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Quotations The Best Quotes About Inheritance  

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A list of the best inheritance quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous inheritance quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic inheritance quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational inheritance quotes from that same writer.

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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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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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Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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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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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 Brontë

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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. Honoré de Balzac

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A third heir seldom enjoys what has been dishonestly acquired. Juvenal

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

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

3 0
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. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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

3 1
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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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

3 1
It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it. Kin Hubbard

3 1
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

3 1
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

3 1
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar. Andrew Carnegie

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

2 0
We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with. Don Marquis

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The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights. J. Paul Getty

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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. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

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What you enjoy is yours; what you save for your heirs, is already not yours, but theirs.

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

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Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir. Tacitus

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

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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 weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise. Michel de Montaigne

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

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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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To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather. Henry David Thoreau

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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! Martial

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All heiresses are beautiful. John Dryden

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Die and endow a college or a cat. Alexander Pope

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"From her gospel-singing mother Cissy Houston, her legendary pop-diva cousin Dionne Warwick, and her Queen of Soul godmother Aretha Franklin, she [Whitney Houston] inherited gifts for skillfully interpreting lyrics and endowing them with new depth and jeweled nuance." Aberjhani