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Generations Quotes
Inspirational 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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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

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

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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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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church.
- Leverett Saltonstall

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

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

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

All of the generations go to what is chic for them,
and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
- Estelle Parsons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also
that they should have this promise to all generations.
- Thomas Goodwin

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

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

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

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

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

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

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

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

The highly motivated young people who comprise the
backbone of our military force truly are taking their
place as one of America's greatest generations.
- Trent Lott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We must oppose programs that would take food from the
mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people,
and we must do it...
for the children.
- L. Neil Smith

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation
stones for an edifice to be built by future generations,
the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
- Thomas Mann

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

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

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


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