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This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family.
by Patrick Henry

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

I have now disposed of all my property to my family.
There is one thing more I wish I could give them,
and that is the Christian religion.
- Patrick Henry

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor
of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
- Patrick Henry

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

 

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost,
I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst and provide for it.
- Patrick Henry

Give me liberty or give me death.
- Patrick Henry

Fear is the passion of slaves.
- Patrick Henry

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The liberties of a people never were,
nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of
their rulers may be concealed from them.
- Patrick Henry

If this be treason, make the most of it!
- Patrick Henry

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
- Patrick Henry

The great object is that every man be armed.
- Patrick Henry

When the American spirit was in its youth,
the language of America was different:
Liberty,
sir, was the primary object.
- Patrick Henry

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided,
and that is the lamp of experience.
- Patrick Henry

I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
- Patrick Henry

I know not what others may choose but,
as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
- Patrick Henry

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.
Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.
Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
- Patrick Henry

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased
at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,
Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take,
but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means
which the God of Nature has placed in our power...
the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant,
the active, the brave.
- Patrick Henry

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 (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside.
Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
- Karl Kraus

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

We are all gifted.
That is our inheritance.
- Ethel Waters

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

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

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply,
there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
- Karel Capek

Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval
inheritance which women never got hold of.
It wasn't theirs.
- Joseph Conrad

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

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species
is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits
that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
- Peter R. Grant

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

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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 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

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner
at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
- Olin Miller

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

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father,
but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The stream of time sweeps away errors,
and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
- Georg Brandes

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

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

The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution,
the product of our biological inheritance.
- Walter Gilbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie


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