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Heritage Quotes

Heritage is what we inherit from those who came before. We usually talk about heritage in the sense of cultural heritage -- ideas, habits, patterns that are passed on to…

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Ancestor Quotes

Quotations about ancestors - literal or figurative ancestors, those who came before us and contributed to making us who we are today.

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Genealogy Quotes

Quotations about genealogy, the process of documenting one's family tree with all ancestors and descendants.

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Memory Quotes

Quotations about memory and memories, from writers and speakers from many times. How reliable is our memory? Are memories happy or sad? Here are some thoughts:

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Nostalgia Quotes

Nostalgia is that feeling of longing one can get when thinking about the past, a longing for a time that cannot return. What have some thinkers said about nostalgia?

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Past Quotes

Quotations reflecting on the past, sometimes in relationship to the present and future.

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Impermanence Quotes

You’ll here quotations on impermanence, the reality that everything changes and nothing lasts forever. Impermanence recognizes the reality of decay and ending. How does this idea that all is in flux influence the way we think about the world and our lives?

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Meditation Quotes

Meditation is the practice of focusing attention on a particular thought or object for a period of time. It involves letting go of internal thoughts. It can involve breathing exercises,…

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New Year Quotes

Quotations about the new year, including the holiday (not always January 1, depending on culture), and the personal emotional experience of the time. From the joy of a New Year's…