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The family you come from isnt as important as the family youre going to have.
Ring Lardner Category: Ancestors
He who boasts of his descent praises the deeds of another.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Ancestors
The hen is an eggs way of producing another egg.
Samuel Butler the Younger Category: Ancestors
They that on glorious ancestors enlarge Produce their debt instead of their discharge.
Edward Young Category: Ancestors
Breed is stronger than pasture.
George Eliot Category: Ancestors
PEDIGREE n. The known part of the route from an arboreal ancestor with a swim bladder to an urban descendant with a cigarette.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Ancestors
Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan Category: Ancestors
He who understands Archimedes and Apollonius will admire less the achievements of the foremost men of later times.
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz Category: Ancestors
We did not inherit the land from our forefathers- we are borrowing it from our children.
Unknown Category: Ancestors
Therefore though we have rightly applauded our ancestors for their spiritual achievements (and do not and must not discount them now) those of us who prevail today will have done no small thing. The special spirits who have been reserved to live in this
Neal A. Maxwell Category: Ancestors
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Category: Ancestors
A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history and his wants.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Ancestors
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born so he be a man of merit.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace Category: Ancestors
Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
Luther Burbank Category: Ancestors
Heredity is a splendid phenomenon that relieves us of responsibility for our shortcomings.
Doug Larson Category: Ancestors
There is no king who has not had a slave among his Ancestors and no slave who has not had a king among his.
Helen Adams Keller Category: Ancestors
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
Edmund Burke Category: Ancestors
Those who depend on the merits of their ancestors may be said to search in the roots of the tree for those fruits which the branches ought to produce.
Isaac Barrow Category: Ancestors
Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.
James Baldwin Category: Ancestors
Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isnt based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never yes never sell yourself short.
David. J. Schwartz PhD Category: Ancestors
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Francois Voltaire Category: Ancestors
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
Lucan Category: Ancestors
I don't know who my grandfather was; Im much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Ancestors
Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.
Dr. Jonas Edward Salk Category: Ancestors
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Proverb Category: Ancestors
Never say you know a man till you have divided an inheritance with him.
Johann Kaspar Lavater Category: Ancestors
The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious Ancestry is like a potato - the only good belonging to him is underground.
Thomas Overbury Category: Ancestors