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Future Quotes by Malcolm X, Elijah Cummings, Dale Carnegie, Buzz Aldrin, Seneca the Younger, Gustave Flaubert and many others.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X
Our children are the living messages we send to a future we will ever see… Will we rob them of their destiny? Will we rob them of their dreams? No – we will not do that.
Elijah Cummings
People say I’m cocky, but am I supposed to sit here and be insecure and not know where my future’s going or not realize that moviemaking is the greatest thing to happen to me?
Dale Carnegie
By refocusing our space program on Mars for America’s future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. We won the moon race; now it’s time for us to live and work on Mars, first on its moons and then on its surface.
Buzz Aldrin
The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and pertubations; to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
Seneca the Younger
The future is the worst thing about the present.
Gustave Flaubert
Your past does not determine who you are. Your past prepares you for who you are to become.
Joel Osteen
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
Mika Waltari
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
Steve Jobs
Young men, trust God, and make the future bright with blessing. Old men, trust God, and magnify him for all the mercies of the past.
Charles Spurgeon
No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.
Brad Henry
A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.
Bo Bennett
Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present.
Paul Kalanithi
Technology is the future, I have seen the third industrial revolution, and we are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution.
N. Chandrababu Naidu
My responsibility as president is to take care to solve the problems we are facing now and to provide a vision and direction for how our nation should advance in the future.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The white people should go back to Europe, and the country should be returned to the American Indians. This is the future I would like to see for the so-called United States.
Bobby Fischer
Our moral responsibility is not to stop future, but to shape it…to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.
Alvin Toffler
What men have seen they know; But what shall come hereafter No man before the event can see, Nor what end waits for him.
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Joseph Joubert
We can see well into the past; we can guess shrewdly into the future, but that which is rolled up and muffled in impenetrable folds is today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie
In football, I have learned to forget the past, think about the present, and the future will come as it may – thinking about it would be a mistake.
Gerard Deulofeu
The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labour, or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right
Donella Meadows
My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be.
Susana Martinez
Religious leaders could play a significant role in making explicit the connections between current concerns for the environment and age-old teachings about our dependence on the natural world, and the dangers of greed and excess
Ian Christie
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein
I tell people a lot of times, if you want to be a part of something, you never know, you kind of just have to be around. A lot of people don’t really have the patience for it, and they don’t stick around. Dre and I are still working together, and we have plenty of music for the future.
Anderson Paak
The future belongs to those who prepare for it.
Jim Moran
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.
Rebecca Solnit
Salvation lies in an energetic march onward towards a brighter and clearer future.
Emma Goldman
Another life, if it were not better than this, would be less a promise than a threat.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
Attachment to the past and fears concerning the future not only govern the way you select the things you own but also represent the criteria by which you make choices in every aspect of your life, including your relationships with people and your job.
Marie Kondo
It looks like the future’s really bright.
Michael P. Anderson
The challenge is to stay cool enough to handle the pressure in the moment so that you can succeed in the future.
Jurgen Klopp
The past is only so heroic as we see it. It is the canvas on which our idea of heroism is painted, and so, in one sense, the dim prospectus of our future field.
Henry David Thoreau
When you use your faith, it gives you energy. It gives you the ability to be able to see beyond where you are right now and see into the future.
Victoria Osteen
I believe that investing in our children’s development from the earliest age is the single most important contribution we can make to the health and wellbeing of our citizens, their capacity and the future prosperity of our state.
Jay Weatherill
In the future, human rights will be increasingly a universal criterion for designing ethical systems.
Mahnaz Afkhami
The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.
William Gibson
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
Max Planck
We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future.
Barbara Jordan
Electric cars are the future.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
My message always is: No matter where you are from, no matter what past you have, it is all about your future and your goals.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
The future is as bright as the promises of God.
William Carey
Atlantis will rise again.
Charles Olson
The reason why most people face the future with apprehension instead of anticipation is because they don’t have it well designed!
Jim Rohn
Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.
Mitt Romney
One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of the mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur C. Clarke
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Sitting Bull
To the soul, there is no past and no future; all is, and will be ever, in now. For artificial purposes time is mutually agreed on, but there is really no such thing.
Richard Jefferies
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla
The present is never the mark of our designs. We use both past and present as our means and instruments, but the future only as our object and aim.
Blaise Pascal
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Knowing your HIV status is so important for your future health and that of your loved ones.
David Furnish
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.
Jackie Kennedy
The fighter loses more than his pride in the fight; he loses part of his future. He’s a step closer to the slum he came from.
Floyd Patterson
I believe the future is vegetables and fruits. They are so much more sexier than a piece of chicken.
Jose Andres
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
Benjamin Disraeli
The distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle, and undeserving of serious consideration. I am convinced that before twenty years are over one-half of our earth will have paid a visit to the moon.
Jules Verne
The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.
Jeff Bezos
The Times are the masquerade of the eternities; trivial to the dull, tokens of noble and majestic agents to the wise; the receptacle in which the Past leaves its history; the quarry out of which the genius of today is building up the Future.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The new king [Alexander the Great] should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him.
The glories of the possible are ours.
Bayard Taylor
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
William Shakespeare
He who controls the past controls the future.
I think that we’re living in a time where there are trillion-dollar opportunities that never existed before.
Peter Diamandis
The move to a zero-carbon future is unstoppable.
Winnie Byanyima
Children have neither past nor future;
they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.
Jean de la Bruyere
You know, I don’t know what the future will bring, but I’m ready for whatever comes!
Sissy Spacek
We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.
