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4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh:
but the earth abideth forever.
5 The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down,
and hasteth to his place where he arose."
From Ecclesiastes Chapter 1:
"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I
looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front
to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond.
And their eyes were my eyes.
A Stumbling Block or a Stepping Stone
Isn't it strange that Princes and Kings
And clowns who caper in stardust rings,
And common people like you and me
Are builders for eternity?
Each is given a set of tools,
A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life has flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.
Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.
You got it from your father, it was all he had to give,
So it's yours to keep and cherish for as long as you shall live,
It was clean the day he got it, and a worthy name to bear,
When he got it from his father, there was no dishonor there,
So protect and guard it safely, for when all is said and done,
You'll be proud the name is spotless when you give it to your son.
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his
destiny. Paul Tillic
May all your family trees branch toward the stars!
Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our
roots remain as one.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Generation on generation, your neck rubbed the windowsill
of the stall, smoothing the wood as the sea smooths glass.
We are as one with our ancestors and children. . -Rosita Worl Tlingit
Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your descendants shall gather your fruits. Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]
I have drunk deep of the waters of my ancestors.
Do not say to yourself, “My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me
this wealth.” But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power
to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your
ancestors, as he is doing today. Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 8:17,18.
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.New Testament, Luke 1:46????find out.
Each Fall the graves of my grandfathers call me, the brown hills and red gullies
of Mississippi send out their electric messages, galvanizing my genes.
My grandmothers are full of memories/ Smelling of soap and onions and wet clay/
With veins rolling roughly over quick hands/ They have many clean words to say,/
My grandmothers were strong.
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time
Orlando A. Battista
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth
defending at all hazards; . . . . We have received them as a fair inheritance
from our worthy ancestors . . . [they] transmitted them to us with care and
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a
rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what
they did for theirs. Mary McLeod Bethune
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
They that on glorious ancestors enlarge,
Produce their debt instead of their discharge. Edward Young
Think of your ancestors and your posterity. Tacitus
We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us.
We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on
to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.
Benjamin E. Mays
We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom.
"The only thing we take with us to Heaven when we leave this world is the
relationships we developed while we are here."
"Time is nothing but moments spent, with memories your only remnants".
--Laura Lee Green-Kulcak
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