Inheritance Quotes

Fabius has bequeathed you nothing, Bithynicus, although you used to present him yearly, if I remember right, with six thousand sesterces… By dying he has at least saved you six thousand.

If you want him to mourn, you had best leave him nothing.

When you leave money in your will, leave it fairly to your parents and family.

If you want to see what your friends and family think of you, die broke, and see who comes to your funeral.

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is one thing. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is a genuine pleasure.

There was always someone ready to cut the heir with a knife.

When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is die at once.

The tears of an heir are laughter under a mask.

The fool inherits, but the wise must get.

There is a strange charm in the hope of a good legacy that wonderfully reduces the sorrow people otherwise may feel for the death of their relatives and friends.