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No legacy is so rich as honestly.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Nothing succeeds like ones own successor.
~ Clarence H. Hincks

 

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Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
~ Charlotte Bronte

 

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People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
~ Louisa May Alcott

 

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Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

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Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
~ Ruth E. Renkel

 

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

 

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The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
~ Orlando A. Battista

 

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

 

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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

 

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The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.
~ J. Paul Getty

 

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The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
~ Hodding Carter

 

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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

 

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Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

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To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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

 

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We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
~ Don Marquis

 

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

 

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