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Thursday, 23 November 2017
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"The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?" (Kavanagh, Julia - Insults)

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Breed is stronger than pasture. - (Eliot, George - Ancestry)
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Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son. - (Proverb, Russian - Ancestry)
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Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. - (Voltaire - Ancestry)
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Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal. - (Stevenson, Robert Louis - Ancestry)
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Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree. - (Shaw, George Bernard - Ancestry)
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Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride. - (Holmes, Oliver Wendell - Ancestry)
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From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor. - (Proverb - Ancestry)
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Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own. - (Bierce, Ambrose - Ancestry)
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Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - (Twain, Mark - Ancestry)
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Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others. - (Chesterfield, Lord - Ancestry)
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Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence. - (Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Ancestry)
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He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another. - (Seneca - Ancestry)
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Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants. - (Plato - Ancestry)
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Heredity is nothing, but stored environment. - (Burbank, Luther - Ancestry)
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High birth is an accident, not a virtue. - (Metastasio, Pietro - Ancestry)
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