Quotations About / On: FUTURE
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
(Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God, ed. Richard Rees (1968). "Some Thoughts on the Love of God," (Oct. 1940-May 1942).)
At sixty, I would like to give my future back its vistas of uncertainty.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
What seems to us serious, significant and important will, in future times, be forgotten or won't seem important at all.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Vershinin in Three Sisters, act 1.)
... disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
(Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 9 (1993).)
[On being asked "what sort of future she anticipates having":] A very short one.
(Jeanne Calment (b. c. 1875), French: "oldest known living person." As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 23 (March 6, 1995).)
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
(Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Capital, preface (first edition, 1867).)
If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtractteach him to deduct.
(Fran Lebowitz (20th century), U.S. journalist and humorist. The Fran Lebowitz Reader, "Parental Guidance," (1994).)
The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
(Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author and child advocate. As quoted in Richard B. Stolley, "Our Future Depends on How We Treat America's Children," Money (May 1995).)
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
(Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. David Crimond, in "Midwinter," pt. 2, The Book and the Brotherhood (1987).)
The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
(John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), British economist. General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, bk. 4, ch. 12, sct. 5 (1936).)