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Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies.

First Timothy 1:4

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like a potato,- the only good belonging to him is underground.

Thomas Overbury (1581-1613)

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

Frederick Henry Hedge (1805-1890)

The family you come from isn't as important as the family you are going to have.

Ring Lardner (1885-1933)

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

John Bowring (1792-1872)

He who boasts of his descent, praises the deeds of another.

Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people- no mere father and mother- as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperment and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.

Pearl S. Buck

Some families can trace their ancestry back 300 years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.

Author Unknown

There is history in all men's lives.

William Shakespeare

Family records are as our footprints in the sands of time.

Author Unknown

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.

O.A Battista

The family is the nucleus of civilization.

William James Durant

Children are good mimics, they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.

Author Unknown

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.

Haniel Long

On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.

Ignazio Silone

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.

Ecclesiasticus 44:1

You spend more time with your dead relatives than you do with your live ones.

My Wife

Tout homme passe à travers la vie portant en lui ses ancêtres.

La maison des Nos Aïeux, Ile d"Orléans, P. Q.

Belles, bonnes, grandes et vieilles familles, quelles que soient vos dimensions et votre renommée, familles chrtéiennes ou païennes, familles d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, vraies familles construites sur la vraies amours, et même celles qui portent les stigmates de quelque faute ancestrale, je vous aime toutes et chacune à travers le Créatur de toutes choses.

If you could see your ancestors / Standing in a row, /Would you be proud of them or not,/ Or don't you really know?/ Some strange discoveries are made /In climbing family trees/ And some of them you know/ Do not particularly please./ If you could see your ancestors /All standing in a row There might be some of them, perhaps/ You wouldn't care to know /But here's another question: /which requires a different view,/ If you could see your ancestors/ Would they be proud of you?????


Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.

Ecclesiasticus 44:8

Les peuples qui conservant une longue vie sur la terre sont ceux qui honorent les monuments de leurs ancêtres.

Mgr. Gerbert

La religion et la nature creent aux descendants l'obligation de garde un culte pour la memoire de leurs ascendants, pour ceux dont ils s'honorent de porter le nom, dont ils continuent la race et auxquels ils tiennent comme les fruits aux branches aux racin es.

Charles de Ribbe

L'histiore est la memoire des siecles immortalisées .... une homme qui n'a pas d'histoire est tout entier dans la tombe; un peuple qui n'a pas dicté la sienne n'est pas encore né....


Honour thy Father and thy Mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 20:12

It is fortunate to come of distinguished ancestry. It is not less so to be such that people do not care to inquire whether you are of high descent or not.

La Bruyere (1645-1696)

What signifies knowing the Names, if you know not the Nature of Things

Benjamin Franklin

Our forefathers sought the wilderness, and overcame it, but the wilderness in surrendering, entered into them, and became a part of them; and we their heirs are the victims of that conquest and its consequences.

Lesley Mason

In a pyschological point of view it is,perhaps, questionable whether from birth and genealogy, how closely scrutinized soever, much insight is to be gained.


Examine well your blood.


Half the Truth is often a great Lie.

Benjamin Franklin

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.   

George Santayana

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.

Reinhold Niebuhr

None but a mule denies his family.


A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

Benjamin Franklin

I would rather start a family than finish one.

Don Marquis

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

George Bernard Shaw

Our family name is us. We recognize it everywhere we see it. . . . 
Thus, it is something that is precious to us, since its nature awakens in us
often pleasant memories, especially when it is a question of our own family.
(Narcisse-Euthrope Dionne)

"The family is the nucleus of civilization."
 William J. Durant

" He who knoweth not from whence he came, careth little whither he goeth"

Daniel Webster

Lorsque le patronyme se trouve en "minuscule" . c'est que des recherches sont presentement en cours.
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