Great philosophers had once told ‘each individual is a story of total mankind’. The total mankind they emphasized is our great ancestors.
We are all a product of great evolution of humanity, and we are all intertwined in the genetic life stream dating millions of years back.
If you have a special respect for your ancestors in your heart, our honoring ancestors quotes collection will significantly interest you.
I hope our quotes about ancestors will help you realize that we are going to be ancestors of future generations; what we do now will have an impact in the future. So, let’s live wisely and rightly.
Best Ancestors Quotes and Sayings
Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate.
– Amit Kalantri
Our ancestors who changed the world did so through new ideas which came to them as they acted.
– Raymond Charles Barker
We are bound to our ancestors and to those who made us, whether we want to be or not. What matters is what we make of what we are.
– Kate Elliott
Our ancestors are an ever widening circle of hope.
– Toni Morrison
We rarely know who our ancestors were. Who can even remember the names of their great-grandparents? They have vanished into the dim and distant past.
– Dmitri Volkogonov
Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren’t even mammals.
– Robert Anton Wilson
There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history. It is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.
– Claude Vorilhon
The ancestors are very much invested in the children, because the children are the ones who are going to continue the world that the ancestors made.
– Robert Bly
The point is that for our ancestors, the universe was a picture; for modern physics it is a story.
– C.S. Lewis
When we know about our ancestors, when we sense them as living and as supporting us, then we feel connected to the genetic life-stream, and we draw strength and nourishment from this.
– Philip Carr-Gomm
Our ancestors, possessed a right, which nature has given to all men, of departing from the country in which chance, not choice has placed them.
– Thomas Jefferson
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
– Alan Dundes
Our ancestors lived out of doors. They were as familiar with the night sky as most of us are with our favorite television programs.
– Carl Sagan
We were not the victims of ancestor worship. We had the benefits of a fresh start.
– Matthew D. Miller
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
– Edgar Watson Howe
Life is surely given us for higher purposes than to gather what our ancestors have wisely thrown away, and to learn what is of no value but because it has been forgotten.
– Samuel Johnson
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though we have rightly applauded our ancestors for their spiritual achievements, those of us who prevail today will have done no small thing.
– Neal A. Maxwell
Our ancestors have travelled the iron age; the golden is before us.
– Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
The search for knowledge is in our genes. It was put there by our distant ancestors who spread across the world, and it’s never going to be quenched.
– E. O. Wilson
We are all carrying the imprints of our most ancient ancestors. Not simply in the genetic code, but in the imprints of attention that are passed on.
– Frederick Lenz
Seeds carry life from generation to generation without end. Through the seeds speak the voices of the ancestors. Each time we plant a seed, we become ancestors for the generations to come.
– Kenny Ausubel
Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were not that foolish. It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children.
– Carl Sagan
We are connected, like it or not, to the ancestors of our biological families, and their templates.
– Robert Moss
Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don’t even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges.
– Annie Lennox
Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn’t learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs, they’d all have ended up being eaten by leopards.
– Robert Shea
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren’s children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren’t here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren.
– Roy Sesana
Our ancestors built temples for their gods. We build department stores.
– David Mitchell
We are the ancestors of the future and what we do now will have an impact.
– Luisah Ties
Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned.That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions.
– Walter Lippmann
The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought.
– Eknath Easwaran
Christianity doesn’t demand that we worship our ancestors. If we don’t remember our ancestors, then, in all likelihood, we cannot also recall the distant past.
– F. Sionil Jose
Be a good ancestor. Stand for something bigger than yourself. Add value to the Earth during your sojourn.
– Marian Wright Edelman
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
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