Here we have the best Family Quotes from famous authors such as Ellen G. White, Kanye West, Dolly Parton, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sam Graves. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food.
Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.
I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my loved ones, young and old, and at least once a year we get together for a formal family photograph.
My first priority is time with my family.
For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.
I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.
The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?
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.
Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that’s their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.
There is a lot I need to thank God for, everyday. But I think I am blessed because I have a very loving, understanding and supporting family.
Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.
Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.
I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.
The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality.
My mum and dad ran a family cafe in Sligo for 35 years and worked long hours. We grew up in a very hard-working family and had a lovely atmosphere, as we lived above the restaurant. It definitely made me want to work hard, whatever I chose to do. As the baby of seven kids, I was definitely a bit spoilt.
I believe in the value of life. I believe we must prepare our children for tomorrow with the family values of my grandparents.
Every designer needs a story. Mine is all about glamour because my family has been in the business of glamour for three generations. My grandfather Shamshuddin Khan started his embroidery and fabric-making business in the 1930s.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.
The family is one of nature‘s masterpieces.
Great men show politeness in a particular way; a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
My older sister, Amy Jo, and I – we are the first generation of my family to stay on at school and do any exams at all.
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
I have a weird definition of family; it’s not the same as everyone else‘s.
Don’t focus on the negativity. Focus on the positivity and the people that want you to do well; then, do it for them and for yourself. Sometimes I do things for myself. Sometimes I do things for my family. Sometimes I do things for my friends.
I’d say I’m moody, I’d say I’m temperamental. But within my certain group of friends and family, I’m very open and outgoing and joke around a lot.
I have learned so many things from my mother about the right upbringing, the right values, value for money, value for elders, for family members. I think these things only a parent can teach you.
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Losing my parents really set me adrift in more ways than one. It’s not just losing them. It’s losing the possibility of family.
My father was a politician. My grandfather was a politician too, maybe it’s an innate idea of representing people that we have in our family. I won’t go into politics. I think I can provide the voice for the voiceless through law.
I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.
Now we have black and white elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.
I love to cook, and I love to have all my family around the dinner table.
I don’t want to expose my personal life. It’s best that people know me for my work. My family doesn’t want to be surrounded by cameras. We want to live like any other family.
I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.
I don’t have a ton of friends, but the friends I have are great ones. I don’t have huge family, but the family I have is a great one.
I make sure that I spend quality time with my family.
I’m not much of a family man. I’m just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don’t want to live my life for them.
The mother-in-law is the centre of a family.
Rap makes the conservative argument about what happens when family life is eroded either by welfare and drugs, or by the stresses and indulgences of middle-class life.
Personal discipline, when it becomes a way of life in our personal, family, and career lives, will enable us to do some incredible things.
Being an only child, I didn’t have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.
My family never missed a visit in eight months, ever. I cried coming out. I didn’t cry coming in. There’s a big difference. I believe that God put me there for a reason, Incarceration is serious.
The Duke family, those are my brothers, and it’s something I’ll always take with me. Coach K, he gives me a lot of motivational things and checks in on me and my family. He knows where my heart is.
Being sent away to boarding school at seven is as great an inspiration as any songwriter could have – to be taken away from one’s family and locked away for 10 years. It does create an incredible intensity of emotion.
But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital!
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
My family is my number one priority.
At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.
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.
The senior members of the royal family work very hard and I don’t think people quite realise that.
All the songs I write are about human dynamics, whether it’s with girlfriends, boyfriends, or family.
A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, health care and, in turn, her children’s own education.
This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
It is good to have the support I have. I am blessed that I have family around me wishing me good things.
The people you choose to have around you make all the difference. My family and close friends keep me grounded. You have to have a mind of your own and a strong head on your shoulders. Cricket is the most important thing to me, so the rest of it pales in comparison.
When you look at a family, if you have a family that never interacts with each other, never has strong conversation with each other, never has disagreements, nine times out of ten you have a very cold family and they’re not going to be, at the end, they’re not going to be close.
Weekends are sacred for me. They’re the perfect time to relax and spend time with family and friends.
I am a family person and also very emotional by nature.
Husbands, recognize your wife’s intelligence and her ability to counsel with you as a real partner regarding family plans, family activities, and family budgeting. Don’t be stingy with your time or with your means. Give her the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially as well as spiritually.
