We do not
inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
— American Indian Proverbs
The ancestor of every action is thought.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson ancestor quote
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I don't know who my grandfather was; I am
much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
— Abraham Lincoln
Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.
— Ralph Ellison
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
— ancestor quotation by Proverbs
Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were not that foolish. It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children.
Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.
So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.
Last Update: February, 2020
People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them.
But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who.
.. looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.