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    “We are always doing,” says he, “something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us.”
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    There’s nothing as real as money.
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. director, screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. “Cicero” (James Mason)

    The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight.
    —Joseph Addison (1672–1719)