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Ambrose BierceFuture, n.That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

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

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Antonio PorchiaMan goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Blaise PascalIf we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Oscar WildeI like men who have a future and women who have a past.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Arthur ClarkeThe goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That's why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Emile M. CioranIn our fear, we are victims of an aggression of the Future.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Winston ChurchillIt is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Mahatma GandhiThe future depends on what you do today.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Lao-TzuIf you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Winston ChurchillIf we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillThe farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Albert EinsteinI never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Oscar WildeThe 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, Irish writer

George OrwellHe had reached the age when the future ceases to be a rosy blur and becomes actual and menacing.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

George OrwellIf you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, for ever.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

George OrwellPeople can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

Eric HofferA 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, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Ayn RandAnyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

SenecaBut life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Frank TygerYour future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Peter DruckerThe best way to predict your future is to create it.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerThe only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Lyndon JohnsonYesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

Arthur ClarkeThis is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Charles DarwinHow paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

Franklin RooseveltWe cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

Eleanor RooseveltThe future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Personal Stories

Peter DruckerHere I am, fifty-eight, and I still don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Funny Quotes

George CarlinThe future will soon be a thing of the past.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian


Stupid Quotes

Adolf HitlerIt is our will that this state shall endure for a thousand years. We are happy to know that the future is ours entirely!

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator

Ancient Greek

HomerThe day will come…

Έσσετ’ ήμαρ…

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad IV


Movie Quotes

Groundhog Day (1993)Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

—  from the film Groundhog Day (1993)


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