Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
— Ogden Nash

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Herbert Spencer descendant quote

Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.
— David R. Brower

Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
— Dame Edith Sitwell

John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy.
— descendant quotation by Howard Dean