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Quotations on Heredity

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

~ Unknown

Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.

~ Voltaire

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

~ Samuel Butler

Heredity is an omnibus in which all our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them puts his head out and embarrasses us.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

~ Woodrow Wilson

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth once they inherit it.

~ Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

He who is anxious for the death of another has a long rope to pull.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.

~ Austin O'Malley

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.

~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

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