Future Quotes

The future is uncertain but the end is always near.

-Jim Morrison

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

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

-Malcolm X

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

-Jean de La Fontaine

The youth is the hope of our future.

-Jose Rizal

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

-Malcolm X

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

-Søren Kierkegaard

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

-Albert Einstein

Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.

-Jonathan Safran Foer

You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.

-Chuck Palahniuk

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

-Corrie ten Boom

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

You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.

-Jay Asher

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

-Mother Teresa

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

-William Shakespeare

It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

-John Guare

Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.

-Rick Riordan

The future depends on what you do today.

-Mahatma Gandhi

The past is always tense, the future perfect.

-Zadie Smith

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

-Albert Camus

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

-Chuck Palahniuk

Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.

-Haruki Murakami

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.


When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.

-Wislawa Szymborska

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.

-George Orwell

The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.

-William Gibson

Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.

-Andrew Solomon

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.

-Corrie Ten Boom

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

-George Harrison

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

-Malcolm X

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

-Gautama Buddha

Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.

-Tori Amos

You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.

-John Green

I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.

-Elizabeth Gilbert

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

-Edgar Allan Poe

The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.

-Barbara Taylor Bradford

Study the past if you would define the future.


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

-Albert Einstein

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

-R. Buckminster Fuller

It’s really not even fair to everyone else.

-Richelle Mead

People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn’t believe in that. Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them. It didn’t even know they were there.

-Cormac McCarthy

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

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

-Mattie Stepanek

People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.

-Chuck Palahniuk

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.

-William Gibson

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

-Abraham Lincoln

The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.

-Neil Gaiman

The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.

-Bill Cosby

It was amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it was exactly were you needed to be.

-Sarah Dessen

The future you have, tomorrow, won’t be the same future you had, yesterday.

-Chuck Palahniuk

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.

-Nikola Tesla

But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.

-Lauren Oliver

And I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.

-Robyn Schneider

When you make a choice, you change the future.

-Deepak Chopra

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.

-Ursula K. Le Guin

I don’t fuck much with the past but I fuck plenty with the future.

-Patti Smith

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.

-Sigmund Freud

The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.

-Lois Lowry

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

-Pope John Paul II

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 W. Watts

Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself…

-Paramahansa Yogananda

When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.

-Shannon L. Alder

You have within you,right now,everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.

-Brian Tracy

The future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything.

-Sarah Dessen

The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.

-Nicholas Sparks

Whoever said that the past isn’t dead had it backward. It’s the future that’s already dead, already played out.

-Gayle Forman

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since “the rest of your life” won’t last forever.

-Omar Khayyám

People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.

-Karl Lagerfeld

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

Love is the only future God offers.

-Victor Hugo

We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability?

-Margaret Atwood

Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?

-Brian Tracy

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


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