Tomorrow is the mysterious, unknown guest.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) American Poet, Educator, Academic
The future is the most expensive luxury in the world.
—Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) American Novelist, Playwright
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith ‘A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!’
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) American Philosopher
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
—C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish-born British Academic, Author, Literary Scholar
To the being of fully alive, the future is not ominous but a promise; it surrounds the present like a halo.
—John Dewey (1859–1952) American Philosopher, Psychologist, Educator
It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when to-morrow’s burden is added to the burden of to-day that the weight is more than a man can bear.
—George MacDonald (1824–1905) Scottish Novelist, Lecturer, Poet
I have been nothing … but there is tomorrow.
—Louis L’Amour (1908–88) American Novelist, Short-story Writer
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
—William Allen White (1868–1944) American Editor, Politician, Author
Light tomorrow with today.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61) English Poet
It may be a fire today—tomorrow it will be ashes.
Who has ever seen tomorrow?
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
—Simone Weil (1909–1943) French Philosopher, Political Activist
When God says “today,” the devil says “tomorrow.”
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again, tomorrow.
I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.
—D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) English Novelist, Playwright, Poet, Essayist, Literary Critic
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
—Edward Young (1683–1765) English Poet
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
—Arthur Wing Pinero (1855–1934) English Playwright, Actor
Yesterday, today and tomorrow—these are the three days of man.
The future is called “perhaps,” which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
—Tennessee Williams (1911–83) American Playwright
In order to really love someone you must love him as though he was going to die tomorrow.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
—Helen Keller (1880–1968) American Author
Hardly anyone knows how much is gained by ignoring the future.
—Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657–1757) French Essayist, Polymath, Philosopher
By and by never comes.
—Augustine of Hippo (354–430) Roman-African Christian Philosopher
Take therefore no thought of the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
—The Holy Bible Scripture in the Christian Faith
Tomorrow is another day.
My interest is in the future because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.
—Charles F. Kettering (1876–1958) American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Businessperson
He that has given today may, if he so please, take away tomorrow.
—Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (65–8 BCE) Roman Poet
He who foresees calamities suffers them twice over.
—Beilby Porteus (1731–1809) Anglican Bishop of London
To relinquish a present good through apprehension of a future evil is in most instances unwise … from a fear which may afterwards turn out groundless, you lost the good that lay within your grasp.
—Francesco Guicciardini (1483–1540) Italian Historian, Political leader