45 Total Quotes

Ancestry Quotes

Mark Twain
In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
Mark Twain
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Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.
Danish Proverb
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I didn't know much about my Native American ancestry, but as I got older I became more interested in it.
Alan Robinson
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A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground
Spanish Proverb
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Ovid
Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own
Ovid
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Charles Dickens
Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land.
Charles Dickens
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Samuel Butler
One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of him but that which is underground
Samuel Butler
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.
James Lowell
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Garrison Keillor
There's so many people who move around our country and lose track of their own ancestry. It's nice to know where you come from.
Garrison Keillor
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We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively.
Piers Anthony
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Jane Austen
. . . she had prejudices on the side of ancestry; she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them.
Jane Austen
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The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
Lord Chesterfield
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H. G. Wells
So what we can answer [as geneticists] is questions about biology, about biological ancestry. But to make any sense of that historically we have to contextualize it -- the archaeology, the linguistic pattern, even the climatology,
H. G. Wells
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A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
R. Inge
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None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
Edgar Howe
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My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
Will Rogers
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George Bernard Shaw
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
George Bernard Shaw
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Nothing is so soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
Van Brooks
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George Bernard Shaw
It is fortunate to come of distinguished ancestry. - It is not less so to be such that people do not care to inquire whether you are of high descent or not.
George Bernard Shaw
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Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality
Harlan Stone
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By looking at the details of the DNA, it is possible to chart the flow of your ancestry from your ultimate grandmother to more modern times.
Bryan Sykes
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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We have not gotten information from any group that represents Irish or (anyone of) Irish ancestry ... that they believe that image is hostile and/or abusive. On the other hand, we had a lot of input from Native American tribes across the country that they believe the imagery at Florida State and other schools is (offensive).
Charlotte Westerhaus
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Robert Ingersoll
A mule has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity
Robert Ingersoll
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Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Russian Proverb
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A lot of my fondness for music came from them, and no doubt from their Welsh and Irish ancestry, too. When I reached 12, I finally knew I wanted to be a singer.
Hayley Westenra
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Those who boast of their decent, brag on what they owe to others.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?
Hitopadesa Hitopadesa
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When I arrive somewhere, I often ask local residents about their ancestry and tales and legends of the area. Enthusiastic villagers could help find the location and offer to lead the way. That helps a lot.
Hong Feng
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