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Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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
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.'
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
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.
If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
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.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine
It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Pope John Paul II
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
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.
I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
Ulysses S. Grant
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
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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