Quotes: generation

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  • Robert A. Heinlein
    Robert A. Heinlein
    American science fiction writer 1907-1988
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    A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    American poet, criticus 1874-1925
    Amy Lowell
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    A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.
  • Max Planck
    Max Planck
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    A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
  • James Freeman Clarke
    James Freeman Clarke
    American theologian and author 1810-1888
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    A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.
  • Maxwell Planck
    Maxwell Planck
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    A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
  • Max Planck
    Max Planck
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    An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    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.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us - aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    Desire to know why, and how - curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge - exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
  • Channing Pollock
    Channing Pollock
    American actor
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    Each generation produces its squad of ''moderns'' with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
  • Hervey Allen
    Hervey Allen
    American author 1889-1949
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    Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
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