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51. "It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone."
Author: Aaliyah
52. "History will dictate what my legacy is. And 'maverick' is fine, because I am."
Author: Al Davis
53. "I want to write books that can truly become a legacy and bring benefits to people."
Author: Andrea Hirata
54. "Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Legacy: Supreme leaders determine where generations are going and develop outstanding leaders they pass the baton to."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
55. "Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day."
Author: Bill Graham
56. "The myth of Christian martyrdom and persecution needs to be corrected, because it has left us with a dangerous legacy that poisons the well of public discourse. This affects not just Christians, but everyone. We cannot use the mere fact that we feel persecuted as evidence that our cause is just or as the grounds for rhetorical or actual war. We cannot use the supposed moral superiority of our ancient martyrs to demonstrate the intrinsic superiority of our modern religious beliefs or ideological positions. Once we recognize that feeling persecuted is not proof of anything, then we have to engage in serious intellectual and moral debate about the actual issues at hand."
Author: Candida Moss
57. "I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven't seen, how much I'm not going to see, and how much I still need to see."- The Legacy Letters, by Carew Papritz"
Author: Carew Papritz
58. "I feel that my father's greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything."
Author: Caroline Kennedy
59. "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."
Author: Cat Stevens
60. "Dancing, apart to music with a beat, is my legacy."
Author: Chubby Checker
61. "I have a bee in my bonnet as to how few black historical figures one sees on film; incredible stories, stories from which we are living the legacy and which just don't get made."
Author: David Oyelowo
62. "Everyone leaves a legacy, whether they want to or not. The question is, "What kind of legacy will you leave?"
Author: Dillon Burroughs
63. "I certainly hope 'Dragon' can leave some legacy behind."
Author: Donnie Yen
64. "You don't wanna mess up what you've done. It's like Jordan coming back: You're scared to mess up the legacy."
Author: Ice Cube
65. "Patrimonial capitalism's legacy is that many people see reform as a euphemism for corruption and self-dealing."
Author: James Surowiecki
66. "Even if our entire audiovisual legacy were to be lost in a power cut, we would still be able to read books in the light from the sun, or in the evening by a candlelight."
Author: Jean Claude Carrière
67. "This is actualy a poemwe have been callednaiveas if it were a dirty word,whe have been calledinnocentas though with shameour cheeks should burnsowe visit withthe careful idolsof cynisismto learn to sneerand pant and walkso as not to feel the scalesof judgement rub wronglybut we saysome things mustremain simplesome things must remainuntouchedand purelest we all forgetthe legacy we begot usthe health of our originsthe poetry of our fundemental selves"
Author: Jewel
68. "Even soldiers from the Vietnam War had said that when they were fighting in that war, the landmine was just one of any number of weapons to use in the fighting. It wasn't until they began to think about the aftermath and the legacy of landmines that they recognized the long-term, indiscriminate impact of the weapon."
Author: Jody Williams
69. "Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great."
Author: Jordana Brewster
70. "The magnificent thing about her [Amelia Earhart] is, in the eyes of the world, she simply never died. Her fear never witnessed, her failure never recorded, her shiny twin-engine Electra never recovered. Earhart's legacy of inspiration is amplified because her adventure is perpetual. We don't think of her as dead; we think of her as missing. She is forever flying, somewhere beyond Lae, over that limitless blue horizon."
Author: Josh Gates
71. "Actors have a magic gene within them - I think they're the finest descendants of rogues and vagabonds - and it's all too easily forgotten what the acting legacy is."
Author: Julian Sands
72. "I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.' I have to leave a legacy."
Author: Katy Perry
73. "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."
Author: Kevin Costner
74. "I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather, the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain of those who served our nation and that he expected me to be a new and strong link in the same chain."
Author: King Hussein I
75. "My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it."
Author: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
76. "Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy."
