Human kindness, warmth, interaction, friendship, and family are far more important than anything that can come across my cathode-ray tube.

Clifford Stoll

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy

I can't think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society.

Anna Quindlen

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

Alexander The Great

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.

Alice Meynell

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.

Harper Lee

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.

Dean Acheson

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Pope John Paul Ii

They say that blood is thicker than water. Maybe that's why we battle our own with more energy and gusto than we would ever expend on strangers.

David Assael

Family is the most important thing in the world.

Princess Diana

And it is time for those who talk about family values to start valuing families.

Senator John Kerry

My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, 'Hey, I'm rich'.

Charles Barkley

The families have become the doctors, the nurses and the social workers.

Dr. John Talbott

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.'

Jeff Foxworthy

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

Barbara Bush

The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it.

George Gilder

I used to envy kids who had an old-fashioned Grandpa. Not any more. I've got a new ambition. Now I just want to become a modern-type Grandpa myself-and really start living.

Hal Boyle

To open avenues to political place and power for all classes of women would cause [the] humble labors of the family and school to be still more undervalued and shunned.

Catharine Esther Beecher

Ain't no gay filter for the cash.

Michael Eric Dyson

I grew up to have my father's looks- my father's speech patterns-my father's posture- my father's opinions and my mother's contempt for my father.

Jules Feiffer

Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

Margaret Sanger

Homer: [drunk] Look, the thing about my family is there's five of us. Marge, Bart, Girl Bart, the one who doesn't talk, and the fat guy. How I loathe him.

Homer Simpson

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.

Sam Ewing

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

Alex Haley

The most socially subversive institution of our time is the one-parent family.

Paul Johnson

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

Lewis Mumford

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.

Jane Howard

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise - specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

Allan Bloom

All well-regulated families set apart an hour every morning for tea and bread and butter.

Joseph Addison

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 and Matt Stone

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

Anne Sexton

When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps.

Dick Gregory

All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.

Cy Young

I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary.

Victor Borge

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.

Ashley Montague

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw

In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions.

Nathaniel Branden

I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out.

Jessica Alba

Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.

Alex Haley

If I wanted a loving father, a faithful husband, an honorable neighbor, and a just citizen, I would seek him among the band of Atheists.

John Tyndall

The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfilment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadnes.

Giuseppe Mazzini

Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.

Earl Wilson

My mother used to pitch to me and my father would shag balls. If I hit one up the middle close to my mother, I'd have some extra chores to do. My mother was instrumental in making me a pull hitter.

Eddie Mathews

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

When a family is involved in a human rights movement, as in the Mexican- American family, there is little room for a woman's liberation movement alone.

Enriqueta Longauex vasquez

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.

Eva Burrows

Those who think the family has had its day should think again.

Eva Burrows

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.


Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.

Henri Frederic Amiel

I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.

Erma Bombeck

My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.

John Wooden

A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.

Alexander Pope

It's a family type thing.

Butch Pierre

It feels good to be back, man. It's good to see your locker, ... It feels good to be around my family - this is my family, all of these guys.

Jerome Mcdougle

For example, if a car rental company charges $100 a day for a mid-sized rental car to a family in need, this amounts to exorbitant pricing and that company will answer for it.

Greg Abbott

As long as the family is interested in journalism, you're OK.

Stephen Lacy

They have killed my family; they have killed my wife and kids. Why did they kill my wife and kids?

Michael Curry

He brought the hotel up from a young age. Family always brought him back to the Union.

Mckim Boyd

It put a little strain on my family, but in the end it was worth it. I owe a lot of where I am today to my experience at Branson.

Calen Carr

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


A lot of it was making my family proud and making something of myself.

Christine Cox

I would never put my family in any danger and I would do anything to keep my family from harm's way. I am sure any person would do the same as I have done.

Michael Czugaj

We want it to be a family event. Anyone from diapers to walkers are welcome, and we have something for them to do.

Linda Henderson

I raised a family here. There's good people living here.

George Brooks

We're talking to anyone that worked with him -- family, friends, anyone that can help us out.

Frank Pasquarello

I know how devastating it can be for people to lose those members of their family as well.

Catherine Crier

He made the decision that he thought was best with him and his family. If he's happy with that, then we're OK with that.

Robert Prunty

We just want everyone to come out and have fun. This is a fun event for the entire family.

Don Ostrowsky

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

Barbara Bush

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

Marcelene Cox

My greatest concern is that the death penalty is even an issue in this case. Our entire family believes Andrea should be hospitalized and should not even have been brought up on these charges.

Fairy Caroland

He's just well-rounded. We're happy for him and his family.

Jeff Thompson

We all did the same job we lived with each other. Some of these guys are with each other more than there family. You can't help but create that bond. It is a family.

Randy Wilson

I think half of the Rose Bowl will be friends and family.

Sonny Shackelford

I want to thank all of our associates in this area with excellent work ethic. We are the Craft-Co family. They make us as strong as we are.

Jim Finley

I've got a kind, close-knit family group.

