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Generations Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Generations

Please enjoy these Generations Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

 

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

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 on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Bill Cosby

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan
discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social
Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
- Steve Israel

Hence, within the space of two generations there has
been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions
toward the women working in their trades.
- Florence Kelley

I think that we have a responsibility to make certain
that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure,
frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Social Security is a program that should be strengthened
and preserved for future generations.
- Diane Watson

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless
when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family.
- Sister Parish

In Europe the parents are included as with children.
All three generations are together.
I'm thinking of Italy.
You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there.
- Dana Delany

The nation is a community.
Community of individuals, community of generations.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

In a few generations more, there will probably be no
room at all allowed for animals on the earth:
no need of them,
no toleration of them.
- Marie Louise

You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.
- Julian Bond

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

The principle goal of education in the schools should
be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.
We are preparing for an all-out war,
a war which will last for generations.
- Yasser Arafat

Education: A debt due from present to future generations.
- George Peabody

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means -
We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
- Mike Pence

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has
been a cornerstone of our society for generations.
If we are going to change that, it ought to be done
by the will of the people.
- Steve Chabot

Demography is changing us as we are older societies,
we're living longer.
How the generations balance each other out,
how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker

Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most
important things we can do for future generations.
- Ron Lewis

If we intend to provide a better life,
and a better world, for future generations,
we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.
- John Kasich

From education by the Church to education by Germanic
value is a step of several generations.
- Alfred Rosenberg

If we care about the children, the grandchildren,
the future generations, we need to make sure that they
do not become the cannon fodder of the future.
- Helen Thomas

Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect,
preserve, and look after this wonderful land.
- Wilford Brimley

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
- Geraldo Rivera

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history
to see how past generations of Americans dealt with
the loss of their countrymen in just causes.
- Virginia Foxx

There was a big question as to whether or not different
generations have grown up differently.
- Melissa Joan Hart

Every few generations there are people who come along
that change the way we look at the world,
for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals.
- John Conyers

Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about,
but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly -
and across several generations,
too.
- Prince Andrew

I realized then that the generations may change but
the strength of our nation remains solid.
- Jane D. Hull

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

We need to remember across generations that there is
as much to learn as there is to teach.
- Gloria Steinem

Things change in different countries as people grow,
and as generations change.
- Shannon Elizabeth

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple.
Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations,
and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
- Ron Paul

I don't like giving names to generations.
It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.
- Ian Williams

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you,
and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -
such is a pleasure beyond compare.
- Kenko Yoshida

My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative
tax on small businesses and family farms that,
in many cases, families have spent generations building.
- Todd Tiahrt

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme.
Because a programme provides full employment for three
generations of social workers.
And they mess up.
- David Eddings

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners
learned to despise black people.
- Linda Chavez

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars,
instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
- James Madison

I was one of the first generations to watch television.
TV exposes people to news, to information,
to knowledge, to entertainment.
How is it bad?
- Tom Clancy

My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before,
were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as
if we belonged to different generations.
- Pierre Loti

We are seeing healing among the stolen generations,
and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people
to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
- Malcolm Fraser

The reason people blame things on previous generations
is that there's only one other choice.
- Doug Larson

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us,
and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children
and of future generations.
- Christine Gregoire

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's
veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer

I told them I would work to strengthen and secure Medicare for generations to come,
and I told them I would fight for a new prescription
drug benefit under Medicare.
- Mike Rogers

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

Even the most wretched individual of our present society
could not exist and develop without the cumulative
social efforts of countless generations.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Planning ahead is a measure of class.
The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations,
but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
- Gloria Steinem

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed


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