Words of Wisdom


Village of Castelfondo
photographed June 8, 1921

For your enjoyment, here are a few quotes I came across today:

“When a society or a civilization perishes, one condition can always be found. They forgot where they came from.” ~ Carl Sanberg

“You live as long as you are remembered.” ~ Russian Proverb

“People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.” ~ Edmund Burke

Genealogy Trivia: “If you figure there’s 25 years between each generation, 500 years ago there were 1,048,576 people involved in creating you!”

“We don’t own our family history. We simply preserve it for the next generation.” ~ Rosemary Alva

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage – to know who we are and where we came from. Without this knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.” ~ Alex Haley

Thank you to Family Tree Circles for these insightful words of wisdom!


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