William J. Clinton
The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don’t realize are computers at all.
Adam Osborne
Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
Luke the Evangelist
There’s the famous quote that if you want to understand how animals live, you don’t go to the zoo, you go to the jungle. The Future Lab has really pioneered that within Lego, and it hasn’t been a theoretical exercise. It’s been a real design-thinking approach to innovation, which we’ve learned an awful lot from.
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
When you plant something, you invest in a beautiful future amidst a stressful, chaotic and, at times, downright appalling world.
Monty Don
The 2013/14 storms & floods show the UK needs to invest in a climate resilient, low carbon, food secure, full employment, positive future
Phil Harding
The past is always tense, the future perfect.
Zadie Smith
No parents will in that future time have the right to burden society with a malformed or mentally incompetent child.
H. Bentley Glass
It is evident, therefore, that one of the most fundamental problems of psychology is that of investigating the laws of mental growth. When these laws are known, the door of the future will in a measure be opened; determination of the child’s present status will enable us to forecast what manner of adult he will become.
Lewis Terman
Future leaders will be less concerned with saying what they will deliver and more concerned with delivering what they have said they would.
Dave Ulrich
In order for us to have a future that’s exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we’re a space-bearing civilization.
Elon Musk
I think the most important issue we have as a people is what we started, and that is to begin to trust our own thinking again and belive in ourselves enough to think that we can articulate our own vision of the future and then work to make sure that that vision becomes a reality.
Wilma Mankiller
Managers have different leadership styles and ways to go about their business. But in the end it doesn’t matter if the manager is old-fashioned, old school or always looking towards the future.
Andre Villas-Boas
I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there’s some kind of change.
Bob Dylan
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.
Dale Carnegie
When I see our country’s stagnation and economic woes, I cannot help but think that we need a creative revolution that is embraced by business and endorsed by government and educators alike.
Larry R. Thompson
If you’re doing business, not that simple to only buy. You have to create something. You have to create something that never exist for the future.
Jack Ma
We work day after day, not to finish things; but to make the future better … because we will spend the rest of our lives there.
Charles Kettering
There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.
Eugene O’Neill
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville
But I think it’s more that when you’re young, you’re invincible, you’re immortal – or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless, you’re inventing the future. Then you get older and suddenly you have a history. It’s fixed. You can’t change anything. I find that a bit disturbing, to be honest.
Damien Hirst
Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe.
Dan Lipinski
Everywhere I go I find that people… both leaders and individuals… are asking one basic question, ‘Is there any hope for the future?’ My answer is the same, ‘Yes, through Jesus Christ.’
Billy Graham
A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.
Deepak Chopra
You get caught up thinking about the future, you lose sight of the present.
Antonio Brown
The new energy future is decentralised, entrepreneurial and needs people like you to say ‘Give me a clean car, give me solar shingles to put on my roof – give me a clean future’
William J. Clinton
The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.
Jawaharlal Nehru
In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.
The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me – and I love to live life at full throttle.
Janice Dickinson
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts
If you invest in education and training of our young people, what you do is you increase the future economic capacity of the nation.
Anthony Albanese
Sustainable development: Meeting present needs without compromising the stock of natural resources remaining for future generations. In terms of buildings, it implies resource efficiency, minimum energy use, flexibility and long life
Richard Rogers
Oh, blindness to the future! kindly giv’n, That each may fill the circle mark’d by heaven.
Alexander Pope
When you have a problem, if you tell the truth, the problem becomes part of your past. If you lie, it becomes part of your future.
Rick Pitino
Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future.
Jim Rohn
They make a secret pact with themelves never to think about the future.
Paulo Coelho
A man’s wits are better employed in bearing up under the misfortunes that lie upon him at present than in foreseeing those that may come upon him hereafter.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs. After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed, we’re getting back to basics, and doing what America has always done best: We’re making things again.
Barack Obama
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
Winston Churchill
Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all.
Wayne Dyer
The future is not what it used to be.
Yogi Berra
My generation, we’re so smart and opinionated, and we know the world we want to live in; we know the future we want. We’re such a liberal, forward-thinking generation that’s been held back by an older generation that doesn’t understand it, doesn’t want the world to progress quickly because of old ideologies.
I don’t have time to beat myself up over my fallible nature. Instead I use my energy to learn from my past and let it inform my future. It’s time to own all of our glory, mistakes, mess and light and be gentle to ourselves. Let’s be kind to our spirits and celebrate the truth of our hearts.
Grace Gealey
As to the Amazon itself, the transition from conservation to sustainable development was a huge awakening since conservation was a western concept and strategy to encourage the developing world to protect biodiversity resources for the sake of future generations and the wellbeing of the planet.
Yossi Ghinsberg
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
L.P. Hartley
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
Susan Sontag
Whenever a mind is simple and receives an old wisdom, old things pass away,–means, teachers, texts, temples fall; it lives now, and absorbs past and future into present hour. All things are made sacred by relation to it,–one as much as another.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the landscape of time, there are few locations less comfortable than that of one who waits for some person or event to arrive at some unknown moment in the future.
Robert Grudin
If our economies are to flourish, if global poverty is to be banished, and if the wellbeing of the world’s people enhanced – not just in this generation but in succeeding generations – we must make sure we take care of the natural environment and resources on which our economic activity depends.
Gordon Brown
The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
John F. Kennedy
The future may be an enemy. Time can turn happy days and nights into nothing.
Elizabeth Hardwick
There is little peace or comfort in life if we are always anxious as to future events. He that worries himself with the dread of possible contingencies will never be at rest.
