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What dazzles, for the moment spends its spirit;
What's genuine, shall posterity inherit.
[Ger., Was glanzt ist read more

What dazzles, for the moment spends its spirit;
What's genuine, shall posterity inherit.
[Ger., Was glanzt ist fur den Augenblick geboren;
Das Aechte bleibt der Nachwelt unverloren.]

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Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach
posterity are not much more numerous than the planets.

Posterity is a most limited assembly. Those gentlemen who reach
posterity are not much more numerous than the planets.

by Benjamin Disraeli Found in: Posterity Quotes,
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The man was laughed at as a blunderer who said in a public
business: "we do much for posterity; read more

The man was laughed at as a blunderer who said in a public
business: "we do much for posterity; I would fain see them do
something for us."

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He thinks posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded.

He thinks posterity is a pack-horse, always ready to be loaded.

by Benjamin Disraeli Found in: Posterity Quotes,
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Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will read more

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

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What has poster'ty done for us,
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our read more

What has poster'ty done for us,
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?

by John Trumbull Found in: Posterity Quotes,
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Posterity, thinned by the crime of its ancestors, shall hear of
those battles.
[Lat., Audiet pugnas, vitio parentum
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Posterity, thinned by the crime of its ancestors, shall hear of
those battles.
[Lat., Audiet pugnas, vitio parentum
Rara juventus.]

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Herself the solitary scion left
Of a time-honour'd race.

Herself the solitary scion left
Of a time-honour'd race.

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A foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity.

A foreign nation is a kind of contemporaneous posterity.

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