... founded on love."
by Felix Adler
"The family is one of nature's masterpieces."
by George Santayana
"The family is asking Scott to tell everything he knows and to fully cooperate with the Modesto Police Department. And if Scott has nothing to hide, they ask him to prove that."
by Kim Petersen
"The land was given as a trust by the Wilder family. It has to revert back to a park."
by Bob Vaughan
"The money doesn't even matter. I love the people. It feels like family here. This is my family. This is home."
by Marty Beauvais
"The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation."
by Germaine Greer
"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
by Confucius
"The space previously filled by the family is being filled by schools, the media and the street."
by Kevin Ryan
"There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom."
by Michel de Montaigne
"There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state."
by Michel de Montaigne
"They never saw their family again."
by Alain Weber
"They're everything that's wrong with music, ... Out of everything combined, they're everything wrong with culture, and everything wrong with art, and what we think of as art and musical culture - in one family!"
by David LaChapelle
"This is an emotional category in the sense that people won't hold back spending on their pets because the economy is doing badly, ... Pets are an important part of the family and people like to indulge them."
by James Myers
"Today, the death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation,"
by Jennifer Dunn
"We are not sure if this was a family feud or what. The police are investigating."
by Malcolm Midgely
"We are not confirming that she had a pre-existing condition of high blood pressure. We've talked the family, and they said they would prefer not to release information, and we are respecting their right to privacy."
by Kim Prunty
"We come to visit family a couple of times a year. I like the trip. I like spending time with my husband and watching the scenery,"
by Manuel Gonzalez
"We have a lot of families that would have a difficult time unless there was some kind of family break. Even then, it's not a great situation. I hope we don't have to go that route."
by Ralph Henning
"We like to invite friends and family over for dinner, listen to what they're are up to and hear what's going on in Nevada. We can't wait to get back home."
by Bruce James
"We're like a little family. I call them my cousins even though we have no relation. But we're really close."
by Shanice Billington
"When you go on the road, it's about being a family, sticking together and coming through adversity. We gutted it out and got a tough win."
by Carl Krauser
"When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. But when they are away, we console ourselves for their absence by dwelling on their vices."
by Anonymous
"With our clientele, over half are senior citizens. It's mostly family. Many of our customers have been coming since we opened and they've kind of grown with this."
by John Limberopoulos
"You know there really aren't that many sports that the entire family can participate in."
by Lisa Ward
"As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied."
by Oscar Wilde
"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth."
by Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
by Pat Robertson
"Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life."
by Oscar Wilde
"Every firstborn male in my family is named Casper."
by Casper Dien
"Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall."
by Max Lerner
"Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind...cast-off and everyday clothing."
by Anonymous
"I bought a few copies of the DVD and dished them out to the family. Obviously it was very pleasing to get the winner against such a great team, but the most important thing was to go through. It was fantastic for me."
by John Terry
"I talked to my family everyday, ... I'm happy to say they fared well, and as did our house."
by John Phillips
"I have my own charity I am trying to get off the ground as well, which some of my concerts go toward funding, ... I am building a school-the Roberta Flack School of Music-in two brownstones I purchased in New York City. The purpose is to help other young musician artists just as I received good teaching and help from my family and friends back home."
by Roberta Flack
"I'm a sinner as much as anyone else. I pray every day for the safety of my family and children, for guidance, for forgiveness. I also pray for other people who are in need of Christ's help and assistance."
by Anonymous
"I was pretty sure that if she didn't go there, I was out of the family."
by Chad Whitworth
"I think everyone had Coach Dungy and his family on our minds. Our prayers are with him. But when you are out there playing, then you are out there trying to do your job."
by Peyton Manning
"If a member of your family misbehaves and embarrasses you, you cannot do anything about it. I wish life were an editing room where one could sit and edit all those embarrassing moments away."
by Mahesh Bhatt
"If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family."
by Ruby Manikan
"It is the familiar and it is family. But it is also a different person helping Bush guide the ship of state."
by Kenneth Duberstein
"It's like a family reunion. It's awesome because it's going to be a star-studded video."
by Layzie Bone
"It was really a family affair,"
by Jane Huff
"It was one of those things where we definitely wanted a family friend, ... We didn't want someone from too far outside the family, because sometimes you might not know what the intentions behind it are. With Lorie, she's a great friend to our family, as well as a great person. We've known her a long time. It was perfect."
by Anonymous
"It's very family-oriented. The values that go with hunting and conservation are very important for us."
by Mary Wilson
"It's relaxing to swim in front of your family and friends. You couldn't ask for a better meet as far as competition goes and the crowd."
by Aaron Peirsol
"Medicaid pays for about 70 percent of the nursing home beds in the state. We talk to the resident and their family and ask if the new place is someplace they would be willing to go."
by John Law
"My family, we've been working here for 15 years. We never asked for any government money. We can't, because we're working with illegal documents. The only thing we can do is just work."
