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We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.

Author: Gunther Grass (1927)

Profession: German Author

The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.

Author: Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872)

Profession: Austrian Dramatic Poet

I know of know way of judging the future but by the past.

Author: Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

Profession: American Orator, Patriot

The good days weren't really so good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.

Author: Billy Joel (1949)

Profession: American Musician, Piano Man, Singer, Songwriter

The future is purchased by the present.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Author: Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958)

Profession: American Engineer, Inventor

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

Author: Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958)

Profession: American Engineer, Inventor

There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.

Author: Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)

Profession: Persian Astronomer, Poet

People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.

Author: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

They gave each other a smile with a future in it.

Author: Ring Lardner (1885-1933)

Profession: American Writer

The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead -- big possibilities. Like the song says, ''We've just begun.''

Author: Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Profession: Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it.

Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906)

Profession: American Author