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    family Quotes

    A family, like a canoe, must be steered or paddled, or it won't take you where you want to go.
    — William J Doherty
    I'm infamous, a joke. It doesn't make me feel good, because I'm a genuine person, but I don't let it get to me, because I am who I am.
    — William Hung
    tags: people 
    If a man go into the London Docks sober without means of getting drunk, and comes out of one of the cellars very drunk wherein are a million gallons of wine, I think that would be reasonable evidence that he had stolen some of the wine in that cellar, though you could not prove that any wine was stolen, or any wine was missed.
    — William Henry Maule
    tags: men 
    Happy is that family where both the husband and wife are mutual members of Christ's body
    — William Gouge
    tags: body  christ  wife 
    Childhood is a disease - a sickness that you grow out of.
    — William Golding
    tags: childhood 
    Percival was mouse-coloured and had not been very attractive even to his mother.
    — William Golding
    tags: mother 
    "It pleases the Father that ALL fulness" should be there; and therefore there is nothing but emptiness anywhere else.
    — William Gadsby
    tags: father 
    Our most treasured family heirloom are our sweet family memories. The past is never dead, it is not even past.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: past  memory 
    I can remember how when I was young I believed death to be a phenomenon of the body; now I know it to be merely a function of the mind - and that of the minds who suffer the bereavement. The nihilists say it is the end; the fundamentalists, the beginning; when in reality it is no more than a single tenant or family moving out of a tenement or a town.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: death  reality  young  mind 
    It always takes a man that never made much at any thing to tell you how to run your business, though. Like these college professors without a whole pair of socks to his name, telling you how to make a million in ten years, and a woman that couldn't even get a husband can always tell you how to raise a family.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: men  women  college  business  year 
    The principal sponsors of the terrorists are not religious fanatics. "Palestine's Yasser Arafat, Iraq's Saddam Hussein, and Syria's Assad family have made themselves the icons of Islamism despite the fact that they are well-known atheists who live un-Muslim lives and have persecuted unto death the Muslim movements in their countries."
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: death  live  facts  atheist  religious 
    I grew up, as reported, in a large family of Catholics without even a decent ration of tentativeness among the lot of us about our religious faith.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: decent  faith  religious 
    I am a living member of the great family of all souls.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: living  soul 
    The moral duty to be expected in different ages is not a unity of standard, or of acts, but a unity of tendency ... At one time the benevolent affections embrace merely the family, soon the circle expanding includes first a class, then a nation, then a coalition of nations, then all humanity and finally, its influence is felt in the dealings of man with the animal world.
    — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
    We need a revolution in development thinking and practice. Foreign aid, debt relief, family planning, democracy, education, and free markets have not succeeded.
    — William Easterly
    He who dares not (reason), is a slave.
    — William Drummond
    Lafayette saw himself as the protector of royalty; they [the king and his family] considered him its gaoler.
    — William Doyle
    A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: men  mother 
    Tobacco farmers would say, "Look, I'm just trying to make a living and feed my family." Nevertheless, tobacco is incredibly harmful and kills people.
    — William Davis
    tags: people  living 
    The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
    — William Cowper
    There are more speculators about New Westminster and Victoria than there were in Winnipeg during the boom and they are a much sharper lot. Nearly every person is more or less interested and you will have to be on your guard against all of them.
    — William Cornelius Van Horne
    tags: people 
    All well bred persons lie - Besides, you are a woman; you must never speak what you think.
    — William Congreve
    tags: lies 
    The tendency of taxation is, to create a class of persons, who do not labour: to take from those who do labour the produce of that labour, and to give it to those who do not labour.
    — William Cobbett
    The only times we are consciously aware of the authorship of a photograph, I would argue, are when we contemplate the photographs we ourselves have taken (or those of friends and family) or when we go deliberately to the photographers monograph or exhibition. The signed image - the appropriated, the owned image - is by far the rarest in this pullulating world of pictures.
    — William Boyd
    The State in organising security should not stifle incentive, opportunity, responsibility, in establishing a national minimum it should leave room and encouragement for voluntary action by each individual to provide more than the minimum for himself and his family.
    — William Beveridge
    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.
    — Willem Dafoe
    tags: father 
    Basically, when I hear the words 'family drama' I run in the opposite direction.
    — Willem Dafoe
    tags: drama 
    My grandmother was a typical farm-family mother. She would regularly prepare dinner for thirty people, and that meant something was always cooking in the kitchen. All of my grandmother's recipes went back to her grandmother.
    — Willard Scott
    tags: people  mother 
    Personal hatred and family affection are not incompatible; they often flourish and grow strong together.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: personal  hatred  strong 
    Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: men  joy  friends 
    Henry Colbert, the miller, always breakfasted with his wife-beyond that he appeared irregularly at the family table.
    — Willa Cather
    Late one brilliant April afternoon Professor Lucius Wilson stood at the head of Chestnut Street, looking about him with the pleased air of a man of taste who does not very often get to Boston.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: men  april 
    One may have staunch friends in one's own family, but one seldom has admirers.
    — Willa Cather
    tags: friends 
    I like all the families in the U.K. But what I like about the idea of the royal family is... they seem like they're well educated and there's something admirable about them. And the Queen... she reminds me of my grandma.
    — will.i.am
    tags: ideas 
    If you live in a good neighborhood, you drive home and there's a bank. There's grocery stores and big houses - but no motels. What that tells you psychologically is you protect your money and buy good things for your family to eat in your nice big house.
    — will.i.am
    tags: live  money 
    There's an entry point to any relationship.
    — will.i.am
    tags: relationship 
    Also, after people play these Sim games, it tends to change their perception of the world around them, so they see their city, house or family in a slightly different way after playing.
    — Will Wright
    There's no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.
    — Will Smith
    Can I say something? Um, I'm the type of person that if you ask me a question and I don't know the answer, I'm gonna tell you that I don't know. But I bet you what, I know how to find the answer and I will find the answer.
    — Will Smith
    tags: people  questions 
    Before 2010, I had a vision. I saw a family in my mind that I wanted to have. And I was pushing and driving hard for my picture, and then I realized everyone has their own journey. I have to support what they want to do. I have to support the vision that they have for themselves, not my vision. That was excruciating for me.
    — Will Smith
    tags: journey  mind  vision 
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