Sad Quotes about Generation
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Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau
Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation
There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation
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Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation
Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business
in which no cumulative wisdom is gained:
each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
- Bill Cosby
Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
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
Married people from my generation are like an endangered species!
- Patrice Leconte
This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris
The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders
and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.
- Ben Lindsey
He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius
Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and
opportunity and the value of education more than 7th
or 8th generation Americans.
- Malcolm Wallop
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity.
In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
- Paul Gauguin
Progress is the injustice each generation commits with
regard to its predecessors.
- Emile M. Cioran
Transferring successfully to the next generation means
producing work that's as good as or better than the
work of the first generation that founded the agency.
- Jay Chiat
I like to do theater and hopefully be effective.
Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation,
can't do it.
They don't have the chops.
- Jeffrey Wright
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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.
- Joseph Addison
Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.
- Kevin Costner
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan
I do feel part of that generation of people who were
rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s.
Not just about social services issues,
but the world.
- Kazuo Ishiguro
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation
often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
As patients and consumers, we are better informed today
about our health care than any previous generation.
- Patricia Hewitt
Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.
- Florence E. Allen
My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals,
destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
- Camille Paglia
Every generation is equidistant from God.
- Leopold Von Ranke
Of course, I'm drawn to a place like Iraq because It's
the biggest story of our generation.
- Joe Sacco
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind
in the history of the world or to make it the last.
- John F. Kennedy
I remember being awed by it - the uniqueness and nicety of style -
and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more
or less of the same generation.
- George Plimpton
I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled
in our generation without deceit and adventurism.
These are historical facts that cannot be altered.
- Moshe Sharett
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of
civilization by little barbarians,
who must be civilized before it is too late.
- Thomas Sowell
I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation,
- Christine Keeler
We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation,
a ship going to discover the New World.
And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.
- John Lennon
I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits,
and encourage young people to create their own art,
music, and literature.
- David Amram
It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own;
it simply erases your own experience in history.
- Renata Adler
It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson
The creation of a world view is the work of a generation
rather than of an individual,
but we each of us, for better or for worse,
add our brick to the edifice.
- John Dos Passos
Every generation renews itself in its own way;
there's always a reaction against whatever is standard.
- Sol LeWitt
I never got away from the war.
Not because I was obsessed with it in those years,
but because it was the event of my generation and I
started out covering it so I stayed with it.
- Neil Sheehan
We're all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation
to generation that even the best of us don't know the way out.
- Peter Weiss
Hemingway seems to be in a funny position.
People nowadays can't identify with him closely as
a member of their own generation,
and he isn't yet historical.
- Leslie Fiedler
We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel,
we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
- Moshe Dayan
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from
generation to generation.
- Lois Wyse
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger
generation a prosperous and safe India,
resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
- Abdul Kalam
I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well.
You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot
going on there with the guitars-
it's the product of a lot of fighting.
- Robert Quine
It was then, I think, that I discovered that the best
way of bringing a medieval subject home to my generation
was not to be medieval in its treatment.
- Laurence Housman
I think we're the first generation to successfully
integrate American society.
- Ted Rall
When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give
a damn about other people's painting...
every generation must start again afresh.
- Maurice de Vlaminck
The Greatest Generation got to save old tires,
dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar.
The Richest Generation is being asked to shop.
- Margaret Carlson
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.
- Allan Bloom
This might be the first generation where kids are dying
at a younger age than their parents and it's related
primarily to the obesity problem.
- Judy Davis
I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism,
and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation
who went to war against fascism.
- P. D. James
As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation
can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
- Anthony Kennedy
Generation X is dead.
It has come to mean anyone aged 13 to 55 years old.
- William Gibson
I'm not saying that more performance wouldn't be better -
all these technologies are going to get better -
that's the difference between first generation and second generation.
- Trip Hawkins
I had seen the films out of World War II,
the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those
of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided.
- Hugh Shelton
I think that new communications are wonderful and I
am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation.
- Judy Collins
A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for
the next generation of men.
- Amy Lowell
Everything's so repressive now - it's the No generation.
You can't do anything, you can't eat anything,
you have to abstain.
- Michael Douglas
Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past:
it creates a new generation of coding bums.
- Edsger Dijkstra
With our next generation hardware, polygon rendering
will probably be an area we'll get more heavily into.
- Trip Hawkins
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.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders
of those who have gone before.
- Owen Chamberlain
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