Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: The Power of Ancestry

(Thoughts for Thursday below. Scroll down!)

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Thoughts for Thursday

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

Today's theme is The Power of Ancestry. 

"I meant my ancestors. I will call into the past, far into the beginning of time, and beg them to help me at the judgement. I will reach back and draw them to me. And they must come...for at this moment I am the whole reason they have existed at all."--Cinque, Amistad

"We're all ghosts. We all carry, inside us, people who came before us."--Liam Callanan, The Cloud Atlas

"The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children."--Philip Carr-Gomm

"Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington...John Adams. We've long resisted asking you for guidance. Perhaps we have feared in doing so, we might acknowledge that our individuality, which we so, so revere, is not entirely our own. Perhaps we've feared an...appeal to you might be taken for weakness. But, we've come to understand, finally, that this is not so. We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding...that who we are is who we were. We desperately need your strength and wisdom to triumph over our fears, our prejudices, ourselves. Give us the courage to do what is right. And if it means civil war? Then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution."--John Quincy Adams, speech to Supreme Court on behalf of the Mende who mutinied aboard La Amistad, 1841
Visit my other blog, LKHill, for more great quotes about ancestry
Which quote is your favorite? Do you have one to add?

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