“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”
“. . . she had prejudices on the side of ancestry; she had a value for rank and consequence, which blinded her a little to the faults of those who possessed them.”
“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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