Samuel Johnson
Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.
Guy Finley
In raising children, we need to continuously keep in mind how we can best create the most favorable environment for their imitative behavior. Everything done in the past regarding imitation must become more and more conscious and more and more consciously connected with the future.
Rudolf Steiner
I decide my future. I decide what I want to do. Nobody else. If I decide this will be my last year, maybe it is. If I decide it will be my last contract, I decide that. Nobody else. So I will decide when the moment is there.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I’m sure that in the future, every part of the world will recognize that Holodomor is a huge tragedy for Ukraine, and was actually the destruction of Ukrainian people.
Volodymyr Zelensky
We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
Abraham Lincoln
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White
What a man is is an arrow into the future, and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.
Sylvia Plath
I can’t change the past, but one person can change the future – anything can happen.
Paul Mooney
Let’s find those people whose names do not cause controversy in our present and in our future. Let’s name the monuments and streets for those people whose names do not provoke conflict.
Volodymyr Zelensky
I am quite pessimistic about ever achieving interstellar travel.
Theodore von Karman
To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art does not live in the present, it must not be considered at all.
Pablo Picasso
As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
Isaac Asimov
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Wayne Dyer
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.
Harry S Truman
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.
Niels Bohr
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
Ray Bradbury
Everywhere we turn, we see violence and hate and prejudice and anger and all of these negative emotions that are destroying humanity. And we have to wake up and take note of this and try to change our course, so that we can create a world of peace and harmony where future generations can live happily together.
Arun Manilal Gandhi
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
Warren Bennis
We live not, in reality, on the summit of a solid earth but at the bottom of an ocean of air
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Oscar Wilde
Replace what you don’t know about the future with what you do know about God!
Christine Caine
There have been ups and downs over the years, but that’s in the past, and now I’m just looking forward and focussed on the future ahead.
Jack Rodwell
The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.
The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
Leonard Sweet
Hail brother, the distant thunder is nothing but hearts beating as one.
Patti Smith
Back when I watched ‘Future Boy Conan,’ I thought I might like to try my hand at animation, but now, not at all.
Akira Toriyama
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Brian Tracy
In a world without future, each parting of friends is a death. In a world without future, each loneliness is final. In a world without future, each laugh is the last laugh. In a world without future, beyond the present lies nothingness, and people cling to the present as if hanging from a cliff.
Alan Lightman
But my future is a secret. / It is as shy as a mole.
Anne Sexton
The best prophet of the future is the past.
Lord Byron
When we raise our children, we relive our childhood. Forgotten memories, painful and pleasurable, rise to the surface…. So each of us thinks, almost daily, of how our own childhood compares with our children’s, and of what our children’s future will hold.
Richard Louv
If I get married in the future, I want to have a relationship like friends with my other half. It’d be best if we can communicate often.
Lee Min-ho
Swift is the arrow, dark is the thorn, the slate is clean, the future awaits, awake.
Patti Smith
As Aboriginal people we have always retained our resilience, our humour and our cultural integrity – we will always retain our dreams and a vision for the future for our people.
Ken Wyatt
If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.
Michel Odent
I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.
George Eliot
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.
Nikola Tesla
I am driven out of fatherlands and motherlands. Thus I now love only my children’s land, yet undiscovered, in the farthest sea; for this I bid my sails search and search.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The hunter follows things which flee from him; he leaves them when they are taken; and ever seeks for that which is beyond what he has found.
[Lat., Venator sequitur fugientia; capta relinquit;
Semper et inventis ulteriora petit.]
We can encourage more of our universities and municipalities, foundations, corporations, individuals and cultural institutions… to move their money out of the problem (fossil fuels) and into the solutions (renewable energy)
Desmond Tutu
I just want to be an inspiration. I’m a rock star, I’m Future Hendrix.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.
Laurence J. Peter
A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
Albert Einstein
The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
Howard Zinn
FIGHT FOR THE EARTH: The earth can’t speak for itself, it will just slowly die if we don’t fight for it.
Hazel Hawke
I have no plans, and no plans to plan.
Mario Cuomo
To practice Zen means to realize one’s existence in the beauty and clarity of this present moment, rather than letting life unravel in useless daydreaming of the past and future.
John Daishin Buksbazen
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy
At every crossroad on the way that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past.
Maurice Maeterlinck
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.
Ed Markey
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
Gustave Flaubert
We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.
John F. Kennedy
Control of space means control of the world.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Henry Miller
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Elie Wiesel
I have not the most definite designs on the future.
Henry David Thoreau
When I was growing up, my mum was doing illegal smuggling with China. Sometimes she would see a fortune teller for advice. One time I went with her: ‘In your future, you’ll be living in foreign country and eating the foreign country rice,’ she said.
Lee Hyeon-seo
Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
If I could time travel into the future, my first port of call would be the point where medical technology is at its best because, like most people on this planet, I have this aversion to dying.
Neal Asher
There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.
George Carlin
The state of that man’s mind who feels too intense an interest as to future events, must be most deplorable.
Seneca the Younger
The Lincoln Highway is to be something more than a road. It will be a road with a personality, a distinctive work of which the Americans of future generations can point with pride – an economic but also artistic triumph. (1914)
Carl G. Fisher
While I was sleeping, I had a beautiful dream that all the people of the world got together on the same wavelength and began helping each other.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
Ursula K. Le Guin
That diploma you hold in your hands today is really just your learner’s permit for the rest of the drive through life. Remember, you don’t have to be smarter than the next person, all you have to do is be willing to work harder than the next person.
