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A man finds room in a few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.
Every man is the son of his own works.
Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
One of the best things people could do for their descendants would be to sharply limit the number of them.
A man's rootage is more important than his leafage.
Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.
Heredity is an omnibus in which all our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them puts his head out and embarrasses us.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
With him for a sire, and her for a dam What should I be, but just what I am?
The child is father to the man.
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
The best blood will sometimes get into a fool or a mosquito.
The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato - the only good belonging to him is underground.
A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go.
The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, anytime, to him Is aristocracy.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
When I want a peerage, I shall buy one like an honest man.
It runs in the blood like wooden legs.
Noble fathers have noble children.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
He's a chip o' th' old block.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.


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