The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
He was a man with a great future behind him.
Accountants and market researchers may be brilliant at examining and analysing facts about the past, but they have no forward vision.
Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
It is extremely important that you show some insensitivity to your past in order to show the proper respect for the future.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
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.
I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
I see many youngsters giving up their IT jobs and going to farming or taking up organic farming so that kids in future will stay a bit more healthier. That's one cause I really want to take up.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
Today, if someone showed me a five-year plan, I'd toss out the pages detailing Years Three, Four, and Five as pure fantasy ... Anyone who thinks he or she can evaluate business conditions five years from now, flunks.
We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on boring future generations.
Who controls the past controls ... the future: who controls the present controls the past.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Who am I? I'm just a writer. I write things down. I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure, I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallow glass, but that comes later.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.