Quotations on Inheritance

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All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Encouragement, Inheritance, Poets)

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Dignity, EnglFreedom, Ideals, Inheritance, Will)

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.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Age, Life, Dreams, Earth, Facts, Inheritance, May, Ownership, Years)

It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Technology, Inheritance, Judgment, Laws, Myth, Production)

Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: Death, Money, Work, Tax, Hard work, Inheritance, Years)

In particular, for younger researchers on whom the future of mankind may depend. We believe that they are working with all the scientific wisdom at their disposal for the preservation of the inheritance of the earth and for the lasting survival of mankind.
- Kenichi Fukui
(Keywords: Wisdom, Survival, Earth, Future, Inheritance, Mankind, May)

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.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Soul, Being, Children, Evil, Inheritance, Purity)

The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution, the product of our biological inheritance.
- Walter Gilbert
(Keywords: Evolution, Inheritance, Universe, Will)

Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females, or of their responsiveness to particular male signals.
- Peter R. Grant
(Keywords: Behavior, Courtship, Inheritance, Nothing)

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.
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Keywords: Development, Inheritance, Traditions)

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.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Fame, Inheritance, Living, Names, Pride)

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
- Patrick Henry
(Keywords: Religion, Family, Christ, Inheritance, Will)

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
(Keywords: Character, Inheritance, Nothing)

In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from his past homes than by the physical features of his present home.
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Keywords: History, Home, America, Fact, Inheritance, Man, Past, Present)

The white man's blood and bones have begotten this bronze race, and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities, tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance of the highest order of human animals.
- Fanny Kemble
(Keywords: Animals, Blood, Inheritance, Man, Order, Race)

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Wisdom, Inheritance, Miser)

It appears that the present-day form of African American English is not the inheritance of the period of slavery, but the creation of the second half of the 20th century.
- William Labov
(Keywords: African, American, Creation, English, Inheritance, Present, Slavery)

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Keywords: Inheritance, Man)

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Keywords: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Keywords: Father, Son, Despair, Inheritance, Loss, May)

Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance.
- Ella Maillart
(Keywords: Time, Home, Inheritance, Possession, World)

I feel like a lot of the fundamental material, I've assimilated. So now the question is: Am I going to really get into my spiritual inheritance of music and really develop my abilities?
- Wynton Marsalis
(Keywords: Music, Inheritance, Now, Question, Spiritual)

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
- Olin Miller
(Keywords: Inheritance, Man, Taxes)

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.
- Alberto Moravia
(Keywords: Future, Ideals, Inheritance, Laws, Obligation)

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
(Keywords: Money, People, Inheritance, Network, Old)

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
(Keywords: War, Civilization, Aggression, Consequences, Inheritance, May, Result, Tyranny)

The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
- Pope John Paul II
(Keywords: Children, Inheritance, Nations, Race, United)

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Wealth, Books, Generations, Inheritance, Nations, World)

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
(Keywords: Inheritance, Parents, Principles)

I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it.
- Herman Wouk
(Keywords: Wealth, Inheritance, Tradition)









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