Jimmy Iovine
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
Robert Kiyosaki
The reality is you either step into the future, or you become a dinosaur.
M. Shadows
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
Charles Darwin
I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again… the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
J. G. Ballard
Behind the curtain’s mystic fold The glowing future lies unrolled.
Neil Gaiman
A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
Coco Chanel
I have frequently pointed out that the future belongs to nations with grains and not guns.
M. S. Swaminathan
I would like to appeal to all those in whose hands the future of mankind lies, to use their power not to destroy or kill, nor to create suffering in a grasping search for selfish objectives, but to help alleviate the plight of the needy; to aim at justice and freedom for the individual.
Poul Hartling
Character robotics could plant the seed for robots that actually have empathy. So, if they achieve human level intelligence or, quite possibly, greater than human levels of intelligence, this could be the seeds of hope for our future.
David Hanson
A tragic car accident put me in a wheelchair and dashed my hopes and dreams for the future.
Madison Cawthorn
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.
Ron Lewis
The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required blood and sweat and tears.
Charles Kettering
I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.
Paulo Coelho
If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.
Alan Watts
The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
Jorge Luis Borges
When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential conditions for peace and prosperity.
Harrison Ford
A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future.
Alexa Von Tobel
A great deal of what people say, think, or do is actually motivate by fear, which of course is always linked with having your focus on the future and being out of touch with the Now. As there are no problems in the Now, there is no fear either.
Eckhart Tolle
Real change comes when people are enabled to use their thinking and their energy in a new way, using a different system of thought, different language, and having fresh visions of the future.
Scilla Elworthy
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
You never know what the future holds, so I am just enjoying being happy, healthy, and having my wonderful husband by my side.
Olivia Newton-John
I want to make rockets 100 times, if not 1,000 times better. The ultimate objective is to make humanity a multiplanet species. Thirty years from now, there’ll be a base on the moon and on Mars, and people will be going back and forth on SpaceX rockets.
Elon Musk
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Winston Churchill
Only you can control your future.
Dr. Seuss
A reminder (Japan’s earthquake and tsunami) how flimsy our sophisticated modern world really is
George Alagiah
The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.
Karl Rahner
Once constituted, capital reproduces itself faster than output increases. The past devours the future.
Thomas Piketty
We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,-our retrospection will be all to the future.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Our obsession with security is a measure of the power we have granted the future to hold over us.
Wendell Berry
The future you have, tomorrow, won’t be the same future you had, yesterday.
Chuck Palahniuk
I’m a lousy predictor of the future.
Guy Kawasaki
If you depend on your company to take care of your retirement, your future income will be divided by five. Take care of it yourself, and you can multiply your future income by five.
Jim Rohn
Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.
Ulrich Beck
Properly defined, a startup is the largest group of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future.
Peter Thiel
Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.
Lil Wayne
In this society the young people from the cities and from the countryside, professionals or not, often unemployed, have all means to join and reinforce our efforts to raise the brave torch of Human Rights that illuminates the way in which the future of us all is decided.
Martin Almada
Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.
Fred Rogers
Locked up from mortal eye in shady leaves of destiny.
Richard Crashaw
No rocket will reach the moon save by a miraculous discovery of an explosive far more energetic than any known. And even if the requisite fuel were produced, it would still have to be shown that the rocket machine would operate at 459 degrees below zero-the temperature of interplanetary space.
Nikola Tesla
No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.
Josh McDowell
When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.
Stephen Fry
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.
Peter Ustinov
By the year 2000 we will undoubtedly have a sizable operation on the Moon, we will have achieved a manned Mars landing and it’s entirely possible we will have flown with men to the outer planets.
Wernher von Braun
There are no limits to our future if we don’t put limits on our people.
Jack Kemp
I choose to fight for the future, to seize the high ground and retake the Shining City on a Hill.
Madison Cawthorn
We have a dire need to get onto the page as a sustainable country
Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham
Future peace, prosperity and confidence depend not just on ourselves but on the success of all nations. Hence, we are all partners, no matter what our backgrounds, cultures, faiths and histories.
Hassanal Bolkiah
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
John Dewey
Unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax.
Alan Watts
The unpredictability inherent in human affairs is due largely to the fact that the by-products of a human process are more fateful than the product.
Eric Hoffer
I’m not going to fearmonger to win an election. I’m going to focus on the positive opportunities we have for a bright future for all of our families, where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to thrive.
Stacey Abrams
To build up a future, you have to know the past.
Otto Frank
The only way I can endure the future is to ignore it.
Helen Jacobs
Let’s go invent tomorrow…
Steve Jobs
After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.
Wallace Stevens
Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.
Ayn Rand
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum.
Joni Mitchell
The younger generation of rocket engineers is just beginning. They are of the new generation to which space travel is not going to be a dream of the future but an everyday job with everyday worries in which they will be engaged.
Willy Ley
Out of the homes of America will come the future citizens of America, and only as those homes are what they should be will this nation be what it should be.
David O. McKay
I’m substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. They’re sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that they’re hitting back and forth.
Neil Armstrong
I love this stuff – bitcoin, ethereum, blockchain technology – and what the future holds.
Abigail Johnson
The spirit of man, which God inspired, cannot together perish with this corporeal clod.
John Milton
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Coco Chanel
The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.
John Maynard Keynes
The more attached we are to a vision of the future, the less present we are to what is actually trying to emerge here and now.
Peter Merry
A tory youth is a youth speculating on his future.
