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When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
You had better all die - die immediately, than live as slaves and entail your wretchedness upon your posterity.
The eyes of all America are upon us, as we play our part posterity will bless or curse us.
And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown that the ancients did not know everything.
It is our sacred duty to transmit unimpaired to our posterity the blessings of liberty which were bequeathed to us by the founders of the Republic.
One day posterity will remember these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage.
We must not look at the past with the enormous condescension of posterity.
Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.
Let our posterity know that we their ancestors, uncultured and unlearned, amid all trials and temptations, were men of integrity.
In the age-old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity's approval.
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
This I regard as history's highest function, to let no worthy action be uncommemorated, and to hold out the reprobation of posterity as a terror to evil words and deeds.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
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.
Let no family go into eternity without having left their memoirs for their children, their grandchildren, and their posterity.
The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small states Israel, Athens, Florence, Elizabethan England.
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.
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.
A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.
Verbal representations of such places or scenes may, or may not, have the merit of accuracy; but photographic presentments of them will be accepted by posterity with an undoubting faith.
In the last analysis, the artist may shout from all the rooftops that he is a genius; he will have to wait for the verdict of posterity.
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.
Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble and expense at the price of their own posterity's liberty!
Art is always in the eyes of the beholder. Only posterity has the right to point out our mistakes.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.
It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?
Posterity, thinned by the crime of its ancestors, shall hear of those battles.
Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers.
We gladly put antiquity above our age but not posterity. Only a father doesn't begrudge his son's talent.
He only deserves to be remembered by posterity who treasures up and preserves the history of his ancestors.
posterity who are to reap the blessings will scarcely be able to conceive the hardships and sufferings of their ancestors.
Filmmakers don't work for posterity. We create with celluloid and chemical pigments that don't last very long. They fade away. In 200 years there will be nothing left of our work but dust.
It is a duty we owe to posterity to see that our children shall know the virtues, and rise worthy of their sires.
It is in times of difficulty that great nations like great men display the whole energy of their character and become an object of admiration to posterity.
Each generation of humanity takes the earth as trustees... We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
God and posterity will show me more favour
Be what you wish your children to be. Parents have perpetuated by precept and example their own stamp of character to their posterity.
I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.
How does it secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity, to those generations yet unborn, to kill them, aborting them in the womb?
What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.
I'm interested in designing for posterity.
As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me?
Posterity will call you the great emancipator, a more enviable title than any crown could be, and greater than any merely mundane treasure.
I'm not going to write for posterity. I'm going to write to make a buck.