Quotes: generation

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  • Bill Bryson
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    Britain still has the most reliably beautiful countryside of anywhere in the world. I would hate to be part of the generation that allowed that to be lost.
  • Bill Ayers
    Bill Ayers
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    Chicago '68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I've talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock.
  • 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
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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.
  • Paul Auster
    Paul Auster
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    Every generation always thinks it was better before, and I think people have been saying this for probably thousands of years.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
  • Every ten years there is a new generation of actors.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
  • Bre Pettis
    Bre Pettis
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    For me, when you put a MakerBot in a school, you add a manufacturing education to the environment where I think we can really empower the next generation to compete in the global economy.
  • Bing Gordon
    Bing Gordon
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    For missionary entrepreneurs, the dream outcome is to build an 'Internet treasure' - a brand that defines a generation, proves that we are better than our parents, and becomes something we couldn't live without.
  • Brit Morin
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    For my grandmother's generation, the big invention was cake mix; for our moms, it was the microwave, and for me, it's the iPhone. And that's enabled us to do so many different things more efficiently at home.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.