132 Inspirational Legacy Quotes to Help You Leave a Legacy

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The Most Famous Legacy Quotes (Best in 2024)

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If your life is motivated by your ambition to leave a legacy, what you'll probably leave as a legacy is ambition. — Rich Mullins

What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy. — Leonard Sweet

Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. — Babe Ruth

True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire. — Cesar Chavez

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. — Benjamin Disraeli

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

If you're going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can't be erased. — Maya Angelou

Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. — Gary Vaynerchuk

All one can really leave one's children is what's inside their heads. Education, in other words, and not earthly possessions, is the ultimate legacy, the only thing that cannot be taken away. — Wernher Von Braun

Short Legacy Quotes

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  • Everybody's trying to leave their mark on the world. That's why there's graffiti and babies. — Kristen Schaal
  • No legacy is so rich as honesty. — William Shakespeare
  • A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in — Greek Proverbs
  • Life is short, but memories are eternal. — Mexican Proverbs
  • Dying with a lot of money is a Dumb Thing! — MrBeast
  • Our goal for the group is to remain a family company. — Bernard Arnault
  • Our pictures are our footprints. It’s the best way to tell people we were here. — Joe McNally
  • Wealth won't last if good habits are not being passed down. — Patrick Bet-David
  • I want people talking about me when I'm gone. — Jake Paul
  • I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

Top 10 Legacy Quotes

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We've got a responsibility to live up to the legacy of those who came before us by doing all that we can to help those who come after us. — Michelle Obama

True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire. — Cesar Chavez

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

Everybody's trying to leave their mark on the world. That's why there's graffiti and babies. — Kristen Schaal

Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. — Gary Vaynerchuk

If you're going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can't be erased. — Maya Angelou

My father chose my name , and my last name was chosen by my ancestors . That’s enough, I myself choose my way — Ali Shariati

There is nothing more important than parents passing on a generational legacy of faith and values to their children. — James Dobson

All one can really leave one's children is what's inside their heads. Education, in other words, and not earthly possessions, is the ultimate legacy, the only thing that cannot be taken away. — Wernher Von Braun

I've got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found - the wealth of African culture. — Hugh Masekela

Legacy Image Quotes

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Legacy quote by William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty. — William Shakespeare

Legacy quote by Berry Gordy

Money had never been the main thing for me. It's the legacy that was important. — Berry Gordy

Legacy quote No legacy is so rich as honesty.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Legacy quote by Alfie Kohn

The Legacy of Behaviorism: Do this and you'll get that. — Alfie Kohn

Legacy quote The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to
The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.

Family Legacy Quotes

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The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city school and broken black families. — Star Parker

We Unitarian Universalists have inherited a magnificent theological legacy. In a sweeping answer to creeds that divide the human family, Unitarianism proclaims that we spring from a common source; Universalism, that we share a common destiny. — Forrest Church

My legacy is not only about legacy, it's about how we as a human family learn to live together within our difference. — Angelique Kidjo

Love is the human family’s most precious legacy. Its richest bequest. Its golden inheritance. — Michael Jackson

The importance of my legacy is not the golf course, it's what my life is, and what my life is intended to be. The game of golf is a game. My family is my life. — Jack Nicklaus

A father's holy life is a rich legacy for his sons. — Charles Spurgeon

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

Those who know me know I'm passionate about lists, and top of my list of priorities is my family. My wife Joan and I do not consider our legacy to our children to be wealth or fame but the opportunity to pursue happiness by following their own path. — Richard Branson

That's what the Ivy League is. And many of the people there are legacy. Their families went there; their families are in government. The kids go there. — Rush Limbaugh

What I would like my legacy to be is that of a person who took good care of her family and sang some songs that made a difference in some way. I hope I'll be remembered as somebody who was always down to earth and who handled her career and other people with honesty, integrity and class. — Martina McBride

Leadership Legacy Quotes

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If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. — Dolly Parton

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success — Stephen Covey

To fulfill you potential, you need to move out of your comfort zone and into the legacy zone. — David Cottrell

Influencers refuse to leave the world they way they found it. They leave a legacy. — Johnny Hunt

Look at Obama - he is now [2015] trying to help us environmentally but he should have done it eight years ago. He's trying to salvage his legacy and trying to do something good but we needed for him to show leadership from day one. — Patti Smith

Whether you like it or not, you will leave a leadership legacy. — Ken Blanchard

We've got to have a legacy of leadership. We've got to bring along with us a generation of black women who are going to confront twenty-first-century realities. — Jewell Jackson McCabe

Leaving A Legacy Quotes

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Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be. — Ratan Tata

I want to make my own path and leave behind a good legacy for myself and honestly, I just want to be innovative and always down for other people. That's what I want to be remembered by. I want to inspire. — ASAP Rocky

I am leaving this legacy to all of you...to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die - the dream of freedom and peace. — Rosa Parks

The best legacy you could leave is not some building that is names after you or a piece of jewelry but rather a world that has been impacted and touched by your presence, your joy, and your positive actions. — Jon Gordon

Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children...let us turn to them and say, this you inherit: guard it well, for it is far more precious than money...and once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price. — Ansel Adams

I don't think there are too many rock bands in history that can look at the beginning and middle and ending of themselves and see what I see when I think of Soundgarden. I think from the beginning through the middle and the end it was such a perfect ride and such a perfect legacy to leave. — Chris Cornell

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

There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase 'to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy.' The need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution. — Stephen Covey

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock. — Kevin Costner

My new year's resolution: Never be afraid to be kicked in the teeth. Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy. — Lady Gaga

Your Legacy Quotes

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It's about the journey--mine and yours--and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better. — Tony Dungy

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and then accept your own death. — Joe Rogan

