a. A To bequeath your children a basketful of gold is not as good as give them Confucian classics to study.
b. It’s better to leave your children books to study than bequeath them a basketful of gold to live on. -- History of Han, Chronicle of the Han Dynasty by Ban Gu
遗子黄金满籝，不如一经。 -- 《汉书·韦贤传》
遗：留给 to bequeath
经：儒家经典，泛指书籍 Confucian classics; books