Future Quotes

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

“He may have deserved it, but that is not the point. If I had calmly and deliberately decided to whip him because I thought it a just punishment for him I would not feel over it as I do. But the truth is, Mrs. Allan, that I just flew into a temper and whipped him because of…

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We are the weather makers, and the future of biodiversity and civilization hangs on our actions

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
lightening strike

Much could go wrong with this linked lifeline to climate safety. It may be that the big power users will infiltrate governments further and stymie the renewables sector; or maybe we will act too slowly, and nations such as China and India will have already invested in fossil fuel generation before the price of renewables comes down. Or perhaps…

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All that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
foggy Spring dawn

We are in the beginning of the greatest change that humanity has ever undergone. There is no shock, no epoch-making incident – but then there is no shock at a cloudy daybreak. At no point can we say, “Here it…”

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The past is not dead, but is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make

Sunday, March 21st, 2010
Heidelberg Castle

To my mind, therefore, no excuse is needful for the attempt made in the following pages to familiarise the reading public with what was once a famous knowledge-book of the Middle Ages. But the reader…

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Tomorrow is our permanent address

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
old bridge

all history’s a winter sport or three:
but if it were five,i’d still insist that all
history is too small for even me;
for me and you,exceedingly too small…

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