Family quotes and sayings
I grew up in a very strong, nuclear family. My father was a sportsman. He represented South Africa in a couple of sports, so he was a very positive person and someone who encouraged you to be your best and give your best with everything that you do.
My mum and dad teach, and all my brothers and sisters have been in 'Riverdance' and so forth. So I was forced to become a dancer; it's part of my family history.
I pray for forgiveness. For help and guidance. To be a better person. For the health of my family. For the world to be a better place.
Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.
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.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.
I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing.
I go to the gym, do some martial arts, and I love poetry. I have a tattoo of my family crest, and another on my back that says 'The Road Not Taken,' which is a poem by Robert Frost.
Steven R. McQueen
The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you've got to come home.
My family are from Liverpool, so I have some twang there - I have a Midlands accent, and I was raised about an hour north of London, so my voice is a mess. Although, to American ears, it sounds like the crisp language of a queen's butler.
What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
I was born in a poor family, a lower middle class family. My father was a clerk in the forest department. I was very bad at studies. I was not very good at sports, also.
My mother went into the Peace Corps when she was sixtyeight. My one sister is a motorcycle freak, my other sister is a Holy Roller evangelist and my brother is running for President. I'm the only sane one in the family.
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family.
Joachim du Bellay
My dad lived a good life. He was a simple guy. His family had been poor, and he joined the Marines to be able to send money home to his mom and dad and brothers and sisters. He genuinely had the intention to live a good life and to respect other people.
The meat that I choose to feed my family, it's healthy meats such as lamb, which is very low in cholesterol and saturated fat. And then turkey - we eat a lot of turkey. We don't eat loads of beef.
In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.
I've got a huge family back in Ireland, and I've made loads of movies in Ireland.
The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
Religion and gods and beliefs - for me, it all comes down to your brother. And your brother might be the brother in your family, or it might be the guy next to you in the foxhole - it's about human connections.
I'm the first person in my family to go to college, and I'm an immigrant. My aspirations coming out of college weren't particularly lofty. I wanted a good job with a good company.
The dilemma for society is how to preserve personal and family values in a nation of diverse tastes.
I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one's children.
When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.
The Women's Sports Foundation has empowered so many young girls and women across the U.S. I benefitted from WSF with a travel and training grant when I was 12 years old. It really helped my family financially.
It's my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it's a luxury on a level that I didn't even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days. You have pride in how you take care of your family.
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.
Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business - sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
David Ogden Stiers
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J. Edgar Hoover
I spend a lot of my spare time with my family. My sisters, parents, and in-laws all live nearby.
The memories we make with our family is everything.
Candace Cameron Bure
Queen Elizabeth II
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II
If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much more romantic and nomadic existence.
As a transgender child, I was always looking around for someone like me, because I thought I was the only one. It's hard to feel like that. But having support from my family changed everything. They helped me love myself and embrace who I am.
I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux.
Children are the keys of paradise.
I believe that people are what happened to their grandparents.
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.
D. H. Lawrence
I'm very fortunate that I have a wonderful family around me and loved ones.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
I am a low-key girl from a middle-class family of a small village.
I thank God every day for my family.
Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries.
I'm terribly fastidious. I like symmetry and neatness, but my house is as chaotic as any other family's.
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.
People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
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.
Raising a family is difficult enough. But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don't need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.
To this day, just always treat people the way you want to be treated. Whether it's family or friends or co-workers, I think it's the most important thing. Whether you have success or don't have it, whether you're a good person is all that matters.
Education, family, character, intelligence, humility, okay? These are the things that make a culture live.
I am blessed to have a family like mine. If you have a good family then nothing else really matters.
My ancestors are Rajputs from Jaipur, a lineage of the royal family.
Don't ask for a million dollars. Ask for the stuff that'll get you a million dollars - your health, your brain, your sanity, wisdom. Prepare me for when I do get that million. Make sure I don't go crazy, make sure I help my family.
People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.
My family is just an amazing melting pot of wonderful religions and faiths.
I do everything for my family.
Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.
My mom is proud of me. I just want to keep working hard so one day I can help my family. I am going to get a big house one day, and we all can stay in it and eat.
I'm a happy guy. I like to joke around. I'm irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I'm just an easy and happy guy.
Do not leave yourself or your family unprotected against financial storms... Build up savings.
Ezra Taft Benson
Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.
The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.
I'm very fortunate. I have a wonderful family, lots of hobbies and athletic pursuits. I always wanted to have a very well-rounded life.
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.
My happiest moments are when I'm with my family and when I go to the park at school with my friends.
I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.
I came from a big family - two brothers and two sisters. So, there were always a ton of boys around and a ton of girls around. So, I grew up comfortable with both sexes.
Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am.
Marian Wright Edelman
I am proud to be a Sikh and am a true disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, who sacrificed his entire family for the Sikh religion.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.
I literally wear a mask. When I take it off, I'm a father. I'm a husband. I like to come home, and I like to spend time with family, and I like to travel, and I like to have a good time. And I like to be a kid every now and giggle and play with my kids.
The things that make me happy most are my family and working.
I could pretty much live anywhere in the world as long as I'm with my family.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
I'm very pleased to be part of the XCOR team and look forward to working with friends and colleagues on many of the exciting development efforts at XCOR, including the family of Lynx vehicles.
I never did quite fit the glamour mode. It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
I think actors who take things too far are funny.
My ideal woman would be someone with both beauty and intelligence. Someone who can hold her own in a conversation, gets along with my family and respects elders, loves children, and have a sense of humor as whacky as mine.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent.
There was tremendous pressure to take dialysis, and there were lots of tears when I broke the news to the family that I was not going to do it.
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