My top 10 quotes on family

Family means the world to me. Without the love and support of my mother, father, sisters, aunts and uncles I wouldn’t have had the self-belief to strive to achieve. Without the love and support of my wife, children, children-in-law and grandchildren I wouldn’t have the drive to keep achieving. And without the love and support of the Virgin family, achieving things wouldn’t be so meaningful or fun.

So – in ode to Virgin.com’s June theme: It runs in the family – here are my top 10 quotes on family:

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10. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it”  – George A Moore

9. “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future”  – Alex Haley

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8. “The family is one of nature's masterpieces” – George Santayana

7. “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything”  – Michael J. Fox

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6. “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten” – David Ogden Stiers

5. “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one” – Jane Howard

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4. “To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself” – Chinese proverb

3. "Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table” – Bob Ehrlich

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2. “The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day” – Orlando Aloysius Battista

1. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family” – Anthony Brandt

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