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Posterity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Posterity' quotations and sayings.

A foreign nation is a contemporaneous posterity.

As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me?

If we would amend the world we should mend ourselves and teach our children to be not what we are but what they should be.

It is pleasant to observe how free the present age is in laying taxes on the next. "Future ages shall talk of this; they shall be famous to all posterity"; whereas their time and thoughts will be taken up about present things, as ours are now.

Of this our ancestors complained, we ourselves do so and our posterity will equally lament because goodness has vanished and evil habits prevail while human affairs grow worse and worse sinking into an abyss of wickedness.

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.

Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all.

The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.

The survivorship of a worthy man in his son is a pleasure scarce inferior to the hopes of the continuance of his own life. See quote detail

Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity!

Time will unveil all things to posterity; it is a chatterer and speaks to those who do not question it.

We are always doing, says he, something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us. See quote detail

We are too careless of posterity, not considering that as they are so the next generation will be.

With respect to the authority of great names, it should be remembered, that he alone deserves to have any weight or influence with posterity, who has shown himself superior to the particular and predominant error of his own times.