Future Quotes

La bruyere - children have neither a past nor a future. thus...
Jacques cousteau - if we were logical, the future would be bleak...

So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
Victor Hugo
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells
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
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

We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
John Buchan
Everyone should free their mind and soul. Some are ready to free them now, and some will be ready to free them in the future. Some will never be ready and that is what makes their lives not worth living.
Emad Hasan
Learn from the past, Hope for the future, Live in the present.
Ken Lancaste
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazurus Long
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
John Sladek
What happens when the future has come and gone?
Robert Half
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, Loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides
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
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
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou
Most of our future lies ahead.
Denny Crum, Louisville basketball coach
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Sidney J. Harris
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past.
Madame Chiang
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
George Will
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X
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.
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.
Frederick Henry Hedge
History is the ship carrying living memories to the future.
Stephen Spende
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 Crocheron Gildersleeve
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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
We cannot always assure the future of our friends we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.
Henry Kissinge
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein
The past is certain, the future obscure.
Thales
Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.
Pete Johnson
Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry Robinson Luce
Conservation is humanity caring for the future.
Nancy Newhall
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
Only a fool walks backwards into the future.
Terry Goodkind
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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