Bil KeaneYesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
George OrwellHe who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.
Gautama BuddhaThe secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Deepak ChopraEvery time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Nick HornbyIt's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.
Kurt VonnegutDear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.
Haruki MurakamiUnfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
William GibsonThe future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.
Thomas JeffersonI predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Orhan PamukI see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries.
August WilsonI think all in all, one thing a lot of plays seem to be saying is that we need to, as black Americans, to make a connection with our past in order to determine the kind of future we're going to have. In other words, we simply need to know who we are in relation to our historical presence in America.
Margaret AtwoodAs soon as you have a language that has a past tense and a future tense you're going to say, 'Where did we come from, what happens next?' The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future.
Malcolm XEducation is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Aung San Suu KyiIf I advocate cautious optimism it is not because I do not have faith in the future but because I do not want to encourage blind faith.
Steven SpielbergI had a great time creating the future on 'Minority Report,' and it's a future that is coming true faster than any of us thought it would.
Audrey HepburnPick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
John Maynard KeynesThe social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
Edgar Allan PoeIt 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.
Bob DylanThe future for me is already a thing of the past - You were my first love and you will be my last
Nicholas SparksPeople want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young people seemed to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believed they lay in the past.
Aung San Suu KyiWhatever help we may want from the international community now or in the future, we want to make sure that this help is tailored to help our people to help themselves.
Edgar DegasYou must aim high, not in what you are going to do at some future date, but in what you are going to make yourself do to-day. Otherwise, working is just a waste of time.
C. S. LewisThe future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Thomas S. MonsonThe past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
Nizar QabbaniArab children, Corn ears of the future, You will break our chains, Kill the opium in our heads, Kill the illusions. Arab children, Don't read about our suffocated generation, We are a hopeless case. We are as worthless as a water-melon rind. Dont read about us, Dont ape us, Dont accept us, Dont accept our ideas, We are a nation of crooks and jugglers. Arab children, Spring rain, Corn ears of the future, You are the generation That will overcome defeat.
T S EliotThe very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man
Thor HeyerdahlI have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist.
Orhan PamukI wrote 'My Name is Red' just to remember painting, where the hand does it before the intellect. When I'm captive to it, I'm a happier person. Kierkegaard tells us that a happy person is someone who lives in the present; the unhappy person, someone who lives either in the past or the future.
Lester BangsEvery great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
David ByrneWhy not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past?
William GibsonThe future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed. The Economist, December 4, 2003
Aung San Suu KyiWe are not out to boast that there is so much percentage of growth per year. Our real concern is how it affects the lives of people, the future of our country.
Robert F. KennedyThere are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
Roseanne BarrI do kabbalistic meditation. It's not unlike time travel; it can change the past and not just the future. You can look at what was lost and go beyond the grief of what was lost.
Marcus AureliusNever 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.
Albert EinsteinLife is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.
E. B. WhiteI would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
Dave EggersI will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
Victor HugoThe future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.
Robert F. KennedyIt is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
Thich Nhat HanhDrink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
F. Scott FitzgeraldLater she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy -- one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.
Haruki MurakamiDreams come from the past, not from the future. Dreams shouldn't control you--you should control them.
Steve JobsYou 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.
Thurgood MarshallWe deal here with the right of all of our children, whatever their race, to an equal start in life and to an equal opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens. Those children who have been denied that right in the past deserve better than to see fences thrown up to deny them that right in the future.
Betty FriedanOver and over again, stories in women's magazines insist that women can know fulfillment only at the moment of giving birth to a child. They deny the years when she can no longer look forward to giving birth, even if she repeats the act over and over again. In the feminine mystique, there is no other way for a woman to dream of creation or of the future. There is no other way she can even dream about herself, except as her children's mother, her husband's wife.
Gordon B. HinckleyIf we could follow the slogan that says,"Turn off the TV and open a good book" we would do something of substance for a future generation.
Paramahansa YoganandaLive quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself......
Bernard MeltzerA friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Gautama BuddhaThe past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment
Sylvia PlathHere I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive bundle of flesh. I remember what this flesh has gone through; I dream of what it may go through.
Marcus AureliusHere is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not "This is misfortune," but "To bear this worthily is good fortune.
Rainer Maria RilkeI live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future.
Bernie SandersWe need a very progressive and strong agenda to bring people into the political process because I worry very much about the future of the American democracy where so many people are giving up.
Daisaku IkedaLet us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance, or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.
William Jennings BryanDestiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Alexandre DumasUntil the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,-Wait and hope.
Alan MooreThere is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.
Marcus AureliusLook back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.
James JoyceI am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
Daisaku IkedaA healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.
Albert CamusHuman relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.
Richard DawkinsSaddam Hussein could have provided irreplaceable help to future historians of the Iran/Iraq war, of the invasion of Kuwait, and of the subsequent era of sanctions culminating in the current invasion.
Jim RohnLet 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.
Jack KerouacI was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future.
Chaim Potok…everything has a past. Everything – a person, an object, a word, everything. If you don’t know the past, you can’t understand the present and plan properly for the future.
Alvin TofflerThe illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Robert E. HowardMan is better without knowledge of things to come, for what is to be will be, and man can neither avert nor hasten. It is better to go in the dark when the road must pass a lion and there is no other road.
Bernie SandersHillary Clinton understands that a president's job is to worry about future generations, not the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry.
Nikola TeslaLet the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine
Fidel CastroA revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
Bernie SandersAt the insistence of the Bush administration, Congress in 2006 passed legislation that required the Postal Service to prefund, over a 10-year period, 75 years of future retiree health benefits.