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Of what use are pedigrees, or to be thought of noble blood, or
the display of family portraits, O read more

Of what use are pedigrees, or to be thought of noble blood, or
the display of family portraits, O Ponticus?
[Lat., Stemmata quid faciunt, quid prodest, Pontice, longo,
Sanguine censeri pictosque ostendere vultus.]

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The nobler the blood the less the pride

The nobler the blood the less the pride

by Don Marquis Found in: Ancestry Quotes,
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Few sons attain the praise
Of their great sires and most their sires disgrace.

Few sons attain the praise
Of their great sires and most their sires disgrace.

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Born is a Cellar, . . . and living in a Garret.

Born is a Cellar, . . . and living in a Garret.

by Samuel Foote Found in: Ancestry Quotes,
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"My nobility," said he, "begins in me, but yours ends in you."
- Iphicrates,

"My nobility," said he, "begins in me, but yours ends in you."
- Iphicrates,

by Iphicrates Found in: Ancestry Quotes,
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Sire, I am my own Rudolph of Hapsburg.

Sire, I am my own Rudolph of Hapsburg.

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He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another

He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another

by Seneca Found in: Ancestry Quotes,
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What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood, of all the Howards.

What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood, of all the Howards.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Ancestry Quotes,
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Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves
achieved, we can scarcely call our own.
[Lat., read more

Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves
achieved, we can scarcely call our own.
[Lat., Nam genus et proavos et quae non fecimus ipsi
Vix ea nostra voco.]

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