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"We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language." Joyce Oates
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Mark Twain

"In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?" Mark Twain
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"By looking at the details of the DNA, it is possible to chart the flow of your ancestry from your ultimate grandmother to more modern times." Bryan Sykes
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Robert Ingersoll

"A mule has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity" Robert Ingersoll
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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"High birth is an accident, not a virtue." Pietro Metastasio
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"Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality" Harlan Stone
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"We have not gotten information from any group that represents Irish or (anyone of) Irish ancestry ... that they believe that image is hostile and/or abusive. On the other hand, we had a lot of input from Native American tribes across the country that they believe the imagery at Florida State and other schools is (offensive)." Charlotte Westerhaus
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"My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat." Will Rogers
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George Bernard Shaw

"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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"If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires." Nicholas Boileau
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Oliver Wendell

"Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride." Oliver Wendell
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"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." W. S. Gilbert
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Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrations and revolutionists." Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

"Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
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"Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants." Danish Proverb
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"I didn't know much about my Native American ancestry, but as I got older I became more interested in it." Alan Robinson
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"A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground" Spanish Proverb
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Ovid

"Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own" Ovid
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Charles Dickens

"Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land." Charles Dickens
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