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Definition of Posterity

Posterity

  1. The race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham.
  2. Succeeding generations; future times.

Posterity Quotations

Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?
Groucho Marx

What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
Robert Louis Stevenson

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine

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.
John Adams
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Posterity Translations

posterity in Dutch is nageslacht
posterity in German is Nachwelt
posterity in Latin is proles, posteri
posterity in Spanish is posteridad

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