It was puzzling to own trees - they were not owned the way a business os owned or even a house is owned. If anything, they were held in trust. In trust. Yes, for all of posterity,...
Smells, like music, hold memories. She breathed deep, and bottled it up for posterity.
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.
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?
Though a hundred crooked paths may conduct to a temporary success, the one plain and straight path of public and private virtue can alone lead to a pure and lasting fame and the blessings of posterity
Our fond begetters, who would never die,
Love but themselves in their posterity.
Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
They deserve to be recorded and their music saved for posterity. And if they can make a few bucks out of this, fine. But the urgency of doing this is pressing. Many of them are dying and old age is preventing others from coming to Salina.
Go on, get out last words are for fools who haven't said enough. To his housekeeper, who urged him to tell her his last words so she could write them down for posterity.
It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste;
For beauty, starv'd with her severity,
Cuts beauty off from all posterity.
Twenty years ago, I'd go listen to people play. I found them fascinating and interesting and wanted to capture their faces for posterity.
Posterity will never survey a nobler grave than this here lie the bones of Castlereagh stop, traveler, and piss.
POSTERITY, n. An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular author's contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure competitor.
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
...the glorious memory of brave men is continually renewed the fame of those who have performed any noble deed is never allowed to die and the renown of those who have done good service to their country becomes a matter of common knowledge to the multitude, and part of the heritage of posterity.
Posterity will pay everyone their due.
The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
All men on whom the Higher Nature has stamped the Love of Truth, should especially concern themselves in laboring for posterity, in order that future generations may be enriched by their efforts, as they themselves were made rich by the efforts of ge
You have power over my body but the Lord Jesus hath power over my body and soul and assure yourselves thus much, you do as much as in you lies to put the Lord Jesus Christ from you, and if you go on in this course you begin, you will bring a curse upon you and your posterity, and the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
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.
Think of your forefathers Think of your posterity.
I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot.
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.
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.
If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it.
The principle office of history I take to be this to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten, and that evil words and deeds should fear an infamous reputation with posterity.
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us.