Future Quotes

The future is a mysterious and ever-evolving concept, filled with dreams, uncertainties, and infinite potential. Throughout history, philosophers, scientists, writers, and visionaries have pondered and shared their thoughts on what lies ahead, offering insights, inspiration, and contemplation for generations to come.

In this curated compilation, you will find a diverse range of quotes that delve into the enigmatic realm of the future. Whether you seek motivation to chase your dreams, ponder the mysteries of time and destiny, or simply want to reflect on the wonders that tomorrow may bring, these quotes offer a glimpse into the thoughts and musings of individuals who have explored the frontiers of human imagination. Feel free to use these quotes in your own creative projects, whether you choose to copy them, place them on captivating images, or enhance them with stylish fonts. Let the wisdom and curiosity of these voices guide you as you embark on your own journey into the future.

Without forgiveness, there’s no future. Desmond Tutu

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

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

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow? Thomas a Kempis

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

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

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

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

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

Only you can control your future. Dr. Seuss

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

The one thing we know about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. Jeff Rich

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. Henry Miller

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. Winston Churchill

We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s. Henry Ward Beecher

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

There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past. George Carlin

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. Alexis de Tocqueville

The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. Alan Watts

Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past. Bob Dylan

God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us. Joel Osteen

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Mike Murdock

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

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. Ronald Reagan

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

The youth is the hope of our future. Jose Rizal

One faces the future with one’s past. Pearl S. Buck

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. Sai Baba

When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes. Oprah Winfrey

For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future. Barbara Jordan

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

I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past. Julia Ward Howe

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo

I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change. Bob Dylan

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task. Robert Kennedy

I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future. Ralph Abernathy

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible. George Santayana

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. Confucius

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus

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

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

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

They gave each other a smile with a future in it. Ring Lardner

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

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

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.’ Nicole Kidman

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. Gustave Flaubert

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will

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

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

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

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life. George Burns

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 future is no more uncertain than the present. Walt Whitman

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

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

The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children. Ivan Turgenev

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

It looks like the future’s really bright. Michael P. Anderson

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

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. Wayne Dyer

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

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

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. Patrick Henry

I can look at the future with anticipation. And it’s comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we’ll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. Amy Grant

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

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

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. William James

You know when you’re young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future. Andy Griffith

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. Coco Chanel

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

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. Jim Rohn

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future. Joseph Joubert

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein

If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one. John Galsworthy

When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat? Chuck Palahniuk

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past. Percy Bysshe Shelley

You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke

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

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

If humanity doesn’t land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed. Elon Musk

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. Warren Bennis

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, ‘No, I won’t do it, I won’t behave his way anymore. I’m lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,’ and then you do it. Leo Buscaglia

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

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. Horace

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different. Peter Drucker

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. Marcus Aurelius

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

The future is always beginning now. Mark Strand

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

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

Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the Moon is thus led by its angel, the heavens draw near to the Balance. Nostradamus

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Charles Kettering

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

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Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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