“We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — David Brower. Here are 50 Best Legacy Quotes.

Legacy Quotes

1. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” — Shannon Alder

2. “There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.” — Frank Herbert

3. “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” — William James

4. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” — William Shakespeare

5. “Even though our time in this life is temporary, if we live well enough, our legacy will last forever.” — Idowu Koyenikan

6. “It's the journey that matters, soak it in. Learn lessons out of it. Impact positively so that if you never get to your destination, at least you'd leave a legacy to be remembered.” — Emem Uko

7. “To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.” — Criss Jami

8. “We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — David Brower

9. “No one goes on, but what we leave behind keeps us alive for someone else.” — Adam Silvera

10. “We will always be with u. we internalize traits we observe in others as a way to honor and remember them. we are all living memorials” — Jomny Sun

11. “Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father's expectations or make up for their father's mistakes.” — Barack Obama

12. “We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.”— David Brower

Legacy Quotes

13. “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”―Taylor Swift

14. “Live your life in such a way that you'll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.”— Germany Kent

15. “Very good, Jason Grace," Notus said. "You are a son of Jupiter, yet you have chosen your own path- as all the greatest demigods have done before you. You cannot control your parentage, but you can choose your legacy.”— Rick Riordan

16. “The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.” — Tavis Smiley

17. “Leaving behind books is even more beautiful — there are far too many children.” — Marguerite Yourcenar

18. “Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.”— Bill Graham

19. “The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children” — Philip Carr-Gomm

20. “Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.” — Criss Jami

21. “A writer doesn't dream of riches and fame, though those things are nice. A true writer longs to leave behind a piece of themselves, something that withstands the test of time and is passed down for generations.” — CK Webb

22. “Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It's the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.” — Steve Saint

23. “As a writer of philosophy, it's good to ask oneself, 'Will I still believe this a week from now, or months, or even years?” — Criss Jami

24. “Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. Something cannot emerge from nothing.”     — Frank Herbert

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Legacy Quotes

25. “Maybe not. But maybe that's how the world changes, Isaiah. One father, one child, at a time.” — Barbara Samuel

26. “Not every hen lay eggs. Not every hen that lays eggs gets them hatched. Not everyone born with greatness becomes as such. Go, hatch your eggs.” — Israelmore Ayivor

27. “Culture was actually humanity’s attempt to extend the womb.” — Christopher Dawson

28. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you?” — William Hundert

29. “Make a difference, change the game for the better, leave a legacy, be a guide that someone else can follow and make better, and then someone else will follow that and make that better.” — Carlos Wallace

30. “Ambition's ambition is immortality. To create an eternal legacy.” — Renzo Dante

31. “Preserving the heritage - promoting the future.” — Becky Williamson-Martin

32. “True wealth are those things that I can’t put a dollar figure on. And one of those things is the part of me that I leave with the whole of you.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

33. “the difference between the old and the new education being) in a word, the old was a kind of propagation - men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda.” — C.S. Lewis

34. “My art is that of the 35mm kind; my poetry is of the lead and ink kind; my happiness is of the product of both; and my legacy is of the story of my soul, that my life left behind” — Jeremy Aldana

35. “Not even ten additional years of slavery could have done so much to throttle the thrift of the freedmen as the mismanagement and bankruptcy of the series of savings banks chartered by the Nation for their especial aid.”— W.E.B. Du Bois

36. “Every country has a cultural legacy and religious practices for reasons that I don’t believe fall under the category of superstition, something that a religious scholar should understand.” — Santosh Kalwar

Legacy Quotes

37. “Please think about your legacy because you are writing it every day.” — Gary Vaynerchuk

38. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ― Warren Buffett

39.  “Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

40. “I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.” — Jesus

41. “What is the point of it all? Not leaving legacies. But being ripe. Being ripe.” ― Maurice Sendak

42. “Outlive your life!” ― Max Lucado

43. “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories.” ― Og Mandino

44. “Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.” Peter Strople

45. “Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.” Steve Saint

46. “Our legacy is how we spend our time and who we spend it with.” Jim Stengel

47. “Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!” Freddie Mercury

48. "An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head."Emil Zàtopek

49. “It's humbling and enthralling to know your legacy when you're alive.” Laura Schlessinger

50. "Children are the legacy we leave for the time we will not live to see." - Aristotle

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“Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.” ― Steve Saint
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“Our legacy is how we spend our time and who we spend it with.” ― Jim Stengel
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“Outlive your life!” ― Max Lucado

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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