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Generation Quotes

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The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Related topics: Positive Attitude Choice Change

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

 

Every generation needs a new revolution.
- Thomas Jefferson

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby


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It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind
in the history of the world or to make it the last.
- John F. Kennedy

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte

Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival,
liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness
is a planet whose resources are devoted
to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
- Jimmy Carter

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Let the word go forth from this time and place,
to friend and foe alike,
that the torch has been passed
to a new generation of Americans -
born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
- John F. Kennedy

Martyrs cannot be silenced.
- the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation,
with a right, by the will of its majority,
to bind themselves, but none to
bind the succeeding generation,
more than the inhabitants of another country.
- Thomas Jefferson

The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people,
of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked.
- John Clellon Holmes

I never got away from the war.
Not because I was obsessed with it in those years,
but because it was the event of my generation and I
started out covering it so I stayed with it.
- Neil Sheehan

The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities
under free government is the most significant,
if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
- Woodrow Wilson

And my generation in Brazil was influenced by Cinema Novo.
So we're echoing what's been done way in the past.
- Walter Salles

I'm doing research for a large comic book on the Beat Generation guys -
Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and those guys.
- Harvey Pekar

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding
it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation.
You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.
- Ronald Reagan

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders
of those who have gone before.
- Owen Chamberlain

According to the Small Business Administration,
more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not
survive through the second generation,
and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
- Kit Bond

This might be the first generation where kids are dying
at a younger age than their parents and it's related
primarily to the obesity problem.
- Judy Davis

I was lucky, as many of my generation was,
in having a man like Dr. King in our lives.
He came at a time that we needed to take a long look
at each other and see how similar we were.
- Lena Horne

There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out,
are willing to put themselves on the line,
and risk everything for their beliefs.
- Wynton Marsalis

These kids are the future of the National Football League.
They're the next generation that will be playing high school football,
NCAA football, and some even to the pros.
- Troy Vincent

In general, everyone wants to work and work more.
But in fact, when a young generation has sufficient
capability then we should create conditions for them to work.
- Nong Duc Manh

After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be
invaded by the Germans in World War Two,
we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war.
- Horst Koehler

We're all like little ants who scurry around with the
materials that are at hand right now.
Each generation finds new materials.
Its just evolution, isn't it?
- Beth Orton

The Greatest Generation got to save old tires,
dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar.
The Richest Generation is being asked to shop.
- Margaret Carlson

When a new generation watches the films,
people might mention that it has improved their lovemaking.
I guess it's because it isn't threatening.
It was very sweet and delicate.
- Sylvia Kristel

My mind-set is Munich.
Most of my generation's is Vietnam.
- Madeleine Albright

Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life;
never before has a generation,
drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.
- Raoul Vaneigem

I'm not of this generation.
- Charles Manson

No art that is not in the end understood by the People
can live or ever did live a single generation.
- Frank Norris

My parents were both from extremely different backgrounds.
My father's Italian, my mother was of Swedish descent.
They're both first-generation Americans.
- Susan Lucci

Nobody in America, in the modern generation,
has read their mythology or legends.
- Kenneth Anger

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.
- Bette Davis

The little religion that I have clung to-that what
matters most is the continuity of life,
and its improvement from one generation to another.
- David O. Selznick

The young very seldom lead anything in our country today.
It's been quite some time since a younger generation
pushed an older one to a higher standard.
- Wynton Marsalis

You can take as much as you can from the generation that has preceded you,
but then it's up to you to make something new.
- Jackson Browne

I like to do theater and hopefully be effective.
Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation,
can't do it.
They don't have the chops.
- Jeffrey Wright

I think we're the first generation to successfully
integrate American society.
- Ted Rall

Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed
like the Andrews Sisters.
It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house,
only it was our generation.
- Christian Lacroix

I'm very proud of Space 1999.
Its success paved the way for other sci-fi shows to follow.
My hope is that the DVD release will help it reach
a new generation of fans.
- Martin Landau

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men;
but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars,
and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with
regard to its predecessors.
- Emile M. Cioran

I'm in my 10th generation of TV critic now.
- Geraldo Rivera

New gene pools are generated in every generation,
and evolution takes place because the successful individuals
produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation.
- Ernst Mayr

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past:
it creates a new generation of coding bums.
- Edsger Dijkstra

If more politicians in this country were thinking about
the next generation instead of the next election,
it might be better for the United States and the world.
- Claude Pepper

The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn't 'done Brando' is lying.
- James Caan

A politician thinks of the next election.
A statesman, of the next generation.
- James Freeman Clarke

After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more.
- Edward Grey

It changed me more than anything else.
You don't want to get to that place where you're the
adult and you're palpably in the next generation.
And, this shoved me into that.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes
down from century to century,
from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
- Pierre Bayle

I'm trying to bring a new generation into the musical
theater and to create a new audience.
- Jerry Herman

Each age, it is found, must write its own books;
or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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