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Quote Left If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. It neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other. Works indeed of genius fall under no art; heroic minds come under no rule; a University is not a birthplace of poets or of immortal authors, of founders of schools, leaders of colonies, or conquerors of nations. It does not promise a generation of Aristotles or Newtons, of Napoleons or Washingtons, of Raphaels or Shakespeares, though such miracles of nature it has before now contained within its precincts. Nor is it content on the other hand with forming the critic or the experimentalist, the economist or the engineer, though such too it includes within its scope. But a University training is the great ordinary means to an great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed aims to popular aspiration, at giving enlargement and sobriety to the ideas of the age, at facilitating the exercise of political power, and refining the intercourse of private life. It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. Quote Right
Quote Left We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Quote Right
Quote Left The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space. Quote Right
Quote Left All the great words, it seemed to Connie, were cancelled for her generation: love, joy, happiness, home, mother, father, husband, all these gr... Quote Right
Quote Left Today, the death tax destroys family businesses and stifles investment that leads to increases in jobs and personal income. As a result, 70 percent of family-owned businesses are not passed on to the next generation and 87 percent do not make it to the third generation, Quote Right
Quote Left I should like you to remember two or three fixed principles which shine through all the history of mankind. The first is that mere bigness is not greatness. There is no dignity, no nobleness, in mere bulk. The true greatness of a nation depends upon the character of its ethical ideal and the energy with which it pursues it. I count it a peculiar good fortune for the American nation that it was conceived in liberty and intelligence and swaddled in order and justice, and that its early years were watched over by men who saw in such an organization the best hopes of the human race. But the baptism of the fathers does not guarantee the consecration of their children; and the republic can be kept true to its ideals only by the devoted efforts of each succeeding generation. Thus is it the privilege of the quiet scholar, who sees and speaks the truth, to shape from his study the policy of nations and the course of history. Quote Right
Quote Left Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. Quote Right
Quote Left This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases. Quote Right
Quote Left Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Quote Right
Quote Left This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. Quote Right
Quote Left As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point. Quote Right
Quote Left What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation? Quote Right
Quote Left There will be no greater burden on our generation than to organize the forces of liberty in our time in order to make our quest of a new freed... Quote Right
Quote Left A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is distinguished, not only by his reason; but also by this singular passion from other animals... which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge, exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure. Quote Right
Quote Left Man, I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off. Quote Right
Quote Left We are the middle children of history, with no purpose or place. Our generation has had no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. Quote Right
Quote Left Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy. (On President Richard M Nixon) Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music. Quote Right
Quote Left Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Desire to know why, and how - curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge - exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure. Quote Right
Quote Left The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by Demian unforgettable. With uncanny accuracy this poetic work struck the nerve of the times and called forth grateful rapture from a whole youthful generation who believed that an interpreter of their innermost life had risen from their own midst. Quote Right
Quote Left All Good Things Must Come To An End Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been worthwhile. Quote Right
Quote Left Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation. Quote Right
Quote Left Desire to know why, and how -- curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge -- exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure. Quote Right

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Quote Left I saw the best minds of my generation connected to broadband so thought I’d best join them... Quote Right
Quote Left Science is the mythology of the last 300 years. Scientific stories have replaced those handed down through generations. Quote Right
Quote Left "A spiteful and entitled generation's been created. The media's helped display it, but only we can change it." Quote Right
Quote Left In this age of social media, an insensitive generation has emerged...people's suffering now makes the best jokes & they all laugh like its a feast of fools #Poetic_Ra*_Quotes???? Quote Right
Quote Left I am not saying be mean to you children, but please try to monitor the programmes they watch on tv...Tv has lost it's innocence & if we are not careful, we are going to leave behind a generation of perverts #Poetic_Ra*_Quotes???? Quote Right
