Heir Quotes

No legacy is so rich as honestly.

William Shakespeare

An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.

John Ruskin

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

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

Niccolò Machiavelli

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Die and endow a college or a cat.

Alexander Pope

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

Unknown

The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.

Publilius Syrus

The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not. The Lady Mary is the rightful heir.

Jane Grey

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.

Margaret Cavendish

Infelicity is an ill to which all acts are heir which have the general character of ritual or ceremonial, all conventional acts.

J. L. Austin

What with your friend you nobly share; At least you rescue from your heir.

Horace

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.

Bible

Punishment of a miser - to pay the drafts of his heir in his tomb.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The money complex is the demonic, and the demonic is God's ape; the money complex is therefore the heir to and substitute for the religious complex, an attempt to find God in things.

Norman O. Brown

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.

Lord Byron

Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.

Charles Fillmore

This the curse of service: Preferment goes by letter and affection, and not by old gradation, where each second stood heir to the first.

William Shakespeare

Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?

Thomas Traherne

I'm the heir apparent to the heir presumptive.

Princess Margaret

Hope is a prodigal young heir, and experience is his banker.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, / What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

John Milton

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Updated On : July 20, 2011
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