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Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Voltaire#Ancestors 76
Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure. George H. Mead#Ancestors 69
George H. Mead#Ancestors 69
The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors. Cole Younger#Ancestors 67
Cole Younger#Ancestors 67
Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own human ancestors established. Joan D. Vinge#Ancestors 67
Joan D. Vinge#Ancestors 67
There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations. Claude Vorilhon#Ancestors 64
Claude Vorilhon#Ancestors 64
Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers. Roh Moo-hyun#Ancestors 62
Roh Moo-hyun#Ancestors 62
Man is descended from a hairy-tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in his habits. Charles Darwin#Ancestors 61
Charles Darwin#Ancestors 61
If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother. Victor Hugo#Ancestors 59
Victor Hugo#Ancestors 59
Many a family tree needs trimming. Kin Hubbard#Ancestors 58
Kin Hubbard#Ancestors 58
Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone. John Ciardi#Ancestors 57
John Ciardi#Ancestors 57
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