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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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
    American critic and biographer 1885-1950
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    In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an island in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land.
  • 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
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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.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
    Buzz Aldrin
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    Absolutely the United States should lead in space, for the survival of the United States. It's inspiring for the next generation. If we lose leadership, then we'll be using Chinese capability to inspire Americans.
  • 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.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
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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.
  • Anthony Kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy
    American lawyer and jurist 1936-
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    As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
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