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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:121
AUTHOR:Don Marquis (1878–1937)
QUOTATION:i
have often noticed that
ancestors never boast
of the descendants who boast
of ancestors i would
rather start a family than
finish one blood will tell but often
it tells too much
ATTRIBUTION:DON MARQUIS, “A Roach of the Taverns,” Archy and Mehitabel, pp. 156–57 (1927, reprinted 1930).
SUBJECTS:Blood
 
 
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