A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on certainty, generations, survival, and talent

Of Virginia Woolf: The talent of this generation which is most certain of survival.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

Source: Ending in Earnest, 1931

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on generations, god, time, understanding, and world

There are not in the world at any one time more than a dozen persons who read and understand Plato:-never enough to pay for an edition of his works; yet to every generation these come duly down, for the sake of those few persons, as if God brought them written in his hand.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Spiritual Laws

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on design, generations, genius, marriage, mind, nature, planning, and thought

The constructive intellect [genius] produces thoughts, sentences, poems, plans, designs, systems. It is the generation of the mind, the marriage of thought with nature.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “Intellect” from Essays: First Series (1841)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beauty, belief, cities, generations, god, men, and universe

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on generations, heaven, and immortality

The moon of Mahomet Arose, and it shall set; While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal noon, The cross leads generations on.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Line 195.Line 221.

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A Quote by Peggy Noonan on belief, choice, despair, generations, and religion

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

Peggy Noonan

Source: 1996

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on achievement, generations, impossibility, and prudence

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Paul Gallico on beauty, christmas, cities, custom, future, generations, innocence, losing, and television

It is the custom to sneer at the modern apartment-house, television, big-city Christmas, with its commercial taint . . . office parties, artificial . . . Christmas trees . . . but future generations in search of their lost Christmases may well remember its innocence; yes, and its beauty, too.

Paul Gallico (1897 - 1976)

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A Quote by Ouida on animals, earth, generations, needs, world, and youth

In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them. An immense agony will have then ceased, but with it there will also have passed away the last smile of the world's youth.

Ouida (1839 - 1908)

Source: The Quality of Mercy, 1900

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on generations and mortality

It is something to make two blades of grass grow where only one was growing, it is much more to have been the occasion of the planting of an oak which shall defy twenty scores of winters, or of an elm which shall canopy with its green cloud of foliage half as many generations of mortal immortalities.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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