Quotes containing word "family"

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Sell also: category, class, fellowship, folk, home, house, household, kin, kinsfolk, mob, Sept, syndicate

Definitions and meanings of word "family"

• Noun: a social unit living together; examples: "he moved his family to Virginia", "It was a good Christian household", "I waited until the whole house was asleep", "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"

• Noun: primary social group; parents and children; example: "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

• Noun: people descended from a common ancestor; example: "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

• Noun: a collection of things sharing a common attribute; example: "there are two classes of detergents"

• Noun: an association of people who share common beliefs or activities; examples: "the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family", "the church welcomed new members into its fellowship"

• Noun: (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; example: "sharks belong to the fish family"

• Noun: a person having kinship with another or others; examples: "he's kin", "he's family"

• Noun: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Featured authors with quotes containing word "family"

Christopher Lasch
13 quotes about family
American Critic, Historian
Wednesday 1 June 1932 - Monday 14 February 1994
Mitt Romney
8 quotes about family
American Politician, Businessman
Born Wednesday 12 March 1947
Rocco Buttiglione
4 quotes about family
American Politician
Born Sunday 6 June 1948
Cat Cora
7 quotes about family
American Chef
Born Monday 1 January 1968
Brett Favre
5 quotes about family
American Athlete
Born Friday 10 October 1969
Sam Sheppard
5 quotes about family
American Scientist
Saturday 29 December 1923 - Monday 6 April 1970
Chris O'Donnell
5 quotes about family
American Actor
Born Friday 26 June 1970
Emilio Estevez
4 quotes about family
American Writer, Actor, Director
Born Saturday 12 May 1962
Lance Bass
4 quotes about family
American Author, Actor, Musician, Producer, Dancer
Born Friday 4 May 1979
LaToya Jackson
6 quotes about family
American Musician
Born Tuesday 29 May 1956
Patricia Ireland
5 quotes about family
American Activist, Administrator
Born Friday 19 October 1945
Paz Vega
4 quotes about family
Spanish Actress
Born Friday 2 January 1976

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.

Ibrahim Babangida

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If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family.

Rocco Buttiglione

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I'm a family guy, so I would love to have a family; I would love to find that perfect person to have a family with.

Lance Bass

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I have a very good family. I'm very fortunate to have a very good family. I believe very strongly in the family. It's one of the things we have in our platform, is to talk about it.

Dan Quayle

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When you look at a family, if you have a family that never interacts with each other, never has strong conversation with each other, never has disagreements, nine times out of ten you have a very cold family and they're not going to be, at the end, they're not going to be close.

Mike Singletary

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I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.

Brandi Chastain

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We're a very close family and we're a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems.

Emilio Estevez

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else.

Garrett Hardin

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At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road. We have our own vehicle and it's more like a family vacation. I just stop, do some gigs, and take off. It's a lot more fun now with the family.

Dave Lombardo

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Every family is different. I am mom and I am dad and I'm going to do my best. You should be proud, walk through life saying I have the coolest family. I am part of a modern family.

Ricky Martin

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I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family was not nationally known as being a literary family, though my mother and my mother's side of the family in general were interested in literature.

Kenneth Koch

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If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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And having a strong family, you know we've lost some members of our family and had some setbacks, but I think a good family and kids all those things I thought at one time... you got to be kidding me... Those things are so important they enable you to go on.

Brett Favre

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Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family. It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because I didn't know family life.

Bob Geldof

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Our family had been shattered, but we now are more united, and the remains of my family and the majority of my mother's family are glad to know the truth about a horrible crime.

Sam Sheppard

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It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.

Caroline Kennedy

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It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters.

Leon Kass

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I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I'm with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball.

Bill James

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When I came back from filming 'Abduction', I told my agent: I'm staying in London now. If it takes doing children's theater from the back of a van in Kilburn, that's OK. I need to be with my family. My job is to keep the family together and provide for them.

Jason Isaacs

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To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.

John Irving

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