Quotes: inheritance

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  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
    Joseph Conrad
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    As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
    Karl Kraus
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    Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
  • Olin Miller
    Olin Miller
    American businessman
    Olin Miller
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    Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
    Joseph Conrad
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    It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain; and some of our grieves... have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
  • Albert Claude
    Albert Claude
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    Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
    Herbert Clark Hoover
    American - 31st American President 1874-1964
    Herbert Clark Hoover
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    My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.
  • One of the strongest and most persistent elements in national development has been that inheritance of political traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.
  • Alberto Moravia
    Alberto Moravia
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    Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
  • Alan W. Watts
    Alan W. Watts
    In Engeland geboren American philosopher, writer 1915-1973
    Alan W. Watts
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    Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
  • Ruth E. Renkel
    Ruth E. Renkel
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    Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
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