Quotations about the Future

The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future.  And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.  ~Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.  ~Ruth Benedict

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.  ~Arthur Wing Pinero, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, 1893

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.  ~Charles F. Kettering

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.  ~Albert Einstein

The past can't see you, but the future is listening.  ~Terri Guillemets

And in today already walks tomorrow.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The future is always beginning now.  ~Mark Strand, Reasons for Moving

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.  ~Eric Hoffer

The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.  ~John Sladek

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.  ~Paul Valery

Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it.  ~L.M. Montgomery

How sure I feel, how warm and strong and happy
For the future!  How sure the future is within me;
I am like a seed with a perfect flower enclosed....
~D.H. Lawrence, "Wedlock"

You can never plan the future by the past.  ~Edmund Burke, "Letter to a Member of the National Assembly"

I have seen the future and it is very much like the present - only longer.  ~Kehlog Albran

I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.  ~Author Unknown

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.  ~Voltaire

The course of life is unpredictable... no one can write his autobiography in advance.  ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

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


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