100+ Best Legacy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational legacy quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Legacy Quotes

I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era. — Brian Krzanich

I think that everything I’ve ever done at some point is part of someone else’s legacy. — Liev Schreiber

A war still rages over the legacy of the 1960s. — Camille Paglia

My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it. — Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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

Im never looking at life in terms of legacy. — Andrew Forrest

Angela Davis’s legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights. — Henry Giroux

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

If you look to your past or even your present to see why you are here or what your purpose is, you may get stuck in a limited view of yourself. Instead, look beyond your years here on earth, reconnect with the divine, and bring forth your soul’s legacy into the present moment. — Debbie Ford

America’s legacy has been crafted by generations of hard-working men and women who moved to the United States from all over the globe to pursue their dreams. — Charles B. Rangel

I’ve got to sing for Pops; I’ve got to keep my father’s legacy alive because he started all of this. So I started calling people, and nobody would give me a chance, but I didn’t let that stop me. I took money out the bank and I started making me a record, and I did it in this guy’s basement. — Mavis Staples

Infosys demonstrated to the world that an Indian company could implement standards of quality, operations, finance that compare with the best. That is a legacy I am happy with. — N. R. Narayana Murthy

What he gave to this franchise, this city and this state, for 18 years, puts him among the elite athletes to have played professional sports. No. 31 in the rafters adds another legacy to the great tradition of Indiana basketball. — Donnie Walsh

You don’t wanna mess up what you’ve done. It’s like Jordan coming back: You’re scared to mess up the legacy. — Ice Cube

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

When my journal appears, many statues must come down. — Duke of Wellington

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

Let the music play on would be my legacy. — Lionel Richie

The ‘Soul Train’ legacy and brand are of the utmost importance to me and to ‘Soul Train’s’ millions of fans. After years of offers, I feel the time is now finally right to pass the torch. — Don Cornelius

In my view the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with the tablet if you are not encumbered by the legacy of the PC. — Tim Cook

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

Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy? — bell hooks

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

I never imagined that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us. — Kristin Armstrong

In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There’s something greater than the result, more lasting – a legacy. — Xavi

A failure to act is a terrible, stunning legacy for any leader. But far worse when it is the president of the United States. And that’s the point driven home by Romney’s selection of Ryan, who dared to lead when Obama did not. — Mark McKinnon

I love figure skating and what I am able to express creatively. I want to leave a legacy in the sport. — Patrick Chan

Rio will have to look after the legacy of infrastructure. But it’s unclear who will run the sports centres after the Olympics. — Eduardo Paes

You know, when companies who have made a commitment and have legacy costs and all of a sudden want to walk away from that commitment and lay it on the federal government, that’s a problem. It’s a fiscal problem for us. — Dennis Hastert

I want our company to leave a legacy of learning to find the balance between what’s good and what’s good for you. — Nell Newman

United Press International is a great news agency. It has made a remarkable mark in the annals of American journalism and has left a superb legacy for future journalists. I wish the new owners all the best, great stories and happy landings. — Helen Thomas

Children touch all of our lives. We all have the opportunity to sow seeds into the next generation, and there’s nothing more important that we can leave on this earth than a legacy of faith, hope, and confidence in our God. — Victoria Osteen

I fear that the rising personal bankruptcies and repossessions are the first signs of bigger problems to come and personal debt – Gordon Brown’s legacy to millions of Britain’s families – will hang like a millstone around the neck of the British people for years to come. — Vince Cable

You are remembered for the rules you break. — Douglas MacArthur

I am not concerned about getting reelected. I can make the unpopular but necessary decision. Your focus from day one is on your legacy rather than political considerations. — Benigno Aquino III

We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country. — Barack Obama

I’m expected to do what’s right; I want to leave a legacy of positivity behind. — Angie Stone

I feel quite excited about the possibility of working on multiple albums. There’s something really iconic about having a catalog featuring a lot of albums, and I’d love to have that legacy. — Paloma Faith

The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty – and to mystify that systematic disenfranchisement by making up something called race, which could serve as a distraction. — Sarah Churchwell

I have this famous joke that I use: Why was God able to create Heaven and Earth in seven days and seven nights? Because he didn’t have installed customers and legacy technology to worry about. — Brad D. Smith

Her legacy was her quiet dignity and instinctive rage against injustice, … What she determined on the spot was that her dignity would not allow her to be treated unjustly. — Diane Watson

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

Defending birthright citizenship is about being on the right side of liberty. The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican Party. — Mark McKinnon

We know how to deal with these things in a positive way. We’re opening an education campaign on the life and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad. — Ibrahim Hooper

The legacy of the fairy story in my brain is that everything will work out. In fiction it would be very hard for me, as a writer, to give a bad ending to a good character, or give a good ending to a bad character. That’s probably not a very postmodern thing to say. — Kate Atkinson

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

I certainly hope ‘Dragon’ can leave some legacy behind. — Donnie Yen

I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music. — Janet Jackson

I would love to be remembered as a wonderfully dynamic and multitalented actress who left a legacy through her work and through her life of helping people and of being a positive force in the world. — Keshia Knight Pulliam

I don’t want The Cure to fizzle out doing 45-minute shows of greatest hits. That would be awful for our legacy. — Robert Smith

What he represents is that part of Giuliani’s legacy that has become permanent, on crime and welfare, — Fred Siegel

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

For all of her influence on popular culture, and the remarkable performances she left behind, perhaps Farrah Fawcett’s greatest legacy was her raw, intimate, honest portrait of a woman fighting for her life – against cancer. — Alana Stewart

