Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Whoever teaches his son teaches not alone his son but also his son's son, and so on to the end of generations.
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
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 onto future generations.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help the next generation.
It is sad to see the demise of some of the most talented people generation after generation going in the same way.
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.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation.
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.
Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
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.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
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.
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.
Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
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.
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.
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.
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