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Heredity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Heredity' quotations and sayings.

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A genealogist is one who traces your family back as far as your money will go.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

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.

A man's rootage is more important than his leafage.

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.

Every man is the son of his own works.

Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.

He's a chip o' th' old block.

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.

Noble fathers have noble children.

Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us.

One of the best things people could do for their descendants would be to sharply limit the number of them.

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.

The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, anytime, to him Is aristocracy.

To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together-humble dependence and manly independence: humble dependence on God, and manly reliance on self.

When I want a peerage, I shall buy one like an honest man.

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.


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