A legacy or a bequest is something left behind and thus remembered. There are a few legacy quotes that bring out its actual meaning. Read more for some famous bequest quotations and sayings.

Legacy Quotes

Men may perish but their legacies remain. Several generations of famous men and women have left behind their beliefs and success stories. Ranging from the invention of cheese to green revolution, everything is a legacy. Dictionaries define it as "something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past". But that isn't all. Apart from inventions, kingdoms, and heirlooms, the thought process of a generation is also transferred on as a legacy. But not all legacies are be quested or received by the newer generation with will and respect.

There are many instances when we feel legacy is great. It could be you getting a pass to a cricket match due to our dad’s position whereas your friend has to watch the match on television. Another example could be that of a kid with celebrity genes for him getting into the star-studded career could be a cakewalk. On the other side, legacy has often been pressurizing people to perform well. This is where the masses tend to ignore the fact that it is not mandatory that successful parents would always have successful children. Neither is a child obligated to prove himself to the world and ideally shouldn't get bogged by the way society compares him with the world.To get some very interesting quotes on legacy and bequests, read this!

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

- Herbert Hoover

And if you don't live, you have nothing to write about.

- Maynard James Keenan

I really have reached a point where I can write a book about all of this.

- O. J. Simpson

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

- Pericles

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.

- Marcus Garvey

When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.

- Tecumseh

Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't eligible for another fifteen years.

- Conan O\'Brien

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.

- Miles Davis

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

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

- Serena Williams

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