Christina Stead
I want to help change the way young people look at school, and hence, the way they look at their futures.
Kanye West
Straight-up digital delivery will be the way the future works.
Freddie Wong
I don’t think about my past or future.
Keerthy Suresh
Aerospace services represents one of our biggest growth opportunities for the future.
Dennis Muilenburg
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.
Malala Yousafzai
When I circumnavigated the globe the outcome didn’t really matter, it was about a goal I’d set myself, but sustainability is part of all our lives
Ellen MacArthur
Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present.
Petra Nemcova
Even gang members imagine a future that doesn’t include gangs.
Greg Boyle
I have always sought to guide the future-but it is very lonely sometimes trying to play God.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they’re 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education.
Ed Markey
You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life.
Barack Obama
Happiness is a present attitude and not a future condition.
Hugh Prather
The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth
Clarence Darrow
Sometime in the future, science will be able to create realities that we can’t even begin to imagine. As we evolve, we’ll be able to construct other information systems that correspond to other realities, universes based on logic completely different from ours and not based on space and time.
Robert Lanza
Wonder Woman is a fighter, better than most, but it’s what she fights for that is important. It’s her vision of a future of peace and acceptance that makes her the right ambassador for everyone.
Gal Gadot
The never-ending flight Of future days.
John Milton
You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke
Rap’s the occupation, but one day watch I’ll be Pimp of the Nation.
Kid Rock
Forecasting our futures is built into our psyches because we will soon have to manage that future. We have no choice. No matter how often we fail, we can never stop trying.
Alan Greenspan
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
James Joyce
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
James Dobson
The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
John Spencer
The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
Joel A. Barker
I don’t compare shows. It’s very simple. I don’t live in the past. If there’s any secret to my longevity, it’s living in the future. And a little bit in the present.
Harold Prince
The world must learn to work together, or finally it will not work at all.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Too many people live too much in the past. The past must be a springboard, not a sofa.
Harold MacMillan
As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
Alison Lurie
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
Oliver Goldsmith
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
George MacDonald
We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people.
Mikhail Gorbachev
If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world. Education is the path to the future. I believe that education is indeed freedom.
Oprah Winfrey
Energy Policy will be and should be driven by environmental policy in the future.
Tim Wirth
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A global human society, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable
Thabo Mbeki
You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living.
Fernando Flores
There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
Jean Rostand
The testimony of every scientist is that the frontiers that are opening out ahead of us now are far wider and more spectacular than any frontier of America in the past. Our horizons are not closed. We are going to write a greater development in America than has ever been conceived.
Eric Johnston
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform – They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
Horace Walpole
Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.
Nick Cannon
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln
We live at a time when emotions and feelings count more than truth, and there is a vast ignorance of science
James Lovelock
The Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. God loves us, not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love.
Henri Nouwen
She’ll prophesy your death. She won’t say when.
Joni Mitchell
Capitalism is not the system of the past; it is the system of the future — if mankind is to have a future
Ayn Rand
We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.
Marshall McLuhan
PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one’s credibility for future delivery.
Ambrose Bierce
The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present
Robert Kennedy
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
Rainer Maria Rilke
This fight against drilling in the Arctic Refuge is a fight about our principles. Its about standing up for our environment, our families and our future, and I wont give up this fight.
John F. Kerry
Whatever you learn will never go waste. It will be beneficial for me in future.
Kriti Sanon
People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better.
Ray Bradbury
I’ve seen the future and it’s much like the present only longer.
Dan Quisenberry
Every child matters. If we fail our children, we are bound to fail our present, our future, faith, cultures, and civilisations as well.
Kailash Satyarthi
With our present knowledge, we can respond to the challenge of stellar space flight solely with intellectual concepts and purely hypothetical analysis. Hardware solutions are still entirely beyond our reach and far, far away.
Wernher von Braun
For Republicans, accepting responsibility means accepting punishment; for Democrats, it means only an admission of error and a suggestion they’ll do better in the future. This double standard must end.
Monica Crowley
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus
Nothing is a bigger waste of time than regretting the past and worrying about the future.
James Meredith
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Baron de Montesquieu
Peace is necessary. For justice, it is necessary. For hope, it is necessary, for our future.
Harry Belafonte
Biology has at least 50 more interesting years.
James D. Watson
I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
Steve Irwin
My background is not typical hip-hop. I didn’t grow up in the projects. I grew up in a single family home in a middle-class suburb. That doesn’t mean I didn’t experience hardship, but to me it’s not about that, it’s about the future and where we are trying to take it.
Kid Cudi
The most decisive actions of our life – I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.
Andre Gide
The human brain had a vast memory storage. It made us curious and very creative. Those were the characteristics that gave us an advantage – curiosity, creativity and memory. And that brain did something very special. It invented an idea called ‘the future.’
David Suzuki
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Bernard Meltzer
In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.
Brad Henry
The future doesn’t just happen. We are building it, and we are building it all the time.
Hannah Fry
After all, the past is our only real guide to the future, and historical analogies are instruments for distilling and organizing the past and converting it to a map by which we can navigate.
Michael Mandelbaum
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis
If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.
Michelle Obama
I’m really excited about what the future holds and to grow as an individual and as an artist.
Modern man lives increasingly in the future and neglects the present.
Loren Eiseley
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
Jean de la Bruyere
As fathers, we know what a force for life children can be. They represent all of our futures.
Ewan McGregor
The future is today.
William Osler
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
Pope Francis
Being in London has really taught me how important history is. Just having information of the past. It helps you predict the future, which is all we really have as, you know, humans.
