Ancestors Quotes

A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

Edmund Burke

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

People have been making love and having sex in space over the thousands of years that our ancestors lived and traveled in small hunting-and-gathering bands. Earth is in Space.

Vanna Bonta

The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.

Anonymous

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Proverb

We must return to the level of trust our ancestors had with their children.

David Wilkins Lumbee

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.

Native American Indian Proverb

It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.

Havelock Ellis

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The hero's will is not that of his ancestors nor of his society, but his own. This will to be oneself is heroism.

Ortega y Gassett

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is physically as well as metaphysically a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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