Ancestry Quotes

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The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.


She's descended from a long line her mother listened to.
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors are horses.
— German proverb

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You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

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Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
Deep in the cavern of the infant's breast
The father's nature lurks, and lives anew.


It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.


The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors, is like a potato, the only good belonging to him is under ground.
We are all motivated far more than we care to admit by characteristics inherited from our ancestors which individual experiences of childhood can modify, repress, or enhance, but cannot erase.

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A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruits is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Thus you will know them by their fruits.
— The Bible: Matthew 7:18–20