We have forgotten our most ancient and tested survival strategy — to act with the future in mind.

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The past is already in debt to the mismanaged present. And besides, contrary to what you may have heard or learned, the past is not done and it is not over, it’s still in process, which is another way of saying that when it’s critiqued, analyzed, it yields new information about itself. The past is already changing as it is being reexamined, as it is being listened to for deeper resonances. Actually it can be more liberating than any imagined future if you are willing to identify its evasions, its distortions, its lies, and are willing to unleash its secrets.

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If you want the future to be different from the present, study the past.

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Indigenous children need to see someone up close – really up close – someone who has defied the limits that they have actually believed in and set in their minds. They need to hear that it has been done before by someone exactly like them.

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Forget the past. Remember the lesson.

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The future is already here. It is what we can imagine and then make real out of that imagining…The imagining is the future speaking through us.

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The future opens out of the present. First we see. Then we help others see. Then we build it together.

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The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning.

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If the legends fall silent, who will teach the children of our ways?

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The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew.

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Those who say that future is not possible need to get out of the way of those making it a reality.

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The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.

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Social innovation is not just new ways to fix old problems. It’s bringing old ways forward into a new context.

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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving your all to the present.

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We call upon our youth to produce, create and make mistakes.

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A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.

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This present moment that lives on to become long ago.

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Depend on it. The long game is the true one.

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On the one hand, I would tell my younger self that she should stop listening to anyone who wanted to smack her down, that she was smart enough, resourceful and hardworking enough, pretty terrific in general. On the other hand, I would have to break the bad news: that she knew nothing, really, about anything that mattered. Nothing at all. Not a clue.

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Are we being good ancestors?

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Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

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This present moment used to be the unimaginable future.

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Not to dream more boldly may turn out to be, in view of present realities, simply irresponsible.

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I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sizes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression.

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In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

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I never dared to be radical when young, for fear it would make me conservative when old.

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We can’t resist this rifling around in the past, sifting the untrustworthy evidence, linking any stray names and questionable dates and anecdotes together, hanging onto threads, insisting on being joined to dead people and therefore to life.

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The field must remember the forest, the town must remember the field, so that the wheel of life will turn, and the dying be met by the newborn.

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I dream of songs. I dream they fall down through the centuries, from my distant ancestors, and come to me.

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I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

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Taken alone tradition stagnates and modernity vaporizes. Taken together modernity breathes life into tradition, and tradition responds by providing depth and gravity.

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The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.

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An obsession with ‘present mindedness’ wipes out concerns about past or future.

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You can perceive the patterns in history and that makes the present resonate with the past.

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Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.

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If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence here and now, in the present.

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Our language contains the memory of 4000 years of human survival through conservation and good management of our Arctic wealth.

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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

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If you want to make the future credible, include the past. A world that is both familiar and strange is the most interesting to me.

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Art is memory…This is why it is so important to know what came before you. It is also important to understand that things will follow you, and they may come along and make your work look pedestrian and silly. This is fine; this is progress. We have to work with what life presents to us, and we have to work as well as we can while we can."

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The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.

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So many people say that everything happens for a reason. I’ve always felt that things happen because the things before them happen, that’s all.'

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We turn not older with years but newer every day.

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You have the potential to completely alter someone's life when you believe in young people.

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My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

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I am unable, even at the worst hours, to abdicate from the belief that the two validating wonders of mortal existence are love and the invention of the future tense.

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Before we ask children to look after our world, we should help them fall in love with it.

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Language contains memory of 4000 years of survival. Language contains intricate knowledge of ice that we have seen no others to demonstrate.

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The PAST is where you Learned the Lesson. The FUTURE is where you Apply the Lesson. Don't give up in the middle. ?

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