Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Each of us should think of the future. Every puff on a cigarette is another tick closer to a time bomb of terrible consequences. Christopher Hitchens didn’t care about the consequences of smoking cigarettes. Tragically, he died of throat cancer in December 2011.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.
We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
I am grateful for all the moments that I have, and I’m moving forward one step at a time to the future.
Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart. Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used, not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth – not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
If there is a future, it will be Green.
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.
No matter how devastating our struggles, disappointments, and troubles are, they are only temporary. No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Starting a new job can be nerve-racking , but it’s also exciting. You’re embarking on a new future, positioning yourself to write a fresh story on a clean slate.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward Heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.
If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.
Control your own destiny or someone else will.
Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
In this bright future you can’t forget your past.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
Dissents speak to a future age.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
People look to time in expectation that it will eventually make them happy, but you cannot find true happiness by looking toward the future.
The stability and security of authoritarian regimes cannot create but terrorism and violence and destruction. Let us accept the choice of the people. Let us not pick and choose who we would like to rule their future.
The challenge is to stay cool enough to handle the pressure in the moment so that you can succeed in the future.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
My colleagues and I have gone in the footsteps of our predecessors since the very first day we were called by our people to care for their future. We went any place, we looked for any avenue, we made any effort to bring about negotiations between Israel and its neighbors, negotiations without which peace remains an abstract desire.
The youth is the hope of our future.
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me – and I love to live life at full throttle.
Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.
You can’t let your past hold your future hostage.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!
Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.
I’m happy, I’m in a good place, I’m looking forward to my future.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
A good financial plan is a road map that shows us exactly how the choices we make today will affect our future.
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
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.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t. You are in good company… You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.
Without forgiveness, there’s no future.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.
Only you can control your future.
Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future.
A fun pair of earrings is basically the finishing touch to any outfit; a nice watch is both practical and decorative, while the perfect unique bag is not only eye-catching but also timeless – it can be passed on to future generations.
See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
The future will either be green or not at all.
Everything is a railway junction where past and future are sliding over one another, not touching.
Depression is the inability to construct a future.
One faces the future with one’s past.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
A good education is a foundation for a better future.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.
True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.
The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
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.
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all to the relationship you’re in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.
When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Education is the key to the future: You’ve heard it a million times, and it’s not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.
If we can’t begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future.
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
Humans are the only creatures with the ability to dive deep in the sea, fly high in the sky, send instant messages around the globe, reflect on the past, assess the present and imagine the future.
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
Study the past, if you would divine the future.
We have lost our vision for the future. Before, we say, ‘Nothing will be the same. Cars will fly, and we go to the end of the universe.’ We have this kind of naive but exciting idea of the future. Now, the vision has been reduced to ways to select our garbage and how to survive global warming.