Ancestors Quotes

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

Anonymous

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

Plutarch

Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

Voltaire

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

Hide Indian Saying

WEATHER,†The climate of an hour. A permanent topic of conversation among persons†whom it does not interest, but who have inherited the tendency to chatter about it from naked arboreal ancestors whom it keenly concerned. The setting up of official weather bureaus and their maintenance in mendacity prove that even governments are accessible to suasion by the rude forefathers of the jungle

Ambrose Bierce

Let us boldly implement what our ancestors practiced and take the time to bring forth the knowledge, values, ceremonies, social and political institutions that bring out the spirit of every human child, no matter what age.

David Wilkins Lumbee

The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is the blood of our ancestors.

Chief Plenty Coups

What a terrible wrong inflict those nations that force their reign on minorities, depriving them of freedom without allowing them to live their lives by the tendencies they have inherited from their ancestors (...) For we can see how all the nations that ever fell, throughout the generations, came to it only due to their oppression of minorities and individuals, which had therefore rebelled against them and ruined them. Hence, it is clear to all that peace cannot exist in the world if we do not take into consideration the freedom of the individual. Without it, peace will not be sustainable and ruin shall prevail.

Yehuda Ashlag

Misers make wonderful ancestors.

unknown

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire

My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.

Will Rogers

The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground.

Sir Thomas Overbore

Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting

Bertrand Russell

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