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I never think of the future. I never imagine what comes next.
It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America.
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
I think that in the future, clocks won't say three o'clock anymore. They'll just get right to the point and rename three o'clock 'Pepsi.'
My future is in my past and my past is my present. I must now make the present my future.
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
Such is the miraculous nature of the future of exiles: what is first uttered in the impotence of an overheated apartment becomes the fate of nations.
The history of humanity has, to a large extent, been one of groping blindly in the dark, fearing for the future and yet resisting the guiding hand of inspired men who would willingly lead mankind in the path of safety.
Ezra Taft Benson
I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well.
Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
The reason the future feels odd is because of its unpredictability. If the future didn't feel weirdly unexpected, then something would be wrong.
All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.
Gerald R. Ford
The idea that science is just some luxury that you'll get around to if you can afford it is regressive to any future a country might dream for itself.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
It's a question of whether we're going to go forward into the future, or past to the back.
Reactionary: a man walking backwards with his face to the future.
I would like to see a future where artists think that they have a right to contemplate things like global warming.
I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.
In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get - The Future!
An accurate knowledge of the past of a country is necessary for everyone who would understand its present, and who desires to judge of its future.
Something I've realized lately, to my shock, is that I am an optimist, in that I think humans are almost infinitely capable of self-change and self-modification, and that we really can build the future that we want if we're smart about it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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