Heredity is a splendid phenomenon that relieves us of responsibility for our shortcomings.
DOUG LARSON, attributed, Quotable Quotes
If we could know as intimately as we know our more immediate parents the long line of ancestors through whom the family spirit has passed on its way to us, we should probably become fatalists in face of the apparently overwhelming evidence that there is nothing in us that has not come to us from, or at least through, the Family. Family portrait galleries are a striking confirmation of the persistence of characteristics which ultimately govern the fortunes of successive generations.
HELEN DENDY BOSANQUET, The Family