quotes tagged with 'posterity'

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.

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom johnquincyadams posterity AmericanRevolution 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Author: Allan Bloom, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in history vision strength reading books posterity allanbloom 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

Author: George Washington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics influence american posterity country georgewashington futuregenerations 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

What is the difference between a statesman and a politician?...A statesman does what he believes is best for his country, a politician does what best gets him reelected.

Author: Mikhail Gorbachev, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politician posterity statesman country elected mikhailgorbachev 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A politician thinks about the next elections the statesman thinks about the next generations.

Author: James Freeman Clarke, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in election politician posterity statesman jamesfreemanclarke 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: unknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom thomasjefferson revolution duty justice posterity heritage 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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.

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by jrbond in sacrifice freedom posterity 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I must study politics and war that my sons (and daughters) may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons (and daughters) ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and percelain.

Author: John Adams, Source: John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780. In Adams Family Correspondence, vol. 3, L. H. Butterfield and Marc Friedlaender, eds. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973), 342.Saved by mlsscaress in politics war history knowledge children art culture posterity 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776Saved by elb1179 in peace posterity 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is something eternal in the very nature of writing, as is so graphically illustrated by the scriptures themselves. In a very real sense, our properly written histories are a very important part of our family scripture and become a great source of spiritual strength to us and to our posterity.
Author: John H. Gorberg, Source: Ensign, May 1980, p. 48Saved by mlsscaress in self strength family scripture journal writing answers posterity source 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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