We’ve collected the best Family Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Nick Offerman, Dave Grohl, Jasmine Guy, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Ryan Zinke. Use them as an inspiration.
If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
You think about child abuse and you think of a father viciously attacking a daughter or a son, but in my family it was my mother. My mother, I would say, was a… very brutal disciplinarian.
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.
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.
I guess what really forms you as a person is what you do within your family to receive love or attention. In my family, what you had to do to receive attention was to have good conversation at the dinner table or for me to do well at school, and those were really my focuses because that was what was valued the most.
I liked St. Louis, when they were in the American League, because that was going home. I had all my family and friends there.
You should feel good about making your home nicer for your family and your friends. You should feel great about cooking a good dinner and making a dress for a granddaughter, creating a beautiful birthday party. It’s all part of life.
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
I feel only my friends and family need to know what is happening in my personal life.
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 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.
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.
I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends.
I don’t necessarily want kids. A lot of our friends are having children and I don’t know if it’s for me. I haven‘t come down hardcore on either side of the argument. I think when people come from a stable family having children becomes a celebration and I’m not sure it would be that way for me.
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.
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.
In family relationships, ‘love’ is really spelled ‘t-i-m-e,’ time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home.
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
You aren’t your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family… your anything. You’re a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth.
I’m only one Neymar – for my family, for the public. I’m always the same person.
I do have a close circle of friends and I am very fortunate to have them as friends. I feel very close to them I think friends are everything in life after your family. You come across lots of people all the time but you only make very few friends and you have to be true to them otherwise what’s the point in life?
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.
All the songs I write are about human dynamics, whether it’s with girlfriends, boyfriends, or family.
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.
My family background was deeply Christian.
I come from a middle class family, and my parents weren’t too supportive of my career choices.
There are three lessons in philanthropy – one, involve the family, especially the spouse. She can be a remarkable driver of your initiative. Two, you need to build an institution, and you need to scale it up. Choose a leader for philanthropy whom you trust. Three, philanthropy needs patience, tenacity and time.
My family pride is something inconceivable. I can’t help it. I was born sneering.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone feels like family and I am back in the city that I love.
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.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being a mother and having a family and a home.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
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.
There is a standard joke in the family. Probably we should go into selling second-hand shoes.
Everybody should spend some quality time with their family members and try to make the best out of bad situations.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.
I don’t know if I believe in marriage. I believe in family, love and children.
The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, ‘What are you talking about?’ Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it’s not what people expect for you they kind of react funny.
I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the U.S. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended 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.
I come from a family of strong women, who have been positive role models for me.
I just want to be successful. I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘I want to win a Grammy‘ or whatever; if that comes, that’s awesome. But I just want to be successful and provide for my whole family and get my family out the hood.
My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
I was a disadvantaged child from a non-educated family, yet I had the advantage of being in the company of great teachers.
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.
There’s not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate the freedom that I have to make music and tour and spend time with my family.
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.
I was just a toddler when my dad died in a car crash. With my mum, Eunice, being a young widow with a large family, she really struggled money-wise.
Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It’s either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it’s Colin.
Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.
It’s not proper for the government to intrude too thoroughly into the domain of the family. It’s inappropriate.
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.
While working hard for my career, I looked after my family and have been there for my mother and in-laws when they needed me around. They reciprocated in kind with their unconditional love and support for my career.
In Shaquille’s mind, I think I’m always going to be his wife even though that’s not the case. The love is always there and he’s one of my best friends. We have a great time together and our kids love us just being a family.
I had a house burn down once, and everything in life burned, except my family, and it was so liberating. I didn’t have a bad moment about it. It sort of reinvigorated my interest in a lot of things.
Family always gonna be there. The material things, they come and go.
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.
I grew up in a big Italian family.
For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.
I am humbled, gratified and overjoyed at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in commemoration of my father’s leadership. It of course means a lot to our family. But more important, it is a great step forward for America.
I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don’t mind that.
If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
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.
I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son.
