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

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.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.
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.
A person can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.
What you enjoy is yours; what you save for your heirs, is already not yours, but theirs.
To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
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.
Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
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.
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
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!
We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.
Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired.
Nothing succeeds like ones own successor.
It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.
The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.
The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.
The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
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.
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
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.
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.
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
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.

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