Quotes and Sayings about Generations



"The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

"I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Tax, Generations, Land, Support, Will)

"I can't think of any more important issue. If we get this right, we'll not only preserve our landscape for future generations we'll be able to generate I think more investment and more job opportunities in the inland and we sure as hell need those jobs."
- John Anderson
(Related: Future, Generations, Hell, Investment, Job, Jobs, Right)

"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
(Related: Mother, Generations, Talk, Talking, Will)

"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
(Related: Peace, War, Destruction, Generations, Israel, Will)

"Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves."
- Arrian
(Related: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

"I'm going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, Generations, Land, Now, Talk)

"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
(Related: Chance, Conservation, Generations, President, Today)

"For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

"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
(Related: Education, Health, Balance, Care, Generations, Living)

"Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Society, Generations, Present)

"The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

"But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity."
- Felix Bloch
(Related: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

"We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

"You know, I come from six generations of college graduates."
- Julian Bond
(Related: College, Generations)

"The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Family, Dream, Wealth, American, Tax, Generations)

"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
(Related: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

"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
(Related: Future, Generations, Order, Responsibility)

"Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: Generations, Land, Will)

"I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: People, Generations, Land)

"Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?"
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

"Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Generations)

"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
(Related: People, Fact, Generations, Interest)

"Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)

"We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Country, Future, Generations, Protection, Responsibility, Years)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Ballet, Generations, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Change, Marriage, Society, People, Generations, Man, Will, Woman)

"For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Civilization, Generations, Mankind, Struggle, Will, World)

"For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners learned to despise black people."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: People, Generations)

"I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Concern, Future, Generations, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Knowledge, Entertainment, First, Generations, Information, News, Television)

"These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Home, Peace, Work, Progress, Future, Generations, Now, Spirit, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Change, People, Generations, World)

"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
(Related: Music, Time, Clothes, Generations, Nothing, Passion, Procrastination)

"With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

"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
(Related: Work, History, People, Congress, Conscience, Future, Generations, Indifference)

"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Family, History, People, Knowledge, Care, Generations)

"Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Boss, Borrowing, Company, Future, Generations, Now, Pain, Right, Trouble, Will)

"Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in."
- Phil Crane
(Related: People, American, Generations, Influence)

"And what's fascinating in The Ten Thousand Things is that although there's time, an inexorable time of the three generations of lives, actively present, but place is the time, time doesn't really have to do with simply the human experience of it."
- Robert Creeley
(Related: Experience, Time, Generations, Present)

"By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Education, Children, Crime, Drugs, Generations, Help, Nation, Poverty, Prosperity, Students)

"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
(Related: Family, Children, Europe, Generations, Italy, Parents, Thinking)

"In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)

"Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Food, Work, Deep, Generations, Harvest, Land, Respect, Work ethic)

"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
(Related: Generations, Want, Workers)

"Things change in different countries as people grow, and as generations change."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Change, People, Countries, Generations)

"It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Music, Work, People, Being, Composers, First, Generations, Sight, Want, Will)

"It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents' generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents' generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Time, Generations, Parents)

"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
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Generations, Healing)

"Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

"Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Home, People, Committee, Day, Generations, Help, State)

"If we had, we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations, because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Generations, Help, Play)

"How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: People, Animals, Children, Earth, Generations, Pretty, Water, Will)

"Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions."
- Sunil Gavaskar
(Related: Quality, Comparisons, Generations, Opposition, Play)

"Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Equality, Love, Generations, Poverty, Will)

"There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)

"It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Generations, Privilege, Promise)

"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
(Related: Children, Future, Generations)

"There cannot be any better cross-section of America and I think the soldiers represent the best we have. Today's soldiers are brighter and smarter, perhaps in a different way, than past generations because they've been brought up in the computer and information age."
- Gerald Griffin
(Related: Age, America, Computer, Generations, Information, Past, Soldiers, Today)

"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
(Related: America, Europe, Generations, Scientists)

"The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Age, People, Babies, Being, Generations)

"One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Artist, Generations, Want)

"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
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Generations, Wrong)

"There was a big question as to whether or not different generations have grown up differently."
- Melissa Joan Hart
(Related: Generations, Question)

"In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Americans, Independence, Generations, Nation)

"I think for writers who write that kind of stuff, they want to make changes. Look at Kris Kristofferson and Dylan. I mean, whole generations come along liking that stuff and that's great."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Generations, Want, Writers)

"But the history of the changes produced by a universal idea is not a history of changes in the individual, but of changes brought about by the successive efforts of millions of individuals in the course of many generations."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: History, Idea, Generations)

