Quotations on Ancestry

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Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest.
- Thomas John Barnardo
(Keywords: Character, Ancestry, Importance)

I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Work, People, Ancestry, Slavery, Trying)

The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
- Ignatius Donnelly
(Keywords: Hope, Ancestry, Party, Posterity, Pride)

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley
(Keywords: Family, Ancestry, Earth, Talking)

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge
(Keywords: Society, Ancestry, Delusion, Hatred, Nation, United)

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
- Lucan
(Keywords: Men, Ancestry, Name, Shadow)

If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry - yours and mine - back to the first blob of life-like material that came into being on the planet.
- Clifford D. Simak
(Keywords: Life, Ancestry, Being, First)

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.
- Harlan Stone
(Keywords: Equality, Nature, People, Ancestry, Doctrine)

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