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#850 Martin Luther King, Jr.

I know a man — and I just want to talk about him a minute, and maybe you will discover who I'm talking about as I go down the way because he was aone. And he just went about serving. He was born in an obscure village, the child of a poor peasant woman. And then he grew up in still another obscure village, where he worked as a carpenter until he was thirty years old. Then for three years, he just got on his feet, and he was an itinerant preacher. And he went about doing some things. He didn't have much. He never wrote a . He never held an office. He never had a family. He never owned a house. He never went to college. He never visited a big city. He never went two hundred miles from where he was born. He did none of the usual things that the world would associate with greatness. He had no credentials but himself. .

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#1862 Jean Paul Sartre

Listen to me: a family man is never a real family man. An assassin is never entirely assassin. They play a role, you understand. While a dead man, he is really dead. To be or not to be, right? .

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#3240 Henry Ford

I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces. .

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#3305 George Bernard Shaw

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. But here again, because there is nothing to sell, there is a very general disposition to regard a married woman's work as no work at all, and to take it as a matter of course that she should not be paid for it. .

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#3522 Douglas Adams

If it looks like a , 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. .

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#4059 Dave Barry

The best way to learn Japanese is to be born as a Japanese baby, in Japan, raised by a Japanese family. .

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#4394 Confucius

It is characteristic of the most entire sincerity to be able to foreknow. When a nation or family is about to flourish, there are sure to be happy omens; and when it is about to perish, there are sure to be unlucky omens. .

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#4874 Saddam Hussein

The ruling family in Kuwait is good at blackmail, exploitation, and destruction of their opponents. They had perpetuated a grave U.S. conspiracy against us.... stabbing Iraq in the back with a poisoned dagger. .

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#5175 Mark Twain

Pilgrim's Progress, about a man that left his family, it didn't say why. I read considerable in it now and then. The statements was interesting, but tough. .

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#6677 Dan Quayle

Our policies must be premised on, and must reinforce, values such as family, hard work, integrity and personal responsibility. .

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#7277 Leo Tolstoy

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. .

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#7754 Emo Philips

When I was ten, my family moved to Downers Grove, Illinois. When I was twelve, I found them. .

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#8309 Richard Nixon

The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual. .

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#9000 Bill Watterson

Calvin: I'm a 21st-century kid trapped in a 19th-century family. p18 .

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#9688 Theodore Roosevelt

The good citizen is the man who, whatever his wealth or his poverty, strives manfully to do his duty to himself, to his family, to his neighbor, to the States; who is incapable of the baseness which manifests itself either in arrogance or in envy, but who while demanding justice for himself is no less scrupulous to do justice to others. .

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#9699 Theodore Roosevelt

The good citizen is the man who, whatever his wealth or his poverty, strives manfully to do his duty to himself, to his family, to his neighbor, to the States; who is incapable of the baseness which manifests itself either inor in envy, but who while demanding justice for himself is no less scrupulous to do justice to others. .

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#9764 Theodore Roosevelt

, published in The New Nationalism (1910). On August 31, 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt visitedand laid out his vision for what he called a "new nationalism." In the speech, he called for the end of special protections for businesses in government. He declared that anyone who worked hard should be able to provide for themselves and their family, and that no one person was more entitled to special privileges than another. He stood by fair play under the rules of the game ensuring the rules made opportunity available to everyone. For more information see .

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#9783 Theodore Roosevelt

Practical equality of opportunity for all citizens, when we achieve it, will have two great results. First, every man will have a fair chance to make of himself all that in him lies; to reach the highest point to which his capacities, unassisted by special privilege of his own and unhampered by the special privilege of others, can carry him, and to get for himself and his family substantially what he has earned. Second, equality of opportunity means that the commonwealth will get from every citizen the highest service of which he is capable. No man who carries the burden of the special privileges of another can give to the commonwealth that service to which it is fairly entitled. .

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#10250 Buckminster Fuller

The wellspring of reality is the family of weightless generalized principles. .

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#10802 George W. Bush

If you're a single mother with two children—which is the toughest job in America, as far as I'm concerned—you're working hard to put food on your family. .

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#12277 Terry Pratchett

'I can't have your subjects throwing my family over the balcony, that would never do.' 'Good,' said Snibril. 'I'll do it myself.' .

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#13324 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

There are so many of us, and our lots are so different, what wonder that Nature's mood is often in harsh contrast with the great crisis of our lives? We are children of a large family, and must learn, as such children do, not to expect that our hurts will be made much of — to be content with little nurture and caressing, and help each other the more. .

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#14098 Emily Bront

The worst tempered bit of a sickly slip that ever struggled into its teens! Happily, as Mr. Heathcliff conjectured, he'll not win twenty! I doubt whether he'll see spring indeed — and small loss to his family, whenever he drops off; and lucky it is for us that his father took him. The kinder he was treated, the more tedious and selfish he'd be! I'm glad you have no chance of having him for a husband, Miss Catherine! .

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#14233 Robert Frost

Don’t join too many gangs. Join few if any. Join the United States and join the family — But not much in between, unless a college. .

