I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. Oprah Winfrey, "The Oprah Winfrey Show"
What happens when the future has come and gone? Robert Half
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw
The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future. Stephen Ambrose, in Fast Company
The future is no place to place your better days. Dave Matthews, "Cry Freedom"
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. Bertrand Russell
To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves. Carrie Chapman Catt
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past. Lewis Mumford
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
Champions know that success is inevitable that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it. Michael J. Gelb
The rest of the world is sweeping past us. The oil and gas of the Texas future is the well-educated mind. But we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at football. Mark White
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope. Jacques Cousteau
I am treating you as my friend asking you share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses. Katherine Mansfield
The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered. Andre Gide
In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. Andy Warhol
Until divinity decides to reveal the future to human kind, the sum of all human wisdom is contained in these two words: Wait and Hope. Alexandre Dumas, Translation from "The Count of Monte Cristo"
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. Michael Cibenko
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein
( quotes are updated each month )