I think there’s a lot of different kinds of love: not just between a boyfriend and girlfriend, but love with your family, love with the people around you. I think that’s really important and, I think, would really be a good thing for the world and make a better world for everybody.
Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.
The other thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn’t matter if it’s a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.
I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.
I do realise and understand very well on a profound level how lucky I am and what a privileged position it is and what it’s done ultimately for me, my family and my kids. But at the same time, there are moments in a man’s life when you just kind of want to feel somewhat normal.
I’m lucky to have been blessed with a great family and a wonderful Christian wife.
Growing up, I knew I was different. But I didn’t know what it meant to be Aboriginal. I just knew that I had a really big, extended family. I was taught nothing about who we were or where we came from.
God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.
It is not good not to have health insurance; that leaves the family very vulnerable.
Growing up, my dad was ‘get a real job, don’t go pursuing your dreams, that’s how you become homeless.’ So, do I pick my family or do I pick my own happiness, and how much does my own happiness depend on my family?
My family is more important than my party.
We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.
In my career, there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.
We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.
It would be a sad story to get rid of religious belief, national identity, family, and even sexual identity. That’s not freedom.
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What’s funny about that?
I don’t come from money or an educated family background or any sort of supportive family life, so all of my choices are made on my own.
I grew up in a family of Republicans. And when I was 18 and registering to vote, my mom’s only instruction was ‘You just go in and pull the big Republican lever.’ That’s my welcome to adulthood. She’s like, ‘No, don’t even read it. Just pull the Republican lever.
Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
With all my fans I got a family again.
Me and my family are straight. I am blessed. I am alive, man, and I am healthy, and that is the only thing that matters. Me and my family, everybody else, it really doesn’t matter because why do you care about somebody talking negative about you if they don’t know you?
I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.
When you look at Prince Charles, don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family?
I’m considered homophobic and crazy about these things and old fashioned. But I think that the family – father, mother, children – is fundamental to our civilisation.
Without my family, I’m nothing. They kept me in the right place. I believe that I’m the luckiest person in the country when I’m with them.
Social class has worked for years. Born into the right family, go to the right schools, even if you’re not super bright to start with, you’ll turn out bright. You go to the right university, you get the right job, you have the right connections, you’ll make it to the top. Job done, very efficient.
The Chinese people have only family and clan groups; there is no national spirit. Consequently, in spite of four hundred million people gathered together in one China, we are, in fact, but a sheet of loose sand.
I believe in family values, and I believe that we all ought to be able to have a family and marry if you want to. I don’t think the government should be in that business of denying people the fundamental right to marry.
The foundation of family – that’s where it all begins for me.
I’ve always had the same values. Family for me has always been important. When I shoot, everybody comes.
You may go through a lot of good times, you may go through a lot of bad times, you just have to try to prepare yourself as best as you can, and for me, that’s just sticking with my family.
I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power. I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.
I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters – I’m from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
After I got my gold medal, I thought, ‘This isn’t just me. It belongs to my team, my friends, my family, the fans, everybody who’s impacted my life – this is our gold medal.’ So when someone asks to try it on, I’m like, ‘Sure, why not?’ I might be a little too relaxed about it, but why would I keep it to myself?
When I was a teenager, we used to go to North Carolina with my family, and we’d all pile into, like, a beach house. We’d rent, like, two or three next to each other, because I have a humungous family.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
I am confident that nobody… will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.
I grew up upper-class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American, and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.
It says on the back of the Nyquil box, ‘May cause drowsiness.’ It should say, ‘Don’t make any plans, OK? Kiss your family and friends good-bye.’
You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you.
I eat a little bit of everything and not a lot of anything. Everything in moderation. I know that’s really hard for people to understand, but I grew up in an Italian family where we didn’t overdo anything. We ate pasta, yes, but not a lot of it.
My mother was the most amazing person. She taught me to be kind to other women. She believed in family. She was with my father from the first day they met. All that I am, she taught me.
It is important for me to carve out time in my schedule to spend quality time with my family.
There is a standard joke in the family. Probably we should go into selling second-hand shoes.
I grew up in a loving family, but I essentially grew up alone. I had no friends for a while.
There is no rule book, no right or wrong; you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
The mother of a family should look upon her housekeeping and the planning of meals as a scientific occupation.
