Quotes: posterity

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    ''We are always doing,'' says he, ''something for posterity, but I would see posterity do something for us.''
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    'We are always doing,' says he, 'something for posterity, but I would see posterity do something for us.'
  • Alexander Smith
    Alexander Smith
    Scottish Poet, Author 1830-1867
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    A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    American humorist, playwright 1866-1944
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    After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Because men really respect only that which was founded of old and has developed slowly, he who wants to live on after his death must take care not only of his posterity but even more of his past.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
  • James Joyce
    James Joyce
    Irish writer 1882-1941
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    Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Few can be induced to labor exclusively for posterity; and none will do it enthusiastically. Posterity has done nothing for us; and theorize on it as we may, practically we shall do very little for it, unless we are made to think we are at the same time doing something for ourselves.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston
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    I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
  • Elmore Leonard
    Elmore Leonard
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    I'm not going to write for posterity. I'm going to write to make a buck.
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