The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
– David Antin
The security and the future of Jordan is hand-in-hand with the future of the Palestinians and the Israelis.
– King Abdullah II
The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now.
– David R. Brower
The Republican argument that raising the debt ceiling encourages additional future spending is logically irresponsible. The debt ceiling has to be raised to authorize spending already approved by Congress. Despite that fallacy, the GOP has been able to score political points with its argument.
– Eliot Spitzer
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
– Marcel Pagnol
The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
– Woodrow Wilson
– Freeman Dyson
The purpose of the Jewish state is to secure the Jewish future. That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, against any threat.
– Benjamin Netanyahu
– Placido Domingo
– Bill Watterson
The problem is that borrowing money to pay back more borrowed money that will oblige you in the future to borrow even more money doesn't sound kosher. Because it isn't.
– John Podhoretz
The politics of partisanship and the resulting inaction and excuses have paralyzed decision-making, primarily at the federal level, and the big issues of the day are not being addressed, leaving our future in jeopardy.
– Michael Bloomberg
The perennial conviction that those who work hard and play by the rules will be rewarded with a more comfortable present and a stronger future for their children faces assault from just about every direction. That great enemy of democratic capitalism, economic inequality, is real and growing.
– Jon Meacham
The people in charge, globally, are maniacs. They are maniacs, and unless we do something about it these people are going to deprive us of a future.
– Thom Yorke
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– Harriet Beecher Stowe
The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
– William Morris
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
– James Thurber
The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change.
– Ariel Sharon
The Nuclear Security Summit was President Obama's initiative born out of his vision to leave behind a safer, more prosperous world for the future generation.
– Lee Myung-bak
The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
– Benazir Bhutto
The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.
– Mike Huckabee
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
– Fred G. Gosman
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
– Samuel Johnson
The Marshall Plan was after destruction, and the U.S. came to our help and obviously this was very, very important for the future of Europe. I think now we have all the capabilities of doing it on our own and, in a sense, we have to.
– George Papandreou
The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her. Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one. A Stanford study showed that those who saw a photo of their future self made smarter financial decisions.
– A. J. Jacobs
– King Abdullah II
– Gustav Mahler
The idea of going on tour for the rest of my life with old works is not that exciting. As an artist I definitely think the work in future is going to be better than the work in the past, otherwise why do it?
– Damien Hirst
The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.
– David Suzuki
– Philip Emeagwali
The goal of my Foundation is to give young people a chance to better themselves and establish a base for a successful future.
– Junior Seau
– Evan Esar
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The global economic outlook remains fragile and uncertain. Global economic imbalances persist and we must address them or risk future instability.
– Julia Gillard
The German philosopher Walter Benjamin had the curious notion that we could change the past. For most of us, the past is fixed while the future is open.
– Terry Eagleton
– Paul Valery
The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better.
– Paul Wellstone
The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
– Marian Wright Edelman
– Dan Quayle
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– George Crumb
The future that I will not live to see is the one my children will live in. That's my immortality. And I shouldn't try to mortgage theirs for my benefit.
– Justin Cronin
– Imran Khan
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– Samuel Johnson
– Gustave Flaubert
– Sir William Osler
The future is too interesting and dangerous to be entrusted to any predictable, reliable agency. We need all the fallibility we can get. Most of all, we need to preserve the absolute unpredictability and total improbability of our connected minds. That way we can keep open all the options, as we have in the past.
– Lewis Thomas
– Walt Whitman
– Van Morrison
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
– Joseph Barber Lightfoot
The future is going to be boring. The suburbanisation of the planet will continue, and the suburbanisation of the soul will follow soon after.
– J. G. Ballard
The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
– Tennessee Williams
– Mark Strand
The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.
– Anna Quindlen
– Adoniram Judson
– Gloria Steinem
– Rainer Maria Rilke
– Don DeLillo
The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.
– Thornton Wilder
– Doug Coupland
The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation stones for an edifice to be built by future generations, the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
– Thomas Mann
The fighter loses more than his pride in the fight he loses part of his future. He's a step closer to the slum he came from.
