I'm interested in designing for posterity.
A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
Why should we put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity? For what has posterity ever done for us?
We owe each other a debt and we owe each other an obligation, and because of these fundamental American imperatives, there are things that we own in common with each other, and that we are obliged to protect for our posterity. The water. The trees. The wild places in the land. We lose sight of these truths sometimes.
If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it.
In the past, once a movie musical was made, it was believed that you were left with that version, good or bad, for posterity.
We've spoken to a lot of friends who are stars who could be great, and they say to us, 'Look, if you were doing a movie musical, and we could pre-record and lip-synch, sure. But live? So if we hit a bad note it's there for posterity? We're not going to go out there without a safety net.' People are scared to death of that.