I want every Filipino woman empowered with information regarding all options available to her regarding family planning.
My inspiration was my mom. She’s a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.
You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you’re an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
I’m pretty blessed when it comes to clear skin. I owe that to being Cape Verdian. My whole family has great skin. My grandfather is 80 but doesn’t look a day over 50. And we all love the sun, too, so blessed is an understatement!
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
It’s not that our family has no taste, it’s just that our family’s taste is inconsistent.
I grew up in a family with three siblings. My parents were always very supportive and encouraging. It was important for them that we have meaningful and satisfying professions, but they didn’t care as much about success and achievement.
I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
I try to keep in mind that it’s a long journey. It’s not a race. It’s about staying focused, continuing to do good work, make my family and community proud; that’s all I really want to do… and pay my bills.
Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.
Prison hosts a lot of normal people, a lot of family men who were caught in a tight situation or in a dark place.
The most difficult is the first family, to bring someone out of the world.
Faith is something we never discuss at the dinner table in my family, but I do believe in God.
There’s always an excitement around the Strip whenever something new being built. It was always the biggest and the best hotel or, you know, over-the-top things. And so, family would be coming in from out of town, and it was such a thrill to be showing them this, you know, erupting new volcano or whatever it was.
My family is always my priority.
I am the common man. I’m polite, I love my family and I play by the rules. And sometimes I get pushed around. That’s my lifestyle, and that’s what I try to bring to characters.
We need a national universal paid family leave program that allows families to be together in the most important moments of our lives – from having a baby to caring for a dying parent.
Being African American and Jewish, I have plenty of ancestors and family members that I can look to for strength and, more importantly, for a grateful outlook on life.
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.
My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.
I do believe that God blessed me in life with a wonderful family, a successful career, and a loving marriage, and remain thankful for that blessing.
My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family: my husband and daughter, but also my mother, my three sisters, and their families.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
I just live life. I grew up in a Christian family, but, you know, the way Mom brought me up is to, you know, do you, to always be yourself.
The family is the foundation of everything.
When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan laid out for me – from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn’t afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.
I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.
A woman can plan when to have her family and how to support a family.
My family are everything to me. They come first in everything I do.
I don’t know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.
Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
I’m blessed to come from a family with five brothers. We’re all physical and athletic and like to work out, like to be outside, like to throw the ball around. We spent our entire childhoods on some kind of corner or in a field. We still do a Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving. It gets competitive, man. Bloody.
I can tell you in all honesty that I am highly connected to my family, my wife, and my three children, though I don’t get to spend dollops of hours with them.
School is something that you learn – reading and writing. Education is what you learn from the family, from the environment, from the community.
A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.
I grew up as the only child, and we did not have a large family. So for me and my mother, our friends tend to become our family.
I had an amazing experience working with great people. I had a great family, a typical family with drama in certain areas, and that’s pretty much everywhere in everyone’s life.
I love Jesus Christ with all my heart and everything He stands for. I think that sums up everything that I want for my life, everything I want for my family, everything I want for my career. I want it to be entertaining. I want people to smile and tap their toes, but I want it to be meaningful when the day is done.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.
I need to make money for my family and my future family. I’m not a YOLO person.
There are things that I can tell my friends that I just can’t tell my family, just as far as how I’m feeling about things. My friends know me the best in a certain way. I just think old friends are really, really important.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
I don’t know about you, but my girlfriends have been my girlfriends forever, and they’re my sisters and my family.
I love my family.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I’m there trying to do it.
Family is the most important thing in the world.
I’m not a practicing Jew but my great-grandparents were. It’s part of our family history.
I spend most of my time at the ranch with my family, and enjoy life – watch the sun come up, watch it go down, thank God for another day, and just be happy.
When I married Marjorie, along with her, I got this very large family and a bunch of family friends. It’s a dynamic I’ve never been around. I’ve always been kind of a loner, and my attempts at domestic life failed miserably. So the family dynamic is a great thing.
My family never owned a home. We leased.
When the Bangladesh war happened, people in Pakistan who did not support it were called unpatriotic. My father was in the jail at that time, and a lot of those who knew my family used to call us children of a traitor.