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.
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 had a very dysfunctional family, and a very hard childhood. So I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.
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.
My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It’s been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It’s too controversial.
I’m really close to all of my family.
My father has been the real anchor of the family. He’s the one who has always encouraged my mother, my brother and me.
It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.
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.
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.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
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.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
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.
Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
I’d feel bad pretending my life was anything other than pretty good, so I do the role as well as I can and then I go home, have a cup of tea, see my family and friends, and appreciate what I’ve got.
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’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.
We are farmers, nobody in the family has a government job and my family has been supporting me with difficulty. But it is a sort of relief now that I am able to support my family financially besides continuing with my training.
I love to cook, and I love to have all my family around the dinner table.
As I get older, I tend to put more into family than I used to.
Mostly, I just like to write music and spend time with my family and friends and jam.
I’ve got two older sisters who I’m very close to. And my son’s grown up with a big sense of family around him.
Gambling has brought our family together. We had to move to a smaller house.
Actors are one family over the entire world.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
We love to be with our family and friends and I can tell you that lots of eating will be involved.
It is good to have the support I have. I am blessed that I have family around me wishing me good things.
I’m a lucky person because I’ve been loved a lot. I have a great family.
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
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.
Prison hosts a lot of normal people, a lot of family men who were caught in a tight situation or in a dark place.
I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.
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.
You see actors who make family work, but it’s difficult for any woman.
I love the Royal Family. The Queen, she’s fabulous.
Of course, my mom is my biggest and loudest cheerleader, and my family and friends are happy for me, but I’m still just Angie, not Angie-the-author-with-this-hyped-up-book. I appreciate that.
There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.
Familial betrayal is, to me, the most heartbreaking kind – because if you can’t trust your family to love you and protect you, who can you really trust?
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, ‘Why god? Why me?’ and the thundering voice of God answered, ‘There’s just something about you that pisses me off.’
I can’t stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people – it really cheers me up.
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.
My family’s lineage, we are warriors. The McGregor clan, we are warriors all through. We are famous all through the world for our fighting capabilities of all generations. So I have no doubt that’s stood to me and that led me down this path and gave me what I have.
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 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.
But when you come from a large, wonderful family, there’s always a way to achieve your goals.
I’d like to thank my family and friends for their continual support over the years and to all those involved in helping me develop as a cricketer of which there are too many to mention.
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.
No family is complete without an embarrassing uncle.
My family never owned a home. We leased.
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 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.
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.
The family is the foundation of everything.
One person may need (or want) more leisure, another more work; one more adventure, another more security, and so on. It is this diversity that makes a country, indeed a state, a city, a church, or a family, healthy. ‘One-size-fits-all,’ and that size determined by the State has a name, and that name is ‘slavery.’
It’s an absolute honor to be taking part in the pageant for the Diamond Jubilee. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and will be a moment in history that will always be remembered. I’m really looking forward to being out on the river with friends and family. To mark this historic moment will be extremely special.
I actually feel more of a woman because I feel like I’m being smart about my choices, and I’m putting my family first, and I’m in charge of my life and my health. I think that’s what makes a woman complete.
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.
The foundation of family – that’s where it all begins for me.
I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu’ran easily at the age of five.
The memories we make with our family is everything.
Thank God I had all these family values or who knows where I’d be now.
I think college football is a reflection of Middle America. You go into a college football town, and you will find three generations of a family sitting together. It’s a rallying point for the university, the community, and the families.
No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
I was not born into a rich family or a family of government officials.
Family is this very deep, complex thing that for most people becomes everything. It informs your entire life.
I’ve been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, ‘Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!’
My first priority is trying to protect my family.
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.
Going home and spending time with your family and your real friends keeps you grounded.
You have to defend your honor. And your family.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.
What I like to do is get the family in the pick-up truck… and then we just go for a drive. That’s it!
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.
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.
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.
