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Quotations About / On: FUTURE

  • 1.
    Freedom is the engine of the future
    (©2014 Robert J. Wynn)
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  • 2.
    talk of destiny
    talk of time
    today is past
    today is present
    today is future
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  • 3.
    And all your future lies beneath your hat.
    (John Oldham (1653-1683), British poet. Lines to a Friend About to Leave the University.)
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  • 4.
    The decision to have a child is both a private and a public decision, for children are our collective future.
    (Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century), economist. A Lesser Life, ch. 6 (1986).)
  • 5.
    I have been over into the future, and it works.
    (Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936), U.S. writer, editor. Quoted in Steffens, Autobiography, ch. 18 (1931). Remark to financier Bernard Baruch, on his return from the Soviet Union in 1919; he made the same remark in a letter, April 3, 1919.)
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  • 6.
    This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me.
    (John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. Travels With Charley: in Search of America, pt. 3 (1962).)
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  • 7.
    You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
    (W.E. (William Ewart) Gladstone (1809-1898), British statesman. Speech, April 27, 1866, to the House of Commons. On the Reform Bill.)
  • 8.
    Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
    (Daniel Barenboim (b. 1942), Argentinian-born Israeli pianist, conductor. International Herald Tribune (Paris, January 20, 1989).)
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  • 9.
    A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Renée de l'Estorade in a letter Louise de Macumer, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
  • 10.
    Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
    (Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "Civil Disobedience," Crises of the Republic (1972).)
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