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A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
~ Thomas Scott

 

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

 

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A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired.
~ Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

 

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All heiresses are beautiful.
~ John Dryden

 

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

 

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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.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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

 

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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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He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
~ Yiddish Proverb

 

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

 

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I would rather make my name than inherit it.
~ William M. Thackeray

 

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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.
~ Gregory Nunn

 

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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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It is the fate of the great ones of this earth, to be appreciated only after they are gone.
~ Saying

 

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

 

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Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin

 

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Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli

 

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

 

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