Friday, 9 August 2013


 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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