You have to know the forces that are against you and that are trying to break you down. We talk about the problems facing the black community: the decimation of the black family; the mass incarceration of the black man; we’re talking about the brutality against black people from the police. The educational system.
I’ve been so blessed to be part of a family that has dedicated its life to public service.
I come from the family of farmers. I am a son of a farmer.
If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps.
To me, God comes first, my family come second. If I fail at those two, I’m just playing games.
As you get older, the cliches of life ring true. It’s the simple things that matter most: your family, the people you love, your health and sanity.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice.
Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.
My kids give me the balance to live right.
I can buy anything I want now. It hasn’t changed me personally. It just changed what I can do for myself and my family.
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.
I always believe holidays strengthen the family bond, away from our daily hectic schedules.
I grew up in a loving family, but I essentially grew up alone. I had no friends for a while.
Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
The Bible says that Christians are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. On the job, in the grocery store, even among unsaved friends and family members, God’s people are there to bring seasoning to an unsavory situation.
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 grandfather was a wealthy and respected merchant in Montclair, New Jersey, where I was born. But his estate was wiped out in the Great Depression, and as a result, I had what I consider the ideal upbringing: We were a proud family, good citizens, and we didn’t have a sou.
You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
My childhood name that my father gave me, my mother, my grandmother, grandfather, family and friends all call me T.I.P.
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.
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.
People treat me like family, ’cause I’ve always treated them like family.
It would be a sad story to get rid of religious belief, national identity, family, and even sexual identity. That’s not freedom.
The richest inheritance any child can have is a stable, loving, disciplined family life.
I’m very lucky to have such a beautiful family.
God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly.
I think your values are always influenced by your family and your community.
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.
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 a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials.
I have a family to support. And I’m not always going to be doing exactly what I want to do.
We lean on each other when we are going through hard days. We are a family.
Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt ‘safe’ there.
God Bless my mother and father for all the hard work they’ve done for our family.
We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.
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.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
My first priority is time with my family.
My family is certainly very vocal. They’re very Italian. A lot of our holidays end with people screaming at each other across the room. And everyone’s very opinionated and intelligent. A lot of my aunts and uncles are wildly educated, and their opinions reflect that. We’re all very liberal.
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.
At a certain point I’m going to want to have a family.
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.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
Family, nature and health all go together.
No matter how big you are, when you go back home, your family treats you like a normal person.
You take care of you and your family first. Then you go to your neighborhood, and then you spread it on out within the community.
Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.
We don’t really have any big family traditions; just spending time with each other is the most important part.
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.
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.
Being part of the Workshop is like being part of a really big family. Everyone is so close. Everyone feels the success of others who go on to do well. Whatever happens, I will still be part of the Workshop.
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.
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.
My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family: my husband and daughter, but also my mother, my three sisters, and their families.
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 really didn’t feel challenged anymore. I wanted to learn something and be excited again… While it can be a family – that environment is actually a family – in the sense that also you sometimes hate each other, you can’t stand being around each other and grudges are held… I was getting cranky on ‘Criminal Minds.’
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.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
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.
You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.
The most difficult is the first family, to bring someone out of the world.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
I am a family person and also very emotional by nature.
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.
I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.
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.
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.
A lot of people like to ask me, ‘Ali, how on earth do you balance family and career?’ Men never get asked that question. Because they don’t.
It is not good not to have health insurance; that leaves the family very vulnerable.
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.
In modern life, we tend to forget family values because of the hectic schedule.
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.
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.
I’m cut from a different cloth. I would never moon someone. I was raised in a good family.
Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it.
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 have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
In a way, I got away with a lot because a lot of our partying was done behind closed doors. But I don’t ever want to be that person again, who embarrasses my family with my behaviour.
I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.
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.
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.
I believe with all my heart that America remains ‘the great idea‘ that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.
What’s really cool about our family is that we don’t hold grudges, and I think that is what’s been the key to the success. We get into our little disagreements, and whether we’re right or wrong, we’ll go and apologize. That’s just the way we are.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
My favorite room in the house is the living room. We have two big couches, six recliners and over 20 pillows. It’s a really comfortable place to hang out with my family.