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#14920 Edmund Burke

The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends most to the perpetuation of society itself. It makes our weakness subservient to our virtue; it grafts benevolence even upon avarice. The possession of family wealth and of the distinction which attends hereditary possessions (as most concerned in it,) are the natural securities for this transmission. .

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#17921 Oliver Goldsmith

I was ever of the opinion that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population. .

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#19631 Jane Austen

You will have a great deal of unreserved discourse with Mrs. K., I dare say, upon this subject, as well as upon many other of our family matters. Abuse everybody but me. .

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#19668 Jane Austen

A lady, without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world. .

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#22255 John Ralston Saul

Happy family: The existence and maintenance of [this] is thought to make a politician fit for public office. According to this theory, the public are less concerned by whether or not they are effectively represented than by the need to be assured that the penises and vaginas of public officials are only used in legally sanctioned circumstances. .

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#22520 Linda McQuaig

Those tempted to slough off the helpful role of the state [in the earning of private property] should... "compare the fortune accumulated by Cornelius Vanderbilt in America with what he might have accumulated had he been adopted when an infant by a family of Hottentots." .

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#22689 Homosexuality

"What I wanted to be was a family man, / but Nature had some alternative plans." .

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#25155 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

There's a lot of your family in tonight. .

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#25156 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

"Are you all one family?" .

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#26618 Emil Cioran

To found a family. I think it would have been easier for me to found an empire. .

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#26887 Eddie Izzard

The main point is, did God tell him to make a boat, or did Noah just use his captain common sense? Cause there are a number of us, if we were somewhere where it was raining and raining and raining and raining and raining and raining and raining and raining, and we had a big pile of wood, some of us might put two and two together and go, "I'm gonna make a bloody boat!" Others might go, "I'm gonna make a hairdresser's", "I'm gonna build a monkey emporium.", "I'm gonna build a big pair of wooden shoes, that would fit a giant." ... But he made a boat. Oh, he was quite sensible! And what did he put on the boat? His family. What else? Animals. Which animals? Any he could find. Did he put two of every animal in the world on the boat? No! How can I be so sure? Try it! .

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#27139 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

The world appears like a great family, Whose lord, oppressed with pride and poverty, (That to the few great bounty he may show) Is fain to starve the numerous train below. .

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#31359 George H. W. Bush

We're going to keep trying to strengthen the American family. To make them more likeand less like . .

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#31409 Robert M. Pirsig

Gradually he no longer wonders what will happen next. He knows what will happen next, and tears flow for his family and for himself and for this world. .

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#31753 Max Payne

I went undercover, infiltrated the worst mafia family in New York. .

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#32813 Leaves of Grass

I am not to be denied, I compel, I have stores plenty and to spare, And any thing I have I bestow. I do not ask who you are, that is not important to me, You can do nothing and be nothing but what I will infold you. To cotton-field drudge or cleaner of privies I lean, On his right cheek I put the family kiss, And in my soul I swear I never will deny him. (40) .

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#32875 Elizabeth Bowes Lyon

"I'll polish it off myself." On the fate of a gift of a nebuchadnezzar of champagne (20 bottles' worth) even if her family didn't come for the holidays. .

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#34793 Franklin D. Roosevelt

Great accumulations of wealth cannot be justified on the basis of personal and family security. In the last analysis such accumulations amount to the perpetuation of great and undesirable concentration of control in a relatively few individuals over the employment and welfare of many, many others. .

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#34798 Franklin D. Roosevelt

The desire to provide security for oneself and one's family is natural and wholesome, but it is adequately served by a reasonable inheritance. Great accumulations of wealth cannot be justified on the basis of personal and family security. In the last analysis such accumulations amount to the perpetuation of great and undesirable concentration of control in a relatively few individuals over the employment and welfare of many, many others. .

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#36640 Tupac Shakur

I'm not thuggin' for me, I'm thuggin' for my family, I pay all the bills, I feed my whole family, wrong or right, I do and I can't stop. .

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#37422 Madonna

"Family is everything. Family comes first. It's not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is."(In Brilla Mare Ariake ads) .

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#37564 William Gibson

It's a world where there aren't families. It's the world of a young person going out into the wilderness, cities, and sort of in a way creating a family. You know, it's kind of like... it's not that it's a "goth book," but it's kind of rather the same stuff that makes kids be goths. .

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#38146 Sex

Happy family: The existence and maintenance of [this] is thought to make a politician fit for public office. According to this theory, the public are less concerned by whether or not they are effectively represented than by the need to be assured that the penises and hairy vaginas of public officials are only used in legally sanctioned circumstances. .

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#39604 Futurama

Fry: Can't you just leave me alone? I'm miserable enough already Leela: I know it's not much consolation, but I know how you feel Fry: No you don't. I've got no home, no family Bender: No friends .

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#39656 Futurama

Leela: You're Fry's relative. Do you have any idea how he got so crazy? Prof. Farnsworth: Uh, what? Oh, yeah, they say madness runs in our family. Some even call me mad. And why? Because I dared to dream of my own race of atomic monsters, atomic supermen with octagonal shaped bodies that suck blood... .

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#40396 Jim Morrison

I will not go Prefer a feast of Friends To the Giant family .

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