Future quotes

  • To line only for some unknown future is superficial.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Future #Lines #Superficial

  • I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Fathers Day #Future

  • We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Future #Understanding #Vision

  • The moral imperative to make big changes is inescapable...that what we take for granted may not be here for our children
    -- Al Gore

    #Children #Future #Vision

  • Fifteen per cent of the population believe the moon landing was actually staged in a movie lot in Arizona and somewhat fewer still believe the Earth is flat. I think they all get together with the global warming deniers on a Saturday night and party
    -- Al Gore

    #Party #Believe #Future

  • Louis Armstrong playing trumpet on the Judgment Day.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Future #Judgment #Trumpets

  • Look to the past and remember no empire rises that sooner or later won't fall.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Fall #Future #Past

  • Future's the only flower worth tending in this earth, where I sow my words daily: and you know, these good trees bear fruit round the year, discreetly, moving along the waterways and four seasons of the faithful sun.
    -- Alamgir Hashmi

    #Future #Flower #Moving

  • Sustainability is a set of conditions and trends in a given system that can continue indefinitely
    -- Alan AtKisson

    #Future #Vision #Trends

  • Our history is not our destiny.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Future #Destiny #Our Destiny

  • What we see as death, empty space, or nothingness is only the trough between the crests of this endlessly waving ocean. It is all part of the illusion that there should seem to be something to be gained in the future, and that there is an urgent necessity to go on and on until we get it. Yet just as there is no time but the present, and no one except the all-and-everything, there is never anything to be gained—though the zest of the game is to pretend that there is.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Ocean #Future #Zest

  • Don't hurry anything. Don't worry about the future. Don't worry about what progress you're making. Just be entirely content to be aware of what is.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Future #Worry #Progress

  • If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o'-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Happiness #Death #Future

  • Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Relationship #Positive #Future

  • Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Future #Perfect #Culture

  • A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Happiness #Future #Memorable

  • I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Beautiful #Philosophy #Future

  • There is a case, and a strong case, for that particular form of indolence that allows us to move through life knowing only what immediately concerns us.
    -- Alec Waugh

    #Strong #Moving #Future

  • In adamantine chains shall Death be bound, And Hell's grim tyrant feel th' eternal wound.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Future #Tyrants #Hell

  • Oh, blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That each may fill the circle mark'd by heaven.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Future #Circles #Heaven

  • The search of our future being is but a needless, anxious, and haste to be knowing, sooner than we can, what, without all this solicitude, we shall know a little later.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Future #Knowing #Haste

  • For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Graduation #Future #Eye

  • Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Spiritual #Future

  • Our moral responsibility is not to stop future, but to shape it...to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Future #Responsibility #Destiny

  • The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Future #Order #Change Management

  • Rational behavior ... depends upon a ceaseless flow of data from the environment. It depends upon the power of the individual to predict, with at least a fair success, the outcome of his own actions. To do this, he must be able to predict how the environment will respond to his acts. Sanity, itself, thus hinges on man's ability to predict his immediate, personal future on the basis of information fed him by the environment.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Future #Men #Data

  • Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Friendship #Happiness #Future

  • In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Future #Humanity #Events

  • The most decisive actions of our life - I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future - are, more often than not, unconsidered.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Future #Mean

  • In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Future #World #Fifteen

  • Many mornings I check out the news as soon as I wake up, because if it turns out that the world is coming to an end that day, I am going to eat the frosting off an entire carrot cake; just for a start. Then I will move onto vats of clam dip, pots of crime brûlée, nachos, M & M's etc. Then I will max out both my credit cards.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Morning #Moving #Future

  • You have no idea how pleasant it is not to have any future. It's like having a totally efficient contraceptive.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Future #Ideas #Pleasant

  • As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Future #Tasks #Planning

  • I don't know what's coming next and neither does anyone else. It's something that we do have to face but the thing is that a lot of people don't want to face it. And there's denial. If somebody says it, like me, everybody feels a little better that they can discuss it.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Future #People #Denial

  • 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

    #Future #Ironic #Age

  • Before the current decade ends, fee-paying passengers will be experiencing suborbital flights aboard privately funded vehicles. . . . It won't be too long before bright young men and women set their eyes on careers in Earth orbit and say: "I want to work 200 kilometers from home-straight up!"
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Future #Eye #Home

  • The choice, as Wells once said, is the Universe-or nothing. . . . The challenge of the great spaces between the worlds is a stupendous one; but if we fail to meet it, the story of our race will be drawing to its close. Humanity will have turned its back upon the still untrodden heights and will be descending again the long slope that stretches, across a thousand million years of time, down to the shores of the primeval sea.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Future #Space #Race

