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#posterity

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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


#face #fall #him #his #impossible

Almost I feel the pulsebeat of the ages, Now swift, now slow, beneath my fingertips. The heartthrobs of the prophets and the sages Beat through these bindings; and my quick hand slips Old books from dusty shelves, in eager seeking For truths the flaming tongues of the ancients tell; For the words of wisdom that they still are speaking As clearly as an echoing silver bell. Here is the melody that lies forever At the deep heart of living; here we keep The accurate recorded discs that never Can be quite silenced, though their makers sleep The still deep sleep, so long as a seeker finds The indelible imprint of their moving minds.


Grace Noll Crowell


#posterity #reading #age

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.


Robert Trout


#educate #efforts #found #happiness #his

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?


Robert Walpole


#before #disgrace #forty #forty years #house

I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.


Sam Houston


#give #honest #honest man #i #if i could

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.


Edmund Burke


#backward #forward #look #never #people

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


#belief #create #every #every man #fellows

Posterity is the world to come; the world for whom we hold our ideals, from whom we have borrowed our planet, and to whom we bear sacred responsibility. We must do what America does best: offer more opportunity to all and demand responsibility from all.


William J. Clinton


#bear #best #borrowed #come #demand

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.


Charles Caleb Colton


#always #compound #drafts #draws #due

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


#least #let us #live #lived #long






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