"Genetic studies in Iceland have found that many of the women who were the founding stock of Iceland came from England and what is now France. Some were probably captured and carried off in Viking raids only 40 generations ago."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Women, EnglFounding, France, Generations, Now)

"People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short-term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long-term reproductive success loop over generations."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Success, People, Generations, Reward, Years)

"Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Development, Absurdity, Economy, Generations, Importance, Rules, Universe)

"The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Future, Generations, Global warming, Responsibility, Scientists)

"I realized then that the generations may change but the strength of our nation remains solid."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Change, Strength, Generations, May, Nation)

"It's hard to compare actors from different generations."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Actors, Generations)

"It was this society and culture that among other things - including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe - attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Society, Country, Culture, Europe, Generations, Repression)

"We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Business, Dreams, Government, Aspirations, Generations, Responsibility, Sense)

"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
(Related: Belief, Despair, Future, Generations, Past, Responsibility, Trying)

"We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian model' that might also inspire others in our region. I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Peace, People, Democracy, Generations, Stability)

"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
(Related: Peace, Building, Future, Generations)

"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
(Related: Americans, Future, Generations, Nation, Security)

"Right, different generations come along, and discover the music, I think."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: Music, Generations, Right)

"From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law."
- Leon Jaworski
(Related: Constitution, Generations, Law, Years)

"So the Negro race has continued, and today is the day of the Negro as far as the world is concerned. They have influenced the generations of time; they have mixed their blood with many peoples, until there are many peoples not able to hold the priesthood."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: Time, Blood, Day, Generations, Race, Today, World)

"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
(Related: Technology, Gratitude, Future, Generations, Miracles, Sorrow, World)

"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
(Related: Being, Day, First, Generations, Light, Words)

"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
(Related: Life, Quality, Environment, Future, Generations, World)

"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
(Related: Culture, Future, Generations, Now, Today, Trees)

"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
(Related: Women, Attitude, Revolution, Generations, Space)

"But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve the promise of Social Security for future generations."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Future, Generations, Promise, Security)

"My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Environmental, Belief, Congress, Future, Generations)

"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
(Related: History, Danger, Freedom, Generations, Responsibility, World)

"As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Health, Home, Americans, Force, Future, Generations, Wildlife)

"The nation is a community. Community of individuals, community of generations."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Community, Generations, Nation)

"The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice."
- Doug Larson
(Related: People, Blame, Choice, Generations, Reason)

"In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations - at least forty years."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: Democracy, Generations, Order, Years)

"All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Consequences, Revolution, Generations)

"Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Education, Quality, Future, Generations)

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic."
- John A. Logan
(Related: Time, People, Generations, Neglect, Present)

"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
(Related: Sister, Brother, Generations)

"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
(Related: People, America, Force, Generations, Military)

"While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Freedom, Generations, May, Nations, Will)

"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
(Related: Animals, Generations, Will)

"Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life."
- Lucretius
(Related: Life, Being, Generations, Living, Nations, Space)

"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
(Related: Burden, Generations)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Decisions, Future, Generations, Leaders, Past)

"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
(Related: Future, Generations, Humanity, Theory)

"Families don't make projects for five years, they make projects for generations."
- Achille Maramotti
(Related: Generations, Projects, Years)

"It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry."
- John Phillips Marquand
(Related: Ancestry, Generations)

"Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Age, Soul, Body, Evil, Feeling, Generations, Hair, Indifference, Old)

"Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights - compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: African, Rights, Generations, Waiting, Years)

"Mrs. Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Legal, Society, Hope, Act, American, Civil rights, Country, Defiance, Discrimination, Generations, Leaders, Sense)

"Why shouldn't future generations and young Americans have the choice to earn a higher rate of return? Why shouldn't they be able to own their own Social Security so that Congress can't spend it on other things?"
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Americans, Choice, Congress, Future, Generations, Security)

"Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come."
- Baron de Montesquieu
(Related: Content, Fool, Generations)

"An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Content, Fool, Future, Generations)

"Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Flexibility, Generations, Stability, Traditions, Will)

"We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Generations, Security)

"The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Generations, Ignorance, Spirits)

"San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Leader, Artists, Film, Generations, Poets)

"Our American story, for generations, is of a people who seek to move forward. A people who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead, but dream about the view from the summit."
- Bill Owens
(Related: People, Dream, American, Generations, Worry)

"Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family."
- Sister Parish
(Related: Family, Generations)

"All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Art, Generations, Theater)

"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
(Related: Future, Tax, Generations, Politicians, Tax increases)

