Future Quotes

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
– Dean Acheson

There are no limits to our future if we don't put limits on our people.
– Jack Kemp

One faces the future with one's past.
– Pearl S. Buck

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
– Jean de La Fontaine

When all else is lost, the future still remains.
– Christian Nestell Bovee

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
– Confucius

Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.
– George Burns

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
– Mike Murdock

When you make a choice, you change the future.
– Deepak Chopra

The longer you live in the past, the less future you have to enjoy.
– Robert Tew

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
– Wayne Dyer
If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.
– Madeleine Albright
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
– Sparky Anderson
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
– Maya Angelou
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
– Hannah Arendt
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
– Isaac Asimov
To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
– Red Auerbach
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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
The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.
– Abdallah II
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
– Ralph Abernathy
The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
– James A. Baldwin
I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
– J. G. Ballard
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
– Bernard Baruch
To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
– Jean Baudrillard
A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.
– Bo Bennett
To me, living in the present means being aware of your conscious choice to focus on the past, present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
– Bo Bennett
The future ain't what it used to be.
– Yogi Berra
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
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
– Eric Blair
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
– Niels Bohr
In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
– Edward de Bono
We need to give the Iraqis a chance to build their own future. It should be in their hands. It must be in their hands. That is what democracy is all about. We can teach it, we can explain it, but they must want it enough to make it work for them.
– Barbara Boxer
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
– Ray Bradbury
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
– Jean de la Bruyere
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it.
– Leo Buscaglia
What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
– Sai Baba
Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
– Lester Bangs
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
– Albert Camus
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
– George Carlin
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
– Andrew Carnegie
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
– Fidel Castro
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
– Coco Chanel
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
– Deepak Chopra
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
– Sir Winston Churchill
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
– Sir Winston Churchill
What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?
– Emile M. Cioran
This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
– Arthur C. Clarke
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
– Hillary Clinton
Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.
– Thad Cochran
Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
– Charles Caleb Colton
The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
– Bill Cosby
The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.
– Bill Cosby
The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.
– Jacques Cousteau
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
– Robert Conklin
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.
– Robertson Davies
If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business.
– Jim DeMint
We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
– Benjamin Disraeli
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
– Peter F. Drucker
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
– Peter F. Drucker
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
– Peter F. Drucker
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
– John Dryden
My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus -- there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.
– David Duchovny
I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
– Bob Dylan
Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.
– Bob Dylan
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
– Tryon Edwards
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
– Albert Einstein
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
– Albert Einstein
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
– George Eliot
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
– Marilyn Ferguson
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
My commitment to the security and future of Israel is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest. Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
– Gerald R. Ford
Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future.
– Matthew Fox
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
– Anatole France
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future.
– Carly Fiorina
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
– Zelda Fitzgerald
The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.
– J. Paul Getty
You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
– William E. Gladstone
Education is dangerous - every educated person is a future enemy.
– Hermann Goering
I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened.
– Amy Grant
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
– Graham Greene
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
– Charles J. Givens
The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we're ready for it.
– Arnold H. Glasgow
I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things.
– Herbie Hancock
True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
– Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
– Patrick Henry
In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.
– Brad Henry
No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.
– Brad Henry
What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
– Brad Henry
The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.
– Thomas Hobbes
My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future.
– Vladimir Horowitz
No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.
– Mike Huckabee
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
– Victor Hugo
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
– Zora Neale Hurston
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.
– Mark Victor Hansen
Every thought we think is creating our future.
– Louise L. Hay