generations

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on generations, genius, and men

The man of genius knows what he is aiming at; nobody else knows. And he alone knows when something comes between him and his object. In the course of generations, however, men will excuse you for not doing as they do, if you will bring enough to pass in your own way.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on generations

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books, generations, nations, wealth, and world

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henrik Tikkanen on future and generations

Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.

Henrik Tikkanen

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on bitterness, generations, imagination, life, and people

To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places. If we had the imagination to do that there would be fewer families estranged by misunderstanding between the older and the younger generations, fewer bitter judgments would pass our lips, fewer racial, national and class prejudices would stain our lives.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harold Coffin on faults, generations, learning, maturity, parenthood, trouble, and youth

Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.

Harold Coffin

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A Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley on earth, friendship, generations, god, gratitude, history, hope, seasons, and world

Truly, my dear young friends, you are a chosen generation. I hope you will never forget it. I hope you will never take it for granted. I hope there will grow in your hearts an overpowering sense of gratitude to God, who has made it possible for you to come upon the earth in this marvelous season of the world's history.

Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 -)

Source: Friend June, 1992, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by George Polyá on correction, difficulty, generations, legends, losing, mathematics, order, popularity, principles, science, and solution

The traditional mathematics professor of the popular legend is absentminded. He usually appears in public with a lost umbrella in each hand. He prefers to face the blackboard and to turn his back to the class. He writes a, he says b, he means c; but it should be d. Some of his sayings are handed down from generation to generation. "In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you." "This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible." "Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures." "My method to overcome a difficulty is to go round it." "What is the difference between method and device? A method is a device which you used twice."

George Polya

Source: How to Solve It. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1945.

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A Quote by George Bruce Cortelyou on duty, generations, liberty, privilege, and present

It is the privilege and duty of the present generation to pass on to its successors, unimpaired, the heritage of liberty bequeathed to it by the founders of the Republic.

George Bruce Cortelyou (1862 - 1940)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on brevity, future, generations, and life

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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