Ancestors Quotes

Of my ancestry I know almost nothing. In the slave quarters, and even later, I heard whispered conversations among the coloured people of the tortures which the slaves, including, no doubt, my ancestors on my mother’s side, suffered in the middle passage of the slave ship while being conveyed from Africa to America.

Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to people better than you are.

They that on glorious ancestors enlarge – Produce their debt instead of their discharge.

To forget one’s ancestor’s is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.

Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. (Ezekiel 17:2)

One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade.

We live in a great and free country only because our forefathers were willing to wage war rather than accept the peace that spells destruction.

It is more important to know where your children are tonight than where your ancestors were when the Mayflower sailed.

They brag most of their ancestors who are unworthy of them.