Quotations About / On: FUTURE

  • 71.
    Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Adolescence, introduction (1984).)
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  • 72.
    We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
    (Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. David Crimond, in "Midwinter," pt. 2, The Book and the Brotherhood (1987).)
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  • 73.
    The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
    (Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author and child advocate. As quoted in Richard B. Stolley, "Our Future Depends on How We Treat America's Children," Money (May 1995).)
  • 74.
    On the tree, Future, we build our nest; and in our solitude eagles shall bring us nourishment in their beaks!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 126, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 98, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Penguin Books (1978). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On the Rabble," (1883).)
  • 75.
    He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
    (Olympia Brown (1835-1900), U.S. minister, first woman ordained in U.S. sermon, c. Jan. 13, 1895, Mukwonago, Wisconsin; repr. In Annual Journal of the Universalist Historical Society, vol. 4 (1963). Olympia Brown, An Autobiography, ed. Gwendolen B. Willis (1960).)
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  • 76.
    Don't forget what I discovered—that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Victory: American- Soviet Relations, 1939-1945, p. 27, Scholarly Resources, Inc. (1990). PSF II, Departmental Files, State Department, 1940-1941, Box 22, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York, FDR to Adolph A. Berle, Jr. (June 21, 1941). This was a theme FDR harped on throughout his presidency. A first obligation of the President was to attempt arms limitation; failing this, the first obligation was to arm for defense.)
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  • 77.
    American future lies in the East. The great free markets of the Pacific Rim are the American destiny.
    (Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984). Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
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  • 78.
    If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract—teach him to deduct.
    (Fran Lebowitz (20th century), U.S. journalist and humorist. The Fran Lebowitz Reader, "Parental Guidance," (1994).)
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  • 79.
    Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.
    (Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Quoted in Michael Foot, Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 10 (1962).)
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  • 80.
    The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Capital, preface (first edition, 1867).)
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