Donald Glover
The Doctrine of Evolution states the fact that the present is the child of the past and the parent of the future.
J. Arthur Thomson
We are all affected by five things. But the most important thing that affects us is our dreams–our ability to see the future. But here’s why we don’t reach into the future. We’re trapped either by regret of the past or the routine of the present. So make sure that the greatest pull on you is the pull of the future.
Jim Rohn
The stock market crash in October 1929 didn’t destroy a particularly large amount of wealth or make people highly pessimistic. Rather, it made companies and consumers very unsure about future income, and so led them to stop spending as they waited for more information.
Christina Romer
I naturally believe there will be a future, but I do not waste my time imagining its radiant beauty. … It seems to me that we ought to think first about the present. Even if the present is desperately dark, I do not wish to leave it. Will tomorrow be free from darkness? We’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Lu Xun
We know from chaos theory that even if you had a perfect model of the world, you’d need infinite precision in order to predict future events. With sociopolitical or economic phenomena, we don’t have anything like that.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Conservative ideas are alive and dynamic, the result of a free and intellectually honest vision for the country. As long as conservatism is strong, the future of a strong America is assured.
Rush Limbaugh
You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
William E. Gladstone
Is there a rarer being,
Is there a fairer sphere
Where the strong are not unseeing,
And the harvests are not sere;
Where, ere the seasons dwindle
They yield their due return;
Where the lamps of knowledge kindle
While the flames of youth still burn?
Edmund Clarence Stedman
Worrying about the past or the future isn’t productive. When you start chastising yourself for past mistakes, or seeing disaster around every corner, stop and take a breath and ask yourself what you can do right now to succeed.
Harvey Mackay
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Oprah Winfrey
I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
Charles Kettering
The future is not in the hands of fate but in ours.
Jean Jules Jusserand
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
Patrick Henry
An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.
Debbie Ford
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?
Bob Marley
We are always looking to the future; the present does not satisfy us. Our ideal, whatever it may be, lies further on.
Ezra Hall Gillett
Stories bring us together. We can talk about them and bond over them. They are shared knowledge, shared legend, and shared history; often, they shape our shared future.
Maria Konnikova
To deal with future we have to deal with possibilities. Analysis will only tell us what is.
Edward de Bono
Mindfulness develops attention, concentration and the ability to simply be present with little or no future orientation, past orientation or goal orientation—choosing to be a human being rather than a human doing.
Ian Gawler
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
Ann Landers
We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast
Jim Rohn
Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.
George Allen, Sr.
We do not have a freehold on the earth, only a full repairing lease
Margaret Thatcher
Everybody aspires to an affordable home, a secure job, better living standards, reliable healthcare and a decent pension. My generation took those things for granted, and so should future generations.
Jeremy Corbyn
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead
J. R. R. Tolkien
Only those who overflow with love will build the happy and enlightened world of the future.
Fethullah Gulen
The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions: Either it’s going to become multiplanetary, or it’s going to remain confined to one planet and eventually there’s going to be an extinction event.
Elon Musk
Don’t hurry anything. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t worry about what progress you’re making. Just be entirely content to be aware of what is.
Alan Watts
I’ve found that when the market’s going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won’t get there by reading ‘Now is the time to buy.’
Peter Lynch
I’ve been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented vocalists, guitarists and producers, and I can’t wait to share more originals in the future.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy
The forecast today is love all around.
R. Kelly
You are too much concerned with past and future. It is all due to your longing to continue, to protect yourself against extinction. And as you want to continue, you want others to keep you company, hence your concern with their survival. But what you call survival is but the survival of a dream.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The global work of the United Nations is not without reason compared to that of a family – striving for a common goal in concert with all members for a better future.
Kofi Annan
The sky is honestly the limit, so I’m excited to see what the future holds.
All a company report and balance sheet can tell you is the past and the present. They cannot tell future.
Nicolas Darvas
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.
Mairead Corrigan
You do indeed have a past, but not now! And, yes, you have a future, but not now! You can consume your now with thoughts of ‘then’ and ‘maybe,’ but that will keep you from the inner peace you could experience.
Wayne Dyer
Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children.
Wilfrid Laurier
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla
Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists – with it all things are possible.
Ida Tarbell
It is not all right for Russia to decide Ukraine’s future.
Antony Blinken
The only thing that can save us as a species is seeing how we’re not thinking about future generations in the way we live.
Erik Erikson
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
George Santayana
Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
Henry Norris Russell
No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment.
John Denver
There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there’d be something I’d miss that was funny in the future. If there’s a chance I’m going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that.
Dave Navarro
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come.
Paula Cole
I’m not so much in the future as always in the present. The future always takes care of itself. What I do now with my video camera, it can only record what is happening now. I am celebrating reality and the essence of the moment. And that’s the greatest challenge that I have.
Jonas Mekas
It is only in revolutionary struggle against the capitalists of every country, and only in union with the working women and men of the whole world, that we will achieve a new and brighter future-the socialist brotherhood of the workers.
Alexandra Kollontai
In my first interview in the UFC, I asked them to throw me among the lions. I wanted to fight the best, and that’s what the UFC did. Ex-champions, future champions – that’s what I wanted.
Charles Oliveira
I don’t carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present.
Narendra Modi
The best possible preparation for the future is a well lived present.
George H. Brimhall
The truth is that you can only come to know God when you give up the past and the future in your mind and merge totally into the now, because God is always here now.
Wayne Dyer
Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.
Mattie Stepanek
You have no idea how pleasant it is not to have any future. It’s like having a totally efficient contraceptive.
