Future Quotes

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Vernon coope - these days people seek knowledge, not wisdom....

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy
Mahatma gandhi - the future depends on what we do in the present....
The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past, and it is the future.
Alfred North Whitehead
In the future everyone will be world - Famous for fifteen minutes.
Andy Warhol

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
STRATEGY is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring FUTURE SUCCESS.
Pete Johnson
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
George Will
It is only by striving for beauty and love In all our relationships, That we can hope to become Guardians of our individual and collective futures.
Roland Stahle
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
George Orwell
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.
Daniel Webste
Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.
Abraham Maslow
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
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.
Jacques Cousteau
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18, 000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1, 000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1. 5 tons.
Unknown, Popular Mechanics, March 1949
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells
The future is much like the present, only longer.
Don Quisenberry
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A. D.
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Robert Green Ingersoll
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
Charles de Montesquieu
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Alan Watts
Sin bravely... We will never have all the facts to make a perfect judgement, but with the aid of basic experience we must leap bravely into the future.
Russell R. McIntyre
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror.
Herb Brody
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present - - which seldom happens to us.
La Bruyere
Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.
Ralph W. Sockman
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan
We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own.
Blaise Pascal
The future you shall know when it has come before then forget it.
Aeschylus
It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.
Frank Herbert, Dune
The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture, and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
Oscar Wilde
The rest of the world is sweeping past us. The oil and gas of the Texas future is the well - Educated mind. But we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at football.
Mark White
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 like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
James Arthur Baldwin
With our eyes fixed on the future, but recognizing the realities of today. ... we will achieve our destiny to be as a shining city on a hill for all mankind to see.
Ronald Reagan
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
To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning.
R. D. Laing