Generation Quotes

Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.

Unknown

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world - or to make it the last.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

Charles M. Schulz

They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. They are not the same thing.

Douglas Yates

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

Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.

Unknown

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 1842

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

William James 1842

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

Pearl S. Buck

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

G.K. Chesterton

The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.

Sam Adams

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.

Bertrand Russell 1872

History, we can confidently assert, is useful in the sense that art and music, poetry and flowers, religion and philosophy are useful. Without it -- as with these -- life would be poorer and meaner; without it we should be denied some of those intellectual and moral experiences which give meaning and richness to life. Surely it is no accident that the study of history has been the solace of many of the noblest minds of every generation.

Henry Steele Commager

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert F. Kennedy

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.

Haim Ginott

Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy.

Walter Lippmann

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.

Ethel Barrymore

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be

William James

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.

Bertrand Russell

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.

Bertrand Russell

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.

Paul Gauguin

Frank's chromosome was now breeding as true as ever. Blood group, creed, colour of skin nothing was proof against it. The numbers with shared consciousness, procreating for all they were worth, trebled every generation.

Brian Wilson Aldiss

Such people as can be prevailed upon to believe, that their reason is depraved, may easily be led by the nose, and duped into superstition at the pleasure of those in whom they confide, and there remain from generation to generation: for when they throw by the law of reason the only one which God gave them to direct them in their speculations and duty, they are exposed to ignorant or insidious teachers, and also to their own irregular passions, and to the folly and enthusiasm of those about them, which nothing but reason can prevent or restrain...

Ethan Allen

If people have personal conversations about very emotional matters in public, and people reveal parts of their body that were originally kept covered, and pornography is becoming semi-respectable, it makes you think the push for greater freedom and divesting yourself of inhibitions is a real human need. I'm 54, so I'm further back upon the road. We certainly did a fair amount of divesting ourselves of inhibitions, but there seems to have been a quantum leap in the last half a generation. Maybe we're destined to be freer, but it's taking odd forms, like showing your big gut to all the world and discussing the future of your marriage at a bus stop with 30 people listening in.

Martin Amis

Related Quotes

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners