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The Best Quotes About The Future 

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Updated June 14, 2019 364 votes 144 voters 14k views 57 items

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The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given man's nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, they become Golems, they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the boredom of a meaningless life. Erich Fromm
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That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. Anatole France
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Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale. Samuel Johnson
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There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see. Omar Khayyám
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People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past. Milan Kundera
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Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present. Walter Savage Landor
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The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead -- big possibilities. Like the song says, We've just begun. Bruce Lee
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America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet. George MacDonald
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The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now. W. Somerset Maugham
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The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future. Jean Paul
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Tomorrow never comes.
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Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth.
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When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh.
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Upper classes are a nation's past, the middle class its future. Ayn Rand
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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt
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There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past. Jean Rostand
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The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw
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The gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present. Percy Bysshe Shelley
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It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true. Gertrude Stein
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Imagine a baseball thrown thru the air. A high speed camera takes pictures of it showing very great detail -- names, laces, etc. Someone shows you a picture -- can you tell what direction it is travelling? or even if it is moving? NO. You would have to know where it was thrown FROM to know what direction it is going. In times of high change, it's good to know a little bit about the PAST to understand the present freeze frame of the NOW and project to some degree of accuracy where we are GOING (The Future).
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Whatever your past has been your future is spotless.
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The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.