Quotations on Generations

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Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving.
- Florence E. Allen
(Keywords: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Tax, Generations, Land, Support, Will)

I can't think of any more important issue. If we get this right, we'll not only preserve our landscape for future generations we'll be able to generate I think more investment and more job opportunities in the inland and we sure as hell need those jobs.
- John Anderson
(Keywords: Future, Generations, Hell, Investment, Job, Jobs, Right)

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
(Keywords: Mother, Generations, Talk, Talking, Will)

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Peace, War, Destruction, Generations, Israel, Will)

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
- Arrian
(Keywords: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

I'm going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Work, Generations, Land, Now, Talk)

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come. And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Chance, Conservation, Generations, President, Today)

For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

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
(Keywords: Education, Health, Balance, Care, Generations, Living)

Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Society, Generations, Present)

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
(Keywords: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity.
- Felix Bloch
(Keywords: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: War, Financial, Americans, Generations, Iraq, Will)

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
(Keywords: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

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
(Keywords: Future, Generations, Order, Responsibility)

I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us.
- Wilford Brimley
(Keywords: People, Generations, Land)

Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Generations, Luxury, Present, Waste, Worth, Years)

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
(Keywords: People, Fact, Generations, Interest)

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)

We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Country, Future, Generations, Protection, Responsibility, Years)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Ballet, Generations, Wonder)

Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Change, Marriage, Society, People, Generations, Man, Will, Woman)

For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Civilization, Generations, Mankind, Struggle, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Art, Concern, Future, Generations, Will)

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
(Keywords: People, Knowledge, Entertainment, First, Generations, Information, News, Television)

These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations.
- Susan Collins
(Keywords: Home, Peace, Work, Progress, Future, Generations, Now, Spirit, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Change, People, Generations, World)

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
(Keywords: Music, Time, Clothes, Generations, Nothing, Passion, Procrastination)

With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

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
(Keywords: Work, History, People, Congress, Conscience, Future, Generations, Indifference)

Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year.
- Simon Cowell
(Keywords: Boss, Borrowing, Company, Future, Generations, Now, Pain, Right, Trouble, Will)

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in.
- Phil Crane
(Keywords: People, American, Generations, Influence)

And what's fascinating in The Ten Thousand Things is that although there's time, an inexorable time of the three generations of lives, actively present, but place is the time, time doesn't really have to do with simply the human experience of it.
- Robert Creeley
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Generations, Present)

By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
- Elijah Cummings
(Keywords: Education, Children, Crime, Drugs, Generations, Help, Nation, Poverty, Prosperity, Students)

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
(Keywords: Family, Children, Europe, Generations, Italy, Parents, Thinking)

In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Faith, Democrats, Facts, Future, Generations, Light, Republicans, Security, Variety)

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
- James H. Douglas
(Keywords: Food, Work, Deep, Generations, Harvest, Land, Respect, Work ethic)

It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience.
- Carlisle Floyd
(Keywords: Music, Work, People, Being, Composers, First, Generations, Sight, Want, Will)

It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents' generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents' generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks.
- Peter Fonda
(Keywords: Time, Generations, Parents)

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
(Keywords: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Generations, Healing)

Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.
- Malcolm Fraser
(Keywords: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

Last year the National Sorry Day Committee consulted with stolen generations people in every State and Territory, and concluded that programmes set up in response to the Bringing Them Home Report are reaching only a small fraction of those they are intended to help.
- Malcolm Fraser
(Keywords: Home, People, Committee, Day, Generations, Help, State)

How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear.
- Lynette Fromme
(Keywords: People, Animals, Children, Earth, Generations, Pretty, Water, Will)

Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions.
- Sunil Gavaskar
(Keywords: Quality, Comparisons, Generations, Opposition, Play)

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Equality, Love, Generations, Poverty, Will)

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
- William E. Gladstone
(Keywords: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)



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