Anthony Burgess
AI is everywhere. It’s not that big, scary thing in the future. AI is here with us.
Fei-Fei Li
The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.
Franz Grillparzer
Take it that you have died today, and your life’s story is ended; and henceforward regard what future time may be given you as uncovenanted surplus, and live it out in harmony with nature.
Marcus Aurelius
Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years, always there. In future, also.
Dalai Lama
In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.
Jacque Fresco
The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution – moving from hunter-gathering to farming – and the Industrial Revolution
Prince Charles
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
Charles J. Givens
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare
Out of the chaos, the future emerges in harmony and beauty.
Emma Goldman
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
Richard Bach
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Memory depends mainly upon myth. Some even occurs in our minds, in actuality or in fantasy; we form it in memory, molding it like clay day after day – and soon we have made out of that event a myth. We then keep the myth in memory as a guide to future similar situations.
Rollo May
More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.
Barbara Jordan
Africa has no future.
V. S. Naipaul
There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land
Paul McCartney
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
Mob rule is always extremely dangerous for the future of democracy.
Martha Nussbaum
The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
Jim Bishop
Eventually everyone will have the opportunity to travel onto space.
Lance Bass
I’m from the future, I’m from the past, but I’m also from the present, because I’m a gift.
Riff Raff
We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
Gunter Grass
I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
Mahatma Gandhi
If you want to change the future, you must change what you’re doing in the present.
Mark Twain
The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.
Robert M. Pirsig
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I see a world in the future in which we understand that all life is related to us and we treat that life with great humility and respect.
David Suzuki
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
Alan Lakein
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Create your future from your future not your past.
Werner Erhard
We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
Neville Chamberlain
I have seen the future and it’s like the present, only longer.
Dan Quisenberry
That’s the funny thing about life. We’re rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present.
Lauren Miller
We’re not locked in to these conditions that degrade the environment, and jeopardize the future of our children.
Dennis Kucinich
A character standard is far more important than even a gold standard. The success of all economic systems is still dependent upon both righteous leaders and righteous people. In the last analysis, our national future depends upon our national character that is, whether it is spiritually or materially minded.
Roger Babson
The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future. He must be an university of knowledges.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
Thomas Hobbes
I’ve been through a lot and I realise the future can’t be controlled. I’m not worried. You can always learn to overcome difficulties.
Niki Lauda
If one listens to the faintest but constant suggestions of his genius, which are certainly true, he sees not to what extremes, or even insanity, it may lead him; and yet that way, as he grows more resolute and faithful, his road lies.
Henry David Thoreau
The future depends on what we do in the present.
Mahatma Gandhi
When you realize the value of all life, you dwell on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.
Dian Fossey
And all your future lies beneath your hat.
John Oldham
Life is short – while we speak it flies; enjoy, then, the present, and forget the future; such is the moral of ancient poetry, a graceful and a wise moral – indulged beneath a southern sky, and all deserving, the phrase applied to it – the philosophy of the garden.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
What we look for does not come to pass; God finds a way for what none foresaw.
They might in the future more than ever before engage in hunting beavers.
Samuel de Champlain
You see, it’s all clear, we were meant to be here from the beginning.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just handle what is in front of you now and the future will take care of itself. Otherwise, you’ll spend most of your life wondering which foot you’ll use to step off the curb when you’re still only halfway to the corner.
Dan Millman
I mean the future has become old fashioned.
Baz Luhrmann
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
Robert Frost
America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
Frederick Douglass
I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.
George Burns
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Virginia Gildersleeve
The worst thing that can happen in a democracy – as well as in an individual’s life – is to become cynical about the future and lose hope.
Hillary Clinton
Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
Arnold H. Glasow
Auschwitz cries out with the pain of immense suffering and pleads for a future of respect, peace and encounter among peoples.
Pope Francis
The future is always a dystopia in movies.
Alex Cox
Humans are distinguished from other species by a massive brain that enables us to imagine a future and influence it by what we do in the present. By using experience, knowledge and insight, our ancestors recognized they could anticipate dangers and opportunities and take steps to exploit advantages and avoid hazards.
David Suzuki
The Present only has a being in Nature; things Past have a being in the Memory only, but things to come have no being at all; the Future but a fiction of the mind.
Thomas Hobbes
The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition, and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking.
Charles Sanders Peirce
The future hasn’t happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I’m in.
Annie Lennox
Don’t worry about the past and don’t try to solve the future.
Garrison Keillor
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Whitney Houston
Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.
Li Ka-shing
As I don’t know about tomorrow, I never save the best for later.
Paulo Coelho
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
Bernard Beckett
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
Jessamyn West
For sure, life takes many twists and turns, and one never knows what the future might hold.
Angel Di Maria
Remember that the future is not somewhere we are going, it is something we are creating. Everyday we do things that make some futures more probable and others less likely.
Ian Lowe
We two [Deucalion and Pyrrha, after the deluge] form a multitude.
[Lat., Nos duo turba sumus.]
We live in the future. Even the happiness of the present is made up mostly of that delightful discontent which the hope of better things inspires.
J. G. Holland
CLOCK, n. A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.
Ambrose Bierce
Don’t rely on our knowledge of what’s best for your future. We do know, but it can’t be best until you know it.
Ayn Rand
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. When visiting the U.S. from Germany for a winter academic stay.
Albert Einstein
We won’t let history define our future. Our actions will do the talking. Our determination will turn doubters into believers.
Andrew McCutchen
Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.
Eckhart Tolle
Who would fare better in this world of fitful time? Those who have seen the future and live only one life? Or those who have not seen the future and wait to live life? Or those who deny the future and live two lives?
Alan Lightman
After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union.
David Cameron
There will be a new industry, and we are just now in the beginning. I will predict that in twelve or fifteen years there will be tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of people, that fly and see that black sky.
Burt Rutan
Tomorrow is no man’s gift.
Gilbert Parker
I remember being young in the 1960s… we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
Bernardo Bertolucci
When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?
Chuck Palahniuk
Really, I like the future. I appreciate my automatic alarm-call necklace in case I get lost and confused in a mall. I appreciate the watch that tells the hospital my blood pressure’s gone ballistic. I like my computer, just as long as it doesn’t get ideas above its workstation.
A. A. Gill
Make sure there are lots of Harvard M.B.A.s working for MIT Ph.D.s in the future.
Lisa Su
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
Nicole Kidman
Investing in science education and curiosity-driven research is investing in the future.
Ahmed Zewail
There is no formula that will guarantee success in forecasting, no magic words that will part the clouds. The real problem, as the old saw puts it, is that the future lies ahead.
Edgar Fiedler
I love entrepreneurship because that’s what makes this country grow, and if I can help companies grow, I am creating jobs; I am setting foundations for future generations. It sends the message that the American Dream is alive and well.
Mark Cuban
Nobody knows the future with certainty. We can, however, identify ongoing patterns of change.
Alvin Toffler
Children are our future we must take care of them with maximum effort.
Naomi Campbell
You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it
James Callaghan
I meet the designers very often, we discuss the products, they show me their ideas, we discuss the ad campaigns and every new invention that we can find for the future.
Bernard Arnault
Life always comes out of death. The present rises from the ashes of the past. The future is always possible for those who are willing to re-create it.
Joan D. Chittister
The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.
Tim Berners-Lee
I bear witness that the Savior lives. He loves you. He will guide you through the Holy Ghost as you steadfastly choose to do what is right to a future glorious beyond your dreams. I know He will.
Richard G. Scott
Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
John Holt
In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.
John Naisbitt
You will see – in the future, I will live by my watercolors.
Winslow Homer
If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.
Catherine Booth
The one thing we know about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Jeff Rich
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Maria Montessori
Eternity is not future or past. Eternity is a dimension of now.
Joseph Campbell
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston
And in today already walks tomorrow.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Imagining in excited reverie That the future years had come, Dancing to a frenzied drum, Out of the murderous innocence of the sea.
William Butler Yeats
The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.
Angela Merkel
It’s very important that historic cities are allowed to reinvent their future.
Zaha Hadid
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells
Because I have confidence in the power of truth, and of the spirit, I have confidence in the future of mankind.
Albert Schweitzer
As the humanities and liberal arts are downsized, privatized, and commodified, higher education finds itself caught in the paradox of claiming to invest in the future of young people while offering them few intellectual, civic, and moral supports.
Henry Giroux
It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
Robert Kennedy
In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
Andy Warhol
Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past.
Marcus Aurelius
We cannot erase what has happened, but we are building a new future.
When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.
Dian Fossey
And we need to share our story. Not with everyone but with someone. There is someone who is like you were. And he or she needs to know what God can do. Your honest portrayal of your past may be the courage for another’s future.
Max Lucado
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
Erich Fromm
Of course there will be difficult times, and there will be more in the future, but I know what I have to do in the car.
Max Verstappen
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne Dyer
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
Jim Bishop
Sometimes, I can see the future stretched out in front of me – just as plain as day. The future hanging over there at the edge of my days. Just waiting for me.
Lorraine Hansberry
My purpose… to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.
Juliette Gordon Low
To the wrongs that need resistance,
To the right that needs assistance,
To the future in the distance,
Give yourselves.
Carrie Chapman Catt
We are committed with our lives to building a different model and a different future for humanity, the Earth, and other species. We have envisaged a moral alternative to economic globalization and we will not rest until we see it realized.
Maude Barlow
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
Andre Breton
Postmodernism represents a moment of suspension before the batteries are recharged for the new millennium, an acknowledgment that preceding the future is a strange and hybrid interregnum that might be called the last gasp of the past.
Lyman Abbott
If we continue…to consume the world until there’s no more to consume, then there’s going to come a day, sure as hell, when our children or their children or their children’s children are going to look back on us – on you and me – and say to themselves, “My God, what kind of monsters were these people?”
Daniel Quinn
Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
Yehuda Berg
The ordinary experiences of aging alter and clarify your view of past, present, and future.
Edith Pearlman
What can be more stupid than to be in pain about future things and absent ones which at present are not felt?
Giordano Bruno
The grand difficulty is to feel the reality of both worlds, so as to give each its due place in our thoughts and feelings, to keep our mind’s eye and our heart’s eye ever fixed on the land of promise, without looking away from the road along which we are to travel toward it.
Augustus William Hare
If something is sustainable, it means we can go on doing it indefinitely. If it isn’t, we can’t
Jonathon Porritt
Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.
Charles Stanley
Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.
Ayn Rand
Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.
Bill Nye
The future will be a better tomorrow.
Dan Quayle
Intellectual beauty is sufficient unto itself, and only for it rather than for the future good of humanity does the scholar condemn himself to arduous and painful labors.
Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Hardly anyone knows how much is gained by ignoring the future.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.
Elon Musk
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet.
John F. Kennedy
A no deal Brexit is a proposal so damaging to our future that it cannot be accepted.
Dominic Grieve