— Frances Hodgson Burnett English-American childrens' playwright and author 1849 - 1924
— Alex Haley African American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist 1921 - 1992
Context: The family is our refuge and our springboard; nourished on it, we can advance to new horizons. In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. As quoted in Traits of a Healthy Family (1985) by Dolores Curran, p. 199.
— Hirohito Emperor of Japan from 1926 until 1989 1901 - 1989
Context: Unite your total strength, to be devoted to construction for the future. Cultivate the ways of rectitude, foster nobility of spirit, and work with resolution — so that you may enhance the innate glory of the Imperial State and keep pace with the progress of the world.
„We are committed to bridge the gap between the city and the village.
We are committed to bridge the gap between capital and the labour.
We are committed to bridge the gap between the citizen and the administration.
We are committed to bridge the gap between the centre and the states.
We are committed to bridge the gap between Linguistic, religious and caste groups.“
— Atal Bihari Vajpayee 10th Prime Minister of India 1924
New Delhi, 15-17 April 1983
— James Anthony Froude English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine 1818 - 1894
Context: Long devotions are a weariness to healthy children. If, unhappily, they have been made unhealthy — if they have been taught to look into themselves, and made to imagine themselves miserable and fallen, and every moment exciting God's anger, and so need these long devotions — their premature sensibility will exhaust itself over comparative trifles; and, by and by, when the real occasion comes, they will find that, like people who talk of common things in superlatives, their imagination will have wasted what will then be really needed. Their present state will explain to themselves the unreality of their former state; but the heart will have used out its power, and thoughts, which have been made unreal, by an unreal use of them, will be unreal still, and for ever. Confessions Of A Sceptic
„So tonight, in honor of my father's memory and my daughters' future — out of gratitude to those whose triumphs we mark this week, and those whose everyday sacrifices have brought us to this moment — let us devote ourselves to finishing their work; let us work together to fulfill their hopes; and let us stand together to elect Barack Obama president of the United States of America.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
„BEAUTIFUL Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay!
With your numerous arches and pillars in so grand array
And your central girders, which seem to the eye
To be almost towering to the sky.“
— William McGonagall weaver, actor, poet 1825 - 1902
Written before the disaster.
— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
„I will mount a long wind some day and break the heavy waves,
And set my cloudy sail straight and bridge the deep, deep sea.“
— Li Bai Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty poetry period 701 - 762
"The Hard Road" (行路難) I http://wengu.tartarie.com/wg/wengu.php?no=82&l=Tangshi, trans. Witter Bynner
„It is not my duty as an historian to predict the future, only to observe and interpret the past. But its lesson is clear enough; we have lived too long out of contact with reality, and now the time has come to rebuild our lives.“
— Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008
Chapter 24 (p. 183)
„My call is not to those who believe they belong to the past. My call is to those who believe in the future.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Speech at Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington (6 September 1960)
„The human condition can almost be summed up in the observation that, whereas all experiences are of the past, all decisions are about the future. It is the great task of human knowledge to bridge this gap and to find those patterns in the past which can be projected into the future as realistic images.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
Kenneth Boulding in the foreword of: Fred Polak (1972) The image of the future http://storyfieldteam.pbworks.com/f/the-image-of-the-future.pdf, p. V