„The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.“

Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

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„We Conservatives have always passed our values from generation to generation. I believe that personal prosperity should follow the same course. I want to see wealth cascading down the generations.“

—  John Major Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1943

We do not see each generation starting out anew, with the past cut off and the future ignored.
First speech as leader at the Conservative Party conference(1991) http://www.johnmajor.co.uk/page863.html
1990s, 1991

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„Our lives are guided by that general conception of the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes.“

—  William Kingdon Clifford English mathematician and philosopher 1845 - 1879

The Ethics of Belief (1877), The Duty of Inquiry
Context: Our lives are guided by that general conception of the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes. Our words, our phrases, our forms and processes and modes of thought, are common property, fashioned and perfected from age to age; an heirloom which every succeeding generation inherits as a precious deposit and a sacred trust to be handled on to the next one, not unchanged but enlarged and purified, with some clear marks of its proper handiwork. Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. An awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live.

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„Take new values : Leave behind a legend to be followed by those who follow you.“

—  Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004

Remark (9 January 1978), as quoted in Transitions to a Heart Centered World : Through the Kundalini Yoga and Meditations of Yogi Bhajan (1988) by Guru Rattana and Ann M. Maxwellm, p. 107
Context: Take new values : Leave behind a legend to be followed by those who follow you. Be a yogi — don't be an ordinary person.

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„We are responsible for empowering our next generation with values.“

—  Melania Trump Slovenian model, wife of Donald Trump and First Lady of the United States 1970

Twitter https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/830562934178840581 (February 11, 2017)

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„We have to do our best to uphold in our own lives the values that they were prepared to die for. We have to honor those who carry forward that legacy, recognizing that people cannot live in freedom unless free people are prepared to die for it.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Remarks by President Obama at the 70th Anniversary of D-Day at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France at June 6, 2014 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/06/remarks-president-obama-70th-anniversary-d-day-omaha-beach-normandy
2014

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„The labour of a menial servant, on the contrary, adds to the value of nothing.“

—  Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790

Source: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book II, Chapter III, p. 364 (see Proverbs 14-23 KJV).
Context: Thus the labour of a manufacture adds, generally, to the value of the materials which he works upon, that of his own maintenance, and of his masters profits. The labour of a menial servant, on the contrary, adds to the value of nothing.

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„In general, people only ask for advice that they may not follow it; or, if they should follow it, that they may have somebody to blame for having given it.“

—  Alexandre Dumas, book The Three Musketeers

Variant: As a general rule... people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.
Source: The Three Musketeers

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„A people is but the attempt of many
To rise to the completer life of one;
And those who live as models for the mass
Are singly of more value than they all.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

Luria, Act v.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Most of us live our lives by accident—we live as it happens. Fullfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.“

—  Simon Sinek British/American author and motivational speaker 1973

Source: Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

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„It may come as a surprise to our technocrat philosophers, but people do not read, write, speak, or listen primarily for the purpose of achieving a test score. They use language in order to conduct their lives, and to control their lives, and to understand their lives.“

—  Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003

Language Education in a Knowledge Context (1980)
Context: It may come as a surprise to our technocrat philosophers, but people do not read, write, speak, or listen primarily for the purpose of achieving a test score. They use language in order to conduct their lives, and to control their lives, and to understand their lives. An improvement in one's language abilities is therefore... observed in changes in one's purposes, perceptions, and evaluations. Language education... may achieve what George Bernard Shaw asserted is the function of art. "Art," he said in Quintessence of Ibsenismn, "should refine our sense of character and conduct, of justice and sympathy, greatly heightening our self knowledge, self-control, precision of action and considerateness, and making us intolerant of baseness, cruelty, injustice, and intellectual superficialty and vulgarity." …For my purposes, if you replace the word "art" with the phrase "language education," you will have a precise statement of what I have been trying to say.

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