Inheritance Quotes

An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men. - John Ruskin


Some maladies are rich and precious and only to be acquired by the right of inheritance or purchased with gold. - Nathaniel Hawthorne


Say not you know another entirely, till you have divided an inheritance with him. - Johann Kaspar Lavater


As to honour, you know, it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs. - Joseph Conrad


The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet. - Isadora Duncan


I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi


Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. - Karl Kraus


They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance. - Edmund Burke


Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity. - William Hazlitt


Nothing succeeds like ones own successor. - Clarence H. Hincks


It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it. - Kin Hubbard


You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for! - Marcus Valerius Martial


Die and endow a college or a cat. - Alexander Pope


Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir. - Publius Cornelius Tacitus


To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather. - Henry David Thoreau


People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world. - Louisa May Alcott


The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. - Orlando A. Battista


To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure. - Honore De Balzac


In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood; binding up the constitution of our country with our dearest domestic ties; adopting our fundamental laws into the bosom of our family affections; keeping inseparable and cherishing with the warmth of all their combined and mutually reflected charities, our state, our hearths, our sepulchres, and our altars. - Edmund Burke


For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. - Lord Byron


There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. - Hodding Carter


Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights. - J. Paul Getty


It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.-Barry Commoner


Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.-Albert Claude


Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.-Johann Kaspar Lavater


One of the strongest and most persistent elements in national development has been that inheritance of political traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.-Albert Bushnell Hart


Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future.-Alberto Moravia


Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.-Johann Kaspar Lavater


Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.-Alan Watts


Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.-Henry Cabot Lodge


The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.-Orlando A. Battista


The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed.-Mike Fitzpatrick


The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.-Isadora Duncan


The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution, the product of our biological inheritance.-Walter Gilbert


The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.-Georg Brandes


The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?-Pope John Paul II


The white man's blood and bones have begotten this bronze race, and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities, tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance of the highest order of human animals.-Fanny Kemble


There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.-Reinhold Niebuhr


This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.-Patrick Henry


Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits that are subject to natural and sexual selection.-Peter R. Grant


We are all gifted. That is our inheritance.-Ethel Waters


Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.-Karel Capek

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