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Quotations About / On: FUTURE

  • 11.
    You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
    (W.E. (William Ewart) Gladstone (1809-1898), British statesman. Speech, April 27, 1866, to the House of Commons. On the Reform Bill.)
  • 12.
    Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
    (Daniel Barenboim (b. 1942), Argentinian-born Israeli pianist, conductor. International Herald Tribune (Paris, January 20, 1989).)
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  • 13.
    A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Renée de l'Estorade in a letter Louise de Macumer, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
  • 14.
    Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
    (Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "Civil Disobedience," Crises of the Republic (1972).)
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  • 15.
    The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, March 30, 1967, Bonn, Germany.)
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  • 16.
    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. The Power and the Glory, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1940).)
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  • 17.
    There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
    (Graham Greene (1901-1994), British author. The Power and the Glory, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1940).)
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  • 18.
    The future is the worst thing about the present.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 1, Conard (1915).)
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  • 19.
    Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 23 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 20.
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. O'Brien to Winston Smith, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1949).)
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