Thoughts on tomorrow

Published: Feb 4, 2017

The past is always tense, the future perfect.
—Zadie Smith

Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.
—Mary McCarthy

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
—Alan Turing

I think it has something to do with tomorrow: That there always is one, and that everything can change when it comes.
—Augusten Burroughs

Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.
—Kahlil Gibran

After all, tomorrow is another day.
—Margaret Mitchell

The belief that tomorrow is a different place from today is certainly a unique hallmark of our species.
—Douglas Coupland

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
—Dean Acheson

Often do the spirits of great events stride on before the events. And in today already walks tomorrow.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
—Matthew 6:34

I’ve seen the future, and it’s much like the present—only longer.
—Dan Quisenberry

Someday we will try to do as many things as are possible.
—John Ashbery

Let us look forward, and let us go forward with confident, unhesitating tread.  
—BC Forbes 

Ah! The clock is always slow. It is later than you think.
—Robert W Service

(This story appears in the 17 February, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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