Keira Knightley

They were able to have a very successful life and business and family. They were surely what I would call the American Dream story.

Kevin Mccarrick

It's really good for the family. Now they can get through their grieving and move on.

Robert Myers

It's not even like work. It's cool because we're like a family here. We're having so much fun.

Colin Pierce

They're my American family.

Karrie Webb

I'm honored to be a candidate. This week, however, is all about the TCU family.

Mike Schultz

Glen cared very much about his grandkids. He cared about his family, and he was a hard worker.

Janet Jones

I felt I owed it to the family and this case to investigate the body.

Richard Summers

I'm just glad we were targeted instead of a family.

Courtney Langner

We as a family are No. 1 supporters of Bush.

Chris Campbell

What we have with this band is a family thing where we all really respect each other's playing.

Alan Evans

Our family did what the Abu Sayyaf asked and we believed them.

Gracia Burnham

She believes in serving part of the community — developers, elite types, her family.

Dave Walker

It's about him but also about the rich tradition of his family.

Bettie Baca

The cost of an Ivy League school to a West Coast family is not the same as it is to a family say from Nebraska.

Roger Hughes

It's a chance to help a little kid and his family.

Tony Sirico

I saw a great family movie in the movie, but not everything was appropriate for a family audience.

Amy Pascal

A letter from the organ center and they said that the family wanted to meet.

Larry Latham

I think I'm jinxed, I really do. My family and I have had a string of bad luck.

Priscilla Gammon

We want to be treated as the whole citizen, the whole person and the whole family that we are.

Sarah Lael

I am here as an American citizen because of my family who were immigrants.

Julio Perez

I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.

Al Roker

The family unit prevailed in this case. It was an accident. A one-time accident.

Michael Morchower

I'm not going anywhere, if my family is any indication of that. We're all here.

Andy Didomenico

We're frustrated and a little bit disappointed that we didn't have a more active role. The Missouri team is our team. This is our family.

Gary Link

I was pretty sure that if she didn't go there, I was out of the family.

Chad Whitworth

She was always the one there for us - the family.

Jackie Kuennen

Practically everyone in the family has one.

Martha Trask

But the Cahill family has played basketball since they were little, and we're reaping the rewards now.

Heidi Libby

We tell the kids (that) family is the most important (thing). So, some are on vacations and doing family things.

Chuck Hardt

We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of Ali - she is one of our own, a family member. We are working diligently with the law enforcement and the community and we hope Ali comes home soon.

Dwaine Stevens

Wonderful Canadian family who gave me free Canadian Scotch daily.

Phil Hartman

Make the time because it's important to you and your family and the history of the family.

Annette Pacarro

You have to make a family where you can find it.

Stephanie Coontz

I would find it very strange to be on the road without my family. It's really second nature to me.

Kasey Chambers

We're really happy that people have accepted us and welcomed us here. Our employees are our family.

Amber Clifford

It's not like it's a family name.

Laurie Berning

Some of those guys down there are like family to me.

Doug Custer

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.

Anwar Sadat

I talk about dating. There's a lot of new stuff about my family, politics, the war.

Jason Stuart

We heard he was on the balcony with his family and waving to people.

Al Embry

This has taken a toll, financially and emotionally. His family is dealing with this in a very real way every day.

Mark Rush

The breakdown of the family.

Rich Lowry

The jury verdict is an endorsement that American Family always acted in good faith.

Michael Mclachlan

It's also an expression of how we feel as a family, as a unit, and how we want the world to feel as a family.

Alex Ruiz

All my friends, family and teammates where there. The place was packed.

Ben Broussard

(We wanted a) normal atmosphere, a normal family environment. We wanted her speech skills.

Carrie Zervas

There was a time when I didn't think I'd go into the family business. But this is my life. And being out here, that's definitely my lifestyle.

Michael Mccormick

People get very nostalgic. They're probably doing traditions that they've done in their family for years.

Laura Mcdowell

Probably the most important thing will be spending the extra second with my family.

Aaron Williams

Nepotism - We promote family values here almost as often as we promote family members.

Larry Kersten

If you deport them, you are dividing their families. And how can this happen in a country bent on promoting family values?

Pak Chung

My whole family went into a tailspin.

Kate Curran

But we aren't a camping family.

Jamie Munro

I'm praising God that I'm finally reunited with my family.

Betty Stewart

The family has been here a year and a half and the boy was always sitting on the porch.

Mary Richardson

He is despondent over family problems.

Sgt. Shawn Delaney

The collection that they built for their home is really representative of a wealthy American family in the early 20th century.

Ware Petznick

These people are not [outsiders]. They are an integral part of the family and, by extension, the family business.

Bernard Kliska

I didn't want to tell her what an idiot I had been ? how I had put her and our family at risk.

Bill Saturno

The family is tired but optimistic.

Carol Clark

This family has had its differences and we've squabbled, but we've never had knife fights before, and I blame this house.

Marge Simpson

The paying of money to the family is a civil affair, it's none of our business.

Nguyen Duc Trinh

I wanted to find a place of my own in a very knowledgeable family.

