Generation Quotes

What one generation sees as a LUXURY, the next sees as a necessity

Anthony Crosland

A dictum [Beckett] quotes from his favourite philosopher, the second-generation Cartesian Arnold Geulincx (1624-1669) suggests his overall stance toward the political: ubi nihil vales, ibi nihil velis, which may be glossed: Dont invest hope or longing in an arena where you have no power.

John Maxwell Coetzee

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Robert Casey

You can say this for ready-mixes - the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.

Earl Wilson

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

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies. But will we be that generation?

Paul David Hewson

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 ñ enlightened as it is ñ 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

Maybe you are the cool generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.

Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Preachers are not sermon makers, but men makers and saint makers, and he only is well-trained for this business who has made himself a man and a saint. It is not great talents nor great learning nor great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God - men always preaching by holy sermons in the pulpit, by holy lives out of it. These can mold a generation for God.

Edward McKendree Bounds

You can count on Social Security, and with every fiber of my being, I will make sure it is there not only for my generation, but for my children's generation and for my grandchild's generation.

Barbara Levy Boxer

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

Leroy Robert

We live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like were together because were scared to see each other with somebody else.


Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation

Lewis Samuel Feuer

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.

Alexander Herzen
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