Quotes: generation

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  • Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    The 2011 riots in England, which left five dead and caused more than $300 million in property damage, were fueled by a generation of young Brits who grew up without ever hearing the word 'No.'
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    The biggest benefit of Apollo was the inspiration it gave to a growing generation to get into science and aerospace.
  • Anthony Kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy
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    The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done.
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude Stein
    American author 1874-1946
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    The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
  • Bruce Dern
    Bruce Dern
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    The difference between my generation of actors and their generation is that they were bigger than life. We are not bigger than life.
  • Bono
    Bono
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    The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
  • 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.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    The gears of poverty, ignorance, hopelessness and low self-esteem interact to create a kind of perpetual failure machine that grinds down dreams from generation to generation. We all bear the cost of keeping it running. Illiteracy is its linchpin.
  • 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.
  • 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.