“Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design; - and posterity seem to follow his steps as a train of clients”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity”
“A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity”
James Russell Lowell
“Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?”
“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary”
“After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style”
“Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.”
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