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Future Quotes

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. Robertson Davies, "A Voice from the Attic", 1960
We must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Most of our future lies ahead. Denny Crum, Louisville basketball coach
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity. Benjamin Disraeli
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons. unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. Thich Nhat Hanh
The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face. Jim Bishop, New York Journal-American, March 14, 1959
We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God. James Madison, (attributed)
I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future pluses. Katherine Mansfield
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. Albert Einstein
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. Alan Watts
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. H. G. Wells
Life is a series of collisions with the future it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. Jose Ortega y Gasset
People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful. Unknown
The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. Clive Staples Lewis
The future is no place to place your better days. Dave Matthews, "Cry Freedom"
Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present. Albert Camus
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
( quotes are updated each month )