Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974 - Carl Sagan - Niccolo Machiavelli - Mahatma Gandhi - Numbers 33:50-56 - Ezekiel 33:24 - Koran 4:12 - Ernest Hemingway - John Ruskin - Benjamin Disraeli - In Search of … TV -
Father: One day, lad, all this will be yours.
Son: What, the curtains? Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974 starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Eric Idle & Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones & Michael Palin & Neil Innes & Connie Booth & Carol Cleveland & John Young et al, directors Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
The essence of artificial selection for a horse or a cow, a grain of rice or a heike crab is this: many characteristics are inherited; they breed true. Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue, PBS 1980
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. Niccolo Machiavelli
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, attributed
And the Lord spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.
And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man’s inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.
But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them. Numbers 33:50-56
Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance. Ezekiel 33:24
And unto you belongeth a half of that which your wives leave, if they have no child; but if they have a child then unto you the fourth of that which they leave, after any legacy they may have bequeathed, or debt (they may have contracted, hath been paid). And unto them belongeth the fourth of that which ye leave if ye have no child, but if ye have a child then the eighth of that which ye leave, after any legacy ye may have bequeathed, or debt (ye may have contracted, hath been paid). And if a man or a woman have a distant heir (having left neither parent nor child), and he (or she) have a brother or a sister (only on the mother’s side) then to each of them twain (the brother and the sister) the sixth, and if they be more than two, then they shall be sharers in the third, after any legacy that may have been bequeathed or debt (contracted) not injuring (the heirs by willing away more than a third of the heritage) hath been. Koran 4:12
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, For Whom the Bell Tolls
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men. John Ruskin
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. Benjamin Disraeli
Some of those fortunes became forgotten after their owners died in obscurity, never leaving a will … One stands apart from the rest: in the San Francisco vaults of Wells Fargo bank lies what is purportedly the largest unclaimed stock certificate in the world: its worth is estimated at $3.2 million. Who stands to inherit this fortune? In Search of s4e15 … The Missing Heir, History 1980
The certificate epitomises the twenty billion dollars unclaimed in the United States today. ibid.