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Future Quotes

I know of no way to judge the future but by the past. Patrick Henry
To believe in something to yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives it is the only way we can leave the future open. Lillian Smith
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe. Lydia Sigourney
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny. There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth. In any event, it is the only way we can live. Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech to South African young people
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it. La Rochefoucauld
Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it it is the future that makes laws for us today. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. Edgar Allan Poe
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. H. G. Wells
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe. Mrs. Sigourney
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D Eisenhower
How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy! In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time. C. C. Colton
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life. William E. Channing
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. Brian Tracy
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. Oprah Winfrey, "The Oprah Winfrey Show"
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past. Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
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