ancestry

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on history, genealogy, family, ancestors, ancestry, genealogist, and celebrity

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

Laurence Overmire

Source: http://overmirepoetry.home.comcast.net/~overmirepoetry/

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A Quote by Wilma Scott Heide on age, ancestry, human rights, masculinity, religion, sex, talent, and truth

Every social trait labelled masculine or feminine is in truth a human trait. It is our human right to develop and contribute our talents whatever our race, sex, religion, ancestry, age. Human rights are indivisible!

Wilma Scott Heide (1926 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. William Ralph Inge, KC, VO, FBA, DD on ancestry, hatred, nations, neighbors, and society

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

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A Quote by William F. Buckley, Jr. on ancestry, authority, effort, god, liberals, life, nations, obedience, politics, power, voting, and wisdom

I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.

William F. Buckley (1925 -)

Source: the end of his 1959 book, Up from Liberalism

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ancestry, country, and needs

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ancestry, country, needs, and soldiers

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Méropes

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A Quote by unknown on ancestry

Misers make wonderful ancestors.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on ancestry, honor, and names

From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honor.

unknown

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on ancestry, atoms, family, and pride

I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The Mikado

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on ancestry, fatherhood, and traditions

About his father: Devoted to the tradition of his ancestors -Maiorum consuetudini deditus

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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