Quotes of Descendants

“ Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me? ”

- Groucho Marx

“ The children of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety and eight. ”

- Bible

“ Curiouser and curiouser! ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ The children of Gibeon, ninety and five. ”

- Bible

“ I didn't believe 100 percent that it's the best thing for children. ”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“ Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go. ”

- Unknown

“ Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go. ”

- Unknown

“ Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued. ”

- Bob Hope

“ I'm really convinced that our descendants a century or two from now will look back at us with the same pity that we have toward the people in the field of science two centuries ago. ”

- John Templeton

“ All of our people all over the country — except the pure-blooded Indians — are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came over here on the Mayflower. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ The pioneer who fought for his liberties now has descendants who take them. ”

- Unknown

“ The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have. ”

- Unknown

“ Some people want to achieve immortality through their work or their descendants. I intend to achieve immortality by not dying. ”

- Woody Allen

“ So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants. ”

- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“ Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants. ”

- Plato

“ Benevolence is the characteristic of the righteous descendants of the seed of Abraham, our father. ”

- Unknown

“ Your descendants shall gather your fruits. ”

- Virgil

“ When an opponent declares, I will not come over to your side, I calmly say, Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community. ”

- Adolf Hitler

“ The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hasupha, the children of Tabbaoth, / The children of Keros, the children of Siaha, the children of Padon, / The children of Lebanah, the children of Hagabah, the children of Akkub, / The children of Hagab, the children of Shalmai, the children of Hanan, / The children of Giddel, the children of Gahar, the children of Reaiah, / The children of Rezin, the children of Nekoda, the children of Gazzam, / The children of Uzza, the children of Paseah, the children of Besai, / The children of Asnah, the children of Mehunim, the children of Nephusim, / The children of Bakbuk, the children of Hakupha, the children of Harhur, / The children of Bazluth, the children of Mehida, the children of Harsha, / The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah, / The children of Neziah, the children of Hatipha. ”

- Bible

“ And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez; / And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni. ”

- Bible

“ There's a great museum in Cody, Wyo., called the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. I went to their research library about 15 or 20 years ago and looked through their files and saw my mother, her sister and my uncle as descendents in the family tree. It was pretty cool. ”

- Viggo Mortensen

“ For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace. ”

- King Hussein I

“ The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage. ”

- Samuel Eliot Morison

“ Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is forever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville

“ I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all for fear of being carried off their feet… ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville
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