Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
— Ambrose Bierce

Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology.
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno traces quote

A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
— Murray Kempton

Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes.
— Virgil

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.
— traces quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow