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Quotes of the Day for 4 October 2004 – Future

Alvin Toffler was born at New York City on this day in 1928. He was educated at New York University, receiving his BA in 1949, and worked as a journalist for several newspapers and magazines in the '50s. He was a member of the New School for Social Research in the late '60s, then went on to write Future Shock (1970), The Third Wave (1980), and Powershift (1990). I don't recall anything really shocking about his work, but he did a lot to explain the change from his Second Wave (the industrial revolution) to the Third Wave (information age).

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The quotes:

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
     - Charles F. Kettering, 1876 - 1958

This is my prediction for the future - whatever hasn't happened will happen and no one will be safe from it.
     - J. B. S. Haldane, 1892 - 1964

If a man carefully examines his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well-being is always ahead.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
     - Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965

Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.
     - Abraham Maslow, 1908 - 1970

The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
     - James Arthur Baldwin, 1924 - 1987


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