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Quotes on the Future

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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
-- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), American statesman, letter to John Adams, 1 August 1816

Future, n. that period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness assured.
-- Ambrose Bierce (1842-c1914), American journalist and short story writer, in: The Devil's Dictionary

What the 21st century will be like depends on whether we learn the lessons of the 20th century, and avoid repeating its worst mistakes.
-- Mikhail Gorbachev (1931- ), Soviet statesman

As for the future, your task is not to forsee, but to enable it.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44), French aviator and novelist

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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