“A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground”
“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.”
“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.”
“. . . 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.”
“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 a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.”
W. R. Inge
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