Future Quotes

Lao tzu - while day by day the overzealous student stores...
Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it it is the future that makes laws for us today.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Jason Kaufmann
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, New York Journal - American, March 14, 1959
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 trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Paul Valery

The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18, 000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1, 000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1 1 2 tons.
Popular Mechanics, March 1949
As I sit I see a dove And think of our deep, dear true love Think not about our future lives Except perhaps our growing size Keep all your thoughts alive, aglow, All will be well, no fear, I know
Unknown
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 concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.
Frank Herbert
An election is a bet on the future, not a popularity test of the past.
James Barrett Scotty Reston
For I dipt into the future, as far as human eye can see, saw the vision of the world, and the wonder that would be.
Lord Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses
Albert camus - i sometimes think of what future historians will...
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
E. B. White
Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
Bourke Cockran
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
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
Robert Francis Kennedy
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, 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
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
Seneca
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Lewis Mumford
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
Unknown
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 I dipped into the future, as far as human eye could see, saw a vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The thing to remember is that that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson, Communication Bulletin for Managers & Supervisors, June 2004
I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back.
Albert Camus, The Strange
When you reliquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
Nicole Kidman
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
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
It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone.... The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.
W. Edwards Deming
My specific goal is to revolutionize the future of the species. Mathematics is just another way of predicting the future.
Ralph Abraham
The future is much like the present, only longer.
Don Quisenberry
A Church without Youth is a Church without a future. Moreover, Youth without a Church is Youth without a future.
Pope Shenouda III, Pope & Patriach of Alexandria
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazurus Long
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato, The Republic
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy