Ancestry Quotes

The behavior of an individual is determined not by his racial affiliation, but by the character of his ancestry and his cultural environment.

Franz Boas

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

Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest.

Thomas John Barnardo

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

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own

Ovid

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.

Alex Haley

A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground.

Spanish Proverb

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.

Lucan

It is fortunate to come of distinguished ancestry. - It is not less so to be such that people do not care to inquire whether you are of high descent or not.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Dr. William Ralph Inge

A mule has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land.

Charles Dickens

All of them can trace their heritage to having ancestry in the Revolutionary War. The chapter approached me last year about staging an exhibition and I thought that was a great idea.

Nancy Krieski

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors.

W. R. Inge

I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

W. S. Gilbert

A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground

Spanish Proverb

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

W. R. Inge

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