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Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own.
The descent to the infernal regions is easy enough, but to retrace one's steps, and reach the air above, there's the rub.
I would say to you that Americans of Hispanic descent want desperately to give their children the chances they never had.
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you're willing to stand up within the group and say, 'It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic,' or 'It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor,' it's crucial to say that.
Henry Louis Gates
My individual, psychological descent coincided, ironically, with my ascent into the public eye.
After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii.
In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
C. Wright Mills
Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
I'm often mistaken for Spanish or Latin descent.
After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
William Henry Ashley
We as Americans of Latin descent are just as American as anyone else of any other descent.
Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent in the scale of humanity.
Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people's tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species.
J. Philippe Rushton
I feel that writers think with their noses to the ground, and the dark stuff kind of comes to me more, even though I really am sort of an upbeat guy. It's an honest descent into darkness. And you can't have the joy without the grief - it's why we listen to Mozart's 'Requiem.'
Andre Dubus III
Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent.
No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population.
Timothy Garton Ash
I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.
I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent.
All sorts of other lies are being spread today, I do not know what else they will invent. I've heard that I'm of Jewish descent, but I found, I knew of my ancestors in Zagorje from around 350 years ago, and I said, maybe it would be good to have some of that, I guess I would be richer, I might not have become a Communist.
My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds. My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent. They're both first-generation Americans.
The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent, made by cutting the red clay and stones, of which the cliffs are here composed, into a sort of rude steps.
My life has been one long descent into respectability.
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