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.
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.
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.
No legacy is so rich as honestly.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
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.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather.
The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.
All heiresses are beautiful.
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.
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.
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