It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
I called all adults by their first names, and my mum was just another adult. I was the firstborn of my generation in the family, but because I was so close to my parents in age, they treated me with a kind of adult respect. They talked to me as an equal.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.
When you’re a man, you want to make decisions for your family, and sometimes the lady doesn’t see what you see.
My family background really only consists of my mother. She was a widow. My father died quite young; he must have been thirty-one. Then there was my twin brother and my sister. We had two aunts as well, my father’s sisters. But the immediate family consisted of my mother, my brother, my sister, and me.
My family wasn’t shocked by my success, but I was. But they just knew I’d do something in entertainment.
I have to make it my job to be careful with my family.
It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
The best version of surfing is not competing, I think. It’s just… it’s perfect. You’re perfectly present. You’re perfectly in the moment. You’re perfectly not thinking about anything else in the world. You’re just surfing. You’re surfing away with your friends or your family, and that’s it. You’re just there.
It wasn’t that the teachers were bad. From what I can remember, they were pretty good. It was about the selection of books. It was about not seeing my young life reflected back to me: my family dynamics, the noise and complexities of my neighborhood, the things I loved, like ice cream trucks and Kool-Aid.
I love grocery shopping when I’m home. That’s what makes me feel totally normal. I love both the idea of home as in being with my family and friends, and also the idea of exploration. I think those two are probably my great interests.
I really appreciate family. I really can’t imagine life without them!
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
Everything in my life I owe to God, my family, the Naval Academy, and the Marine Corps.
I know all I really wanna do is get money and take care of my family.
I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.
I got family members that’s police officers. I don’t got no problem if you a cop, as long as y’all doing y’all job, and y’all not harassing.
Americans call them hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash. I call them neighbors, friends, and family.
The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
I’m really close to all of my family.
The one thing that kept our family together was the music. The only thing that our family would share emotionally was to have our dad cry over something the kids did with music.
America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
No matter how big you are, when you go back home, your family treats you like a normal person.
You played ‘Snake‘ on it. That’s what we had a cell phone for, when my mother would let us use it. When you had it, you set it down at the table, you set it down in the other room, we ate, and you enjoyed your time with your family.
I want to be a young dad. By 25 or 26 I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family.
I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Having the family around is always very important because they are supportive. If you have a good day, you can enjoy it together. And if you have a bad day, you always find something as a distraction with your children, because they are normally happy.
A family’s love is often the best medicine, and in difficult times, I believe that our military families deserve the option of staying together.
I really savor the times of me and all my best friends and family members getting together.
I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.
I moved to Humble under really unfortunate circumstances obviously, Hurricane Katrina, so our family was displaced here for four months. Humble was a home for us.
I got introduced to yoga in drama school. It’s now a mainstay in my life, ever since I got instructor certification at a teacher-training intensive. I even occasionally guide an intimate class of friends and family, but mostly the training was to serve and deepen my own practice.
Dancing along with family members and old friends, especially during a marriage, is a memorable experience.
Who would want one’s children growing up buying things like bitcoin? I hope to God my family doesn’t buy it. It’s noxious poison.
God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them.
Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.
My mom is actually a former prima ballerina, and all the women in my family are associated either with dance or choreography or acting, so I’m very lucky in a way because I grew up in a family of artists. I’ve been dancing since I was a little kid.
It’s about enjoying your life. If you have no family, no friends to enjoy it with, it don’t matter how much you have, how much success you have, how much fame you have, how much money you have, it doesn’t matter.
It’s not proper for the government to intrude too thoroughly into the domain of the family. It’s inappropriate.
I think I feel my best – I really feel the fountain of youth is inside, not out – when I’m just surrounded with love, when I’m with my family and we’re all having a wonderful time together. There’s nothing greater than your family surrounding you.
I’m Ifa. I grew up practicing Ifa, my mom is Ifa, my whole family is Ifa.
When you get together in a group, it becomes like a family, with the different personalities and the politics that comes with being in a band. It’s different than bringing something in by yourself.
One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about.
I am fourth-generation deaf, which means everyone in my immediate family is deaf. So I grew up always having 100 percent accessibility to language and communication, which was wonderful and something so many deaf people don’t have.
In my family, growing up, the women were always the ones who were powerful, and they exuded this charisma of empowerment that I hold onto and always remember. I had some difficult times, but these strong women were always a constant.
