Motivational or Humorous Genealogy Quotations: taken from the internet
Genealogy may be hours and hours of laborious work, migraine headaches, and the never-ending searching of old, elusive documents, but it is also a lot of fun! Today’s post includes a few motivational and/or humorous genealogy quotations. (Like most quotations you find online, the authorship may be wrongfully attributed, but the words are still good.)
A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots.
Any family tree produces some lemons, some nuts, sap, and a few bad apples.
“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
“Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain
“We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom.”–Maya Angelou
“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.” — Alex Haley, Roots
“I don’t know who my grandfather was, I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” — Abraham Lincoln
You live as long as you are remembered. — Russian proverb
“He who has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.” —Old English proverb
“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” — George Bernard Shaw
“There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.” — Helen Keller
Help! I’ve climbed into my family tree, and I can’t get down!
“Some people trace their heritage in hopes of making a famous person into their relative. I do mine in hopes of making my relatives famous.”– Me