Saturday, November 26, 2011

Short Quotes

“All true civilization is ninety percent heirlooms and memories—an accumulation of small but precious deposits left by the countless generations that have gone before us. ~ Robert I. Gannon. S.J.
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"A people that takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents."– Macauley.
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“By the early nineteenth century, the naming of sons for preachers whom parents admired had become a common practice; the names “Dow” and “Linzie,” so common in Appalachia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, originated with the Methodist circuit riders Lorenzo Dow and Marcus Lindsay.” ~ John Sparks, The Roots of Appalachian Christianity.
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"Each tradition weaves its own colorful, thick-spun thread into the inimitable fabric of a family, strengthening it through." ~ Wendy Connelly
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"Family traditions mark time in a happy way and give a sense of both anticipation and continuity. Research shows that traditions, routines, and rituals boost physical and emotional health. And they're fun." ~ Gretchen Rubin
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“Fortunes are amassed and dissipated: dynasties rise and pass away, but one’s name is yet safely transmitted from father to son—an inheritance of today from a remote, and otherwise unknown ancestry.” ~ Bowditch
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Home is where the heart is. (Pliny the Elder)
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How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood when fond recollection presents them to view. (S. Woodworth).
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If a man cares not for his roots, how then can he care from his branches? ~ Doyle M. Davis
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If you don’t know your family’s history, you are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. (Michael Chrichton)
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I’ll note you in my book of memory. (William Shakespeare).
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Inheritance is priceless. Heritage is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. (Charles Dickens)
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“Little grains of sand make the earth; little drops of water make the ocean, and little bits of genealogy make the history of the world.” ~ Alexander Brown.
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"Let's be a channel of blessing to all our family." ~ Rev. Daniel Daida
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“Man is but the sum of his ancestors.” ~ Emerson
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Memory is the guardian of all treasures. ~ Cicero
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No society is so precious as that of one's own family. ~ Thomas Jefferson.
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Parents should consciously organize the history of their family into a story of divine providence; they should not let the events of family history simply be lost or forgotten." ~ Kent & Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Family.
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Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with. ~ R. B. Sheridan, 1775.
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Remember always that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionaries. ~ F. D. Roosevelt.
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There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings. (Hodding Carter, Jr.)
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“Those who do not treasure the memory of their ancestors, do not deserve to be remembered by posterity.” ~ Edmund Burke.
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Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. (Joshua Loth Liebman)
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"Unless you make notes as to the sources of your information they may not be available later for rechecking. Trust nothing to memory. Information that cannot be checked, compared or examined in the original will not bear much weight in genealogy. Be ready to back up all statements with the facts in black and white. Thus being able to check sources of information is one means of determining the accuracy or competence of a report." ~ Harry W. Mills, Mt. Sterling, KY. Advocate
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We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us. ~ Oliver Wendall Holmes
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We hold the firm conviction that family is ministry and that the most effective spread of the gospel occurs through family. We are also convinced that we were never more effective in evangelism then when we had children at home. ~ Kent & Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Family.
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What is research but a blind date with knowledge. ~ Will Henry.
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"When parents and children cultivate traditions, every time they go back to that tradition it renews the emotional energy and bonding of the past." ~ Stephen Covey.
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Why pay money to have your family tree traced? Go into politics, and your opponents will do it for you. ~ Mark Twain.
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Without genealogy, the study of history is lifeless. ~ John Fiske

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