Heir Quotes

But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.


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

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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Updated On : July 20, 2011
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