A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.
American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist
Syria should not belong to one family, to one coterie, or to one party. It belongs to all the people of Syria equally, in all their religious and ethnic diversity.
British politician (born 1961)
Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
American retired weather presenter and actor
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
American writer and novelist (1873-1947)
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
American humorist and entertainer (1879-1935)
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
American historian, philosopher and writer (1885–1981)
My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion.
British-born American actor
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
Warren G. Harding
president of the United States from 1921 to 1923
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
British journalist, businessman, and essayist (1826-1877)
A man should never neglect his family for business.
American animator and producer (1901–1966)
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