• Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

    Cary Grant
  • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

    E. B. White
  • I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

    e. e. cummings
  • What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

    — Saint Augustine
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

    Mark Twain
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • If two things look the same, look for differences. If they look different, look for similarities.

    John Cardinal
  • In theory, there is no difference. In practice, there is.

    — Anonymous
  • Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

    John Adams
  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • History - what never happened described by someone who wasn't there

    — ?Santayana?
  • What's a "trice"? It's like a jiffy but with three wheels

    — Last of the Summer Wine
  • Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened

    — Terry Pratchett
  • I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

    — Terry Pratchett
  • .. we were trained to meet any new situation by reorganising; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illuson of progress

    — Petronius (210 BC)
  • The time we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains

    — Proust
  • So just as it is not the desire to become famous but the habit of being laborious that enables us to produce a finished work, so it is not the activity of the present moment but wise reflexions from the past that help us to safeguard the future

    — Proust "Within the Budding Grove"
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

    William J. H. Boetcker
  • Only a genealogist thinks taking a step backwards is progress

    — Lorna
  • No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

    — George Bernard Shaw
  • A TV remote is female: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

    — Anon
  • Hammers are male: Because in the last 5000 years they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

    — Anon
  • The right thing to do is to do nothing, the place to do it is in a place of concealment and the time to do it is as often as possible.

    — Tony Cook "The Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs"
  • All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

    — Thomas Carlyle "The Hero as Man of Letters"
of Aberdeen (marr. abt 1790)
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Charts only show those I have researched, only descendants still with the surname RUNCIMAN, and their spouses, and usually only deceased RUNCIMAN family members.
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DNA Tested line
  • Andrew0 Runsieman (say 1770 - )
    • Jane Downie (say 1770 - )
      • William1 Runcieman (circa Sep 1792 - Feb 1881)
        • Mary Warrack (circa 1793 - 1880)
          • Janet2 Runcieman (circa Apr 1828 - )
          • John2 Runcieman (circa Dec 1831 - 1915)
            • Helen Soutar (say 1831 - )
              • William D.3 Runcieman (circa 1877 - Jan 1881)
          • Mitchell2 Runcieman (circa Oct 1833 - 1925)
      • James1 Runsiman (circa Dec 1793 - 1875)
        • Ann Smith (circa 1816 - 1876)
          • Isabella S.2 Runcieman (Jan 1832 - )
          • Barbara2 Runcieman (circa 1836 - )
          • Mary A.2 Runcieman (circa 1838 - )
          • John P.2 Runcieman (Nov 1839 - aft. 1851)
          • Margaret2 Runcieman (circa 1843 - )
          • Alexander J. P.2 Runcieman (Sep 1852 - )
            • Annie A. Wilson
              • James A.3 Runcieman (Sep 1889 - )
              • Robert W.3 Runcieman (circa 1892 - )
      • Barbara1 Runsiman (circa Dec 1795 - )
      • Jane1 Runsieman (circa Nov 1797 - Nov 1856)
      • Margaret1 Runsieman (circa Nov 1799 - )
      • Isobel1 Runciman (circa Aug 1801 - )
DNA Tested line