Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists.
The precise form of an individual's activity is determined, of course, by the equipment with which he came into the world. In other words, it is determined by his heredity.
He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
In church your grandsire cut his throat; to do the job too long he tarried: he should have had my hearty vote to cut his throat before he married.
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights they have delivered to our care. We owe it to our posterity not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.
Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
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