by Maria Rodriguez
"My family [all of whom are hearing] really prefers video relay services over the text relay services,"
by Marie Wilson
"My entire family is in Mississippi. My dad has managed to call me twice, just long enough to tell me that they have lost everything - absolutely everything. One of my brothers called me and said, 'We are barely surviving - can you help?' I had been watching the destruction on television in disbelief, and that phone call was enough for me. I cannot sit idly by while these people, especially my loved ones, have nothing. I felt guilty that night taking a shower...these people don't even have a place to rest their head."
by Mary Carter
"My dad was fascinated with sundials. He photographed hundreds of them and wrote a book about them. He designed a Nye family dial that kept time at our house in Washington, DC."
by Bill Nye
"On behalf of the entire Eagles family, our condolences go out to his wife, Sara, to his children, and to all those who have been touched by Reggie throughout his life. His legacy on and off the football field will never be forgotten."
by Jeffrey Lurie
"Our client Tee Pee Tire has been completely exonerated, ... This has been a really tough time for the small, family business . . . especially when you have the big guns from Dunlop Tire Company blaming you for the crash."
by Mike Walker
"Teaching civility is an obligation of the family."
by Stephen Carter
"proud to be here this afternoon to be one of the first members of the federal family to welcome you to Washington."
by Richard Cheney
"Protesting in the face of a grieving family is unacceptable."
by Marilyn Miller
"Once your family is from there, you're born into the black and gold nation. You meet a lot of people from Pittsburgh here. Last Sunday ... was the craziest we've seen it."
by Mike Moore
"On Thursday morning, I turned on the TV and was horrified by what I saw, ... And then I couldn't sleep that night. So the next morning, I knew we had to do something, so I just sent out a mass e-mail to all the Warped family. And within 48 hours the whole thing started coming together."
by Kevin Lyman
"Irwin Borough is very touched by the tragedy that occurred in that family and wants to extend some kindness to them in naming the field after their son."
by Mary Benko
"It's a great satisfaction to be able to be working in what you like, but you have to pay a price. There's a sacrifice to make a costly one, because your personal life stops being private. You don't see your family. You're traveling all the time. You have to pay a price, but the reward is worth it."
by Pilar Montenegro
"Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures."
by Alessandro Piero
"Our family is honored to accept this award on behalf of everyone at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Speedway and the Armed Forces have enjoyed a very special relationship since the facility opened in 1909, and we take every opportunity we can to thank America's military for its sacrifice, service and dedication."
by Tony George
"It's very surreal. When we were little we would watch the pageant as a family, and my sister and I would go into the utility room and play Miss America in our heels."
by Jennifer Berry
"It helps if you live by your family. I mean, this is the first one away from my family."
by Julie Robertson
"It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family."
by Confucius
"Let's face it, I could have killed myself, and my family, my mother who means so much to me, would have spent the rest of her life mourning me. Or worse yet, I could have killed some innocent people and their families would have then suffered a great loss. Lay awake at night and think about that for a while. If that doesn't scare you, then something's wrong with you."
by Koren Robinson
"I made a commitment to this woman that I love, this family that I love and I realized this can be fixed and it's okay to part the ego, to abandon self and just stay true to my commitment and be a man of my word. Things are really good. Today we have hope, we have a shot,"
by Charlie Sheen
"How safe is your family? If people are aware of potential predators living near them, they'll take steps to make sure their kids are protected."
by Mark Olsen
"I told them I didn't like it. It wasn't family-friendly."
by James Best
"I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. We are a testament to the importance of early detection and new treatments ... I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends."
by Sheryl Crow
"Everyone at Carolina is extremely grateful to the Steinbrenner family. We are fortunate that his family has enjoyed its relationship with the University of North Carolina and that Mr. Steinbrenner felt the Tar Heel baseball program was a worthy recipient of this unique and generous gift."
by Dick Baddour
"I was feeling great. So I don't even know how long I had had type 2 diabetes. I have no family history of diabetes whatsoever."
by Della Reese
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
by Jane Howard
"Couples' wealth disagreements arise because men report higher values for the family assets, while women report larger values for the family's debts."
by Jay Zagorsky
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
by George Burns
"A little House well fill'd, a little Field well till'd, and a little Wife well will'd, are great Riches"
by Anonymous
"E-mail is a tool that many people now use to deepen and improve their ties to family and friends. Use of the Internet actually enlarges and enriches most users' social worlds. And that is particularly true for women."
by Lee Rainie
"As I've explained to him, his first priority is to his family."
by Marty Schottenheimer
"A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative."
by George Ade
"A five-member family has gone missing in Yemen ... According to information we have received the family has been in Yemen since December 24."
by Martin Jaeger
"A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center."
by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
"I have a faith that moves me to make decisions like this. I believe ... our state of Minnesota and our nation need it in order to solidify family as a unit of society, integral to the continuation of a productive society."
by Ron King
"Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself."
by H. L. Mencken
"Every guy in my family has had something to do with the parade. We've all had a piece of the parade."
by John Clancy
"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished"
by Elbert Hubbard
"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture."
by Anonymous
"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."
by Lao Tzu
"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
by Henri-Frederic Amiel
"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes."
by Walter Schirra, Sr.
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
by George Bernard Shaw
"Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family."
by Jewish Proverb
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."
by William Shakespeare
"Through struggle to the stars."
by Motto of the Mulvany family

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