To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
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.
Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
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.
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.
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 person can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
All heiresses are beautiful.
Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.
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.
A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired.
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
Kinder lieben ihre Eltern zuerst. Nach einer Weile beurteilen sie sie. Selten, wenn je, verzeihen sie ihnen.
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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