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Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.
~Author Unknown

GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own. Ambrose Bierce

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Fred Allen

“My ancestors were all famous for military genius.”
My Lady smiled graciously. “It often runs in families,” she remarked: “just as a love for pastry does.”
Lewis Carroll


A man who thinks too much about his ancestors is like a potato—the best part of him is underground. Henry S F Cooper


My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.
Elayne Boosler



We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with. Don Marquis

We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.
Jimmy Carter


It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous. Charles Dudley Warner


I found that they knew but little of the history of their race, and could be entertained by stories about their ancestors as readily as any way.
Henry David Thoreau

What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier? Sir Walter Scott

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown

Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us. Van Wyck Brooks

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them. ~George Bernard Shaw

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness. ~Nancy Mitford


The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you. ~Kendall Hailey, The Day I Became an Autodidact


Family is just accident.... They don't mean to get on your nerves. They don't even mean to be your family, they just are. ~Marsha Norman


The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to. ~Dodie Smith

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst. ~Marge Kennedy

"A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative."
-- George Ade

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