Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
What madness it is for a man to starve himself to enrich his heir, and so turn a friend into an enemy! For his joy at your death will be proportioned to what you leave him.
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past.
Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look like white, and white look black.
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union.
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars: and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world.
To sum up: your father, whom you love, dies, you are his heir, you come back to find that hardly was the corpse cold before his younger brother popped on to histhrone and into his sheets, thereby offending both legal and natural practice. Now why exactlyare you behaving in this extraordinary manner.
Every human being is born an heir to an inheritance to which he can succeed only in a process of learning.
I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
There is only one ultimate and effectual preventative for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death.
He is no great heir that inherits not his ancestor's virtues.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.
There was always someone ready to cut the heir with a knife.
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not. The Lady Mary is the rightful heir.
My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein.
Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts.
What with your friend you nobly share; At least you rescue from your heir.
Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.