I’ve been being asked about my legacy since I was about 25 years old. I’m not sure you can have a legacy when you’re 25 years old. Even 37. I’d like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what the word even means. — Peyton Manning

As a Coalition Government, we inherited a legacy of lack of trust and confidence in political system. — Andrew Lansley

You’re presuming too much by using the word legacy – presuming that someone is going to care. — Michael Bolton

What I have learnt is that it is important to pursue your passion more than your legacy; if you have a passion with a purpose, then everything else fits in. — Nita Ambani

We all leave personal legacies for the people we know and love. — Christine Gregoire

I think the legacy we leave is our family. I don’t think it’s money. I don’t think it’s – I’m not saying that charity isn’t a great thing. I just think that it’s my family. Even now I look and I think, God, I’m lucky if I lost it all. — Michael Buble

I don’t really think of things in terms of legacy or where I stand in the history of Nintendo or anything like that. — Shigeru Miyamoto

I do not feel I have a legacy to protect. — Bret Easton Ellis

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

The point of the commercial is to continue to build pressure on the governor to sign the bill. His legacy and his place in history is very important to him. We need to remind the governor he is at that place. — Geoffrey Kors

The legacy of Steve Jobs and the strength of Steve Jobs is that he established a company that’s clearly firing on all cylinders and clicking very well. — Al-Waleed bin Talal

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

I have the legacy of my father and his nocturnal automatic waking up. But I like those periods. I immediately have a different vision of humanity and my life. — Orhan Pamuk

You ask yourself, ‘What do you want your legacy to be?’ I’m content at this point to say, ‘Those who follow me.’ Romeo Crennel, Bill Belichick, Sean Payton, to name a few. I think I’ve got a pretty good group, so far. — Bill Parcells

Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy. — Bill Gates

I’d like to continue to spread my message on conservation and make sure my dad’s message – his legacy – lives on. — Bindi Irwin

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

We are proud to welcome this landmark hotel — fully restored and offering the latest in amenities and services — into the Hilton brand. The Hilton Fort Worth continues our legacy of offering hotels of significance culturally or within the community that are designed to help our guests experience all of the enriching leisure or business experiences that travel can offer. — Jeff Diskin

In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination – and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past – are real and must be addressed. — Barack Obama

I don’t think about my legacy, if indeed, I have one. — Louis Farrakhan

I finally admitted that obesity and diabetes were part of a life-threatening legacy – and I had to deal with that reality or die. — Stephen Furst

To honor the legacy of veterans and the democratic principles they fought for, I am glad that I introduced the Korean War Veterans Recognition Act which was enacted in 2009. — Charles B. Rangel

She was green when green wasn’t in. From sea to shining sea, Lady Bird Johnson has left her legacy in a more beautiful America. From millions of trees and wildflowers planted, to interstates free from billboards and replaced with green. — David Mixner

Tony Blair is a brilliant politician. Unfortunately, his legacy is entwined with George W. Bush because of Iraq. — Noel Gallagher

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

Proud about my father? What am I most proud of? I think I’m proud of the legacy he left I think is what it is. He has left us so much. — Ziggy Marley

I can’t just be the girl who sang ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ I have to leave a legacy. — Katy Perry

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

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

I may adopt. I love children and I do feel the need to take the legacy forward. I am open to it, but emotionally you have to be ready for it. Raising a child is really a huge responsibility. And I should have that time and emotional energy to give to child. How and when is a decision my mother and I will take a few years from now. — Karan Johar

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

Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad’s footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever. — Bindi Irwin

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

I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music – gospel, blues, jazz and R&B – is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I’m telling you. — Quincy Jones

I think that when we look out with our underfunded liabilities and our national debt over $14 trillion, I think if we are part of that movement to get our government spending under control, I think that would be a tremendous legacy to leave. — Ben Quayle

When I’m asked about legacy, I say it’s too early to talk about legacy. — Arlen Specter

And so I’m saying that, yes, colonialism was terrible, and I describe it as a legacy of wars, but we ought to be moving away from that by now. — Wangari Maathai

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. — Billy Graham

Since the break-up of the 1990s, Russia has not had winter sports facilities. All the winter sport venues were effectively located in countries that are no longer part of the federation. There is a strong argument for saying Sochi’s legacy will be this country will have winter sports facilities it did not have before. — Sebastian Coe

I dont think about the Fonda legacy much. — Troy Garity

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

The Higher Education Industry is very analogous to the Newspaper industry. By the time they realize they need to change the costs to support their legacy infrastructure and costs will keep them from getting there. — Mark Cuban

With the ongoing globalization of GM’s product development organization, and the implementation of our global architecture strategy, Bob felt he needed to devote his efforts to product development full time, and I agreed, … Bob’s legacy at GM will be in our future cars and trucks. It makes sense for him to devote his full energies to that critical task. — Rick Wagoner

Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them. — Lysette Anthony

Most designers and creative agencies, no matter their industry niche, will do some nonprofit or cause-related work at some stage of their career. This work helps us create a sense of purpose that is bigger than us. It connects us to our community, helps us leave a legacy and be part of something bigger than our own work. — Peleg Top

We are proud to add Legacy Campus to our family of community-oriented nursing and rehabilitation centers. — Tom Scott

So much of what I create has been due to the influence of Miles Davis and Donald Byrd, and so many of those that have passed on. Their music, their legacy lives on with the rest of us because we are so highly influenced by their experience and what they have given us. — Herbie Hancock

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