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Motivational Generation Quotes and Sayings

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.


List Of  Inspirational Generation Quotes


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

Arnold Gesell

Generation Quotes and Sayings

“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


“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


Famous Generation Quotes and Proverbs


“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 is being radicalized by the criminalization 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.”



“The destiny of future generations depends on our actions 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


Best Generation Quotes and Sayings


“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


“Each generation has a backlash against the generation before.”

Jo Brand


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

Jurgen Klinsmann

“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 forever and ever.”

William Blake


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

Frances Wright