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The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.
My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
What we need is a generation of peace.
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.

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