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

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

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. — N. D. Kalu

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. — American Proverbs

You can build your legacy and your legacy can be big, but even after you slip or fall, you learn, and your legacy is getting even bigger. — Joanna Jedrzejczyk

My legacy is that I stayed on course...from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me. — Tina Turner

Ownership, that's what you give your kids. That's your legacy. — Prince

How you use the opportunities your given to affect the world around you will determine the legacy you leave behind. — Tony Dungy

Lasting Legacy Quotes

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Most people who have ever lived are forgotten. Most of us alive today will be forgotten. The lasting impact we have is through our connection to other human beings: through friendship, parenting, mentorship, friendly competition, collaboration, and love. — Lex Fridman

You can't leave a footprint that lasts if you're always walking on tiptoe. — Marion Blakey

It is to create the best Games the world has ever seen by unlocking the UK's unrivalled passion for sport, by delivering the best Games for athletes to compete in, by showcasing London's unmatched cultural wealth and diversity and by creating a real and lasting legacy. — Sebastian Coe

Everyone has a transferable commodity-knowledge. Sharing your unique expertise and making introductions for someone creates a lasting legacy. — Marsha Blackburn

Many people spend their lives trying to create a lasting legacy on earth. They want to be remembered when they're gone. Yet, what ultimately matters most will not be what others say about your life but what God says. — Rick Warren

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born. — Hun Sen

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

In this age of specialization, I sometimes think of myself as the last 'generalist' in economics, with interests that range from mathematical economics down to current financial journalism. My real interests are research and teaching. — Paul Samuelson

If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? — Randy Pausch

I'm also interested in creating a lasting legacy for collectors because bronze will last for thousands of years so I'm not really selling the art to this particular collector but it is being passed on. — Richard MacDonald

Building A Legacy Quotes

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I think you have to be when you own your own business. I'm looking at the new No Limit as being a legacy. It's incredible that we've been able to build this up and survive over ten years and we are doing the right thing by maintaining. — Master P

What we need now is a nation of great people who live to positively impact others and build enduring legacies — Tara Fela-Durotoye

Part of our purpose in life is to build a legacy – a consistent pattern of building into the lives of others. — Tony Dungy

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

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 see what other people do and what songwriters don't. They don't get out and take care of themselves. Producers turn themselves into a massive brand. Songwriters tend to be under someone else's umbrella. If you're building your own legacy, it can't be under an umbrella. — Ester Dean

Mumbai Indians will strive to build on our proud legacy of giving youngsters a platform to showcase their talent and realise their true potential. — Nita Ambani

What a glorious legacy of faith, courage, and ingenuity those noble early Mormon pioneers have left for us to build upon. My admiration for them deepens the longer I live. — L. Tom Perry

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

I did feel a sense of duty. I felt that it could be a great asset to the future of Jordan, and those continuing the process of building the country, to concentrate on that humanitarian, peace-building legacy. — Queen Noor of Jordan

People Writing About Legacy

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More Legacy Quotes

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Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way...Im pleased that my art appeals to so many people of all ages. As a parent and an artist, Im especially looking forward to leaving a legacy at The Childrens Museum, a place where I hope my work brings joy to children who visit from all over the world. — Dale Chihuly

Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one’s own and that of other people. — Leon Trotsky

Jesus was a white man, too. Its like we have, hes a historical figure thats a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want kids to know that. How do you revise it in the middle of the legacy in the story and change Santa from white to black? — Megyn Kelly

We have to strike a balance of responsibility between our duty to update other sources of energy, protecting the environment, protecting our environment and ensuring a proper legacy for the next generations. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people. Hugh Hefner LegacyHugh Hefner

The effects of the legacy media and Big Tech promote clear psychological manipulation, which has deeply distorted public-health policy. The Davos oligarchs have demonstrated their gross incompetence to all the world over the last two years. I sincerely believe that we can break through the effects of the madness of crowds, the mass formation. — Robert W. Malone

I'll use my money to help people and I promise to give away all my money before I die. Every single penny. — MrBeast

Unlike an ideologically disaligned and geographically centralized legacy state, which packs millions of disputants in one place, a network state is ideologically aligned but geographically decentralized. The people are spread around the world in clusters of varying size, but their hearts are in one place. — Balaji Srinivasan

We aren't put on this earth to pay the bills. We are put on this earth to do something special with our lives. — Patrick Bet-David

Even great talent could not launch a brand from zero. A brand must have a heritage; there are no shortcuts. — Bernard Arnault

In my twisted brain, I truly believe that nobody ever really dies, as long as the people that he or she touched continue to spread their legacy. I miss Eddie Guerrero. Eddie Guerrero was a great man. So right now, I don't want to hear 'CM Punk', you know the name I wanna hear. — CM Punk

You, me, and everything we do will one day be forgotten. It will be as if we never existed, even though we did. Nobody will care. Just like right now, almost nobody cares what you actually say or do with your life. And this is actually really good news: it means you can get away with a lot of stupid shit and people will forget and forgive you for it. It means that there’s absolutely no reason to not be the person that you want to be. The pain of un-inhibiting yourself will be fleeting and the reward will last a lifetime. — Mark Manson

My legacy doesn't matter. It isn't important that I be remembered. It's important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' I want to finish strong. — James Dobson

I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, 'I love you.' I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I've done my job in a world that's getting colder and colder by the day. — Lionel Richie

In Conclusion

Legacy quotes emphasize the idea that our time on Earth is limited and that we have the power to make a difference. They prompt us to reflect on what we want to be known for and how we want to be remembered. These quotes often inspire us to think beyond ourselves and to focus on the greater good. They encourage us to pursue our passions, be kind to others, and leave a positive impact on the world. Legacy quotes serve as a reminder that our actions today can shape the future and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

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