I would rather make my name than inherit it.
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.
The child of a tiger is a tiger.
He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
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.