  • The exploration of the planets is now closer to us in time than the exploration of Africa by Stanley and Livingstone.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Future #Exploration #Predictions

  • Across the gulf of centuries, the blind smile of Homer is turned upon our age. Along the echoing corridors of time, the roar of the rockets merges now with the creak of the wind-taut rigging. For somewhere in the world today, still unconscious of his destiny, walks the boy who will be the first Odysseus of the Age of Space.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Future #Boys #Destiny

  • Many, and some of the most pressing, of our terrestrial problems can be solved only by going into space. Long before it was a vanishing commodity, the wilderness as the preservation of the world was proclaimed by Thoreau. In the new wilderness of the Solar System may lie the future preservation of mankind.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Lying #Future #Space

  • It is reasonable to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
    -- Arthur Eddington

    #Stars #Future #Simple

  • The universe will finally become a ball of radiation, becoming more and more rarified and passing into longer and longer wave-lengths. The longest waves of radiation are Hertzian waves of the kind used in broadcasting. About every 1500 million years this ball of radio waves will double in diameter; and it will go on expanding in geometrical progression for ever. Perhaps then I may describe the end of the physical world as-one stupendous broadcast.
    -- Arthur Eddington

    #Future #Years #Becoming

  • Nothing we do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Change #Future #Past

  • Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Future #Joy #Tomorrow

  • Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Inspirational #Life #Future

  • The grand difficulty is to feel the reality of both worlds, so as to give each its due place in our thoughts and feelings, to keep our mind's eye and our heart's eye ever fixed on the land of promise, without looking away from the road along which we are to travel toward it.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Future #Heart #Eye

  • Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Philosophy #Future #Fighting

  • Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Future #Past #Class

  • The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Change #Future #Animal

  • Mindfulness was experienced as not holding onto the past, the future, or 'nowness:' but relaxing into the immediacy of whatever was happening.
    -- B. Alan Wallace

    #Future #Past #Mindfulness

  • It is a great deed to leave nothing for tomorrow.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Future #Deeds #Tomorrow

  • This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Children #Future #Ocean

  • In the past our glorious visions of the future - heaven, paradise, nirvana - were thought to happen after death. The newer thought is that we do not have to die to get there. We are not speaking here of life after death in some mythical heaven, but life more abundant in real time in history. We are speaking of the next stage of our social evolution.
    -- Barbara Marx Hubbard

    #Real #Future #Past

  • An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Life #Philosophical #Future

  • The glories of the possible are ours.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Future #Glory

  • Evolutionary learning calls upon our creative potentials as it empowers us to envision images of the future and bring those images to life by design.
    -- Bela H. Banathy

    #Future #Design #Empowering

  • A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Business #Future #Men

  • A dangerous fallacy is to repudiate freedom in favor of an unknown future. What else but our own sturdy reliance on freedom can explain the unexampled record this country has made? In a period scarcely twice my own lifetime it has risen from nothingness to become the world's greatest power. It has become the ark of the covenant of freedom.
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Country #Future #Ark

  • Our sun enlightens the planets that belong to him; why may not every fixed star also have planets to which they give light?
    -- Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

    #Stars #Future #Light

  • One must care about a world one will not see.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Peace #Future #Ignorance

  • The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Future #Afterlife #Goal

  • The end of nature sours all my material pleasures. The prospect of living in a genetically engineered world sickens me. And yet it is toward such a world that our belief in endless material advancement hurries us. As long as that desire drives us, here is no way to set limits.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Future #Long #Desire

  • "Science," of course, replaced "God" as a guiding concept for many people after Darwin. Or, really, the two were rolled up into a sticky ball. To some degree this was mindless worship of a miracle future, the pursuit of which has landed us in the fix we now inhabit.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Future #Two #People

  • A world where one tenth of the population gets to be extremely wealthy, and six tenths very poor, is not, in the long run, a stable place
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Running #Future #Long

  • We all have an obligation as citizens of this earth to leave the world a healthier, cleaner, and better place for our children and future generations.
    -- Blythe Danner

    #Children #Future #World

  • Real life security and contentment come not from putting a gun in the cupboard, but from taking a role in the world's future.
    -- Bob Brown

    #Real #Future #Gun

  • Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Memories #Future #Yesterday

  • The battle outside raging will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Wall #Future #Battle

  • Warlords of sorrow and queens of tomorrow will offer their heads for a prayer. You can't find no salvation, you have no expectations anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Queens #Prayer #Future

  • I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Children #Future #Gun

  • Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
    -- Bob Marley

    #Life #Dream #Future

  • Fear of the future and longing for the past are major factors which impede appropriate action.
    -- Brenda Shoshanna

