The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
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.
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.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
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.
The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
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.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
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.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
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.
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
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.
Every generation needs a new revolution.
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