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Quotes about the future

Man is the future of man.
Francis Ponge / 

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Citadelle / 

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca / 

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 - Meditations / 

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein / 

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Anatole France / 

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir / 

Whoever you are, here is your master:
He is, was or will be.

Voltaire - Poésies mêlées / 

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein / 

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville / 

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts / 

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères / 

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Gautama Buddha / 

The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - The American Scholar / 

Consciousness is a link between what was and what will be; a bridge between the past and the future.
Henri Bergson - L’Énergie spirituelle / 

The source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.
Milan Kundera - Slowness / 

To choose life, is to always choose the future.
Simone de Beauvoir / 

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde / 

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus / 

What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
Victor Hugo - The Man Who Laughs / 

The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness / 

Everything that was is no longer; everything that will be is not yet. Look no further for the secret of our ills.
Alfred de Musset / 

The present is big with the future; the future could be read in the past; the distant is expressed in the near.
Gottfried Leibniz - Principes de la nature et de la grâce / 

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts / 

Every action is an encroachment on the future.
Henri Bergson - L’Énergie spirituelle / 

If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.
Alan Watts / 

I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live.
Henry David Thoreau / 

There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.
Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex / 

We are speaking on this occasion, not as members of this or that nation, continent, or creed, but as human beings, members of the species Man, whose continued existence is in doubt.
Bertrand Russell / 

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