Quote Left When the aliens come, when humans become robotic, when sci - fii movies become a reality... Do you want to stand and watch? Be a part of this change.... We are the luckiest generation for getting an opportunity to live thru this change. Make every single effort, not just to witness, but to be the change. Quote Right
Quote Left Make each moment remarkable so your story is told generation after generation and your legend carries on forever. Quote Right
Quote Left Next generation will face cyber war. Quote Right
Quote Left "I utmostly believe in the uttermost subtlety that at every stage of liberal generation and human freedom, tyranny has never been defeated by compromise."- Jamiu Akolade Adeyemi Quote Right
Quote Left If there will be another generation after we are extinct and all gone, I know they will suffer, not from the ignorance of science alone, or technology and civilization, I am certain the next generation will suffer from ignorance of the Bible which most people have as mere decoration in their homes Quote Right
Quote Left Changing ones thunder (destiny) is another strongest thing in man's world. It strike and lightening may be nipped in the bud via supplication It strike and lightening may never go under vicissitude because it an ordained strike that has been issued in the preserved tablet. It strike and lightening may change in tone not in your period, perhaps the next generation, maybe another generation, maybe another generation. So is how trespasses visits to. Paciolo Pen saint??? Quote Right
Quote Left Luck is not an excuse for failure. If you can't see that, your generation, and the future generations are beyond saving. - me to my Mom. Quote Right
Quote Left Why does your generation connect so much with loneliness, depression and anxiety and old man asked me. I thought for sometime and said-"Maybe because we learnt too much for our age, saw too much for our age, did things that were too much for our age. That's why, maybe, we suffer too much for our age. We're seemingly distant, but we're too fragile inside. That's the problem with us." Quote Right
Quote Left Why does your generation connect so much with loneliness, depression and anxiety and old man asked me. I thought for sometime and said-"Maybe because we learnt too much for our age, saw too much for our age, did things that were too much for our age. That's why, maybe, we suffer too much for our age. We're seemingly distant, but we're too fragile inside. That's the problem with us." Quote Right
Quote Left The tree the lumberjack left will be next generations shade Quote Right
Quote Left Best planners never execute the best they initiated. Future generations are tasked to. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm not ok over a generation that's self destructing and I'm not ok over how easily accessible guns are to youngsters and I'm not ok that 1 out of 4 of us youngsters suffers from some major mood disorder and I'm not ok that those who don't seek help or feel like the health or educational system has failed them act irrationally and hurt themselves or somebody else and the fact that this keeps happening year after year after year has to stop Quote Right
Quote Left Unlike yours was their life, so remember thee. It's a small thing to do for you and me. We that live now should know our existence is simple. The lessons of history are what make our lifetime peaceful. We who are now alive and don't face that fate should pay tribute to past generations for doing something that we would hate. The life of luxury of which we know no different, is why you should respect the past as the past is significant. Quote Right
Quote Left A swear word to one generation can be highly offensive the same word to the next generation is used so often it becomes common and loses its offensive quality and words offensive to a group by generation stay offensive in general but are not linked direct to that particular group. Language evolves Quote Right
Quote Left Good politicians execute projects as a leverage for the next general elections, great leaders execute projects as a legacy for the next generation. Quote Right
Quote Left The world is a profane and violent place. If we shelter this generation of children from the truth of the world they will be unable to cope with adulthood and worse they will be knaves and fools easy to manipulate and exploit. Quote Right
Quote Left A breeze stirs leaves, a gale changes landscapes. Be the gust of wind that changes whole generations, not the breeze that wavers a few opinions. Quote Right
Quote Left degeneration The need to return a land to its past, is a sign of degeneration. The ignorance of the truth. Greatness is not only found in the past, it is the presence, and future. The denial of investing in a truth is called decay. The use of hate and the threat of war, anytype of violence shows how incompetent the nation has become. For using these facets of the rot, shows a nations downfall. The question is how far and how fast will it occur. Quote Right
Quote Left Abyss Yes let go cross the great abyss, the last breath can be offered bliss, adventure looms there in the mist, spirit regeneration time, your soaring spirit climbs, rhapsody delish, earthly woes decline, eternal will of wisp. Phantasm a flying. Don Johnson Quote Right
Quote Left "Nothing stands in the way of great ambition. My future is shining bright - I will make it happen. Learn, share, grow and inspire the next generation of Global Change makers. - Faith Simotwo" Quote Right
Quote Left The younger generation rely on us old fogies for guidance, don't screw it up. Quote Right
Quote Left The air on our earth now is the same air that has been recycled for generations, meaning that great mean and women have spoken with the same breath. Does this not mean that every breath can hold it's own weight? Or perhaps the problem is that some simply choose not to listen. Quote Right