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Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs About The Future

Let us not go over the old ground but rather prepare for what is to come. ~ Cicero

Coming events cast their shadows before. ~ Thomas Campbell

It is not for us to forecast the future, but to shape it. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I know of no way of judging the future, except by the past. ~ Patrick Henry

The future struggles that it may not become the past. ~ Publilius Syrus

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  Midnight is that strange hour when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

I am interested in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. ~ Charles Kettering

You can never plan the future by the past. ~ Edmund Burke

One must care about a world one will not see. ~ Bertrand Russell

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. ~ Winston Churchill

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history waiting for the train of the future to run him over. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. ~ Marcus Aurelius

The Golden Age is not behind you, but before you. ~ St. Simeon (390-460)

What men have seen they know;
But what shall come hereafter
no man before the event can see
Nor what end waits for him.
~ Sophocles

Time glides with undiscover'd haste;
The future but a length behind the past.
~ John Dyden

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

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. ~ Winston Churchill

How narrow our souls become when absorbed in any present good or ill! it is only the thought of the future that makes them great. ~ Richter

If you make good use of the present time, you need not be apprehensive about the future. ~ Latin Proverb

The state of that man's mind who feels too intense an interest as to future events, must be most deplorable. ~ Seneca

The future is purchased by the present. ~ Samuel Johnson

Learn the future by the past of man. ~ Thomas Campbell

That man is right who is most closely in league with the future. ~ Henrik Ibsen

  Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune. ~ Quintilian