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“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  – Pericles.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  – Pericles.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about how legacy can be created by erecting monuments but that legacy is meaningless without contributing to improving lives of the others. Mention the true legacy is impacting the lives of others and enriching it. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.