The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue.
I’m the curvy one of the family.
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
We’ll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we’ll have to start thinking about that.
Unfortunately for my family, they have a writer in the family.
It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working at ten dollars per month) have been put down as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction.
‘Family Life’ is a blueprint of my life. It was horrible and physically gruesome in a way the book doesn’t attempt to capture. It was emotionally very bleak.
Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.
I love my family more than anything.
A man is a better citizen of the United States for being also a loyal citizen of his state and of his city; for being loyal to his family and to his profession or trade; for being loyal to his college or his lodge.
Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can’t find or afford childcare, or she can’t work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family’s income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline.
My father’s family can be traced back to 1400. I’ve been told by gypsies that there is unmistakeably gypsy blood in me. Lee is a gypsy name, you know.
I did nothing to deserve God’s love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God’s family.
If you’re not comfortable with public speaking – and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable – practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust.
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers.
I’m cut from a different cloth. I would never moon someone. I was raised in a good family.
I think your values are always influenced by your family and your community.
You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
My parents weren’t around much, but I assumed everybody’s family was the same. I didn’t know people had mummies and daddies who would give them milk and cookies after school. I just thought everybody lived on Central Park West and they had a nanny to take care of them.
The ’90s were extremely diverse, almost like a laboratory of the new century. There was much experimenting around, in politics, economics, gender and family structures, and also in fashion. There was a cloud of possibilities which kept us all dizzy.
In family relationships, ‘love’ is really spelled ‘t-i-m-e,’ time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home.
Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It’s almost a disadvantage if you’re not on it now.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.
Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.
In modern life, we tend to forget family values because of the hectic schedule.
Probably because I’m from a middle class family, I have that nature in me that I don’t get too excited with big things.
Finding your soul begins by discovering our ability to listen! Alternatively, by sharing a smile, a laugh and just by being human to everyone – from friends, colleagues, family, and especially strangers, including those who are not from the same station in life as you.
I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance, sacrifice and hard work, she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.
People treat me like family, ’cause I’ve always treated them like family.
My mom is from Ghana, and my dad is from the States, so even in my family when I was growing up, my mom said I was the American one, and my dad said I was the weird African one.
It’s unresolved conflict in my life that I have a lovely family and a risky job.
I’ve discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common – a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hardworking young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience.
I don’t think anyone has a normal family.
I love my living room: it’s the heart of my home where I get to chill and spend time with family and friends.
The memories we make with our family is everything.
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
You see actors who make family work, but it’s difficult for any woman.
I’ve got a really good family; I’ve got great friends around me.
It is a very proud moment for our entire family that a movie has been made on our lives and we have taken a small village of Haryana to Hollywood.
My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood.
You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.
I always believe that the elders in my family are the reason for my success.
My mother was the center of the family.
Obviously, I care about the kids. Family, all that sort of stuff. But really, I don’t care about life, don’t care about death. Nothing. That’s the kind of man you are dealing with. That’s why I can’t be beaten.
I’m enjoying my years, I’m enjoying my life, I’m enjoying my family. I’m just happy – a happy person.
Dictators can fix up their entire families in good jobs, in or around government, and often do. In democracies, such a practice is frowned upon. Privileged access to the corridors of power through family connections and a kind of old boys’ network, is also deemed an abuse of power, and so it is.
It’s always nice to be home and be able to see my family. It’s the best feeling.
I didn’t inherit any great success and the problems that came with it, and yet I was able to keep working and supporting myself and later a family. I’m crazy fortunate.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
My family is Native American, and I was raised with Native American ceremonies.
I grew up in a big Italian family.
I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion.
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.
I’m only one Neymar – for my family, for the public. I’m always the same person.
My dream is to be World Lightweight Champion in the UFC. Have more money than I know what to do with. And have a great life for my kids, grandkids, and everyone in my family.
Do what you love. Do what is important to you and your family. I just want to encourage people to just go for it and do what makes sense to you.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
I was the seventh child in a family of eight siblings. We lost our father very young, and my mother had pretty much single-handedly brought us up.
I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely.
But when you come from a large, wonderful family, there’s always a way to achieve your goals.
My family is everything. They love me unconditionally.
Yes, I’m from a very big family but it’s great. All my brothers are friends as well. We all grew up together and have great memories.
