Inheritance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inheritance quotes, inheritance sayings, and inheritance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. Alan Watts
Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. Albert Einstein
Wealth is a dangerous inheritance, unless the inheritor is trained to active benevolence. Charles Simmons
By seeing all and discounting nothing, you may adapt without hesitation to any change. The warrior who can adapt the easiest to the unexpected is the warrior who will live the longest. Christopher Paolini
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. Confucius
We should be ashamed of ourselves. We inherited the best infrastructure on the globe from our grandparents... and we've taken that inheritance and squandered it. Cory Booker
The richest inheritance any child can have is a stable, loving, disciplined family life. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
I don't want to leave my kids an inheritance, I want to leave them a legacy Daymond John
After all, we are not French and never can be, and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface. Edward Hopper
I had an inheritance from my father, It was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over the world, The spending of it’s never done. Ernest Hemingway
Children are the inheritance of the Lord to us in this life and also in eternity. Eternal life is not only to have forever our descendants from this life. It is also to have eternal increase. Henry B. Eyring
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Henry David Thoreau
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet. Isadora Duncan
The best inheritance a father can leave his children is a good example. John Walter Bratton
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. Karl Kraus
A revolutionary party is, in its essence, the party of its leader that carries out his ideology and cause, and the main thing in its building is to ensure the unitary character and inheritance of his ideology and leadership. Kim Jong-un
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. Mahatma Gandhi
Every human being is born an heir to an inheritance to which he can succeed only in a process of learning. Michael Joseph Oakeshott
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. Niccolo Machiavelli
There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war. Reinhold Niebuhr
Grooming a successor, is it an inheritance? In a democratic party, you don't want leaders appointed that way. They have to be appointed properly by the people. Robert Mugabe
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 through all eternity. Theodore L. Cuyler
We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time. Theodore Roosevelt
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network. Toni Morrison