Inspirational Tribute Quotes On Legends, Teachers

These tribute quotes will inspire you. Tribute an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging tribute quotes, tribute sayings, and tribute proverbs.

Best Tribute Quotes

  1. “Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.” ~ Gene Tunney
  2. “Never was flattery lost on a poet’s ear; a simple race, they waste their toil for the vain tribute of a smile.” ~ Walter Scott
  3. “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” ~ Thornton Wilder
  4. “As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.” ~ John M. McHugh
  5. “Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen

  6. “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~ Theodore Hesburgh
  7. “I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  8. “We prefer war in all cases to tribute under any form and to any people whatever.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  9. “Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!” ~ John Piper
  10. “He [Will Rogers] was America’s most complete human document. One-third humor. One-third humanitarian. One-third heart.” ~ Damon Runyon

  11. “An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.” ~ Billie Burke
  12. “The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs.” ~ Alfred P. Sloan
  13. “To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs — but a tribute nevertheless.” ~ George Steiner
  14. “As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace.” ~ Rene Cassin
  15. “Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.” ~ Jean de La Fontaine

  16. “The fact that the games were so close was a tribute to the level of skill in the World Cup.” ~ Lorrie Fair
  17. “This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here.” ~ Allen Iverson
  18. “There are lots of Linux users who don’t care how the kernel works but only want to use it is not only a tribute to how good Linux is, but it also brings up issues that I would never have thought of otherwise.” ~ Linus Torvalds
  19. “The most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital.” ~ George Steiner
  20. “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” ~ Thurgood Marshall

  21. “Although my parents have never been the kind to hint around about grandchildren, I can think of no better tribute to them than giving them some…. I can’t help thinking that the cycle is not complete until I can introduce them to a child of their child. And I can think of no better comfort when they are gone than to know that something of them lives on, not only in me but in my children.” ~ Anne Cassidy
  22. “Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  23. “The vestiges of pagan religion in Christian symbology are undeniable. Egyptian sun disks became the halos … The pre-Christian God Mithras … had his birthday celebrated on December 25 … Even Christianity’s weekly holy day was stolen from the pagans … Christianity honored the Jewish Sabbath of Saturday, but Constantine shifted it to coincide with the pagans’ veneration of the day of the sun … To this day, most churchgoers attend services on Sunday morning with no idea that they are there on account of the pagan sun god’s weekly tribute- Sunday.” ~ Dan Brown
  24. “… Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs.” ~ Alfred P. Sloan
  25. “An actors’ tribute to me is in his work.” ~ Lee Strasberg

  26. “There is a metaphysical honor in ending the world’s absurdity. Conquest or play-acting, multiple loves, absurd revolt are tributes that man pays to his dignity in a campaign in which he is defeated in advance…. War cannot be negated. One must live it or die of it. So it is with the absurd: it is a question of breathing with it, of recognizing its lessons and recovering their flesh. In this regard the absurd joy par excellence is creation. “Art and nothing but art”, said Nietzsche, “we have art in order not to die of the truth.”” ~ Albert Camus
  27. “I have a lot of heroes. I don’t think people give enough of a tribute to their mentors. They try to act like they’re spontaneous generations – they are faking liars.” ~ John Leguizamo
  28. “Let our tribute to the dead be a new resolve: to respect people for what they individually think, rather than respect groups for what they were collectively brought up to believe.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  29. “Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfill a particular role. Whatever I have achieved in life is through His help and an expression of His will. He showered His grace on me through some outstanding teachers and colleagues and when I pay my tributes to these fine persons, I am merely praising His glory. We are all born with a divine fire in us.” ~ Abdul Kalam , Tribute quotes for teachers
  30. “Not the sun or summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  31. “Many of the songs were written as a way of paying tribute to specific people, but in the end, the songs took on a life of their own and I didn’t worry about accuracy or biographical truth, so it’s not a problem.” ~ Michael Gira
  32. “It is my desire, by my presence and with my words, to pay tribute to your tireless work in defending and fostering the inviolability of innocent and defenseless human life from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death.” ~ Raymond Leo Burke
  33. “Tears are a tribute to our deceased friends. When the body is sown, it must be watered. But we must not sorrow as those that have no hope; for we have a good hope through grace both concerning them and concerning ourselves.” ~ Matthew Henry
  34. “The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.” ~ Jean Genet
  35. “I think that when you pay tribute and are citing, not only through naming the authors but also through the acknowledgment of the form, that you are in no way plagiarizing.” ~ Simone Muench

