Breed is stronger than pasture.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.
Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
High birth is an accident, not a virtue.
I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
In church your grandsire cut his throat; to do the job too long he tarried: he should have had my hearty vote to cut his throat before he married.