It is one of nature’s ways that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
There is nothing wrong with today’s teenager that twenty years won’t cure.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
I fear the day when technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will have a generation of idiots.—Albert Einstein
Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilisation by little barbarians, who must be civilised before it is too late.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning—and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.
—John J Welsh
My generation is not strong. My grandfather fought in World War II. I had a panic attack during the series finale of Breaking Bad.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. —Henry David Thoreau
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
Age considers; youth ventures.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it.
Generation Gap: A chasm, amorphously situated in time and space, that separates those who have grown up absurd from those who will, with luck, grow up absurd.
(This story appears in the 18 March, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)