Why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity ever done for us?

Sir Boyle Roche (1743-1807) Irish politician
Speech, Irish Parliament

In Commons debate over a grant that would add to future debt. Quoted in Jonah Barrington, Personal Sketches of His Own Times, ch. 17 (1869)
Added on 1-May-08 | Last updated 1-May-08
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