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Wise Quotes about Generations

May you find great value in these Generations quotes and sayings.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

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I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing.
Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your greatest contribution
to current and future generations
will be the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple.
Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations,
and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
- Ron Paul

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's
veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer

Whole generations have forgotten history.
- Pierre Salinger

The highly motivated young people who comprise the
backbone of our military force truly are taking their
place as one of America's greatest generations.
- Trent Lott

We need to remember across generations that there is
as much to learn as there is to teach.
- Gloria Steinem

All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme.
Because a programme provides full employment for three
generations of social workers.
And they mess up.
- David Eddings

Even the most wretched individual of our present society
could not exist and develop without the cumulative
social efforts of countless generations.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring
lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
- Hun Sen

Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations.
- John M. Smith

In a few generations more, there will probably be no
room at all allowed for animals on the earth:
no need of them,
no toleration of them.
- Marie Louise

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means -
We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
- Mike Pence

One of the things I want to do as an artist is to connect generations.
- Isaac Hanson

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest,
hard-working ancestry.
- John Phillips Marquand

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also
that they should have this promise to all generations.
- Thomas Goodwin

Families don't make projects for five years,
they make projects for generations.
- Achille Maramotti

But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve
the promise of Social Security for future generations.
- Sue Kelly

What is our vision on this earth - war to the end of
all generations and life by the sword?
- Moshe Sharett

All of the generations go to what is chic for them,
and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
- Estelle Parsons

We must oppose programs that would take food from the
mouths of younger generations to buy prescription drugs for old people,
and we must do it...
for the children.
- L. Neil Smith

Entire generations of Americans have come of age since
the ancient time when the president's power was constrained
by a duty of candor to the American people.
- James Bovard

I was one of the first generations to watch television.
TV exposes people to news, to information,
to knowledge, to entertainment.
How is it bad?
- Tom Clancy

My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative
tax on small businesses and family farms that,
in many cases, families have spent generations building.
- Todd Tiahrt

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars,
instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
- James Madison

From education by the Church to education by Germanic
value is a step of several generations.
- Alfred Rosenberg

There are generations who watch Doctor Who together.
- Sarah Sutton

I realized then that the generations may change but
the strength of our nation remains solid.
- Jane D. Hull

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us,
and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children
and of future generations.
- Christine Gregoire

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing.
Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements -
liberty,
peace and prosperity - as a given.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

The reason people blame things on previous generations
is that there's only one other choice.
- Doug Larson

In times of war, it is often best to look to our history
to see how past generations of Americans dealt with
the loss of their countrymen in just causes.
- Virginia Foxx

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners
learned to despise black people.
- Linda Chavez

We are seeing healing among the stolen generations,
and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people
to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
- Malcolm Fraser

Sarah will talk to me about someone and I don't know who she's talking about,
but if she talks to my mother, the two of them will know exactly -
and across several generations,
too.
- Prince Andrew

Planning ahead is a measure of class.
The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations,
but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
- Gloria Steinem

We owe at least this much to future generations,
from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.
- Maurice Strong

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations -
Spinoza,
Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others -
were natives of Europe and America.
- David Ben-Gurion

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music.
It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to
be plastered all over the radio for the masses.
- Dweezil Zappa

If we care about the children, the grandchildren,
the future generations, we need to make sure that they
do not become the cannon fodder of the future.
- Helen Thomas

The power to mould the future of the Republic will
be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
- Joseph Pulitzer

The nation is a community.
Community of individuals, community of generations.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

The death tax punishes the American dream -
making it virtually impossible for the average American
family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as,
today, we remember our forefathers.
- Moo-hyum Roh

Things change in different countries as people grow,
and as generations change.
- Shannon Elizabeth

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

The principle goal of education in the schools should
be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget

If we intend to provide a better life,
and a better world, for future generations,
we can't ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.
- John Kasich

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan
discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social
Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
- Steve Israel

My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church.
- Leverett Saltonstall

The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a
whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder
and beauty that it brought previous generations.
- Robert Caro


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