We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
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.
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.