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Engrave this Quote Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.
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-Danish proverb
Engrave this Quote Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
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-Proverb
Engrave this Quote Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
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-Proverb
Engrave this Quote From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.
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-Proverb
Engrave this Quote I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
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-Fred A. Allen
Engrave this Quote Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
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-Ambrose Bierce
Engrave this Quote If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
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-Nicholas Boileau
Engrave this Quote Nothing is so soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
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-Van Wyck Brooks
Engrave this Quote Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
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-Luther Burbank
Engrave this Quote The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
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-Lord Chesterfield
Engrave this Quote Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
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-Lord Chesterfield
Engrave this Quote Breed is stronger than pasture.
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-George Eliot
Engrave this Quote Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-W. S. Gilbert
Engrave this Quote Is anyone simply by birth to be applauded or punished?
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-Hitopadesa
Engrave this Quote Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.
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-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Engrave this Quote Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
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-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Engrave this Quote None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
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-Edward W. Howe
Engrave this Quote We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights they have delivered to our care. We owe it to our posterity not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.
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-Junius
letter to London Publick Advertiser 1769
Engrave this Quote I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
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-Abraham Lincoln
Engrave this Quote The precise form of an individual's activity is determined, of course, by the equipment with which he came into the world. In other words, it is determined by his heredity.
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-Henry Louis
Engrave this Quote They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.
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-James Russell Lowell
Engrave this Quote High birth is an accident, not a virtue.
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-Pietro Metastasio
Engrave this Quote We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
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-Joyce Carol Oates
Engrave this Quote The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground.
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-Sir Thomas Overbore

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