Ancestry Quotes & Sayings

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He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another. - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]
Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. [La., Nam genus et proavos et quae non fecimus ipsi Vix ea nostra voco] - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]
Pedigree and ancestry and what we ourselves have not achieved, I scarcely recognize as our own. - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]
Hangman: An officer of the law charged with duties of the highest dignity and utmost gravity, and held in hereditary disesteem by a populace having a criminal ancestry. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce
Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name. - Lucan [Marcus Annaeus Lucanus]
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. - Abraham Lincoln
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. - Jean de la Bruyere
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors. - Dean William Ralph Inge