    #Future #Past #Action

  • I just want to say one word to you-just one word ..."plastics!" ... There's a great future in plastics.
    -- Buck Henry

    #Future #Science #Want

  • Flight out of the atmosphere is a simple thing to do and should have been available to the public twenty years ago. Ten years from now, we will have space tourism where you will be able to see the black sky and the curvature of the earth. It will be the most exciting roller coaster ride you can buy.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Future #Simple #Years

  • There will be a new industry, and we are just now in the beginning. I will predict that in twelve or fifteen years there will be tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of people, that fly and see that black sky.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Future #Years #Sky

  • The next 15 years will see thousands of people leave the atmosphere on suborbital flights. My company's SS2 system might fly 100,000 people by 2024. If it is shown to be highly profitable, perhaps we will see 20,000 people traveling to orbit by 2035, and then thousands to the moon by 2050. If we make a courageous decision, like the program we kicked off for Apollo, we will see our grandchildren in outposts on other planets.
    -- Burt Rutan

    #Future #Grandchildren #Moon

  • If I say, if I talk about, 'I want to be enlightened...' it implies a future. And there isn't any.
    -- Byron Katie

    #Future #Want #Enlightened

  • The visions we offer our children shape the future. It _matters_ what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Dream #Children #Future

  • It is easy to act as a Saturday morning quarterback and replay the game lost the night before. All of us seem to have better hindsight (the ability to see after the event what should have been done) than foresight
    -- Carlos E. Asay

    #Morning #Future #Night

  • The economic benefits of investing in children have been extensively documented. Investing fully in children today will ensure the well-being and productivity of future generations for decades to come. By contrast, the physical, emotional and intellectual impairment that poverty inflicts on children canmean a lifetime of suffering and want - and a legacy of poverty for the next generation...
    -- Carol Bellamy

    #Children #Future #Emotional

  • I would rather die standing than live kneeling
    -- Charb

    #Life #Attitude #Future

  • I did grow up watching Buck Rogers and Buck Rogers didn't stop at Mars. In my lifetime, I will be incredibly disappointed if we have not at least reached Mars.
    -- Charles Bolden

    #Growing Up #Future #Mars

  • I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
    -- Charles Kettering

    #Running #Future #People

  • We work day after day, not to finish things; but to make the future better ... because we will spend the rest of our lives there.
    -- Charles Kettering

    #Future #Work Day

  • A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, while a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
    -- Charles M. Schwab

    #Husband #Future #Men

  • Atlantis will rise again.
    -- Charles Olson

    #Future #Atlantis

  • Live only for today, and you ruin tomorrow.
    -- Charles Simmons

    #Future #Today #Ruins

  • Keep this little canvas, it is a promise for the future. When I say 'keep this canvas,' I mean for the influence on yourself. When one does a good thing, it's well to keep it to show how foolish we are at other times.
    -- Charles Webster Hawthorne

    #Future #Mean #Promise

  • You can't see the future, there's no such thing. It's all bets. You'll never get the same answer from two seers. But that doesn't mean either of them's wrong.
    -- China Mieville

    #Future #Mean #Two

  • Building a world where we meet our own needs without denying future generations a healthy society is not impossible, as some would assert. The question is where societies choose to put their creative efforts
    -- Christopher Flavin

    #Future #Creative #Effort

  • A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth
    -- Christopher Wren

    #Clever #Future #Eye

  • The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Future #Yesterday #Tomorrow

  • We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.
    -- Chuck Palahniuk

    #Jobs #Sex #Future

  • Who heeds not the future will find sorrow at hand
    -- Confucius

    #Future #Hands #Vision

  • Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
    -- Corrie Ten Boom

    #Trust #Faith #Future

  • Tell the people of all lands Let's get together the future is in our hands. United nations have to agree To say no to war, and yes to peace.
    -- Country Joe McDonald

    #War #Future #Hands

  • Treat the Earth as though we intend to stay here
    -- Crispin Tickell

    #Future #Vision #Earth

  • Thoughtful people are concerned with the future because that is the only area of experience about which anything can be done. We cannot change the past, and the present is gone as soon as it is reported, but the future is that in which we can make a difference.
    -- D. Elton Trueblood

    #Future #Thoughtful #Past

  • How sure I feel, how warm and strong and happy For the future! How sure the future is within me; I am like a seed with a perfect flower enclosed....
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Strong #Flower #Future

  • No matter how complex global problems may seem, it is we ourselves who have given rise to them. They cannot be beyond our power to resolve
    -- Daisaku Ikeda

    #Future #Vision #May