"Education: A debt due from present to future generations."
- George Peabody
(Related: Debt, Future, Generations, Present)

"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
(Related: Business, America, Debt, Generations)

"Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Work, Possibility, Future, Generations, May, Unity)

"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
(Related: Education, Men, Women, Goal, Generations, Schools)

"It's a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It's been passed down through the generations. It's the culture of the Australian team."
- Ricky Ponting
(Related: Culture, Generations, Song)

"The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Power, Future, Generations, Will)

"It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Generations, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Work, Fight, Generations)

"Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: Future, Generations, Today)

"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Americans, Destiny, Events, Generations)

"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
(Related: Nature, Control, Ambition, Generations, Human nature, Injustice, Now, Perfection, Prejudice, Selfishness, Will)

"From education by the Church to education by Germanic value is a step of several generations."
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Related: Education, Church, Generations, Value)

"Formation of a new race takes place when, over several generations, individuals in one group reproduce more frequently among themselves than they do with individuals in other groups."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Generations, Race)

"I can assume that the younger generations will no longer know what vinyl was. Maybe some kids will take their CD back to the shop, telling the shop owner they have a faulty disc and if they could please get a new one."
- Mike Rutherford
(Related: Generations, Kids, Will)

"Whole generations have forgotten history."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: History, Generations)

"My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church."
- Leverett Saltonstall
(Related: Family, Church, Generations)

"As a first generation Jewish American, I have witnessed firsthand Jewish immigrants who have come to this Nation in order to create a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Life, American, First, Future, Generations, Nation, Order)

"The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born."
- Hun Sen
(Related: Generations, Past)

"Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Legal, America, Country, Fighting, Future, Tax, Generations, President, Reform, Will, World)

"What is our vision on this earth - war to the end of all generations and life by the sword?"
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Life, War, Vision, Earth, End, Generations)

"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
(Related: Time, Character, Film, First, Generations, Guest)

"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
(Related: Future, Generations, Party)

"Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations."
- John M. Smith
(Related: Generations, Genetics, Information)

"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
(Related: Food, People, Children, Drugs, Generations, Old)

"Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Education, Genius, Opportunity, Choice, Class, First, Generations, Woman)

"We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: God, Children, Generations, Names, Right, Road, Will, Word)

"Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Benefits, Future, Generations, Retirement, Security)

"First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: First, Rights, Generations, Service)

"We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Generations)

"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
(Related: Class, Future, Generations, Measure, Middle class, Planning, Poor)

"We owe at least this much to future generations, from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Earth, Future, Generations)

"There are generations who watch Doctor Who together."
- Sarah Sutton
(Related: Generations)

"If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe."
- James Talent
(Related: Women, People, Americans, Commitment, Freedom, Generations, Ideals, Liberty, Will)

"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
(Related: Care, Children, Future, Generations)

"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Wealth, Books, Generations, Inheritance, Nations, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Family, Building, Tax, Generations)

"That sense of sacredness, that thinking in generations, must begin with reverence for this earth."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Earth, Generations, Sense, Thinking)

"Thinking in generations also means enabling our young to have a decent standard of living."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Generations, Living, Thinking)

"We, of our time, have played our part in the perseverance, and we have pledged ourselves to the dead generations who have preserved intact for us this glorious heritage, that we, too, will strive to be faithful to the end, and pass on this tradition unblemished."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Time, Perseverance, End, Generations, Tradition, Will)

"Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Brothers, Conviction, Duty, Freedom, Future, Generations, Ideals, Now, Order, Suffering)

"A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Peace, Wisdom, Inspiration, Encouraging, Strength, Freedom, Generations, Man, World)

"I have two children. I have a daughter 29, and a daughter four. They are 25 years apart, so you speak about generations and I must tell you, I have a philosophy and that is every 25 years I'm going to sire another child."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Daughter, Children, Generations, Philosophy, Years)

"Social Security is a program that should be strengthened and preserved for future generations."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Future, Generations, Security)

"It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world."
- George Whitefield
(Related: God, Life, Generations, Occupations, Remarkable, World)

"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
(Related: Generations, Giving, Names, Song, Trying)

"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
(Related: Money, Future, Generations, Shame)

"The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses."
- Diane Wood
(Related: Time, Flexibility, Generations, Needs)

"There is no more reason to think that they expected the world to remain static than there is to think that any of us holds a crystal ball. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses."
- Diane Wood
(Related: Time, Flexibility, Generations, Needs, Reason, World)

"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
(Related: Men, Generations, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Love, Music, Generations)