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Generations Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before,
were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as
if we belonged to different generations.
- Pierre Loti

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed

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

Education: A debt due from present to future generations.
- George Peabody

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

Things change in different countries as people grow,
and as generations change.
- Shannon Elizabeth

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

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

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

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

Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations.
- John M. Smith

We must oppose programs that would take food from the
mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people,
and we must do it...
for the children.
- L. Neil Smith

If we intend to provide a better life,
and a better world, for future generations,
we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.
- John Kasich

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners
learned to despise black people.
- Linda Chavez

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

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

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

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

From education by the Church to education by Germanic
value is a step of several generations.
- Alfred Rosenberg

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan
discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social
Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
- Steve Israel

The power to mould the future of the Republic will
be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
- Joseph Pulitzer

Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect,
preserve, and look after this wonderful land.
- Wilford Brimley

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

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's
veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer

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

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

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

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

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

If we care about the children, the grandchildren,
the future generations, we need to make sure that they
do not become the cannon fodder of the future.
- Helen Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

In Europe the parents are included as with children.
All three generations are together.
I'm thinking of Italy.
You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there.
- Dana Delany

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

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

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring
lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
- Hun Sen

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

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that
environmental preservation and restoration are a critical
part of the legacy we leave to future generations.
- Sue Kelly

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

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

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history
to see how past generations of Americans dealt with
the loss of their countrymen in just causes.
- Virginia Foxx

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

Demography is changing us as we are older societies,
we're living longer.
How the generations balance each other out,
how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker

The highly motivated young people who comprise the
backbone of our military force truly are taking their
place as one of America's greatest generations.
- Trent Lott

All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme.
Because a programme provides full employment for three
generations of social workers.
And they mess up.
- David Eddings

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


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