Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
— Plato

God has lent us the earth for our life; it is a great entail. It belongs as much to those who are to come after us, and whose names are already written in the book of creation, as to us; and we have no right, by anything that we do or neglect, to involve them in unnecessary penalties, or deprive them of benefits which it was in our power to bequeath.
John Ruskin bequeath quote

This is a great country, and it wasn't made so by angry people. We have a sacred duty to bequeath it to our grandchildren in better shape than however we found it. We have a long way to go and we're not getting any younger.Dante said that the hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who in time of crisis remain neutral, so I have spoken my piece, and thank you, dear reader. It's a beautiful world, rain or shine, and there is more to life than winning.
— Garrison Keillor

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
— Charles Caleb Colton

Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.
— bequeath quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson