Quotes: generation

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  • The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    The greatest significance of the present student generation is that it is through them that the point of view of the subjugated is finally and inexorably being expressed.
  • 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.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
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    The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
  • Spiro T. Agnew
    Spiro T. Agnew
    39th Vice President of the United States, 1918-1996
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    The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
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    The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    The question of the next generation will not be one of how to liberate the masses, but rather, how to make them love their servitude.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    The world isn't kept running because it's a paying proposition. (God doesn't make a cent on the deal.) The world goes on because a few men in every generation believe in it utterly, accept it unquestioningly; they underwrite it with their lives.