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Daemon
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Among the sentiments of most powerful operation upon the human heart, and most highly honorable to the human character, are those of veneration for our forefathers, and of love for our posterity.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
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You know, I can't really argue with that.

Sanity is not statistical
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It depends on who your forefathers were, and what kind of a posterity you have.
excaelis
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Well, posterity is yet to be determined.

Sanity is not statistical
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It sounds like fragment from The Lancet: "operation upon the human heart".
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"Veneration for our forefathers, and of love for our posterity" - most prominent features in Chechen families.
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Oration at Plymouth, December 22, 1802,
in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims.

Among the sentiments of most powerful operation upon the human heart, and most highly honorable to the human character, are those of veneration for our forefathers, and of love for our posterity. They form the connecting links between the selfish and the social passions. By the fundamental principle of Christianity, the happiness of the individual is interwoven, by innumerable and imperceptible ties, with that of his contemporaries.

As for such noble sentiments of veneration for our forefathers,

I am from Central America. And as you know, mostly we speak spanish. Nonetheless, people here do not know anything about such sentiments. In fact, we don´t even have forefathers...exactly. You see, the spanish came with the sword and the cross, raping, plundering and evangelizing all the natives in the only way it could be done, a pretty nasty way. Now, I don´t think anyone in Latin America could call the spanish our forefathers. And at least in my country, there is so little, if any, presence of the native culture that we can´t call them our forefathers either.
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capitan wrote:
Oration at Plymouth, December 22, 1802,
in Commemoration of the Landing of the Pilgrims.

One may only hope that the hard-learned lesson of the past be not in vain.
PS Pil(grims) on the run.
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