Future Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old future quotes, future sayings, and future proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln
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
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X
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
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 secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Mike Murdock
The future starts today, not tomorrow. Pope John Paul II
When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes. Oprah Winfrey
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 only thing we know about the future is that it will be different. Peter Drucker
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln
The future is always beginning now. Anonymous
Those who live in the past limit their future. Anonymous
The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination. John Schaar
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. Alan Lakein
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. Noam Chomsky
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs. Bernard Baruch
The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation. Bill Clinton
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
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. Chaplin
We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama
Our future will be shaped by the assumptions we make about who we are and what we can be. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Nobody knows what the future will bring, but it's a good bet that there will be a delivery charge. Tom Wilson
The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. Frank Herbert
You don't need to predict the future. Just choose a future -- a good future, a useful future -- and make the kind of prediction that will alter human emotions and reactions in such a way that the future you predicted will be brought about. Better to make a good future than predict a bad one. Isaac Asimov
There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future. Simone De Beauvoir
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus
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
I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. Anonymous
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
He who pays not no attention to his future is always penalized. Dr T.P.Chia
Rather than wasting time on yesterday that is gone, it is better to invest your time in tomorrow that is not yet born RVM
You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future. Dr. Abdul Kalam
Our future accomplishments are determined entirely by how every second in our life is put to a useThe future is the cumulation of many nows. Anonymous
Your future is created by what you do today not tomorrow. Anonymous
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. Nicole Kidman
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The minute you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change. Marilee Zdenek
When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened. John M. Richardson, Jr.
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. unknown
Show me someone who doesn't dream about the future and I'll show you someone who doesn't know where they are going unknown
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future. Gifford Pinchot
He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future. George Orwell
The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. unknown
People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past. Milan Kundera
The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create. Leonard I. Sweet
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X
Run to meet the future or it's going to run you down. Anthony J. D'Angelo
You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
In this bright future you can't forget your past. Bob Marley
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein
Posture is paramount to your future. Cindy Ann Peterson
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. Niels Bohr
Present thinking people kill the future. Ken Blanchard
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
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy
You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past. You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past. Chuck Palahniuk
Your current thoughts are creating your future life. What you think about the most or focus on the most will appear as your life. Rhonda Byrne
The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth. Clarence Darrow
Belief in God and a future life makes it possible to go through life with less of stoic courage than is needed by skeptics. Bertrand Russell
People never leave, we are always here in our past and future lives. Paulo Coelho
As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. Charles Darwin
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. Plato
What you are thinking now is creating your future life. Rhonda Byrne
Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life. Thomas Dreier
The thought of the future life with its prerogatives and joys helps to make the trials of the present seem light and transient. Billy Graham
The future is the worst thing about the present. Gustave Flaubert
We cannot build the future by avenging the past. T.H. White
The future is no more uncertain than the present. Walt Whitman
Life is a series of collisions with the future. Jose Ortega Y Gasset
The future is not a gift, it is an achievement. Albert Einstein
The future belongs to the learners-not the knowers. The future belongs to the learners-not the knowers.
There is no future for a people that deny their past. Adam Clayton Powell
Faith is all that dreamers need to see into the future. Jim Stovall
The future is an imagined now, a projection of the mind. Eckhart Tolle
Limitless is your potential. Magnificent is your future. Gordon B. Hinckley
You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future. Edward de Bono
No matter what your past has been, your future is spotless. Hugh B. Brown