Your genes can help determine the kind of person you are and that is the truth. Explore this article for a whole lot of famous genetic quotations and sayings.

Heredity Quotes

“But I'll tell you something: We had a big family discussion about it recently, my two sisters and I, and I pointed out that we all have the same genes as our mother and we're all susceptible to becoming alcoholics.” - Payne Stewart. If you knew a thing or two about genes, you probably would be the first person to agree with the celebrated American professional golfer, Payne Stewart. Heredity can be termed as the transfer of a few traits from the parent to the child.

Over the years, we humans have usually observed that an offspring acquires a few traits from his family members. They could be physical features like hair, eyes, skin, height or genetic disorders plaguing the family. If we describe heredity or genetics in layman’s language, it would be specific instructions given to how an offspring would look or perform various important tasks. The most common and important instruction is how an offspring would digest its food. To help you better understand genes and maybe even genetics as a whole, here’s presenting a whole lot of quotations and sayings on genetics and heredity.

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.

- Prose and Poetry , Ralph Waldo Emerson

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

- Homer

Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.

- Doris Day

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

- Carl Sagan

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

- Cary Grant

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

- Marcus Aurelius

My parents certainly didn't have anything to do with the theater. I'm some kind of accident.

- Alan Rickman

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

- Helen Rowland

All good qualities in a child are the result of environment, while all the bad ones are the result of poor heredity on the side of the other parent.

- Elinor Goulding Smith

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