Saturday, 29 September 2012


A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. - Albert Einstein

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

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

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. - Alvin Toffler

Compulsive perfectionism polishes the past when bold new skills are needed to unlock future. -  Dag Hammarskj√∂ld

Do not let the future be held hostage by the past. - Neal Maxwell

Every second that passes is like a door that opens to allow in what has not yet happened, what we call the future, but, to challenge the contradictory nature of what we have just said, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the future is just an immense void, that the future is just the time on which the eternal present feeds. - Jose Saramago

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. - Wayne Dyer

He only is anxious about the future, to whom the present is unprofitable. - Seneca

How can anyone ever predict the future?... It's mind boggling. The only explanation that makes sense is that the events have already occurred in one way or another. - Ly de Angeles

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

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

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

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. - Eric Hoffer

It is today that we must create the world of the future. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Just as our present is the result of our past, so our future will be the result of our present. Every minute of every day we are weaving threads that will make the cloth of future. - Anne Spencer Parry

Just remember, when you think all is lost, the future remains. - Dr. Robert H Goodard

Look to the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life. - Unknown

Man is better without knowledge of things to come, for what is to be will be, and man can neither avert nor hasten. It is better to go in the dark when the road must pass a lion and there is no other road. - Robert E. Howard

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

Nobody knows what the future will bring, but it's a good bet that there will be a delivery charge. - Tom Wilson

Of the future, man knows least; yet, about this, he worries most. - Ivan Panin

Our future will be shaped by the assumptions we make about who we are and what we can be. - R. M. Kanter

Our moral responsibility is not to stop future, but to shape it… to channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition. - Alvin Toffler

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. - Charles F. Kettering

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

The best possible preparation for the future is a well lived present. George H. Brimhall

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. - Abraham Lincoln

The future always arrives too fast – and in the wrong order. - Alvin Toffler

The future belongs to him that does and dares. - Berton Braley

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. - Unknown 

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. - John Scully

The future depends on what you do today. - Mahatma Gandhi

The future enters into us, in order to transform us, long before it happens. - Rainer Maria Rilke

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. - George F. Will

The future is always beginning now. - Mark Strand

The future is an illusion, a type of dream which in most cases never comes to pass as dreamed. -  Leo Buscaglia

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

The future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment. - Pema Chodron

The future is endowed with essential unpredictability, and this is the only prediction we can make. - Paul Valery

The future is like heaven –  everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now. - James Baldwin 

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. - C. S. Lewis

The future is the past returning through another gate. - Arnold Glasgow

The future never just happened. It was created. - Will Durant

The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it. - Aeschylus

The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow. - Unknown 

The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before were ready for it. - Arnold H. Glasgow

The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it. - Anne Lindbergh

There are times when it is hard to believe in the future, when we are temporarily just not brave enough. When this happens, concentrate on the present. Cultivate le petit bonheur (the little happiness) until courage returns. Look forward to the beauty of the next moment, the next hour, the promise of a good meal, sleep, a book, a movie, the likelihood that tonight the stars will shine and tomorrow the sun will shine. Sink roots into the present until the strength grows to think about tomorrow. - Ardis Whitman

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

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past. - Charles J. Givens

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. - Peter F. Drucker

We cannot always assure the future of our friends; we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are. - Henry A. Kissinger

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

When all else is lost, the future still remains. - Christian Bovee

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 

Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time? My greatest regret is how much I believed in the future. - Jonathan Safran Foer

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own. - Mark Victor Hansen

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. You are the one who must choose your place. - Unknown

Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past. - Gary Ryan Blair

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