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)

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Ancestry, Deed, EnglFact, Liberty, Religious, states, United)

And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution, we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common ancestry with the plant in the lobby. This is what evolution tells us. And, it's true. It's kind of unbelievable.
- Jeff Hawkins
(Keywords: Ancestry, Evolution, Fact)

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)

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.
- John Phillips Marquand
(Keywords: Ancestry, Generations)

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.
- Thomas Overbury
(Keywords: Ancestry, Man, Nothing)

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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