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Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
I was born with this. It's a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something's wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign.
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
In Pakistan politics is hereditary.
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
It's a petty thing, but I wouldn't join the Scouts when I was a kid, 'cause you had to swear allegiance to the queen. I'm just not a royalist. I think it's idiotic, a hereditary principle.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
When Caroline Kennedy managed to say 'you know' more than 200 times in an interview with the New York 'Daily News,' and on 130 occasions while talking to 'The New York Times' during her uninspired attempt to become a hereditary senator, she proved, among other things, that she was (a) middle-aged and (b) middle class.
There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension.
J. Paul Getty
Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.
I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
I'm dyslexic, I have attention-deficit disorder, and I've got something like a hereditary tremor.
History is hereditary only in this way: we, all of us, inherit everything, and then we choose what to cherish, what to disavow, and what to do next, which is why it's worth trying to know where things come from.
Cartoons are like fruit flies. Biologists use fruit flies because their large chromosomes and short life cycle make them ideal for studying hereditary changes.
Capitalism has its weaknesses. But it is capitalism that ended the stranglehold of the hereditary aristocracies, raised the standard of living for most of the world and enabled the emancipation of women.
We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.
The nucleic acids have considerable biological importance because of their role in cell growth and in the transmission of hereditary characters.
I finally demonstrated that typhus infection is not hereditary in the louse.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole
I think the whole under-eye-bag thing is hereditary, and I just got lucky.
I am not a hereditary politician and do not have any substantial asset.
The greater part of the governments on earth may be termed monarchical aristocracies, or hereditary dominions independent of the people.
One thing that's likely: How you look as you age is hereditary. Some of my family members, for example, look younger than their real age. And people have mistaken me for 30, even 25.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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