Quotes on Ancestry

Quotes on Ancestry

Remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

No man can cause more grief than one clinging blindly to the voices of his ancestors. William Faulkner

 

A man who thinks too much about his ancestors is like a potato the best part of him is underground. Henry S. F. Cooper

 

Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone. John Ciardi

 

Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to people better than you are. John Garland Pollard

 

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln

 

The family you came from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have. Ring Lardner

 

We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

 

It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Plutarch

 

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Voltaire

 

She’s descended from a long line her mother listened to. Gypsy Rose Lee

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