Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

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Archibald Quincy Jones

The medical profession tells us that there are four conditions which must be met if we are to have any chance of leading a happy life: physical security, social recognition, adventure, emotional security. In today's highly technical and scientific life, these four considerations become increasingly important, but we should add one vital ingredient: love. Love of our fellow man, love for our work, and the conviction that this love insures the future for all of us.

Adventure | Chance | Future | Happy | Important | Life | Life | Love | Man | Security | Wisdom | Work |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

Political sovereignty is but a mockery without the means of meeting poverty and illiteracy and disease. Self-determination is but a slogan if the future holds no hope.

Determination | Disease | Future | Hope | Means | Mockery | Poverty | Self | Self-determination | Wisdom |

Margaret Jenkins

Every pupil you have carries in his mind or heart or conscience a bit of you. Your influence, your example, your ideas and values keep marching on - how far into the future and into what realms of our spacious universe you will never know.

Conscience | Example | Future | Heart | Ideas | Influence | Mind | Universe | Will | Wisdom |

Lyndon Johnson, fully Lyndon Baines Johnson, aka LBJ

A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.

Children | Faith | Future | Government | People | Trust | Wisdom | Government |

Louis Kossuth, also Lajos Kossuth, fully Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva

I consider that it is on instruction and education that the future security and direction of the destiny of every nation chiefly and fundamentally rests.

Destiny | Education | Future | Security | Wisdom | Instruction |

Walter Savage Landor

Belief in a future life is the appetite of reason.

Appetite | Belief | Future | Life | Life | Reason | Wisdom |

Charles F. Kettering, fully Charles Franklin Kettering

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

Future | Rest | Will | Wisdom |

Leonard Lauder, fully Leonard A. Lauder

The future is not a gift - it is an achievement.

Achievement | Future | Wisdom |

Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Day | Future | Time | Wisdom |

Samuel M. Lindsay

Belief in immortality gives dignity to life and enables us to endure cheerfully those trials which come to us all. As the thought of immortality occupies our minds, we gain a clearer conception of duty and are inspired to cultivate character. Living for the future is not coward's philosophy, but an inspiration to noble and unselfish activity.

Belief | Character | Dignity | Duty | Future | Immortality | Inspiration | Life | Life | Philosophy | Thought | Trials | Wisdom | Thought |

Samuel David Luzzatto, aka by acronym of SHaDaL or SHeDaL

Society's preservation and man's happiness depend on illusion. Nature itself, which certainly represents the will of God, deludes us in many respects, as when it leads us by the cords of love to reproduce the race. If a youth would consider the trouble in rearing a family, not one in a thousand would marry, but nature closes our eyes to the future (and indeed, wherever popular knowledge rises, the birth rate declines). The same is true of the other passions, which nature utilizes to deceive man and goad them toward the attainment of ends which, when attained, turn out to be but vanity.

Attainment | Birth | Ends | Family | Future | God | Illusion | Knowledge | Love | Man | Nature | Race | Society | Will | Wisdom | Youth | Youth | Trouble | Happiness |

Walter Lippmann

Life is an irreversible process and for that reason its future can never be a repetition of the past.

Future | Life | Life | Past | Reason | Wisdom |

John "J. M. E." McTaggart. born John McTaggart Ellis

Past, present and future are incompatible determinations. Every event must be one or the other, but no event can be more than one. If I say that any event is past, that implies that it is neither present nor future, and so with the others. And this exclusiveness is essential to change, and therefore to time. For the only change we can get is from future to present, and from present to past. The characteristics, therefore, are incompatible. But every event has them all. If M is past, it has been present and future. If it is future, it will be present and past. If it is present, it has been future and will be past. thus all the three characteristics belong to each event. How is this consistent with their being incompatible?

Change | Future | Past | Present | Time | Will | Wisdom |

George Peabody

Education: a debt due from the present to the future generations.

Debt | Education | Future | Present | Wisdom |

Bons (Leonidovich) Pasternak

Can a man control his future? Yes. Despite the system they live under, men everywhere have, I believe, more power over the future than ever before. The important thing is that we must choose to exercise it. What we do today determines how the world shall go, for tomorrow is made up of the sum total of today's experiences... Far from feeling hopeless or helpless, we must seize every opportunity, however small, to help the world around us toward peace, productivity and human brotherhood.

Brotherhood | Control | Future | Important | Man | Men | Opportunity | Peace | Power | System | Tomorrow | Wisdom | World |

Robert Oppenheimer, fully Julius Robert Oppenheimer

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.

Atomic bomb | Future | War | Wisdom |

Padmasamabhava, "The Lotus-Born", aka Guru Rinpoche "Precious Guru" or Lopon Rinpoche or Padum in Tibet NULL

If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.

Future | Life | Life | Past | Present | Wisdom |

William Osler, fully Sir William Osler

The load of tomorrow, added to that of yesterday, carried today, makes the strongest falter. We must learn to shut off the future as tightly as the past.

Future | Past | Tomorrow | Wisdom | Learn |