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.
Every generation needs regeneration.
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
Every generation thinks it has the answers, and every generation is humbled by nature.
This regulation commits the nation to clearing the pollution from parks so that the next generation of park visitors will once again experience the vistas as they were before pollution from industry obscured the view.
Each generation takes the earth as trustees.
We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests
and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.
The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.
We have a problem for those who advocate competitive equality of opportunity: the prizes won in the competitions of the first generation will tend to defeat the requirements of equality of opportunity for the next.
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that it opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.
We must recognize that beneath the superficial classifications of sex and race the same potentialities exist, recurring generation after generation, only to perish because society has no place for them.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism
This war has already stretched the generation gap so wide that it threatens to pull the country apart.
Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution
In terms of wilderness preservation, Alaska is the last frontier. This time, given one great final chance, let us strive to do it right. Not in our generation, nor ever again, will we have a land and wildlife opportunity approaching the scope and importance of this one.
Natural beauty and wonder are priceless heirlooms which God has bestowed upon our nation. How shall we escape the contempt of the coming generation if we suffer this irreplaceable heritage to be wasted?
Working to preserve in perpetuity is a great inspiration.
We are not fighting a rear-guard action, we are facing a frontier.
We are not slowing down a force that inevitably will destroy all the wilderness there is. We are generating another force, never to be wholly spent, that, renewed generation after generation, will be always effective in preserving wilderness.
We are not fighting progress. We are making it.
We are not dealing with a vanishing wilderness.
We are working for a wilderness forever.
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.