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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. (Quote by - Garrison Keillor)

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. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

The Lord s Name is my most beloved society, the Lord s Name is my ancestry, and the Lord s Name is my family. (Quote by - Guru Gobind Singh)

Few sons attain the praise Of their great sires and most their sires disgrace. (Quote by - Homer)

He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another. (Quote by - Seneca)

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name. (Quote by - Lucan)

All of them can trace their heritage to having ancestry in the Revolutionary War. The chapter approached me last year about staging an exhibition and I thought that was a great idea. (Quote by - Nancy Krieski)

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Belafonte continues to distort history. My book shows that a number of people of partial Jewish ancestry served in the German military, but they did not even consider themselves Jews. (Quote by - Bryan Mark Rigg)

A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground. (Quote by - Samuel Butler (1))

Some decent regulated pre-eminence, some preference (not exclusive appropriation) given to birth, is neither unnatural, nor unjust, nor impolite. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

I didn't know much about my Native American ancestry, but as I got older I became more interested in it. (Quote by - Alan Robinson)

I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering. (Quote by - William S. Gilbert)

It is disgraceful when the passers-by exclaim, "O ancient house! alas, how unlike is thy present master to thy former one. (Quote by - Cicero)

My nobility, said he, "begins in me, but yours ends in you. (Quote by - Iphicrates)

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. (Quote by - Helen Keller)

Perrin had adopted the name Newark for his project, after the family's New Jersey ancestry, and if he went ahead with his town location, the ranchers laughed, the name would prove to be apt. Anybody foolish enough to actually buy the land would need an ark to reach it. Perrin ignored the jokes, .. The Centennial History of Newark. (Quote by - Bruce MacGregor)

Sence I've ben here, I've hired a chap to look about for me, To git me a transplantable an' thrifty fem'ly-tree. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends most to the perpetuation of society itself. It makes our weakness subservient to our virtue; it grafts benevolence even upon avarice. The possession of family wealth and of the distinction which attends hereditary possessions (as most concerned in it,) are the natural securities for this transmission. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

The brave are born from the brave and good. In steers and in horses is to be found the excellence of their sire; nor do savage eagles produce a peaceful dove. (Quote by - Horace)

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. (Quote by - Hayley Westenra)

The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato,--the only good belonging to him is under ground. (Quote by - Sir Thomas Overbury)

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth. (Quote by - Alex Haley)

I look upon you as a gem of the old rock. (Quote by - Sir Thomas Browne)

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