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#ancestors

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Many mathematicians derive part of their self-esteem by feeling themselves the proud heirs of a long tradition of rational thinking; I am afraid they idealize their cultural ancestors.


Edsger Dijkstra


#am #ancestors #cultural #derive #feeling

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.


Ralph Ellison


#ancestors #choose #create #ones #others

We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.


Paul Tsongas


#ancestors #back #children #continuum #fundamental

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.


Voltaire


#need #well #will #you

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.


Charles Dudley Warner


#barbarous #call #comprehend #does #each

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.


Wilbur Wright


#ancestors #birds #desire #down #fly

The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors.


Cole Younger


#being #born #county #fighters #i

Our ancestors derived less from life than we do, but they also expected much less and were less intent on controlling the future. We are of the arrogant generations who believe a lasting happiness was promised to us at birth. Promised? By whom?


Amin Maalouf


#family #happiness #life #family

Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans - who have experience from their ancestors - is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated.


John Hench


#been #before #big #big cities #chaos

We must wake up to the insane reality of our time. We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.


Thor Heyerdahl


#armaments #available #axes #battle #condemned






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