Religion Caesar never knew Thy posterity shall sway, Where his eagles never flew, None as invincible as they.
To evoke Posterity Is to weep on your own grave, Ventriloquizing for the unborn.
That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their Posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.george mason
It was a wise and useful provision of the ancients to transmit their thoughts to Posterity by recording them in treatises, so that they should not be lost, but, being developed in succeeding generations through publications in books, should gradually attain in later times, to the highest refinement of learning.vitruvius
A general Dissolution of Principles & Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole Force of the Common Enemy. While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal Invader. How necessary then is it for those who are determin'd to transmit the Blessings of Liberty as a fair Inheritance to Posterity, to associate on publick Principles in Support of publick Virtue.Samuel Adams
The eyes of all America are upon us, as we play our part in Posterity will bless or curse us.henry knox
Alternate translation: Moreover, I desire that with the plan of the wise rulers and with their authority, pious and learned men at some time be called together both from our own churches and the churches of other nations in order that there might be a deliberation about all these controversies, and that one consenting form of doctrine, true and clear and without any ambiguity, might be handed down to Posterity.philipp melanchthon
Historic figures have homes to visit for Posterity; the Lord of history left no home. Luminaries leave libraries and write their memoirs; He left one book, penned by ordinary people. Deliverers speak of winning through might and conquest; He spoke of a place in the heart.ravi zacharias
I do not give you to Posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter.
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.
Posterity always degenerates till it becomes our ancestors.horace walpole
Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach Posterity are not much more numerous than the planets.
We are always doing, says he, something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.richard steele
: If we beat the King ninety-nine times, yet he is King still so will his Posterity be after him; but if the King beat us once we shall be hanged, and our Posterity made slaves. : My Lord, if this be so, why did we take up arms at first? This is against fighting hereafter. If so, let us make peace, be it never so base.Oliver Cromwell
We should not miss the present opportunity or we shall be blamed by Posterity.shunroku hata
Oh for a fleet that could look the proudest power in Europe in the face, on this our rightful Western Ocean! But alas, it must be left to Posterity — at the age of 50 I can't expect to view it unless from above.edward rutledge
Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, Posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.james madison
Methinks the truth should live from age to age, As 'twere retail'd to all Posterity, Even to the general all-ending day.william shakespeare
As to Posterity, I may ask (with somebody whom I have forgot) what has it ever done to oblige me?
GEORGE WASHINGTON, with his right arm upraised, sits his iron horse at the lower corner of Union Square * * * Should the General raise his left hand as he has raised his right, it would point to a quarter of the city that forms a haven for the oppressed and suppressed of foreign lands. In the cause of national or personal freedom they have found refuge here, and the patriot who made it for them sits his steed, overlooking their district, while he listens through his left ear to vaudeville that caricatures the Posterity of his protégés.
A nickname a man may chance to wear out; but a system of calumny, pursued by a faction, may descend even to Posterity. This principle has taken full effect on this state favorite.
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; Posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.john stuart mill
So true is it that all transactions of preeminent importance are wrapt in doubt and obscurity; while some hold for certain facts the most precarious hearsays, others turn facts into falsehood; and both are exaggerated by Posterity.
The method of killing a human child, one cannot even accurately say an entirely unborn human child, proscribed by this statute is so horrible that the most clinical description of it evokes a shudder of revulsion... the notion that the constitution of the United States, designed, among other things, 'to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, ... and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,' prohibits the states from simply banning this visibly brutal means of eliminating our half-born Posterity is quite simply absurd.