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Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
View quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Confound these ancestors... they've stolen our best ideas!
View quotes by Ben Jonson

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
View quotes by Plutarch

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
View quotes by Edgar Watson Howe

The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors, is like a potato—the only good belonging to him is underground.
View quotes by Sir Thomas Overbury

Let our posterity know that we their ancestors, uncultured and unlearned, amid all trials and temptations, were men of integrity.
View quotes by Alexander Crummell

We Caskodens take great pride in our ancestry. Some persons, I know, hold all that to be totally un-Solomonlike and the height of vanity, but, they, usually, have no ancestors of whom to be proud
View quotes by Charles Major

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
View quotes by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
View quotes by Daniel Boorstin



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