  36. “My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.” ~ Melissa Rivers
  37. “On this International Day of UN Peacekeepers, let us pay tribute to the men and women from countries across the world who serve selflessly, tirelessly and fearlessly in UN peacekeeping operations. Let us remember the heroes who have laid down their lives in lands far from their own in the service of peace. And let us reaffirm our commitment to building a world free from the scourge of war.” ~ Kofi Annan
  38. “In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars.” ~ George Washington
  39. “Each delicately and fiercely imaged poem is a tribute to perseverance and survival and a lesson for us all.” ~ Walter Bargen
  40. “Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom.” ~ Philip Sidney

  41. “COMMENDATION n. The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles but do not equal our own.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  42. “He’s written some great songs. I thought that “Blues Man” was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.” ~ Alan Jackson
  43. “But I think it is also important that we pay tribute and acknowledge another great principle, and that is the principle of religious conviction. Religious freedom has no significance unless it is accompanied by conviction.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  44. “”A Tale of Three Cities” is a tribute to our parents’ generation, who escaped from city to city in search of their loved ones and in search of a place to build a better home. The story is set during the turbulent war years in China in the ’40s and ’50s.” ~ Mabel Cheung
  45. “Ry Cooder for me is a master, a great master that has a wonderful feel for Cuban music. He’s also paid tribute my talent a bit, even though I don’t know half of what he knows.” ~ Compay Segundo

  46. “This is a very insulting tribute
    But take it in good heart
    Congratulations Mom and Dad
    You’ve reached Silver together…apart
    Lots of love etc” ~ John Walter Bratton
  47. “Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men’s vices or men’s stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment’s or a penny’s worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame.” ~ Ayn Rand
  48. “Honor is a public enemy, and conscience a domestic, and he that would secure his pleasure, must pay a tribute to one and go halves with t’other.” ~ William Congreve
  49. “The bottom line is that if politicians weren’t in the business of granting favors and exacting tribute, every single issue surrounding campaign finance reform would be irrelevant. After all, why would anyone spend money for influence, access, favors and tribute if the only thing that politicians do is to live up to their oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution?” ~ Walter E. Williams
  50. “Science is a tribute to what we can know, although we are fallible.” ~ Jacob Bronowski

  51. “The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” ~ David Daiches
  52. “My grandmother was determined that everyone feel a sense of optimism and opportunity. Marc and I want to make sure we’re doing that. This period of our lives is not just a tribute to her, it’s inspired by her. And it’s for when we have our own children — I want to help make sure we’ve got a world I want them to live in.” ~ Chelsea Clinton
  53. “The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire.” ~ Dave Gibbons
  54. “A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.” ~ Milan Kundera
  55. “If you race merely for the tributes from others, you will be at the mercy of their expectations.” ~ Scott Tinley

  56. “It’s time to stop building the shopping malls, the prisons, the stadiums and other tributes to all of our collective failures. It is time that we start building living monuments to hope and possibility.” ~ Majora Carter
  57. “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it…The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” ~ Barack Obama
  58. “The author’s tribute is heartfelt.” ~ Monty Roberts
  59. “I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.” ~ Dan Fogelberg
  60. “When I first heard that Barack Obama was going to be the first black president, I wanted to do the smallest, biggest tribute in history.” ~ Willard Wigan

  61. “I was truly thrilled when Alex-Zsolt played for my tribute concert titled, ‘A Tribute to Richard M. Sherman.’  This special concert event was held at Disney’s Historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA.   Alex was great and he played my songs very musically and in supercalifragilisticexpialidocious style!” ~ Richard M. Sherman
  62. “That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury, stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.” ~ Robert H. Jackson
  63. “There’s not a ship that sails the ocean, But every climate, every soil, Must bring its tribute, great or small, And help to build the wooden wall!” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  64. “Jesus is hungry but feeds others; He grows weary but offers others rest; He is the King Messiah but pays tribute; He is called the devil but casts out demons; He dies the death of a sinner but comes to save His people from their sins; He is sold for thirty pieces of silver but gives His life a ransom for many; He will not turn stones to bread for Himself but gives His own body as bread for people.” ~ D. A. Carson
  65. “The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins’ record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs.” ~ Deborah Cox

Tribute is something given or contributed voluntarily as due or deserved; especially.

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