Future Quotes

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.-William Jennings
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I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.-Ralph Abernathy

 

 

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.-Graham Greene

 

 

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. – Niels Bohr

 

 

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.-Sitting Bull

 

 

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.-Marcel Pagnol

 

 

 

Control your own destiny or someone else will.-Jack Welch

 

 

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.-Barack Obama

 

 

 

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.-James Joyce

 

 

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.-Abraham Lincoln

 

 

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.-Steve Jobs

 

 

Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.-Jon Bon Jovi

 

 

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.-William Shakespeare

 

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.-Warren Bennis

 

 

The youth is the hope of our future. – Jose Rizal

 

 

The future is always beginning now.-Mark Strand

 

 

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.-Oscar Wilde

 

 

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.-George Orwell

 

 

 

 

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.-Henry Miller

 

 

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.-Nikola Tesla

 

 

What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.-Jeff Bezos

 

 

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.-Alan Watts

 

 

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.-Victor Hugo

 

 

Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.-Hank Stram

 

 

You can never plan the future by the past. – Edmund Burke

 

 

I’m not sure what the future holds but I do know that I’m going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said ‘Nic, it is what it is, it’s not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.’-Nicole Kidman

 

 

The future starts today, not tomorrow.-Pope John Paul II

 

 

I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.-Ray Bradbury

 

 

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

 

 

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.-Albert Ellis

 

 

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.-Horace

 

 

Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.-Mattie Stepanek

 

 

 

The future influences the present just as much as the past.-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.-Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

 

Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them. – Henri Frederic Amiel

 

 

The future ain’t what it used to be.-Yogi Berra

 

 

 

Never make predictions, especially about the future.-Casey Stengel

 

 

The one thing we know about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.-Jeff Rich

 

 

Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.-William Wordsworth

 

 

 

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.-Herbert Spencer

 

 

If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.-John Galsworthy

 

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.-Charles Kettering

 

Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.-Thomas S. Monson

 

 

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.-Albert Camus

 

 

I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life. – George Burns

 

 

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.-Gustave Flaubert

 

 

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.-Andrew Carnegie

 

 

 

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.-Alexis de Tocqueville

 

 

 

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.-Patrick Henry

 

 

 

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.-Nelson Mandela

 

 

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.-Wayne Dyer

 

 

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

 

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.-Lyndon B. Johnson

 

 

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.-Winston Churchill

 

 

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.-George Santayana

 

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 and with a manly heart.-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.-George Will

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