18 Great Family History Quotes

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Below are 18 great family history quotes that remind us of the importance of our ancestors and keeping their stories alive. These family history quotes inspire us to appreciate what came before us, connecting our family’s past with who we are today,

18 Family History Quotes

  1. “I am bound to them though I cannot look into their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history. I cherish their lives. I will tell their story. I will remember them for I am the result of the very love, struggle, sacrifice and journey of thousands.
  2. Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.” ~Louisa May Alcott
  3. “Walking, I am listening in a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” ~Linda Hogan
  4. “Remember me in the family tree; my name, my days, my strife. Then I’ll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life.” ~Linda Goetsch
  5. America’s Senator Daniel Webster said; “Those who do not look upon themselves as a link, connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world.”
  6. Stated by lecturer Helen Keller: “There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.”
  7. Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
  8. “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.”- Chinese Proverb.
  9. We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name. – Maya Angelou
  10. My ancestors are always with me. So I am never alone.
  11. We all carry inside us, people who came before us. — Liam Callanan
  12. If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. – Michael Crichton
  13. If you look deeply into the palm of your hands, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. — Thich Nhat Hanh
  14. Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here — Sue Monk Kidd
  15. “There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children – one is roots, and the other, wings.” — Hodding S. Carter
  16. “You live as long as you are remembered.” — Russian proverb
  17. “It is a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.” — Plutarch
  18. “He who has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.” — Old English proverb

These family history quotes remind us our past is always with us.

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