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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.

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

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

Author: Orlando A. Battista

Profession:

A person can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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.

Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Profession: British Novelist

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.

Author: John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Profession: British Author

In this choice of inheritance we have given to our frame of polity the image of a relation in blood; binding up the constitution of our country with our dearest domestic ties; adopting our fundamental laws into the bosom of our family affections; keeping inseparable and cherishing with the warmth of all their combined and mutually reflected charities, our state, our hearths, our sepulchres, and our altars.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

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.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.

Author: Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Profession: American Industrialist, Philanthropist

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

Author: Hodding Carter

Profession:

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.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

You may not be able to leave your children a great inheritance, but day by day, you may be weaving coats for them which they will wear for all eternity.

Author: Theodore L. Cuyler (1822-1909)

Profession: American Pastor, Author

All heiresses are beautiful.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist