Generation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old generation quotes, generation sayings, and generation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every generation rediscovers and re-evaluates the meaning of infancy and childhood.     

Arnold Gesell

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.     

Lewis Mumford

Each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Each generation has something different at which they are all looking.     

Gertrude Stein

Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Each generation has to reinvent spirituality.     

Susan Sontag

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.     

Thomas Sowell

Every generation and every group brings the door into other things.     

Iman Abdulmajid

Every generation is convinced there has been a deplorable breakdown of manners.     

Byron Dobell

This generation has given up on growth. They're just hoping for survival.     

Penelope Spheeris

Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.     

Fiona Shaw

Every generation must re-win its own freedoms.     

Gatewood Galbraith

Every new generation must rewrite history in its own way.     

Robin G. Collingwood

All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.     

Estelle Parsons

A generation of people are being radicalised by the criminalisation of information sharing.     

Heather Brooke

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

Henry David Thoreau

Every generation blames the generation before them.     

Mutabaruka

The destiny of future generations depends on our action today     

Sunday Adelaja

A generation is not defined by the options it has but by the choices it makes.     

Sharanya Haridas

We are the generation that came of age in an ageless society.     

Lois Wyse

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.     

George Orwell

A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses.     

George Orwell

Every generation has a plague, so to speak, and that kind of prejudice and discrimination could so easily happen again if we're not mindful and careful.     

Ryan Murphy

We are the new generation that will be raised up and will remain on high     

Sunday Adelaja

Each generation has a backlash against the generation before.     

Jo Brand

The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.     

Jurgen Klinsmann

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.     

James Madison

Every generation is more influenced by technology, which is always changing faster.     

Chuck Klosterman

The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever.     

William Blake

The knowledge of one generation is the ignorance of the next.     

Frances Wright

Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.     

Julius Sterling Morton

Generational oppression begins when what is meant to be transferred to one offspring has been taken over by reason of oppression.     

Sunday Adelaja

Each generation has been an education for us in different ways. The first child with bloody nose was rushed to the emergency room. The fifth child with bloody nose was told to go to the yard immediately and stop bleeding on the carpet.     

Art Linkletter

Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times.     

Florence Ellinwood Allen

We can help the next generation, with the stories we write today.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Every generation of converts threshes over the same old straw.     

Susan B. Anthony

Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.     

Frantz Fanon

Every generation tailors history to its taste.     

Ada Louise Huxtable

Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land.     

Wilford Brimley

Each generation supposes that the world was simpler for the one before it.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Every generation is gonna keep changing, and you just have to embrace the change.     

Wyclef Jean

Ignorance is pass from one generation to other.     

Deyth Banger

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.     

Jim Morrison

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.     

Logan P. Smith

The younger generation can smell fakes authenticity trumps cool.     

Craig Groeschel

Every generation needs regeneration.     

Charles Spurgeon

Each generation seems to invent its own reasons for war.     

Walter Dean Myers

We are the first generation of human beings to have substantial insights into the origin of our cosmos and of human life in it.     

Arthur Peacocke

What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.     

Anthony Crosland

The older generation had greater respect for land than science. But we live in an age when science, more than soil, has become the provider of growth and abundance. Living just on the land creates loneliness in an age of globality.     

Shimon Peres