The country was slow to recognize the rights of African-Americans and women, but still has a heritage of freedom relative to most of the world.
the world’s heritage of knowledge
born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage.
John F. Kennedy (Inaugural Address)
a concert celebrating Hispanic musical heritage
The Taj Mahal has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
Psalm 119:111 (NIV)
For what is man’s lot from God above, his heritage from the Almighty on high?
Job 31:2 (NIV)
our lot is cast in a goodly heritage.
Jane Austen -- Emma
On our Great West African Heritage!
Lorraine Hansberry -- A Raisin in the Sun
The South was a little England in its heritage and social structure.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
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Elise’s Asian heritage was being taken full advantage of.
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
As they aged, while my father grew closer to his heritage, my mother developed a passion for gardening, and she spent hours pruning flowers in the backyard.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
The closer they got to the Hall of Accords, now looming above them, the thicker the clusters of faerie protection spells were; even Helen, with her partial heritage, was beginning to feel it.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
But they never took all this family heritage stuff seriously, did they?
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
We visited the Lok Virsa museum, and it was a joy to celebrate our national heritage once again.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
He always told my brother that we should revere our Asian heritage and protect it from foreign influences, that whether Chinese or Japanese or Korean we were rooted of a common culture and mind and that we should put aside our differences and work together.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
It informed me not only that you are Lunar, not only that you are not a shell, but also something of your heritage.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
Her Fae heritage.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
(We were the Electrons, in honor of the town’s electronics heritage.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
But Mother and Father wanted the children to know about their heritage.
Karen Levine -- Hana’s Suitcase
Retaining our humanity, cherishing our heritage, we fought the depravity of the Nazis with subtle forms of resistance.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
I’d never asked him, but I assumed some Native American heritage, most likely Cherokee or Chickasaw.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
By then we already had enough goals to beat most of our opponents: 10-0 over St. Anthony’s, 8-0 over Heritage Baptist, 3-0 over De Leon, 4-0 over Seminole, 7-0 over Highland Park, 4-0 over Cortes, and 7-0 over Palmetto in a rematch at our home field.
Edward Bloor -- Tangerine
And I am a dog of uncertain heritage.
Katherine Applegate -- The One and Only Ivan
"For the next forty-eight years, I didn’t focus on my heritage."
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
There were already two hundred thousand entries in the catalog by 1850, a priceless mineral heritage ….
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
We will show our fathers and mothers wifes sisters brothers and sweethearts that we are" worthy of that heritage.
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
An Na -- A Step from Heaven
He was of mixed tribal heritage, and in this part of the country he was a stranger.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
It seemed hardly to matter, and I was sick of the argument, sick of the fanaticism I was unable to counter or find shelter from, sick with the vision of Bobby Weed and—despite feeling no complicity whatever in the Georgia abomination—suddenly sick with a past and a place and a heritage I could neither believe in nor fathom.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
For a time you had real international competition, where you were choosing between very different products with very different heritages, sensibilities, manufacturing techniques….
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
He was one of those guys who wore a wedding ring that didn’t really look like a wedding ring—or maybe it wasn’t a wedding ring at all and he was just super-proud of his Celtic heritage.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
I have no plans of alerting anyone to your heritage.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
Or save a precious piece of human heritage from these barbarians?
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.
George Orwell -- 1984
All that this angelic heritage has given to us is a longer distance to fall.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
They are my heritage, my contribution to the world.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook
But I also wanted you to see your country’s heritage, children, to learn of its rich past.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
But despite sharing ethnic heritage and family blood, Sanaubar joined the neighborhood kids in taunting Ali.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
They and their charcoal hair and soot-coloured brows and bluish-ash-smeared cheeks where they had shaven close; but their heritage showed.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
It must have been old Durham in the beginning; it was a heritage which the self-made merchant had left to his son, along with his millions.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
He still had the olive tone to his skin that echoed his Italian heritage, and the hazel eyes she remembered, though they had the gold-ringed pupils of lycanthropy now.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
Despite his Gio heritage, he had found a job as a public servant in the mostly Krahn government, a position that made him the target of distrust among other Gios.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
It would be nice to know his heritage.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Then Caesar and the pope hastened to lay hands on the heritage, under presence of seeking for the papers of the dead man.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
In conclusion, I should like to say to you, who are about to embark upon your careers in architecture, that you are now the custodians of a sacred heritage….
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
’They’re our heritage as demigods.
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
Dark and emotive, they suggested a trace of exotic blood in his heritage, Greek, maybe, or Chippewa, and conveyed a vulnerability that made Westerberg want to take the kid under his wing.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
Every time they build a city on the banks of a river, they remember their heritage, buried deep in their subconscious.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
As if loveliness were not the special prerogative of woman — her legitimate appanage and heritage!