Quotation Explorer - 'Posterity'

We lose everything because everything remains except us. And therefore any form of posterity may be an affront, and perhaps any memory, as well. - Javier Marías
I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the greatest jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity it has. - Malcolm Muggeridge
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. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it. - John Adams
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.
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. - Joseph Addison
Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me? - Groucho Marx
The artist must manage to make posterity believe that he never existed. - Gustave Flaubert
One of history's secrets is that the revolutionaries' appeal in the eyes of posterity owes much to the traits they share with the world they overthrew. - Christopher Caldwell
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else. - Heywood Broun
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. - Thomas Jefferson
Most writers deserve the reputation posterity has bestowed upon them: You can’t for long conceal the toxic spots on your character—Philip Larkin is Exhibit A—nor can you conceal your dignity, your humanism, your regard for veracity and freedom. - William Giraldi
After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity. - George Ade
The greatest investment one can ever make is the investment into humanity, for an achievement based on positive influence into people's life can stand the test of time, survive through the mortality of men and resound endlessly through posterity - Uzoma Ezeson
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. - Thomas Paine
A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity. - James Russell Lowell
POSTERITY, n. An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular author's contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure competitor. - Ambrose Bierce
Discipline your sexuality for it has the proclivity to cause a productivity that can influence now and posterity. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. - Edmund Burke
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity. - George Ade
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else. - Heywood Broun
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember, that virtue is not hereditary. - Thomas Paine
Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. - Abraham Lincoln
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