“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.”
“I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.”
William S. Gilbert
“If your ancestries consist of a Super Nova, then I guess that would make you a Super Star.”
“A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground”
“Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own”
“One who is proud of ancestry is like a turnip; there is nothing good of him but that which is underground”
“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
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