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To forget one's ancestor's is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root. (Quote by - Chinese Proverbs)

So what we can answer [as geneticists] is questions about biology, about biological ancestry. But to make any sense of that historically we have to contextualize it -- the archaeology, the linguistic pattern, even the climatology. (Quote by - Spencer Wells)

In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

I came up-stairs into the world; for I was born in a cellar. (Quote by - William Congreve)

We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively. (Quote by - Piers Anthony)

Sire, I am my own Rudolph of Hapsburg. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of him but that which is underground. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

Mr. Lincoln, I believe your grandfather was a farmer in Pennsylvania. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. (Quote by - Ovid)

She had prejudices on the side of ancestry; she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them. (Quote by - Jane Austen)

What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? Alas! not all the blood, of all the Howards. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

A nation is a society united by a delusion about it's ancestry and by a common hatred of it's neighbours. (Quote by - William Ralph Inge)

The egg it is the source of all To everyone's ancestral hall. (Quote by - Clarence Day)

The theory is that any racial group whose members have at least one drop of 'indigenous' ancestry can create a government with its own set of laws and its own exclusive lands--for example, residents of America who have Mexican ancestry with at least one drop of Mayan or Aztec blood. (Quote by - Ken Conklin)

A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground. (Quote by - Spanish Proverb)

Of what use are pedigrees, or to be thought of noble blood, or the display of family portraits, O Ponticus? (Quote by - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal))

Born is a Cellar, . . . and living in a Garret. (Quote by - Samuel Foote)

D'Adam nous sommes tous enfants, La prove en est connue, Et que tous, nos premier parents Ont mene la charrue. Mais, las de cultiver enfin La terre labouree L'une a detele le matin, L'autre l'apres-dinee. (Quote by - Marquis Philippe Emanuel de Coulanges)

The wisdom of our ancestors. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Say, when the ground our father Adam till'd, And mother Eve the humble distaff held, Who then his pedigree presumed to trace, Or challenged the prerogative of place? (Quote by - Samuel Foote)

Great families of yesterday we show, And lords whose parents were the Lord knows who. (Quote by - Daniel Defoe)

By looking at the details of the DNA, it is possible to chart the flow of your ancestry from your ultimate grandmother to more modern times. (Quote by - Bryan Sykes)

No, my friends, I go (always other things being equal) for the man that inherits family traditions and the cumulative humanities of at least four or five generations. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. (Quote by - Harlan Stone)

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