Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave.
But there could be little guarantee that later generations would perpetuate the cult.
To perpetuate and multiply the choicer varieties, peaches and nectarines are budded upon plum or almond stocks.
Again, they perpetuate the traditions of the Achaemenid Empire.
In their tendency to perpetuate and prolong the existence of the weak and those who are least well equipped and endowed by nature, they are anti-social in character and inimical to the survival of the strongest and most vigorous type of humanity.