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Legacy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Legacy

Please enjoy these Legacy Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

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It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us,
and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children
and of future generations.
- Christine Gregoire

The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
- Adam Schiff

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This land, this water, this air, this planet -
this is our legacy to our young.
- Paul Tsongas

I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that -
stuff I'm not ashamed of,
but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders.
- Chrissie Hynde

I don't think about my legacy, if indeed,
I have one.
- Louis Farrakhan

As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy,
we also celebrate a man of strong character,
deep conviction, unforgettable charm,
and wonderful wit.
- Jim Ramstad

If there is any one truth from the legacy of the Cayce readings,
it would be that there is a spiritual dimension to humans,
something beyond time and space.
- Henry Reed

What I am most proud of is the legacy of hope that
FIFA and football leaves around the world.
It makes all of the efforts and energy I pour into this job worth it.
- Sepp Blatter

I don't want to lose my name because that's how I know myself.
There is a legacy here.
- Moon Unit Zappa

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Americans want our leaders to defend our values,
our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life,
not apologize.
- Christine O'Donnell

Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally
overshadowed my having some kind of a...
legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great.
- Jordana Brewster

I have a great legacy, tarnished somewhat by the move.
- Art Modell

What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty
name and a legacy from paganism.
- Desiderius Erasmus

This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages.
- John Strachan

Conservative voters increasingly understand that the
one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.
- Paul Weyrich

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that
environmental preservation and restoration are a critical
part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
- Sue Kelly

One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr.,
President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built
his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.
- Hillary Clinton

Children...
are our legacy.
Our responsibility.
They are our destiny and we are theirs.
The extent to which we fail as parents,
we fail as God's children.
- Dirk Benedict

When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy
the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
- Samuel Butler

It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.
- Aaliyah

With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing,
I have never thought of legacy at all.
I am always grateful if people like what I have done.
A legacy is something no one can forsee.
- Tom Glazer

You're presuming too much by using the word legacy -
presuming that someone is going to care.
- Michael Bolton

I see this as my humanitarian legacy.
We're prepared to pay billions.
- Sheldon Adelson

I don't think at that time I realized how important
it was and how important it was for me to be here and
carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer.
- Kim Weston

In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America
lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if
the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance.
- Ron Kind

The new Pirates!
builds on that legacy delivering an even more powerful
and fun experience to players...
and is still unmatched in offering a blend of genres in one great game.
- Sid Meier

I am riding for Legacy ATV and I have quite a few new sponsors this year.
- Ben Jackson

If he's chasing the full restoration of his legacy,
he's chasing something that he really can't get.
- Jim Lampley

Give it up for Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy.
And thank you, Ray Charles for living.
- Jamie Foxx

Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting
it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time.
- George Voinovich

People seem to forget that one reason they are now
thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself.
- Peter Gay

Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society.
Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world.
She will be missed.
- Jim Costa

As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been
an outstanding issue for more than half a century.
- Li Peng

The Gershwin legacy is extraordinary because George Gershwin died in 1937,
but his music is as fresh and vital today as when he originally created it.
- Michael Feinstein

This country, and the West Coast, especially,
is bad at preserving any cultural legacy.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

I am honored to be a Bond girl and be a part of the Bond legacy,
To star in a video game with Connery,
the original Bond, is incredible.
- Maria Menounos

I have to be happy in the here and now because every
time you start focusing on your legacy you're really
setting yourself up for disappointment.
- Michael Bolton

This rebuilding of New Orleans gives us the perfect
opportunity to see if we're ready to extend the legacy of Dr. King.
- Wynton Marsalis

I didn't get to see Predator until halfway through shooting.
It was great to get an education while I was shooting
because it made me excited to be part of this legacy.
- Sanaa Lathan

Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we'll be able to do this a lot.
Make a legacy, then retire champions.
- Serena Williams

But I've got to think of myself as the luckiest guy.
Robert Johnson only had one album's worth of work as his legacy.
That's all that life allowed him.
- David Bowie

As an announcer, 'The Price Is Right' is the mother
of all shows not only because of its legacy,
but because it is by far the most demanding game show.
- Randy West

Dancing, apart to music with a beat,
is my legacy.
- Chubby Checker

When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy,
the only decent thing to do is die at once.
- Samuel Butler

It's my father's legacy.
My father's view was that the public is the employer
of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to.
- Jack Anderson

But while we can never predict where events will take
us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence,
we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour's legacy.
- Liam Fox

We are a continuum.
Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values,
so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead
to our children and their children.
And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
- Paul Tsongas

For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society.
That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down
into society's method of handling suicide recovery.
Now we have to fight off the demons that have been
hanging around suicide for centuries.
- Judy Collins

I'm trying to build a strong business.
I want to create new stars, new shows and new products
for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me.
There are so many other ways I want to reach women
besides doing a talk show.
- Tyra Banks

It was a great mantel to be able to take on really,
an amazing legacy.
And you know to finally see it, because I just saw
the final product yesterday as well,
is really amazing to be part of something like this.
- Brandon Routh

I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued
success and perseverance.
We are grateful for their contributions to society
and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed.
May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service,
both at home and abroad.
- Kenny Marchant

I'm really excited to be a part of it and sharing the legacy,
any documentary I look up at the sky and Kevin Burns
did and Bryan did and showed me again you know the
history that's in this character and you know.
- Brandon Routh

I ask the American people to consider the legacy this
administration has handed us in the defense budget
as we spend billions of U.S.
taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars.
- Rick Larsen

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the
legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables,
preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
- James H. Douglas

We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor
of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian
model' that might also inspire others in our region.
I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people
and the shield of generations to come.
- King Hussein I

You have to know one big thing and stick with it.
The leaders who had one very big idea and one very big commitment.
This permitted them to create something.
Those are the ones who leave a legacy.
- Irving Kristol

The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest
number of people for the longest period without limit to value.
No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role
as the seal of God's message.
- Cat Stevens

When the media defines something, you have to question:
Is it the definition that you want applied to your
culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy,
and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one.
- Tim Reid

I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather,
the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that
he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain
of those who served our nation and that he expected
me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.
- King Hussein I

Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things?
Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets.
We want foreign shirts.
We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported?
- Abdul Kalam

We've got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature,
the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican
task force on protecting the Great Lakes.
Yet nothing has been done on it.
- Jennifer Granholm

The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy
because of the legacy of the old regime,
the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society,
and the weakness of national resolve.
- Ahmed Chalabi


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