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  • A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
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    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
    Source: The quotable Kofi Annan: selections from speeches and statements by the Secretary-General (1998)
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
    Source: The Godfather
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
  • Barbara Bush
    Barbara Bush
    American First Lady 1925-
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    Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
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    If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster
    American actor 1980-
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    'A Streetcar Named Desire' is one of the best, if not the best, modern American plays. It deals with family dynamics, mental health, PTSD, war, and love. It's hard to beat.
  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
    American writer 1934-2016
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    'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Joe Dimaggio
    Joe Dimaggio
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    A ball player has got to be kept hungry be become a big leaguer. That is why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals--a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
    Source: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2013) 1117
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
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