My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.
I’ve got incredible support from my wife and family and people around me. I’ve got great people around me who handle anything on the outside, business-wise, who help free me up to create in my job.
Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.
I get asked, ‘Who would you really like to work with?’ I’m already working with them. Smart, talented, funny people, good musicians, an extended family, good friends.
No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
The truth is that those who join gangs – more often than not they are young men in their later teens – often do come from the most difficult family backgrounds, from an environment where they feel neglected and unwanted. Gang membership can bring a perverse sense of belonging which they may not have ever got at home.
I would love a family. I’m at the age where the wish for a child gets stronger. But who knows.
I do realize that God has given me so many blessings in my life. I mean, not only with football, but with the family that He’s blessed me with and the opportunity He’s given me to grow up in a home that embraces God.
What people don’t understand is joining a gang ain’t bad, it’s cool, it’s fine. When you in the hood, joining a gang it’s cool because all your friends are in the gang, all your family’s in the gang. We’re not just killing people every night, we’re just hanging out, having a good time.
Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wow factor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.
If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along – whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
Many times, the decisions we make affect and hurt your closest friends and family the most. I have a lot of regrets in that regard. But God has forgiven me, which I am very thankful for. It has enabled me to forgive myself and move forward one day at a time.
When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships – they watch games because their husbands watch. They’re interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it’s a way to spend time with family.
I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
When we understand the connection between how we live and how long we live, it’s easier to make different choices. Instead of viewing the time we spend with friends and family as luxuries, we can see that these relationships are among the most powerful determinants of our well-being and survival.
I’m so grateful to be part of the Sundance family.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
The enormous responsibility and protectiveness a man has to feel towards his family when they are threatened was a revelation to me. I have now experienced manhood.
I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.
A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.
Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation, so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contribution to mankind.
My favorite part of any holiday is spending time with my wonderful family and friends.
From early morning to late at night, it’s such an interesting life, and I’m healthy and free, and that’s not so easy with a family.
I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.
I feel very lucky. My family and I have worked hard, and I feel very grateful.
My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.
Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.
My family comes first. Maybe that’s what makes me different from other guys.
The richest inheritance any child can have is a stable, loving, disciplined family life.
When I’m ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family.
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
My mother was a dominant force in our family. And I always saw her as the leader. And that was great for me as a young woman, because I never saw that women had to be dominated by men.
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
I love being American, and I love family. I love having a family, and I feel so blessed, and I feel like God gave me exactly what I wanted, so now I have to do the right thing in God’s eyes also. Just follow what God wants me to do.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
We define family in many different ways: not just by blood but by people with whom we find a common ground and a common bond.
I read for the ‘ah-ha’s,’ the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man – financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally.
I’m very lucky to have such a beautiful family.
I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family, or establishing a business inheritance. Everyone’s got their own definition. Mine, I suppose, is to know myself.
My parents elected me president of the family when I was 4. We actually had an election every year, and I always won. I’m an only child, and I could count on my mother’s vote.
God Bless my mother and father for all the hard work they’ve done for our family.
You need a really solid foundation of friends and family to keep you where you need to be.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
The design process usually starts as a fantasy, with ideas that I dream of and visualize. These ideas become a reality by bringing various ingredients together, from the lifestyle of my bride, her age and sex appeal, to the textures of the finest fabrics and embroideries that we produce in my family factories in India.
Family makes a house a home.
But I’m a daughter of the American revolution, my grandpa fought in World War II, I have lots of family members who were in the military, and it really just was part of growing up for me.
If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win.
At a certain point I’m going to want to have a family.
Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity without funding from the royal family or the government. But I have met the Queen, she comes to open projects, and she is always very interested.
As I get older, I tend to put more into family than I used to.
All of us grow up in particular realities – a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we’re brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.
We believed in our idea – a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
I have a family to support. And I’m not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.
For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’
I don’t seek the limelight. I’m perfectly happy with a quiet life and spending time with my family, but I deserve recognition.
Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
If you cannot work on the marriage or the women is a moron, staying married and cheating makes the most sense because divorce is disruptive to the family life and your bank account.
I was born in South Africa during apartheid, a system of laws that made it illegal for people to mix in South Africa. And this was obviously awkward because I grew up in a mixed family. My mother’s a black woman, South African Xhosa woman… and my father’s Swiss, from Switzerland.