Author: Lady Gaga
77. "He was wrong in thinking that by saying 'Nnphnn!' Sunny had been complaining about getting undressed in front of her siblings. Sunny's oversized suit had muffled the word she was really saying, and it was a word that still haunts me in my dreams as I toss and turn each night, images of Beatrice and her legacy filling my weary, grieving brain no matter where in the world I travel and no matter what important evidence I discover."
Author: Lemony Snicket
78. "This is the legacy of a compassionate bunch. Our fate now rests on the whims of men."
Author: Leot Felton
79. "'Let the music play on' would be my legacy."
Author: Lionel Richie
80. "It absolutely helped - to write the father in both 'Juicy' and 'Beasts,' I had to see the whole story from his point of view. All of a sudden I understood more of what my own father must be going through - the fear, the frustration, the anger... the hope that he'll leave a legacy."
Author: Lucy Alibar
81. "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."
Author: Michael Buble
82. "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."
Author: Paul Tsongas
83. "People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself."
Author: Peter Gay
84. "If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?"
Author: Randy Pausch
85. "As an announcer, 'The Price Is Right' is the mother of all shows not only because of its legacy, but because it is by far the most demanding game show."
Author: Randy West
86. "Every parent will leave a personal legacy (though not all parents will leave behind an inheritance). what i give to my children or what i do for my children is not as important as what i leave in them."
Author: Reggie Joiner
87. "A legacy that powerful does not disappear. Next to the Egyptians, the Greeks and Romans were babies. Our modern nations like Great Britain and America? Blinks of an eye...The very oldest root of civilization, at least of Western civilization, is Egypt. Look at the pyramid on the dollar bill. Look at the Washington Monument—the world's largest Egyptian obelisk. Egypt is still.......very much alive."
Author: Rick Riordan
88. "As a Republican, I am proud of my party's rich legacy of conservation."
Author: Robert Dold
89. "I hope I left behind a legacy that people will enjoy. But whatever they want to say, I can't predict."
Author: Robert Duvall
90. "I'd love to build a brand, a legacy."
Author: Ryan Holmes
91. "As I've mentioned, a large part of my father's legacy is the lesson he taught his sons. He brought us together and said, 'The measure of a man is how well he provides for his children."
Author: Sidney Poitier
92. "Many developing countries are enjoying demographic changes. They have a younger demographic composition so they're not burdened by legacy policy. Now, if you combine this with a good macro policy and ambitious structural policy, those countries are able to move more flexibly and be more agile."
Author: Sri Mulyani Indrawati
93. "Beautiful is the man who leaves a legacy that of shared love and life. It is he who transfers meaning, assigns significance and conveys in his loving touch the fine art and gentle shaping of a life. This man shall be called, Father."
Author: Stella Payton
94. "For there either was some Tristero beyond the appearance of the legacy America, or there was just America, and if there was just America then it seemed the only way she could continue, and manage to be at all relevant to it, was as an alien, unfurrowed, assumed full circle into some paranoia."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
95. "San Narciso was a name; an incident among our climatic records of dreams and what dreams became among our accumulated daylight, a moment's squall-line or tornado's touchdown among the higher, more continental solemnities—storm-systems of group suffering and need, prevailing winds of affluence. There was the true continuity, San Narciso had no boundaries. No one knew yet how to draw them. She had dedicated herself, weeks ago, to making sense of what Inverarity had left behind, never suspecting that the legacy was America."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
96. "I have squandered away my father's political legacy...My personal life is in a mess...Can I turn the tables? - Rhea Malviya"
Author: Tuhin A. Sinha
97. "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."
Author: Wangari Maathai
98. "On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, I salute every individual who honors the core values of his legacy, making him proud of humanity."
Author: Widad Akrawi
99. "No legacy is so rich as honesty."
Author: William Shakespeare
100. "It is up to the people and boxing fans to give me the respect I deserve once I have finished my career. I personally do not think about my legacy."
Author: Wladimir Klitschko

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