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Generations Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Generations

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has
really not just sparked an interest,
but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
- LeVar Burton

Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations.
- John M. Smith

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring
lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
- Hun Sen

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

It's hard to compare actors from different generations.
- Kim Hunter

The power to mould the future of the Republic will
be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
- Joseph Pulitzer

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

We believe that peace is not just signed papers,
but rather a contract between generations for the building
of a more promising and less threatening future.
- King Hussein I

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music.
It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to
be plastered all over the radio for the masses.
- Dweezil Zappa

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

But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve
the promise of Social Security for future generations.
- Sue Kelly

One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations.
- Isaac Hanson

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

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest,
hard-working ancestry.
- John Phillips Marquand

The death tax punishes the American dream -
making it virtually impossible for the average American
family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond

The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a
whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder
and beauty that it brought previous generations.
- Robert Caro

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

Right, different generations come along,
and discover the music, I think.
- Wanda Jackson

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 great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations -
Spinoza,
Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others -
were natives of Europe and America.
- David Ben-Gurion

What is our vision on this earth - war to the end of
all generations and life by the sword?
- Moshe Sharett

There are generations who watch Doctor Who together.
- Sarah Sutton

Thinking in generations also means enabling our young
to have a decent standard of living.
- Paul Tsongas

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.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Correcting it, I don't know; just shedding the light
of day on it is a first major step,
being one of the earliest generations not to just accept the words.
- Paul Kantner

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

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

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

Families don't make projects for five years,
they make projects for generations.
- Achille Maramotti

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

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

Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as,
today, we remember our forefathers.
- Moo-hyum Roh

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

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

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died,
I felt like a guest for the first time.
That made me very sad.
- William Shatner

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

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


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