I object to people running down the future. I intend to live the rest of my life there.
Charles F. Kettering
We read the future by the past.
Where there is no future before a people, there is no hope.
Edward Wilmot Blyden
Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.
Jomo Mzee Kenyatta
There is no future for a people who deny their past.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.
Happiness, like youth and health, is rarely appreciated until it is past.
Marguerite, Countess of Blessington
If we tried to sink the past beneath our feet, be sure the future would not stand it.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Are we going to be a services power? The double-cheeseburger-hold-the-mayo kings of the whole world?
Celestis is a postcremation service…We further reduce and encapsulate them, identify each by name, Social Security number, and a religious symbol, and place them into the payloader.
John Cherry, describing a plan to send human remains into permanent orbit 1,900 miles above the earth
These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become, the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges.
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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No date on the calendar is as important as tomorrow.
Roy W. Howard
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.
Neil A. Armstrong
Future shock [is] the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
The new electronic independence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Omen: A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.
The more data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
Future, n.: That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
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 Antoninus
Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eyes fixed on the horizon will find the right road.
Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.
…it is all too obvious that if we do no abolish war on this earth, then surely, one day, war will abolish us from the earth.
Harry S. Truman
The future never just happened. It was created.
Will and Ariel Durant
The future isn’t what it used to be.
The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group anywhere can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all or not one is safe.
Klaatu, in The Day the Earth Stood Still, screenplay by Edmund H. North
I have sometimes looked with wonder on the jargon of our times wherein those whose minds reside in the past are called “progressive” while those whose minds are vital enough to challenge and to mold the future are dubbed “reactionary.”
Jomo Mzee Kenyatta
Sayings about future
He who does not look ahead remains behind.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Joke about future
Optimist: “Why are you always so depressed about the future?”
Pessimist: “I keep considering the past.”