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.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
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.
‘Fresh Off the Boat‘ will be syndicated. This show and these characters will live forever in the pantheon of classic family sitcoms.
America is the student who defies the odds to become the first in a family to go to college – the citizen who defies the cynics and goes out there and votes – the young person who comes out of the shadows to demand the right to dream. That’s what America is about.
I’m so grateful to be part of the Sundance family.
It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
Children live in the only successful Marxist state ever created: the family. ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is the family’s practice as well as its theory. Even with today’s scattershot patterns of marriage and parenting, a family is collectivist to a more than North Korean degree.
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.
Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes. Family is forever.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
The truths are universal: Every kid knows fear. Every kid knows family and friendship. Loss, love, laughter. Everything else is just detail.
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.
My family is my number one priority.
I love children and I get along with them great. It’s just that I believe if you’re going to be a parent, there has to be something inside you that says, ‘I want a family.’ I don’t feel that sense of urgency.
When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.
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.
I love all my fam. I have quite possibly the best dad, mom, and sister in the world.
Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.
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.
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
Family is very important. Me and my brothers were very close when I was growing up. We did a lot of things together to survive. If you have family behind you, the sky’s the limit.
The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.
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.
I’m a proud family man.
Anyone that has a job that takes them away from home, I think, can understand the difficulties in maintaining consistency, not only with your family and those you love but with your friends.
If you can capture the humanity of a family struggling in an economic crisis you can make a difference. You can raise awareness just of the simple humanity.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
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.
My favorite part of any holiday is spending time with my wonderful family and friends.
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me.
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 have to make it my job to be careful with my family.
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.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
My goal is just to be respected as a man when I walk down the street with my family. I don’t care what your job is, you’re not gonna talk down to me, you’re not gonna try to get a rise out of me. I’m a man first. And in establishing that, some interesting things have happened.
I don’t know about you, but my girlfriends have been my girlfriends forever, and they’re my sisters and my family.
It’s always nice to be home and be able to see my family. It’s the best feeling.
I came from a very poor family and my main dream in life was to break out of this poverty.
I’m not a practicing Jew but my great-grandparents were. It’s part of our family history.
Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children.
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.
A lot of my family are redheads, but I’m a dark blonde.
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.
My happiest moments are when I’m with my family and when I go to the park at school with my friends.
Life is about growth and exploration, not achieving a fixed state of balance. You have a very limited time on earth to experience all that you can. Figuring out how to squeeze the most out of your family, work, and spirituality is your life’s purpose. Go do it.
I was 17 the first time I set foot in a classroom, but 10 years later, I would graduate from Cambridge with a Ph.D. ‘Educated’ is the story of how I came by my education. It is also the story of how I lost my family.
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.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.
I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
The hardest thing for me was leaving my friends and family behind.
I have no ambitions at all! I have none… seriously. I want to be a good father. I want to be a good husband. I want to be a good son, a good brother, a good family member. I don’t have any ambition to direct a film or write a play. I like acting.
Also, my mom and family are very important to me and I know that this is not expected.
I come from a large family, but I was not raised with a fortune. Something more was left me, and that was family values.
When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we’d bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.
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.
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.
I never liked the idea of the ‘Royal Family’ film. I always thought it was a rotten idea.
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 love holidays. It’s such a wonderful time for the whole family to be together and not have to worry about schedules and that kind of thing.
Home is where your family is. Wherever you are, it’s about the people you’re surrounded by, not necessarily where you lay your head.
The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another’s defects, and the bearing of one another’s burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society.
My father is Italian, and I never met my paternal grandparents. The family name was ‘Caroselli’ and it was changed in the mid ’50s. I think they wanted to assimilate, which was pretty common, although I love the name ‘Caroselli.’
We are very excited about welcoming a new member of the family, a daughter!
When you look at Prince Charles, don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family?
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.
Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.
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.
