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Quotations About / On: FUTURE

  • 41.
    The older we become, the more certain our future.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 42.
    Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. "'Thinking Against Oneself': Reflections on Cioran," Styles of Radical Will (1969).)
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  • 43.
    The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
    (Elias Canetti (b. 1905), Austrian novelist, philosopher. "1979," The Secret Heart Of The Clock: Notes, Aphorisms, Fragments 1973-1985 (1991).)
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  • 44.
    Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 27 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 45.
    I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
    (Ray Bradbury (b. 1920), U.S. writer of science fiction. Independent (London, July 16, 1992). Quoted by Arthur C. Clarke.)
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  • 46.
    The constant abrasion and decay of our lives makes the soil of our future growth.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 375, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Illingworth, in A Woman of No Importance, act 3.)
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  • 48.
    Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Harvard University. "The American Scholar," Nature, Addresses and Lectures (1849).)
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  • 49.
    Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 50.
    There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. White-Jacket (1850), ch. 85, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 5, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
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