– Floyd Patterson
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
– Warren G. Bennis
The fact that books today are mostly a string of words makes it easier to forget the text. With the impact of the iPad and the future of the book being up for re-imagination, I wonder whether we'll rediscover the importance of making texts richer visually.
– Joshua Foer
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
– Jorge Luis Borges
– Angela Merkel
The EU is not a country and it's not going to become a country, in my view, now or ever in the future. It is a group of countries working together.
– William Hague
The end of the trial and the 'not guilty' verdicts on all counts, clearing Michael of all charges, mean that he can now concentrate on the future and his art.
– LaToya Jackson
The discussion in Washington has changed dramatically. I mean, it's no longer a question of should we address entitlements - it's no longer a question of do we need to reduce spending in the future.
– Mark Zandi
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The debt-ceiling vote isn't about what will be done in the future it is about the integrity of America's commitment to support the bonds we issue. Elected officials have an obligation to maintain that integrity, regardless of whether they voted for the programs that required the borrowing in the first place.
– John Sununu
The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.
– David Trimble
The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
– Karl Marx
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– Michael Nutter
The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime.
– Karl Rove
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The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.
– Jennifer Granholm
– Karl Rahner
– George MacDonald
– George Byron
The Australian Government's decision to take on the dominant funding role for the entire public hospital system is designed to: end the blame game eliminate waste and to shoulder the funding burden of the rapidly rising health costs of the future.
– Kevin Rudd
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The attack on ObamaCare was that Congress does not have the power under the Commerce Clause to force a private citizen into a private contractual relationship. If such a thing is permitted to stand, the anti-ObamaCare forces argue, there will be no limit to Congress's power in the future.
– John Podhoretz
The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?'
– Mitt Romney
The action films I will make in the future will be more believable and character-based. I am now on my second cycle of fame, and I want to make films that smell real and are truthful.
– Jean Claude Van Damme
– Willie Stargell
That's one of the most exciting things about Michigan's future. We need to, we must capitalize on our alternative-energy vehicles that we can produce right here.
– Jennifer Granholm
That is now my mission: to provide a European vision of growth, employment, prosperity - in one word, our future.
– Francois Hollande
That future depends on the values of self-government, our sense of duty, loyalty, self-confidence and regard for the common good. We are a diverse country, and getting more diverse. And these virtues are what keep this great country together.
– Jeff Miller
– Mason Cooley
Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
– Salman Rushdie
Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.
– Dee Hock
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Stephen King in many respects is a wonderful writer. He has made a contribution. People in the future will be able to pick up Stephen King's books and learn a lot about who we were by reading those books.
– Anne Rice
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– Blanka Vlasic
Sometimes when I'm going to sleep, I think, 'Oh God, my future husband is out there somewhere and I might know him, or I might not, and I wonder what he's doing and I wonder if he knows me.' I just always think that's so fascinating, that even when you were two years old, your future husband was out there somewhere.
– Emma Roberts
Sometimes I make very selfish choices like I did 'Once Upon A Time' for my inner 8-year-old and my hypothetical future child. I've done some movies because I would regret them if I didn't, but other projects I've done because they've scared me or if I felt I needed to do a big romantic comedy to help me professionally.
– Ginnifer Goodwin
Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence - what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.
– Curtis LeMay
Something I've realized lately, to my shock, is that I am an optimist, in that I think humans are almost infinitely capable of self-change and self-modification, and that we really can build the future that we want if we're smart about it.
– Brian Eno
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Someday in the distant cyborg future, when our internal and external memories fully merge, we may come to possess infinite knowledge. But that's not the same thing as wisdom.
– Joshua Foer
– The Dalai Lama
So someday in the near future hopefully rather than having a foot or a leg amputated we'll just give you an injection of the cells and restore the blood flow. We've also created entire tubes of red blood cells from scratch in the laboratory. So there are a lot of exciting things in the pipeline.
– Robert Lanza
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
– Mika Waltari
– Lord Byron
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