Quotes about Future

"He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past."

George Orwell, born: Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense, revolutionary opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.


"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist, known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design.


"The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an worried face."

James Alonzo "Jim" Bishop (November 21, 1907 – July 26, 1987) was an American journalist and author.


"The future according some scientists will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive."

John Thomas Sladek (December 15, 1937 – March 10, 2000) was an American science fiction author, known for his satirical and surreal novels


"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 Antoninus (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.


"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future."

Niels Henrik David Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.


"I've seen the future and it doesn't work."

Robert Marshall Blount Fulford (born February 13, 1932) is a Canadian journalist, magazine editor, and essayist.


"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory is, in fact , a return to the idealised past."

William Robertson Davies (born August 28, 1913, Ontario,and died December 2, 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors.


"Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present."

William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era, and reputedly, the highest paid author during the 1930s.


"There are two aspects of prophecy:
One is to see into the future. The other is to see clearly into the present."

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