Future Quotes

Oscar wilde - the fact is, that civilization requires slaves....
Virginia crocheron gildersleeve - the ability to think straight, some knowledge of...

There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as nutty methods. Or you can put well - Researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as a complete waste of time.
Scott Adams, The Dilbert Future
My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan
When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed.
I Ching

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
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha
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
I am treating you as my friend asking you share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses.
Katherine Mansfield
Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.
Abraham Maslow
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson
Heal the past, Live the present, Dream the future.
Unknown
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
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will educate his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas Edison
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 function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
Frank Herbert
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
The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Clive Staples Lewis
The mind of man is capable of anything - - Because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
Joseph Conrad
At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10, 000 men to guard the past.
Maurice Masterlinck
The future is the past returning through another gate.
Arnold Glasgow
Trust no future, however pleasant Let the dead past bury its dead Act, - Act in the living Present Heart within and God overhead.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazurus Long
The future belongs to those who dare.
Anonymous
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
The future comes one day at a time.
Dean Gooderham Acheson
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
We must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles.
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.
Norman O. Brown
The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth.
Alfred North Whitehead, From the viewbook of Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University
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
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets in the future.
Graham Green
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Jeseph Joubert
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
Charles F. Kettering
To believe in something to yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives it is the only way we can leave the future open.
Lillian Smith