Future Quotes

Hendrik w. van loon - in history as in life it is success that counts....
Alan watts - i have realized that the past and future are real...

He who controls the past controls the future.
George Orwell, "Nineteen Eighty - Four".
While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, He who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion Let nature take its course. By letting each thing act in accordance with its own nature, everything that needs to be done gets done.
Lao Tzu
Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
Kathleen Norris, O Magazine, January 2004
Life is a series of collisions with the future it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

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
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
Conservation is humanity caring for the future.
Nancy Newhall
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
Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.
Alexandre Dumas, Translation from "The Count of Monte Cristo".
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffle
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.
Frank Herbert
We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a lifestyle that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.
Margaret Mead
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
Michael Cibenko
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Coope
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Mrs. Sigourney
Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.
Alice Walke
Andrew is the operating system of the future and always will be.
Mary R. Thompson
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells
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
Never let a stain from the past put a mark on your future.
Jillian Graham, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul
The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
Albert Einstein
An election is a bet on the future, not a popularity test of the past.
James Barrett Scotty Reston
We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
Richard Feynman
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 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 that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell
Only lie about the future.
Johnny Carson
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.
The future is much like the present, only longer.
Don Quisenberry
All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.
Gerald R. Ford
The future will be better tomorrow.
Dan Quayle
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
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
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.
George Orwell, 1984