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Positive Quotes about Generations

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I don't like giving names to generations.
It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.
- Ian Williams

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

Right, different generations come along,
and discover the music, I think.
- Wanda Jackson

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless
when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a family.
- Sister Parish

Demography is changing us as we are older societies,
we're living longer.
How the generations balance each other out,
how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker

I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution,
but my most significant concern has to do with whether
my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased.
- Judy Chicago

Hence, within the space of two generations there has
been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions
toward the women working in their trades.
- Florence Kelley

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

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

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation
stones for an edifice to be built by future generations,
the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
- Thomas Mann

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

We believe that peace is not just signed papers,
but rather a contract between generations for the building
of a more promising and less threatening future.
- King Hussein I

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

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you,
and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -
such is a pleasure beyond compare.
- Kenko Yoshida

I told them I would work to strengthen and secure Medicare for generations to come,
and I told them I would fight for a new prescription
drug benefit under Medicare.
- Mike Rogers

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

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

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

Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most
important things we can do for future generations.
- Ron Lewis

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

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

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

When I did the film Generations, in which the character died,
I felt like a guest for the first time.
That made me very sad.
- William Shatner

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

In order to build basic democracy here we'll need lives of two generations -
at least forty years.
- Aleksandr Lebed

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

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

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

I think that we have a responsibility to make certain
that we are fiscally responsible in order to assure,
frankly, future generations don't have to pay our bills.
- Carol Moseley Braun

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

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

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

Every few generations there are people who come along
that change the way we look at the world,
for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals.
- John Conyers

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

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has
really not just sparked an interest,
but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
- LeVar Burton

Social Security is a program that should be strengthened
and preserved for future generations.
- Diane Watson

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

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

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

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

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

In Europe the parents are included as with children.
All three generations are together.
I'm thinking of Italy.
You go out on a Sunday afternoon and the whole family is there.
- Dana Delany

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

In the long history of the world,
only a few generations have been granted the role
of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.
I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

Whole generations have forgotten history.
- Pierre Salinger

It's hard to compare actors from different generations.
- Kim Hunter


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