Karen England

It's very hard to talk to a family about things like this.

Tim Kuykendall

I don't even know how to say thank you for what their family has done for us.

Aimee Johnson

This is the greatest afternoon or evening of family entertainment in the community all year, bar none. Anyone ? ages 6 to 86 ? will have a delightful time.

Russ Smith

This is extremely convenient if there's like a birth in the family that you want to send meals to.

Diane Cheek

It's an opportunity to celebrate New Year's with the family in mind. Mom and Dad can go out in the evening, and the kids can go to bed.

Judy Zehner

This is the one sport that we can do as a family, ... So when it was gone, we missed it a lot.

John Cartwright

God was there. He had his hands all over this and he was able to protect -- to protect my family, to protect my boys, to protect me.

Tom Ardizone

It's been a journey. For women of color, for my family. It's one dream coming true after another.

Venus Williams

I faced them and I said: say what you want, but do not insult my family or I will truly get angry.

Clarence Seedorf

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

For busy executives this is probably one of the best opportunities all year to have quality family time.

Jeff Rosin

I'm hoping he doesn't embarrass himself and his family in this city any more than he has already done.

Jerry Green

It was a joint effort by family and lawyers.

Lisa Lammi

I wish to apologize to the family. I have no memory of anything.

Judy Cox

This is definitely a home for a very active family. It has a lot of places for both kids and adults to play.

Robert Mackenzie

Everybody needs to help the soldiers, ... We're all family here.

David Baldwin

It feels like she is part of our family.

Pat Lewis

That is a very nice amount of money for any family.

Ray Salazar

We met with family members of the suspect and convinced the family members, when they heard from their son to have him turn himself in.

Greg Gardner

The family is the first essential cell of human society.

Pope John Xxiii

You hear talk about the Carolina family. He became the newest member.

David Haskins

It's refreshing to see a court go by the facts. Everybody said they are a great family.

Patricia Logue

The family is very pleased. We were able to give them some things they really wanted. There was not a dry eye in the house.

Preston Sharp

Then the family and friends wouldn't have been able to drive to the game. So, it's better this way.

Steve Rissler

We hope it's a whole family thing. We're going to involve the families and they can come and sit on a ball too.

Debby O'neill

The two juveniles were from Hendersonville and were in Brevard visiting family.

James Dodson

The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.

George Eliot

I swallowed the pills and I thought about my brother John and his family.

Michael Dileonardo

I admire young Tim for doing what he did — having had a young family. Family is first in my book.

Robbyn Tumey

I had some really good days and some really, really bad days. But thankfully I had my family and friends to help me through it.

Gina Miller

Just for one of our kids to get a job and raise a family well ... those are kids we're proudest of.

Dirk Matson

It's very disruptive to watch a family struggle through it and see a little boy being frightened all the time.

Gary Mitchell

The family is holding up as well as can be expected.

Chris Lang

It doesn't surprise me because my brother is innocent, ... We, my family, expected him home already, and we need him desperately.

Victoria Gotti

I did that because I put my family first. We did what we thought was best for our baby at the time.

Mark Hunt

There was no working smoke detector in the home. So the family was lucky that they were awake.

Steve Legros

No matter which nationality the murderers are, justice has to be [done]. It is not fair for this family.

Gabriela Rodriguez

They came to see that family need not be defined merely as those with whom they share blood but for those for whom they would give their blood.

Jonathan Lane

That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.

August Strindberg

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Cary Grant

For a CEO that is so driven and so passionate, to see how he cares for his family and how important his family is to him, is really inspirational.

Steve Albrecht

I want my family to be living in a safe house.

David Cohn

He's a real family guy.

Kurt Conover

He had become like a family member. He didn't have anybody else here and I didn't have anybody else here, so it was a strong bond.

Donna Hollen Bolmgren

This is a goldmine to a family.

David Sibley

We're not looking to leave Merced. We couldn't have done all this without the help of our family.

Bobbi Faria

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the woman's family.

Joe Arbona

We have a lot of followers. That's just how it is. I have family. I have friends. I have the Garcia Family. We are just one big family.

Jesus Rodriguez

If the family had been aware this never would have happened. Never. Never. Never.

Caridad Ramos

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

Charles R. Swindoll

At some point this family has to start healing.

Linda Willis

This fight is a family problem between Deby and his family.

Abdullahi Abdel Karim

My condolences go out to the family.

Pat Carroll

What he has to say about the intimate details of his relationship with anybody is between him and his family, and him and the people that console him.

Abbe Lowell

We never met another family with this condition, and Jeffrey never met another child with it.

Fred Modell

Everybody's there for each other. It's kind of a family in a way.

Julia Wilson

When you donate, you are doing it anonymously. You are helping friends and family, and sometimes someone you don't even know, but lives here in the community.

Kristie Waterfield

You know there really aren't that many sports that the entire family can participate in.

Lisa Ward

We can't change what happened to Natalie. But it affords us the opportunity to get someone off the streets so another family doesn't have to go through the same thing.

Melissa Foley