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The survivorship of a worthy man in his son is a pleasure scarce inferior to the hopes of the continuance of his own life. (Quote by - Sir Richard Steele)

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators. (Quote by - J. C. F. von Schiller)

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me? (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. (Quote by - Jorge Luis Borges)

Religion Caesar never knew Thy posterity shall sway, Where his eagles never flew, None as invincible as they. (Quote by - Cowper)

Posterity gives every man his true value. (Quote by - Publius Cornelius Tacitus)

People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

As to posterity, I may ask (with somebody whom I have forgot what has it ever done to oblige me? (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

Posterity pays for the sins of their fathers. (Quote by - Quintus Curtius Rufus)

Posterity will say as usual: "In the past things were better, the present is worse than the past." (Quote by - Anton Chekhov)

The function of posterity is to look after itself. (Quote by - Dylan Thomas)

What dazzles, for the moment spends its spirit; Whats genuine, shall posterity inherit. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Why do you ask, how long has he lived? He has lived to posterity. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

A foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity. (Quote by - Horace Binney Wallace)

Cover your ass the bureaucrats method of protecting his posterior from posterity. (Quote by - Safire)

Posterity, thinned by the crime of its ancestors, shall hear of those battles. (Quote by - Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Strangers are contemporary posterity. (Quote by - Baronne Anne Louise Germaine de Stael)

Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach posterity are not much more numerous than the planets. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

Why should we put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity; for what has posterity done for us? (Quote by - Sir Boyle Roche)

Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity! (Quote by - John Quincy Adams)

Posterity gives to every man his true honor. (Quote by - Caius Cornelius Tacitus)

He only half dies who leaves an image of himself in his sons. (Quote by - Goldoni)

I despise mankind in all its strata; I foresee that our descendants will be still far unhappier than we are. Would I not be a criminal if, notwithstanding this view, I should provide for progeny, i.e. for unfortunates? [Ger., Ich verachte die Menschheit in allen ihren Schichten; ich sehe es voraus, dass unsere Nachkommen noch weit unglucklicher sein werden, als wir. Sollte ich nicht ein Sunder sein, wenn ich trotz dieser Ansicht fur Nachkommen, d.h. fur Ungluckliche sorgte? (Quote by - Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt)

TheYouth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity. (Quote by - Disraeli)

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