And Happy always was it for that son – Whose father for his hoarding went to hell. (Henry VI)
Woman: You have the greatest brain in the world, and I have the most beautiful body; so we ought to produce the most perfect child. Shaw: What if the child inherits my body and your brains?
To inherit property is not to be born – is to be stillborn, rather.
The English are mentioned in the Bible: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Hereditary property sophisticates the mind, and the unfortunate victims to it… swathed from their birth, seldom exert the locomotive faculty of body or mind; and, thus viewing every thing through one medium, and that a false one, they are unable to discern in what true merit and happiness consist.
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, (both) the beloved and the hated; and (if) the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit (that) which he hath, (that) he may not make the son […]
The daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. They approached the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and stood before Moses, Eleazar the […]
It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone.
He is no great heir that inherits not his ancestor’s virtues.
He who waits for a dead man’s shoes is in danger of going barefoot.