A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
A person can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.
A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired.
All heiresses are beautiful.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
Die and endow a college or a cat.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
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.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral.
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.
It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone.
It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.
Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.