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Future Quotes

The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it. Frank Herbert
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 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
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. Albert Einstein
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou
If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic. Hazel Henderson
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. Bertrand Russell
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn. Alvin Toffler
Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. Alan Marshall Beck
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
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
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
You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Charles F. Kettering
History repeats itself and history never repeats itself are about equally trueWe never know enough about the infinitely complex circumstances of any past event to prophesy the future by analogy. George Macaulay Trevelyan
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963. John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965]
In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes. Andy Warhol
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
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
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