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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.

Sir Thomas Overbury Quotes , Source: Characters

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Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own. [Lat., Nam genus et proavos et quae non fecimus ipsi Vix ea nostra voco.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Metamorphoses (XIII, 140)

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What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? Alas! not all the blood, of all the Howards.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. IV, l. 215)

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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 Quotes

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He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another.

Seneca Quotes

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We are all creatures of our ancestry! There is no right and wrong, objectively.

Piers Anthony Quotes

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If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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A nation is a society united by a delusion about it's ancestry and by a common hatred of it's neighbours.

William Ralph Inge Quotes

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Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

Voltaire Quotes

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