Heir Quotes

No legacy is so rich as honestly.

William Shakespeare

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

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.

SirTom Stoppard

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.

Seneca

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

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

Honore de Balzac

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

William Hazlitt

All heiresses are beautiful.

John Dryden

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

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.

Matthew Simpson

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.

David Rockefeller

Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.

Muhammad Iqbal

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.

Thomas Traherne

Every human being is born an heir to an inheritance to which he can succeed only in a process of learning.

Michael Joseph Oakeshott

I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is only one ultimate and effectual preventative for the maladies to which flesh is heir, and that is death.

Harvey Cushing

He is no great heir that inherits not his ancestor's virtues.

Proverb

Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Bible

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.

Bible

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.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.

Spanish Proverb

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

Frederick Henry Hedge

There was always someone ready to cut the heir with a knife.

Terry Pratchett

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Updated On : July 20, 2011
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