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Pinchot quote, spelling question[edit]

"The vast possibilities of our great future wil become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future. Gifford Pinchot" Did he really spell "will" like that? I doubt it, but don't know the writer or quotation. I've been slapped down before for correcting a spelling 'mistake' which wasn't one. Dawright12 14:07, 25 February 2011 (UTC)


Authors, multiple or unknown[edit]

  • ...predict the future…
    • We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it. --Dandridge M. Cole [1]
    • The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Alan KayAlan Kay. Retrieved on 2008-02-18.; Stanford Engineering, Volume 1, Number 1, Autumn 1989, pg 1-6.
    • The best way to predict the future is to create it -- Abraham Lincoln, see [1]

Author known[edit]

  • One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
    • Michael Cibenko
  • It don't matter as long as you get where you're goin, cause none of this shit is gonna mean shit where we're goin.
  • A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
  • It was never easy to look into the future, but it is possible and we should not miss our chance.
  • Ask not where the past has been, but where is the future headed?
  • The vast possibilities of our great future wil become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
  • The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
  • For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
  • The future always arrives too fast... and in the wrong order.
  • Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
  • The future ain't what it used to be.
  • “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
    • ― C.S. Lewis
  • You have to face the future when the truth comes out.
    • Scrubs, My Musical
  • The future will be better tomorrow

Recent edit reversions[edit]

I am not per se against using boldface in quotes. But I do believe it is better to have the most noteworthy quotes captioned instead of boldfaced. People who caption the quotes they like, are more likely to display a sincere affection for them — while those who just boldface a quote may do it carelessly. I also prefer captioning because those quotes relatively uncontroversially can be sorted in news style. Furthermore, they are better remembered as is evident by the picture superiority effect . Finally, I believe the terrific captioning that P3Y229 and many others already do should be encouraged. --Spannerjam (talk) 14:04, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

I agree that quotes that people find very notable can and should serve as captions for images in some way relevant to the quotes, but do not think bolding should be discouraged. Although there can be contentions as to over what is bolded, these have usually been resolved with relatively little fuss among responsible editors. ~ Kalki·· 14:20, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
I agree with completely with Kalki. In my humble opinion overboldening can be a problem, but my boldfaced quotes in this care are only a moderate selection. Why do only one thing, if two things serve the purpose? Boldening and captioning are a good way to highlight noteworthy quotes. --P3Y229 (talk) 17:09, 10 January 2014 (UTC)