A Quote by Shawn S. Stevenson on agriculture, food, generations, and ideas

Most Americans are two to four generations removed from the farm. The general public has very little idea of what agriculture is about. Food is cheap and plentiful. Everyone takes it for granted.

Shawn S. Stevenson

Source: A Clovis, California, citrus grower and former President of the Fresno County Farm Bureau

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on ancestry, cheating, constitution, country, danger, diligence, duty, freedom, generations, men, struggle, suffering, present, violence, worth, and elightenment

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Article published in 1771.

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on boredom, emotion, generations, ideas, interest, kindness, majorities, poverty, and skill

We are raising a generation that has a woefully small stock of ideas and interests and emotions. It must be amused at all costs but it has little skill in amusing itself. It pays some of its members to do what the majority can no longer do for themselves. It is this inner poverty that makes for the worst kind of boredom.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on future, generations, history, and past

A generation which ignores history has no past - and no future.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: The Notebooks of Lazurus Long, a character found in more than 12 Heinlein books

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on children and generations

Each generation makes it's own accounting to its children.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on change, generations, greatness, history, and work

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total ;of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on america, belief, dreams, faith, future, generations, hope, idealism, investment, learning, life, love, men, men and women, motivation, nations, people, and women

Nothing matters more to the future of this Nation than insuring that our young men and women learn to believe in themselves and believe in their dreams, and that they develop this capacity-that you develop this capacity, so that you keep it all of your lives.... I believe one of America's most priceless assets is the idealism which motivates the young people of America. My generation has invested all that it has, not only its love but its hope and faith, in yours.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

Source: remarks at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 14, 1971.

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A Quote by Richard Garnett on generations, gifts, and love

Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.

Richard Garnett

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A Quote by Richard G. Scott on body, challenge, decisions, destruction, difficulty, failure, generations, intelligence, life, mind, morality, overcoming, persuasion, problems, seriousness, success, trust, and world

The world is like a jungle, with dangers that can harm or mutilate your body, enslave or destroy your mind, or decimate your morality. It was intended that life be a challenge, not so that you would fail, but that you might succeed through overcoming. You face on every hand difficult but vitally important decisions. There is an array of temptations, destructive influences, and camouflaged dangers, the like of which no previous generation has faced. I am persuaded that today no one, no matter how gifted, strong, or intelligent, will avoid serious problems without seeking the help of the Lord. . . . Trust in the Lord. He knows what He is doing. He already knows of your problems. And He is waiting for you to ask for help.

Richard G. Scott (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1989, p. 36. , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Renata Adler on experience, generations, history, and style

It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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