„You have one family, Charley. For good or bad. You have one family. You can’t trade them in. You can’t lie to them. You can’t run two at once, substituting back and forth.
“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.“
„Do not let your bachelor ways crystallize so that you can’t soften them when you come to have a wife and a family of your own.“
— Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893
Letter to his son, Webb Hayes (20 March 1890)
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931
Address at his enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town (7 September 1986)
„Why do people who are good at families have to be smug and assume it is the only way to live. … Why can’t they be blamed for being bad at promiscuity?“
— Hanif Kureishi English playwright, screenwriter, novelist 1954
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh member of the British Royal Family, consort to Queen Elizabeth II 1921
Said to multi-racial dance troupe Diversity at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance, as quoted in Prince Philip asks Diversity, 'Are you all one family?'" in The Mirror (20 December 2009) http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/12/20/are-you-all-one-family-philip-asks-diversity-115875-21910150/"
„One of life's few really reliable pleasures: to have a family you love, and to leave them for a week.“
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
„They tell you in Washington, that if you want a friend get a dog. Harry Truman said that. That is not true. Get a family. This is a hard place to be. No matter how much honor you have, people will attack you one way or the other. And the principle solace that you get is from your family. Because they’re behind you no matter what happens. So never forget about that. Whatever interests you have in your career, you have to balance it with a deep relationship with your family.“
— Merrick Garland American judge 1952
; also excerpted quote in:
„One of the things — the important aspects of this race — is role modeling what good families should look like. Our view was that, if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
Speech Speech at a Women for Obama rally http://screens.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/22/if-you-cant-run-the-white-house/, Chicago (August 2007). (YouTube video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1qZMBE9Gc
„Often an entire family is crazy, but since an entire family can’t go into the hospital, one person is designated as crazy and goes inside. Then, depending on how the rest of the family is feeling, that person is kept inside or snatched out, to prove something about the family’s mental health.“
— Susanna Kaysen American writer 1948
„Don't worry so much where you live but how you live. Make the family of man your family as well. ( Edgar Cayce On the Millennium Chapter One - The great new planet earth. )“
— Edgar Cayce Purported clairvoyant healer and psychic 1877 - 1945
Cayce answered this to a minister's question - Where is the safest place to live?
— Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
„Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.“
— James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006
Brown, J. & Tucker, B.B. (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul. Macmillan: New York.