Posterity Quotes

Posterity gives every man his true value. Tacitus

After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity. George Ade

Posterity – the forlorn child of nineteenth century optimism – grows ever harder to conceive. Mason Cooley

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators. Friedrich von Schiller

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. Jorge Luis Borges

It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age. Joseph Addison

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery. Rene Descartes

Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else. Heywood Broun

When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary. Thomas Paine