The Progressive Farmer is featuring photos this year from its vast archives. This photo was taken in 1951, Image by John McKinney

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
William James

A farm includes the passion of the farmer’s heart, the interest of the farm’s customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm--it’s everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape.
Joel Salatin

That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.
Patti Davis

You can’t choose your parentage. But you can choose your legacy.
Rick Riordan

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

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
David Brower

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Psalms 145:4 (KJV)

If you bungle raising children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

How little we understand of the gifts we have been given or the shape of the path we took to reach our salvation.
Harley King

My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.
Tahir Shah

You make your mark by being true to who you are and letting that be your staple.
Kat Graham

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

Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.
Germany Kent

Living to create an earthly legacy is a short-sighted goal.
Rick Warren

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
Theodore Roosevelt

My meaning is, that no man can expect his children to respect what he degrades.
Charles Dickens

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

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.
Chögyam Trungpa

As long as we are being remembered, we remain alive.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Take the stones that failure throws at you and build legacies the world will always remember you for.
Israelmore Ayivor

I am convinced that the greatest legacy we can leave our children are happy memories: those precious moments so much like pebbles on the beach that are plucked from the white sand and placed in tiny boxes that lay undisturbed on tall shelves until one day they spill out and time repeats itself, with joy and sweet sadness, in the child now an adult.
Og Mandino

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.
Ray Bradbury


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