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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