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And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything.
Pierre de Fermat
Posterity makes the judgments. There are going to be a lot of surprises in store for everybody.
Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. A awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live.
William Kingdon Clifford
Since it is not granted to us to live long, let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
E. Joseph Cossman
I just find that there's something about looking back on interviews, whether for purposes of remembering what I said about something or if it's for posterity when I'm 75.
Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.
After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style.
At some point in my life, before I was gone, I wanted to make an album, even if it was for no reason other than posterity.
Why should we put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity? For what has posterity ever done for us?
Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?
Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and 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.
Henry R. Luce
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
And those are the Rich, who transmit what they have to their Posterity; whereby particular Families become rich; and of such are compounded Cities, Countries, Nations, etc.
We never thought we were writing for posterity, because at the time everyone assumed that all the great standards had already been written by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein... The songs we were writing were supposed to be temporary things, of the period, like comic books.
Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.
If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it.
As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
Julius Sterling Morton
The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
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