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Generations Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Generations are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

 

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller


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Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the long history of the world,
only a few generations have been granted the role
of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.
I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

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

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

There was a big question as to whether or not different
generations have grown up differently.
- Melissa Joan Hart

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us,
and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children
and of future generations.
- Christine Gregoire

I think that we have a responsibility to make certain
that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure,
frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars,
instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
- James Madison

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died,
I felt like a guest for the first time.
That made me very sad.
- William Shatner

In a few generations more, there will probably be no
room at all allowed for animals on the earth:
no need of them,
no toleration of them.
- Marie Louise

We need to remember across generations that there is
as much to learn as there is to teach.
- Gloria Steinem

All of the generations go to what is chic for them,
and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
- Estelle Parsons

There are generations who watch Doctor Who together.
- Sarah Sutton

Right, different generations come along,
and discover the music, I think.
- Wanda Jackson

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means -
We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
- Mike Pence

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

It's hard to compare actors from different generations.
- Kim Hunter

One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations.
- Isaac Hanson

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

We are seeing healing among the stolen generations,
and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people
to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
- Malcolm Fraser

The nation is a community.
Community of individuals, community of generations.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church.
- Leverett Saltonstall

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music.
It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to
be plastered all over the radio for the masses.
- Dweezil Zappa

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.
We are preparing for an all-out war,
a war which will last for generations.
- Yasser Arafat

The principle goal of education in the schools should
be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget

We believe that peace is not just signed papers,
but rather a contract between generations for the building
of a more promising and less threatening future.
- King Hussein I

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

Thinking in generations also means enabling our young
to have a decent standard of living.
- Paul Tsongas

I don't like giving names to generations.
It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.
- Ian Williams

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also
that they should have this promise to all generations.
- Thomas Goodwin

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple.
Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations,
and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
- Ron Paul

I was one of the first generations to watch television.
TV exposes people to news, to information,
to knowledge, to entertainment.
How is it bad?
- Tom Clancy

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

The death tax punishes the American dream -
making it virtually impossible for the average American
family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest,
hard-working ancestry.
- John Phillips Marquand

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve
the promise of Social Security for future generations.
- Sue Kelly

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless
when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family.
- Sister Parish

I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution,
but my most significant concern has to do with whether
my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased.
- Judy Chicago

Even the most wretched individual of our present society
could not exist and develop without the cumulative
social efforts of countless generations.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations -
Spinoza,
Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others -
were natives of Europe and America.
- David Ben-Gurion

My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative
tax on small businesses and family farms that,
in many cases, families have spent generations building.
- Todd Tiahrt

You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.
- Julian Bond

Planning ahead is a measure of class.
The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations,
but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
- Gloria Steinem

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
- Geraldo Rivera

Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as,
today, we remember our forefathers.
- Moo-hyum Roh

Families don't make projects for five years,
they make projects for generations.
- Achille Maramotti

Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about,
but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly -
and across several generations,
too.
- Prince Andrew

I realized then that the generations may change but
the strength of our nation remains solid.
- Jane D. Hull

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation
stones for an edifice to be built by future generations,
the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
- Thomas Mann

Correcting it, I don't know; just shedding the light
of day on it is a first major step,
being one of the earliest generations not to just accept the words.
- Paul Kantner


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