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Ancestry Quotes

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When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry,
you are talking about every person on earth.
- Alex Haley

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A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

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

The Democratic Party is like a mule.
It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
- Ignatius Donnelly

 

If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry -
yours and mine -
back to the first blob of life-like material that came
into being on the planet.
- Clifford D. Simak

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
- Lucan

Maybe if I go far enough back into my ancestry,
I have African roots or something.
I've got no idea.
- Mick Taylor

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It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest,
hard-working ancestry.
- John Phillips Marquand

Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct
is of more importance than the highest.
- Thomas John Barnardo

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious
ancestry is like the potato -
the best part under ground.
- Thomas Overbury

I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry.
I was trying to get people to feel slavery.
I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and
psychological stones that slavery threw at people.
- Octavia Butler

Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their
ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far
as the United States are concerned,
New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty.
- Paul Harris

And, you know, the fact is, if you believe in evolution,
we all have a common ancestor, and we all have a common
ancestry with the plant in the lobby.
This is what evolution tells us.
And, it's true.
It's kind of unbelievable.
- Jeff Hawkins

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past
of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession
with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
- George Eliot

The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious,
the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
- Margaret Walker

All I'm trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet.
- Joshua Nkomo

Evolution acts slowly.
Our psychological characteristics today are those that
promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.
- Keith Henson

People need a sacred narrative.
They must have a sense of larger purpose,
in one form or another, however intellectualized.
They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.
- E. O. Wilson

High status males had multiple wives or additional
mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
- Keith Henson

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate,
now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
- Will Rogers

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

For, just as it has been said that there is no half-way
house between Rome and Reason,
so it may be said that there is no half-way house between
State Socialism and Anarchism.
- Benjamin Tucker

The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67,
under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome.
- John Foxe

I went to the Conservatory of Music in school in Rome.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
- Augustus

When in Rome, live as the Romans do;
when elsewhere,
live as they live elsewhere.
- Saint Ambrose

They say Rome wasn't built in a day,
but I wasn't on that particular job.
- Brian Clough

The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage
of members into such breakaway cults,
which go on splitting.
- Mary Douglas

Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.
- Anatole Broyard

America is a nation with no truly national city,
no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center,
the political capital, and the financial hub.
- C. Wright Mills

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled,
and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed,
lest Rome fall.
- Taylor Caldwell

We later moved to Rome, where I am presently living.
- Grazia Deledda

For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form,
but the swarming nations are now in full career.
- John Lothrop Motley

Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of
its world and the continual expansion and improvement
of the human lot as we are today.
- Arthur Erickson

Rome was great in arms, in government,
in law.
- Goldwin Smith

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
- Tacitus

When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday,
but in Milan I do not.
Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend,
if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
- Saint Ambrose

It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings,
when Rome commenced her career of conquest,
she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
- Goldwin Smith

Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it
is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
- Titus Livius

I wanted to go to Rome.
I got an offer to do an Italian film and I went.
- David Naughton

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories,
ruled by a complacent, greedy elite,
and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
- Camille Paglia

I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
- Julius Caesar

When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and
wonderful as I first anticipated.
I left Rome thinking: even if I don't do this,
at least I have had a day with Sean.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

The American Republic was bound - is still bound -
to follow in the centuries to come the same course
to destruction as did Rome.
- Robert Welch

What we need now is a Treaty of the World not a Treaty of Rome.
- Bernie Ecclestone

Rome was not built in one day.
- John Heywood

I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome,
and I always say, 'There's no place like New York.
It's the most exciting city in the world now.
That's the way it is.
That's it.'
- Robert De Niro

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
- Miguel de Cervantes

That Rome was comparatively great and wealthy is certain.
- Goldwin Smith

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus
of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land,
I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

The ecclesiastical system of Rome, and particularly its leaders,
for a thousand years and more thought that the earth
is fixed and that everything else revolves about it.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece,
I would be considered sickly and unattractive.
The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason,
which I think is foolish.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Rome is my most favorite city, so I really enjoy to
stay here and the whole tournament.
- Daniela Hantuchova

I remember the Curia said, that's up to the American bishops,
not up to Rome.
- Hans Kung

It is a cliche these days to observe that the United
States now possesses a global empire -
different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless.
- Robert D. Kaplan

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
- Epicurus

Rome had Senators too, that's why it declined.
- Frank Dane

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue
that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.
- Rowan Williams

But my mother loved The Elephant Man,
and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome.
- Isabella Rossellini

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions,
and the city of yearning.
- Giotto di Bondone

When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.
- Flannery O'Connor

Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome.
There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases,
the Church itself has dealt with the question.
- Julius Streicher

Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome,
were united under one crown imperial.
They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.
- John Lothrop Motley

Today, for the first time in history,
a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.
This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world,
has become, through the preaching of the Gospel,
a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
- Pope John Paul II

There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome.
It seems the administration so often clearly believes
that no matter what the evidence was at any particular time,
essentially everything led to Saddam Hussein.
- Ron Wyden

German is more familiar now since I live part of the
year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland.
But it's not difficult to sing in German;
it's difficult to feel in German.
This takes time.
It's a culture.
- Cecilia Bartoli

The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention
should be done with a sense of the possibility of going
too far in limiting the freedom of theologians.
This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians.
- Godfried Danneels

A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens
had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul,
and formed some probable conjectures,
that man was designed for a future state of existence.
- David Brainerd

No white group has founded a major religion on this planet.
The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East,
not in Greece and Rome.
I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer.
- Jane Elliot

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man,
is the type of some great idea.
Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem;
and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world,
Art.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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