Favorite Quotations ~  Ancestors Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family's History and Heritage

"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors. ~ William R. Inge

The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being. ~ Tully C.Knoles

Everyone has something ancestral, even if it is nothing more than a disease. ~ Ed Howe

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions. ~ Elayne Boosler

I would like to be like my father and all the rest of my ancestors who never married. ~ Jean Baptiste Molière

There is no escape we pay for the violence of our ancestors. ~ Frank Herbert

Everyone has ancestors and it is only a question of going back far enough to find a good one. ~ Howard Kennedy Nixon

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. ~ Helen Keller

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. ~ François Voltaire

I am proud of all my ancestresses. They showed us that it’s possible to do great things and still live a happy, pleasure filled life. So can I; so can you. ~ Maria Rodale

The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents. ~ Belva Lockwood