Generation Quotes

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

William James

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

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.

Abraham Lincoln

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.

Thomas Jefferson

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

Ronald Reagan

The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.

Theodore Roosevelt

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

Albert Einstein

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

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Ronald Reagan

Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.

Henry David Thoreau

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

Lee Iacocca

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Joseph Addison

Transferring successfully to the next generation means producing work that's as good as or better than the work of the first generation that founded the agency.

Jay Chiat

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.

Alan Autry

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation.

Ernie Fletcher

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl Buck

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.

Adam Smith

It is sad to see the demise of some of the most talented people generation after generation going in the same way.

Dashiell Hammett

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.

E. M. Cioran

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

C. Everet Koop, M.D.

Parents accept their obsolescence with the best grace they can muster. . . they do all they can to make it easy for the younger generation to surpass the older, while secretly dreading the rejection that follows.

Christopher Lasch
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