I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.  MARK TWAIN

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Time enough to think of the future when you haven’t any future to think of. Albert Einstein, in an interview

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis, SCREWTAPE LETTERS

To most of us the future seems unsure; but then it always has been; and we who have seen great changes must have great hopes. John Masefield, GRACE BEFORE PLOUGHING

Without measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed. Winston Churchill THE GATHERING STORM.

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them. Clair Boothe Luce EUROPE IN THE SPRING.

Hope is a risk that must be run. Georges Bernanos LAST ESSAYS.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson