Generation Quotes

The generations of living things pass in a short time, and like runners hand on the torch of life.


War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves.

Gustav Heinemann

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Joseph Addison

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 Francis Kennedy

The older generation are leading this country to galloping ruin!

John Lennon

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.

Ronald Reagan

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


There will never be a generation of great men until there has been a generation of free women.


It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying.

King Hussein

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

David Thoreau

Nobody can be rich and stupid for more than one generation.

Romano Prodi

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.

James Freeman Clarke

Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.

Adlai E. Stevenson

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

Kahlil Gibran

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Updated On : June 11, 2011
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