Quotes on Legacy

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann Quote Details

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I agree with you entirely in condemning the mania of giving names to objects of any kind after persons still living. Death alone can seal the title of any man to this honor, by putting it out of his power to forfeit it. Thomas Jefferson Quote Details

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The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James Quote Details

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You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand. Woodrow Wilson Quote Details

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What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you. Ralph Sockman Quote Details

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While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction. James Cabell Quote Details

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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln Quote Details

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The mass of men worry themselves into nameless graves while here and there a great unselfish soul forgets himself into immortality. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson Quote Details

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Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht Quote Details

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I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - when he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do. Harry Truman Quote Details

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No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? Lee Iacocca Quote Details

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I won't know for 20 years. Amos Alonzo Stagg Quote Details

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

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You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. Evan Esar Quote Details

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Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. Theodore Roosevelt Quote Details

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Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you. Amelia Earhart Quote Details

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We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk Quote Details

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Remember that you have only one soul; that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life...If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing. Saint Teresa Quote Details

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When you get to my age, you'll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.

I know people who have a lot of money, and they get testimonial dinners and they get hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don't care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.

That's the ultimate test of how you have lived your life. The trouble with love is that you can't buy it. You can buy sex. You can buy testimonial dinners. You can buy pamphlets that say how wonderful you are. But the only way to get love is to be lovable. It's very irritating if you have a lot of money. You'd like to think you could write a check: I'll buy a million dollars' worth of love. But it doesn't work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
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Give yourself a gift: the present moment.

People out for posthumous fame forget that the Generations To Come will be the same annoying people they know now. And just as moral. What does it matter to you if they say x about you, or think y?
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Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble and expense at the price of their own posterity's liberty! Samuel Adams Quote Details

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A man's as good as he makes himself, but no man's any good because his grandfather was. George Horace Lorimer Quote Details

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No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it. You say you are a nameless man. You are not to your wife and to your child. You will not long remain so to your immediate colleagues if you can answer their simple questions when they come into your office. You are not nameless to me. Do not remain nameless to yourself — it is too sad a way to be. Know your place in the world and evaluate yourself fairly, not in terms of the naïve ideals of your own youth, nor in terms of what you erroneously imagine your teacher's ideals are. Richard Feynman Quote Details

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After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. Cato Quote Details

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Success is the peace of mind achieved when you know - in your heart - that you did your best at maximizing your potential according to your values. It has little to do with what others think of you. Darvin Raph Quote Details

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If you were to die right now, today, what would you be proud of? Ted Coiné Quote Details

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