We lay down a heritage by sacrificing ourselves in the daily build.

Just as incontestably as it was necessary to repay a debt was it necessary to keep the property in such condition that his son, when he received it as a heritage, would say thank you to his father, as Levin had said thank you to his grandfather for all he’d built and planted.

Levin in AK

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

John Adams