Heritage Quotes

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.- Will Durant

 

America is not a melting pot but a Mosaic.- Pat M. Derian

 

America, America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!- Katherine Lee Bates

 

And the forest calls and I soon shall go Where the last of my kindred tread; For I'd rather die with a dying race Than live where the light has fled.- Lilith Lorraine

 

Birth, ancestry, and that which you yourself have not achieved can hardly be called your own.- Greek Proverb

 

Every creative act draws on the past whether it pretends to or not. It draws on what it knows. There is no such thing, really, as a creative act in a vacuum.- Ada Louise Huxtable

 

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.- Mignon McLaughlin

 

Give me you tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teaming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!- Emma Lazarus

 

I empathize with those who yearn for a simpler world, for some bygone golden age of domestic and international tranquility, Perhaps for a few people at some time in history there was such an age. But for the mass of humanity it is an age that never was.- Shirley Hufstedler

 

I see so many of these new folks nowadays, that seem to have neither past nor future. Conversation's got to have some root in the past, or else you've got to explain every remark, an' it wears a person out.- Sarah Orne Jewett

 

I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition--about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive.- Maya Angelou

 

If you don't remember history accurately, how can you learn?- Maya Lin

 

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.- Anne Sexton

 

It is one proof of a good education, and of a true refinement of feeling, to respect antiquity.- Lydia Sigourney

 

Knowledge of (another) culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize ore steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.- Margaret Mead

 

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the expeience of the mass is behind the single voice.- Virginia Woolf

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, entrusted to the mother's mind alone, to fashion genius, form the soul for good, inspire a West, or train a Washington.- Sarah J. Hale

 

Our generation reclaimed the land, our children fought the war, and our grand-children should enjoy the peace.- Golda Meir

 

Science and time and necessity have propelled us, the United States, to be the general store for the world, dealers in everything. Most of all, merchants for a better way of life.- Lady Bird Johnson

 

Slavery. it is true, was to some extent introduced into New England, but it never suited the genius of the people, never struck deep root, or spread so as to choke the good seed of self-helpfulness...People, having once felt the thorough neatness and beauty of execution which came of free, educated, and thoughtful lavor, could not tolerate the clumsiness of slavery.- Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

Students of all cultures are supposed to come together on campus to learn from each other and about each other...This trend toward ethnic identification has often come at the expense of the unity represented by the symbol of the melting pot.- Sandra Day O\'Connor

 

The past which is so presumptuously brought forward as a precedent for the present, was itself founded on some past that went before it.- Mme. de Stael

 

The United States is not a nation of people which in the long run allows itself to be pushed around.- Dorothy Thompson

 

The world is grand, beautiful, thrilling. But I love New York.- Dorothy Kilgallen

 

There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Each of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.- Coretta Scott King

 

There is not enough loving-kindness afloat in the continental United States to see a crippled old lady across an Indian trail.- Margaret Halsey

 

There's a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam.- Eliza Cook

 

Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.- Malayan Proverb

 

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.- Barbara Tober

 

True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others.- Elizabeth II Queen

 

Truly there is nothing in the world so blessed or so sweet as the heritage of children.- Carolina Oliphant

 

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.- Zelda Fitzgerald

 

Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.- Nancy Astor

 

Yes, we have a good many poor tired people here already, but we have plenty of mountains, river, woods, sunshine and air, for tired people to rest in. We have Kansas wheat and Iowa corn and Wisconsin cheese for them to eat. Texas cotton for them to wear. So give us as many as come--we can take it, and take care of them.- Mary Margaret McBride

 

You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.- Geraldine Ferraro

 

You must know the story of you culture and be proud of you ancestors-- Roman Banuelos

 

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.-Rudolf Arnheim

 

Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.-Abdus Salam

 

So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum. We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers how to educate the kids about their musical heritage.-Margaret Whiting

 

Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.-Pierre de Coubertin

 

Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.-Pierre de Coubertin

 

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.-Allan Bloom

 

The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover.-Ben Harper

 

The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done.-Anthony Kennedy

 

The Council of Islamic Affairs is doing a great service to the world by promoting a greater understanding in America of the rich heritage of the Islamic peoples and their hopes and aspirations for the future.-Aly Khan

 

The countless number of influential figures in American history who are of Caribbean heritage indicates the need to set aside a designated time to celebrate their contribution to our country.-Eliot Engel

 

The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it.-Abdus Salam

 

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world.-Amartya Sen

 

The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.-Georg Simmel

 

The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed.-Mike Fitzpatrick

 

The evidence of a Jewish civilization going back more than two millennia is overwhelmingly borne out in the archaeology of the region. The heritage of the Jews in Palestine is documented.-Jack Schwartz

 

The music we're playing now is based on my heritage, which is Russian, Romanian and Hungarian.-Herbie Mann

 

The musical heritage of Yorkshire is deep and wide.-Lesley Garrett

 

The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree. It is truly a part of our national heritage and it merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.-Bob Goodlatte

 
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