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Breed is stronger than pasture.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Ancestry
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Historians   
     
Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson | ( Scottish essayist, poet and novelist. ) | 1850-1895 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Ancestry
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
~ Lord Chesterfield | (British statesman. ) | 1694-1773 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Ancestry
quotes Division : American poets   
     
He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
~ Plato | (Greek philosopher. ) | 427 - 347 BC | Ancestry
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
~ Fred A. Allen | (American comedian. ) | 1894-1956 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Ancestry
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
~ Nicolas Boileau-DesprA©aux | ( French poet and critic. ) | 1636-1711 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Critics   
     
In church your grandsire cut his throat; to do the job too long he tarried: he should have had my hearty vote to cut his throat before he married.
~ Jonathan Swift | ( Irish-born English satirist. ) | 1667-1745 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
~ Plutarch | ( Greek essayist, and biographer. ) | 46-120 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
~ Will Rogers | ( American humorist and actor. ) | 1879-1935 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt | ( Thirty-second President of the USA. ) | 1882-1945 | Ancestry
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Ancestry
quotes Division : American poets   
     
The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
~ Lord Chesterfield | (British statesman. ) | 1694-1773 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
~ Ovid | ( Roman poet. ) | BC 43-AD 18 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Those who boast of their decent, brag on what they owe to others.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Ancestry
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     

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