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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Inheritance (42 Quotations)

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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A person can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.
~ Bible

 

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One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
~ Charlotte Bronte

 

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My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
~ John Bunyan

 

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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

 

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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

 

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The way to be immortal (I mean not to die at all) is to have me for your heir. I recommend you to put me in your will and you will see that (as long as I live at least) you will never even catch cold.
~ Lord Byron

 

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I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
~ Andrew Carnegie

 

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

 

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There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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You may not be able to leave your children a great inheritance, but day by day, you may be weaving coats for them which they will wear for all eternity.
~ Theodore L. Cuyler

 

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All heiresses are beautiful.
~ John Dryden

 

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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

 

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The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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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.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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

 

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The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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

 

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