generations

A Quote by Norman Cousins on conflict, conscience, generations, humanity, nations, needs, peace, privacy, prosperity, and security

If there is a conflict between the security of the sovereign state and the security of the human commonwealth, the human commonwealth comes first. If there is a conflict between the well-being of the nation and the well-being of humanity, the well-being of humanity comes first. If there is a conflict between the needs of this generation and the needs of all later generations, the needs of the later generations come first. If there is a conflict between public edict and private conscience, private conscience comes first. If there is a conflict between the easy drift of prosperity and the ordeal of peace, the ordeal of peace comes first.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: Place of Folly, 1962.

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A Quote by Max Planck on beginning, death, generations, ideas, innovation, science, and winning

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that it opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: The Philosophy of Physics, 1936

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A Quote by Mary St. Leger Kingsley on conversation, existence, generations, impossibility, lovers, and power

He credited her with a number of virtues, of the existence of which her conduct and conversation had given but limited indications. -But, then, lovers have a proverbial power of balancing inverted pyramids, going to sea in sieves, and successfully performing other kindred feats impossible to a faithless and unbelieving generation.

Mary St. Leger Kingsley (1852 - 1931)

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A Quote by Mary Ellen Pogue on admiration, generations, god, and wishes

I am a twelfth-generation descendant of William Bradford, the second governor of the Plymouth colony, and I deeply admire him. He waIked with God and that is what I wish to do.

Mary Ellen Pogue

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on bitterness, chaos, future, generations, legacy, struggle, temptation, and violence

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on cosmology, eternity, generations, life, love, power, and world

The great event on Calvary . . . is an eternal reminder to a power drunk generation that love is the most durable power in the world, and that it is at bottom the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. Only through achieving this love can you expect to matriculate into the university of eternal life.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on action, generations, good, people, repentance, silence, and words

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.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.

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A Quote by Marilyn Ferguson on change, generations, life, and revolution

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

Marilyn Ferguson

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A Quote by Margaret Walker on courage, earth, freedom, generations, growth, peace, people, and world

Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by Lyndon Baines Johnson on chance, generations, labor, life, meaning, nations, and society

This nation, this generation, in this hour has man's first chance to build a Great Society, a place where the meaning of man's life matches the marvels of man's labor.

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1808 - 1973)

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