Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest. Thomas John Barnardo
I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people. Octavia Butler
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. Harlan Stone
Some people will deny anything that displeases or scares them: unusual pain in their chests, unwanted lumps beneath their skin, or the fact that humans share ancestry with apes are a few examples. Another is climate change. Michael Specter
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth. Alex Haley