We spend to pretend that we’re upper class. And when the dust clears – when bankruptcy hits or a family member bails us out of our stupidity – there’s nothing left over. Nothing for the kids’ college tuition, no investment to grow our wealth, no rainy-day fund if someone loses her job.
I was not born into a rich family or a family of government officials.
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am.
I am in constant search of charitable work and thank Allah that I am happy, that my children are happy, and I like that all of my family is happy.
Everything that makes man’s life worthwhile – family, work, education, a place to rear one’s children and a place to rest one’s head – all this depends on the decisions of government; all can be swept away by a government which does not heed the demands of its people, and I mean all of its people.
Almost every time we get together with family or friends, the conversation ends up being about food.
Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.
You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family.
Cancer taught my family that my mom is much stronger than we ever thought. Faced with a devastating diagnosis, she just kept going and living – never complaining.
If you’re working 50 hours a week to try to maintain family income, and your children have the kinds of aspirations that come from being flooded with television from age one, and associations have declined, people end up hopeless, even though they have every option.
Everyone feels like family and I am back in the city that I love.
I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
I am blessed to have married the man that God sent me. He’s loving, compassionate, strong and supportive of my children, family and career. I look forward to our lives together.
My father really was not the dominant person who raised the family, it was my mother who raised the family.
The luckiest person in the world is somebody who is born into a small, shabby-genteel town on a major railway connection with 24,000 souls and a bird sanctuary and whose grandfather owns a farm and whose father owns a business -whose family is mildly prosperous but not rich, which means you can leave the town.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being’s functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship.
Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it.
I grew up with an incredibly loving and supportive family that gave me the impression there were a lot of options for me out there.
Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.
On its surface, the HBO documentary series ‘Hard Knocks,’ about the New York Jets‘ training camp, resembles another HBO series, ‘The Sopranos.’ Both star the stout patriarch of a New Jersey ‘family’ preoccupied with food, intimidation, and florid profanity.
People think I hate the Royal Family, but that’s not true.
I’ve been through so much, especially coming from New Orleans where there was Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I had to pick up. We had to move, make new friends, and I think my family was just strong for me as well because we had to start completely over again.
An investment in housing is an investment in family stability, children’s success, and the economic health of our entire state.
The trust the BMW family puts in me means a lot to me.
You’ve got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
My mum is a social worker and my dad’s a roofer. My brother Nicky and I were the first two in my family to go to university.
I came from a happy family with loving parents, so my associations with marriage and children were all happy, positive things that brought me comfort as a child, which I wanted in my life.
I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty. As a child, my entire childhood was steeped in poverty.
Don’t worry about the pressure or the responsibility. Just live in it, have fun, and when everything seems to be going right, just stay humble and remember your family.
Conservatism is the perfect antidote to underdevelopment. Its commitment to individual responsibility, education, hard work, personal initiative, traditional family values and free markets is a universal formula for success in a free society.
I love the Royal Family. The Queen, she’s fabulous.
Having three brothers in the league has been real fun for the whole family, and we’re just trying to keep it going.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
My uncle is a hemophiliac, and my brother is one as well. I am a carrier, and it’s a disease that my kids also deal with. It’s something that has affected my family and I for so long, and I think it’s actually what drove me to comedy as a means to cope during tough times.
My first priority is trying to protect my family.
Having a lot of friends and family around you – that’s all a part of wellness.
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball‘s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
When Jesus says you must leave your family to follow Him, he doesn’t necessarily mean physically. He means leave your dependence on them, make an emotional break with them.
The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability.
Family, nature and health all go together.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Throughout my work with family and child support organizations, one thing that has stood out to me time and again is that getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is the best possible thing we can do to help our children as they grow up.
I’m so lucky to have such a great family. I respect them so much professionally, and they’ve been unconditionally supportive in the choices that I’ve made. It’s been very good having them on my side.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
The truth is that since childhood I had cultivated an existential independence. It came from perceiving the adults around me as unreliable, and without it I felt I wouldn’t have survived. I cared deeply for everyone in my family, but in the end I depended on myself.
I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they’re looting, if you see a white family it says they’re looking for food.
To me, God comes first, my family come second. If I fail at those two, I’m just playing games.