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TOP 50 QUOTES ABOUT LEAVING A LEGACY AND MAKING YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD

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Quotes About Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is about making our mark in this world. It’s about ensuring that the life we led, mattered, and that we made the most of it. For most of us, it takes a near death experience, or hitting rock bottom before we begin paying attention to exactly what we’ve been doing with our lives. And unfortunately, it’s usually a tragedy that jolts us into realizing that our time on this beautiful planet is actually limited.

 “Your Life Is Your Message To The World. Make Sure It’s Inspiring.”

With that being said, our hope is that we can help you bypass having to experience the tragedy or close-calls in life before you sincerely begin considering what your legacy will be. So, we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring quotes about leaving a legacy to do just that.

Use these quotes to nudge yourself into considering if what you’ve been doing with your life up until this point, is aligned with the legacy you want to leave. Then leverage that awareness and inspiration to get to work creating your legacy. So, if you’re ready, let’s dive in…

Inspirational Quotes About Leaving a Legacy

Best Quotes on Leaving a Legacy

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 L. Alder

2. “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

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

4. “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

5. “If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” – Maya Angelou

6. “That is your legacy on this earth when you leave this earth: how many hearts you touched.” – Patti Davis

7. “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.” – Anonymous

8. “Live, laugh, leave a legacy.” – Stephen R. Covey

9. “Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.” – Brandon Lee

10. “What we do now echoes in eternity.” – Marcus Aurelius

11. “Death comes to us all, but great achievements build a monument which shale endure until the sun grows cold.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories.” – Og Mandino

13. “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

14. “The need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.” – Stephen R. Covey

15. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli

16. “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

17. “What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy.” – Leonard Sweet

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

19. “All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” – Jim Rohn

20. “You can’t make footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt.” – Bob Moawad

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

22. “Stop giving your gift to those who want to use you for the development of their legacy, at the cost of yours.” – Steve Harvey

23. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something the will.” – Chuck Palahniuk

24. “There’s only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde

25. “Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.” – Anonymous

Halfway There

Quotes are extremely effective at capturing and effectively communicating thoughts and ideas. Some can be motivating, while others inspiring. But most importantly, quotes can help us gain clarity on the values, beliefs and perceptions we have regarding a specific subject.

With that being said, we hope you are enjoying these legacy quotes. But more importantly, we hope these quotes are helping you fortify your belief in the value of leaving a legacy.

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26. “I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.” – Jesus Christ, John: 17, 4

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

28. “Do whatever you gotta do to chase your legacy every second of your life.” – Ray Lewis

29. “You only live once. But if you work it right, once is enough my friend.” – Greg Plitt

30. “Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.” – Vitor Belfort

31. “It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.” – Tony Robbins

32. “The great and glorious legacy of a human being is to live with purpose.” – Robin Sharma

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

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. “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

36. “You are the posterity of your family. You are either continuing the progression or regression of your ancestors.” – Johnnie Dent Jr.

37. “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

38. “Unlike wealth, there is an infinite value in legacy.” – Criss Jami

39. “Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

40. “You can’t leave a footprint that lasts if you’re always walking on tiptoe.” – Marion Blakey

41. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

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

43. “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

44. “Children are the legacy we leave for the time we will not live to see.” – Aristotle

45. “When we let the expectations of others or our own unreasonable self-expectations rule, we silence the power of our legacies.” – Joy Dekok

46. “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” – J.K. Rowling

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

48. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” – Ray Bradbury

50. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

Bonus Legacy Quote

Bonus: Alright, we have last legacy quote to leave you with. We hope this quote we leave with the inspiration needed to begin taking action on those things which matter most as it relates to creating your legacy. Here it is:

“Either you make a mark on the world, or the world will make a mark on you.” – Paulo Coelho

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best legacy quotes to inspire you to get busy creating yours. We hope you’re feeling fired up to begin putting a stamp on your future by acting to contribute something meaningful to those who will be here long after you are gone.

With that being said, if you enjoyed these quotes about leaving a legacy, please don’t hesitate to bookmark the page, or share it with someone who you think will benefit from it.

Now go forth and live today like it matters, because it does.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these legacy quotes, then you’ll love these quotes on living life to the fullest.

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