Future Quotes

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The future is like heaven—everyone exalts it but no one wants to go there now.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
People have always had this craving to have someone tell them the future. Long ago, kings would hire people to read sheep guts. There's always been a market for people who pretend to know the future. Listening to today's forecasters is just as crazy as when the king hired the guy to look at the sheep guts.


We read the future by the past.
The future was plump with promise.
The future isn't what it used to be.
The past is all we know of the future.

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The future is purchased by the present.
No one can walk backwards into the future.
He who does not look ahead remains behind.

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You can never plan the future by the past.

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The future is a convenient place for dreams.
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
The future never just happened. It was created.
The best of prophets of the future is the past.
The future depends on what we do in the present.

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It is difficult to predict, especially the future.
He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.


There is nothing like a dream to create the future.


The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
There is no future for a people who deny their past.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.

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No date on the calendar is as important as tomorrow.
The future: A consolation for those who have no other.
The future is the past returning through another gate.
The past is certain; that which is to come is obscure.
The past is fantasy, and the future is science fiction.

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Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.

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You cannot fight against the future.  Time is on our side.
Where there is no future before a people, there is no hope.
Omen: A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.
The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it.
The future bears a great resemblance to the past, only more so.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.


I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

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Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Happiness, like youth and health, is rarely appreciated until it is past.


I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
If we tried To sink the past beneath our feet, be sure The future would not stand.
My interest is in the future because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

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Of all the foolish Fears of Humankind, Fear of the Future is by far the most foolish.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.


The future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves.
Sometimes it's like I can see the future stretched out in front of me—just as plain as day.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the
I object to people running down the future. I'm going to live all the rest of my life there.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.


Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.


You'll conquer the present
suspiciously fast
if you smell of the future --
and stink of the past.
Are we going to be a services power? The double-cheeseburger- hold-the-mayo kings of the whole world?
Hope resides in the future, while perspective and wisdom are almost always found by looking to the past.

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Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

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Handling the present moment with all your attention, all your intelligence, is already building a future.

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The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
Future, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves the architects of the future.

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Future, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured.
"Who controls the past," ran the Party slogan, "controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."
The past has meaning as it lights up the present, and the future as it makes the present richer and more profound.

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The Future...something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
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.
It is all too obvious that if we do not abolish war on this earth, then surely, one day, war will abolish us from the earth.
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
If you knew
what you will know
when your candle
has burnt low,
it would greatly
ease your plight
while your candle
still burns bright.


The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present.
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.
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.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three— all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.

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Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.


I try to remember...the comments of an old lady of my acquaintance. She said that "the best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time."
In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.  The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.


The future has a way of embarrassing the present, and...a pinch of self-doubt is never more needful than at just the moment when any doubt is deemed heretical.
The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas.
The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or no one is secure.
— The Day the Earth Stood Still


These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges.
To paraphrase the very quotable Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, in the future there will be two types of jobs: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.

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Of all human activities, none is so useless and potentially destructive as trying to predict the future. The future is merely a shadow which blocks out the joys of the present and emphasizes the miseries of the past.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
— Bible

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A good way to invent the future is to predict it. So I predicted Utopia, hoping to give Liberty a running start before the laws of Moore and Metcalfe delivered up what Ed Snowden now correctly calls 'turn-key totalitarianism'.

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To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.

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