You can’t control where you were born, the family you were born into, what you look like; you can’t control any of those circumstances. The only thing you can control is how you react.
Although I am not Jewish, I have been to many Friday night Shabbats at my friends houses, and I absolutely love it. It’s a great and inspiring tradition to keep the family close.
The trust the BMW family puts in me means a lot to me.
Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world.
My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.
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.
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.
I feel incredibly successful. I make a living as a writer and am able to help support a big family, my church, my bleeding-heart causes.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers.
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.
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.
I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.
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 am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
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.
Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.
I come from a family of business people, but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
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.
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.
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.
Dancing along with family members and old friends, especially during a marriage, is a memorable experience.
I go up to San Francisco on holidays and spend time with my family there, but whenever I go to Japan, I enjoy every moment. I try to go back there every year or so. It’s a phenomenal place, and I absolutely love it. It’s not my second home; it is my home. Whenever I go back, I feel very connected with Japan.
I am truly blessed to have been a part of the MTV family for so long.
I’m just a friendly person; that runs in my family.
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.
My family is just like most other families – we rise and fall on good and bad government policy. Politics affects us all.
I’m Ifa. I grew up practicing Ifa, my mom is Ifa, my whole family is Ifa.
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
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.
God has already done everything He’s going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family.
I don’t think quantity time is as special as quality time with your family.
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.
We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.
My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.
Family first, always, no matter what the situation.
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.
Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.
When I’m ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family.
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 root of the kingdom is in the state. The root of the state is in the family. The root of the family is in the person of its head.
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.
My wife and I got engaged in New Hampshire at this lake house that her family’s had forever, and it’s on Lake Winnipesaukee. And so we went there every summer as we were dating.
Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.
I am from Mumbai. I studied at the Utpal Sanghvi School at Juhu and then went to the Mithibai College. I come from a business family, and I am the only son.
Basically my whole life revolves around soccer. I don’t take many vacations. Everything just gets put on the back burner because of my training. I miss out on a lot of weddings and family functions. But at the end of the day, I’m sitting here as a world champion, and it feels pretty good.
The night before my mastectomy, I had done my best to keep my mind off of the impending procedure. My family and I went to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game, where I binged on pizza and ice cream and took full advantage of the doctor‘s advice to eat up the night before since I had to begin fasting at midnight.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
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.
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.
I have these visions of myself being thirty, thirty-five, forty having a family.
My first direct encounter with the military was when I joined ROTC as a graduate student, although my father, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, can trace the military service in our family all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
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.
My family is always my priority.
One family, one nation, indivisible. That mentality is essential for our salvation.
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.
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.
One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
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.
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.
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.
I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.
I need to make money for my family and my future family. I’m not a YOLO person.
I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely.
I was born William. My father was William. I came from a big family, I hated being called Billy. Willem’s a nickname; it’s a Dutch name, very common in the Netherlands.
That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said – one of the famous lady novelists – ‘unhappy is the family that contains an author’?
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.
The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.
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.
The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have.
I got a big Filipino family. That’s what I love about being Pinoy: we all gotta surround ourselves with family; we all gotta laugh and do things together. I love it! It’s family first.
I grew up in a working-class Catholic family in south Louisiana. I went to a state university. I taught literature, wrote a novel that was the novel I wanted to write, and got a couple of good reviews but no real traction. I had no idea how to get a job in TV.
We live life in restaurants, its the center of social life, where we celebrate with family and friends, make new friends, travel without traveling, and of course, eat.
Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.
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.
Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters.
Fitness is basically a way of life for me. I enjoy being fit and because of that, there is a complete discipline in my family too.
I love my living room: it’s the heart of my home where I get to chill and spend time with family and friends.
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.
I have a weird definition of family; it’s not the same as everyone else‘s.
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
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 really savor the times of me and all my best friends and family members getting together.
If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group… Sly and the Family Stone, led by Sly Stewart from San Francisco.
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.
I always believe that the elders in my family are the reason for my success.