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

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

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

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

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The future is called “perhaps,” which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you. Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. Ruth Benedict

The Present gallops away with clattering feet, while the Future steals noiselessly upon us. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate. Arthur Wing Pinero, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, 1893

There are men who run on ahead of their age, and open the gates of the future. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882

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The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts. BERTRAND RUSSELL, Conquest of Happiness

If we could unfold the future, the present would be our greatest care. EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation. BILL CLINTON

There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now. EUGENE O’NEILL, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Always in motion is the future. YODA, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Future, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil’s Dictionary

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

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 future starts today, not tomorrow. Pope John Paul II

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

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

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. Alan Watts

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We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. Charles F. Kettering

I never think of the future — it comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

The past can’t see you, but the future is listening. Terri Guillemets

The present is the laboratory of the future. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

And in today already walks tomorrow. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. GEORGE ORWELL, Nineteen Eighty-Four

You can never plan the future by the past. EDMUND BURKE, letter to a Member of the National Assembly

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 Shock

People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. GEORGE ORWELL, Partisan Review, Winter 1945

The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions. ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now

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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

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

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. Corrie Ten Boom

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 Bryan

Only you can control your future. Dr. Seuss

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The future is always beginning now Mark Strand, Reasons for Moving

Man’s future is God’s secret. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

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

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past…
Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012), “The Three Oddest Words,” translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak

The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.  John Sladek

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Tomorrow may never come to us. We do not live in tomorrow. We cannot find it in any of our title-deeds. The man who owns whole blocks of real estate, and great ships on the sea, does not own a single minute of tomorrow. Tomorrow! It is a mysterious possibility, not yet born. It lies under the seal of midnight–behind the veil of glittering constellations. E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words

The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. ANONYMOUS

A wise man would ignore the future and drink and carouse while he still has an opportunity to enjoy this world. CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, Brisingr



It is impossible for you to take power over the future because it isn’t even real. WM. PAUL YOUNG, The Shack

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. BARACK OBAMA, speech to joint session of Congress, sep. 9, 2009

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The future is always beginning now. Mark Strand

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

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will

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

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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He who seeks to know the future is out of harmony with the present. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. Paul Valery

Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it.  L.M. Montgomery

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, “Wedlock”

You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke, “Letter to a Member of the National Assembly”

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Of the future, man knows least; yet, about this, he worries most. IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

Tomorrow gives a beck’ning hand–
I turn my face away;
I’ll not invite her to my home–
I only love Today. ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, “Today”

You should never fast-forward into the future. Because every time you do, you rob yourself of the journey, the present moment, which, in the end, is all there really is. ALYSON NOËL, Blue Moon

Thank God we can’t tell the future. We’d never get out of bed. TRACY LETTS, August: Osage Country

Total self-confidence is built through positive expectations. You can build positive expectations by knowing that you have the power within to overcome any obstacle that lies ahead. So many people have a magnetic attraction to the past. They save momentos, clippings, old letters, and trivia. There is nothing wrong with this, but if you want to succeed, your mind must focus on where you are going, not on where you have been. Instead of saving momentos, clippings, old letters, and trivia from the past, it would be more productive to make a scrapbook with pictures of where you want to go and what you want to be in the future. ROBERT ANTHONY, The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence

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I have seen the future and it is very much like the present – only longer. Kehlog Albran

I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. Author Unknown

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future. Voltaire

The course of life is unpredictable… no one can write his autobiography in advance. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

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

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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Our future will be shaped by the assumptions we make about who we are and what we can be. ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, America the Principled

The golden age is not in the past, but in the future; not in the origin of human experience, but in its consummate flower; not opening in Eden, but out from Gethsemane. E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. ALVIN TOFFLER, Future Shock

We are fond of looking to the future, because our secret wishes make us apt to turn in our favour the uncertainties which move about in it hither and thither. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe

The present is the food of the future. EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Nothing dates harder and faster and more strangely than the future. NEIL GAIMAN, foreward, The Stars My Destination

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In this bright future you can’t forget your past. Bob Marley

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

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

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

America’s future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. Jane Addams

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

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As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time. Denis Waitley

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

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

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

The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions: Either it’s going to become multiplanetary, or it’s going to remain confined to one planet and eventually there’s going to be an extinction event. Elon Musk

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

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

Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future. Lil Wayne

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

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

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