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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state,
many duties that were left a generation ago to chance.
- Arthur Capper

Everybody's saturated with the marketing hype of next-generation consoles.
They are wonderful, but the truth is that they are
as powerful as a high end PC is right now.
- John Carmack

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

Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and
opportunity and the value of education more than 7th
or 8th generation Americans.
- Malcolm Wallop

After 1929, so many people had been traumatized by
the stock market crash that there was a lost generation.
- Ron Chernow

Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation
immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films.
Those with an accent are bad guys.
- Max von Sydow

Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

What makes a book great, a so-called classic,
it its quality of always being modern,
of its author, though he be long dead,
continuing to speak to each new generation.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

There's so much talk about the drug generation and songs about drugs.
That's stupid.
They aren't songs about drugs; they're about life.
- Cass Elliot

I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better -
all these technologies are going to get better -
that's the difference between first generation and second generation.
- Trip Hawkins

I'm speaking for all of us.
I'm the spokesman for a generation.
- Bob Dylan

Everything's so repressive now - it's the No generation.
You can't do anything, you can't eat anything,
you have to abstain.
- Michael Douglas

There is a rising generation in this country who do
not know God because of a general decay of religion.
- Arthur Middleton

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late,
but I guess in my generation it was all right.
I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis.
- Jana Novotna

When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give
a damn about other people's painting...
every generation must start again afresh.
- Maurice de Vlaminck

I believe we need to attract a new generation of the
best and brightest to public service and I believe
that government can be a source of inspiration,
not degradation.
- Andrew Cuomo

The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation
of the living continues to anoint,
paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there.
- Julius Wellhausen

I remember the 1940s as a time when we were united
in a way known only to that generation.
We belonged to a common cause-the war.
- Gene Tierney

A theater is being given over to market forces,
which means that a whole generation that should be
able to do theater as well as see it is being completely deprived.
- Vanessa Redgrave

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

The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a
whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder
and beauty that it brought previous generations.
- Robert Caro

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

Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
- Kenneth Koch

My idea is always to reach my generation.
The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool,
though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers
and professors of this generation think and say so.
- Donald Cargill

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken
as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro
family structure over the past generation in the United States.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

People come from a certain generation and a certain
whole way of looking at things,
and you really do become a prisoner of your own world.
- Matthew Shipp

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

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing.
Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements -
liberty,
peace and prosperity - as a given.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
- Hervey Allen

What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our
generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.
- Francis Schaeffer

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

I really have a generation gap about modern clothes.
- Julie Harris

With our next generation hardware, polygon rendering
will probably be an area we'll get more heavily into.
- Trip Hawkins

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 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.

I'm not of this generation.
- Charles Manson

Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any
race or nation known to history,
but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age.
- Kelly Millar

Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience...
from generation to generation.
In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on
national television would actually make me more popular,
especially with the younger generation.
- Donald Trump

The employment laws are completely unrealistic.
You cannot overcome that in only 10 years.
It will take at least another generation before young
people are properly qualified.
- Helen Suzman

Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
- Allan Bloom

Schultz is not a Nazi.
I see Schultz as the representative of some kind of
goodness in any generation.
- John Banner

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

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
- William James

I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
- Alanis Morissette

I, like many members of my generation,
was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

We must ensure that today's seniors' benefits are rock
solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security
for the next generation that is just entering the workforce.
- John Thune

Through first-class education, a generation marches
down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence.
- Wynton Marsalis

The new generation of Labour is different.
Different attitudes, different ideas,
different ways of doing politics.
- Ed Miliband

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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