Taylors of Tabernacle
"Think not to pass your lives upon the merits of your ancestors. If these have been clever people, good people, and well esteemed in their day, it was because of the virtuous and upright course which they had the moral courage to pursue. Let not any of these be lacking in you and the line of your decent, however respectable it may have been, will be of no use to you. The world will give every one credit for his or her own action; and while the good name of a parent is greatly to be desired, yet it will soon be found to be misplaced upon the dissolute and the worthless."
- John A. Taylor 1876