The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.
— Cesare Pavese

Your descendants shall gather your fruits.
Virgil descend quote

The pioneer who fought for his liberties now has descendants who take them.
— Unknown

Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.
— Danish proverb

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
— descend quotation by Walt Whitman