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A Quote by Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu on authors, contentment, future, generations, and life

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

Baron de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on future, nations, and past

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on certainty, confidence, dedication, experience, future, kindness, love, prayer, and spirit

I sat there beside him till morning - and as I watched his face in the starlight, then the first ray of the sun on his untroubled forehead and closed eyelids, what I experienced was not a prayer, I do not pray, but that state of spirit at which a prayer is a misguided attempt: a full, confident, affirming self-dedication to my love of the right, to the certainty that the right would win and that this boy would have the kind of future he deserved. . . . I did not expect it to be as great as this - or as hard.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 727)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on future and knowledge

Don't rely on our knowledge of what's best for your future. We do know, but it can't be best until you know it.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 740)

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A Quote by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. on future and past

When we talk about the future being like the past, we naturally imply that the future is going to be like the past in accordance with the simplest expression capable of representing the past.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger (1917 -)

Source: Induction and Parsimony, American Philosophical Quarterly, 8, 179-85 (1971), p 181.

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on future, hope, and memory

If you don't go far enough back in memory or far enough ahead in hope, your future will be impoverished.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on future and past

The future is the past returning through another gate.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on future and trouble

The trouble with the future is, that it usually arrives when you least expect it.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Ardis Whitman on beauty, belief, books, bravery, cinema, courage, future, good, happiness, hope, justice, promises, sleep, strength, and present

Hope for the moment. There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow.

Ardis Whitman

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A Quote by Archibald Rutledge on beginning, belief, certainty, confidence, dawn, day, death, eternity, forgiveness, future, god, happiness, heart, immortality, joy, life, love, meditation, mortality, past, power, preparation, promises, spirituality, and

One dearer to me than all else in life had, for days, lain helpless, speechless. Consciousness was gone. We knew that the mortal mists were fast gathering; that the irremediable river must soon be crossed. The last morning of our watching was misty; the day emerged so wanly that we hardly knew that it had come. Suddenly the one we loved so dearly sat up in bed, a strange light on her face of a happiness past all our mortal joy. She stretched abroad her arms, crying in the radiant abandon of spiritual certainty, "The dawn! The beautiful Dawn!" Those were her dying words-glad, triumphant. And for me they hold the eternal promise of a sunrise. They glow with immortality. In every sense, our mortal dawn that day was anything but beautiful; but she saw the beginning of an immortal day. Believing in a God of infinite love and of infinite power, I find it natural to believe that death is not a disastrous sundown but rather a spiritual sunrise, ushering in the unconjectured splendors of immortality. . . . Sunrise suggests to me not only the power of God grandly to continue what He has begun but it also conveys the reassurance of the Creator's love returning to us daily, bringing joy and forgiveness; and to any reflective heart it intimates that no night is final; for, since with God all things are possible, His almighty love has, I confidently believe, prepared for us a radiant future beyond the sundown of death. And if I meditate but momentarily upon what He has done and upon what He does do, confidence in immortality is natural, reasonable, and, to my way of believing, to be counted upon as infallible as the sunrise.

Archibald Rutledge

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