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A collection of inspirational quotes to motivate you to work hard for your future.

Inspirational Quotes About Future

The biggest motivator for our lives is the future. We bank our existence in the hope of living in a better future. We aspire for things, and we buy commodities for the future. In a way, it is our ultimate goal—the future. Many thinkers suggest that the key to a happy life to imagine a bright future and live optimistically. When we are certain that a future will bring us joy, human beings can thrive and live their best selves in the present. While it is important to live each day and in the present moment, those who are successful today state that they reached this point because they planned for the future. Why should you be behind? If thinking a little about the future is all it takes for you to set your life on track, then do it! It is important that you don’t feel left out in this competitive world. We have gathered a variety of proverbs and quotes about the fundamental importance of the future. You can go through them here and find something to inspire you.

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

Bil Keane

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde

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

William Shakespeare

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

The 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.

Gautama Buddha

Every 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.

Deepak Chopra

It'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.

Nick Hornby

Only you can control your future.

Dr. Seuss

The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Albert Camus

The greatest danger to our future is apathy.

Jane Goodall

Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.

Kurt Vonnegut

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

Oscar Wilde

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

Haruki Murakami

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

I 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.

Thomas Jefferson

I see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries.

Orhan Pamuk

I 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.

August Wilson

As 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.

Margaret Atwood

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

Malcolm X

If 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.

Aung San Suu Kyi

I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.

Aldo Leopold

I 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.

Steven Spielberg

Pick 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.

Audrey Hepburn

The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.

John Maynard Keynes

The future is uncertain but the end is always near.

Jim Morrison

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 future for me is already a thing of the past - You were my first love and you will be my last

Bob Dylan

People 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.

Nicholas Sparks

Study the past if you would define the future.

Confucius

Whatever 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.

Aung San Suu Kyi

You 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.

Edgar Degas

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

Albert Einstein

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.

Thomas S. Monson

Arab 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.

Nizar Qabbani

The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man

T S Eliot

I 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.

Orhan Pamuk

I 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.

Thor Heyerdahl

Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.

Lester Bangs

Why not invest in the future of music, instead of building fortresses to preserve its past?

David Byrne

The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed. The Economist, December 4, 2003

William Gibson

We 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.

Aung San Suu Kyi

All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.

Kurt Vonnegut

For every minute, the future is becoming the past.

Thor Heyerdahl

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

Niels Bohr

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

Pope John Paul II

There 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.

Robert F. Kennedy

I 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.

Roseanne Barr

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

I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.

Edgar Allan Poe

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.

Albert Einstein

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

I 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.

E. B. White

I 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.

Dave Eggers

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

Nikola Tesla

In this bright future you can't forget your past.

Bob Marley

The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.

Victor Hugo

It 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.

Robert F. Kennedy

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Later 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.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dreams come from the past, not from the future. Dreams shouldn't control you--you should control them.

Haruki Murakami

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.

Steve Jobs

We 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.

Thurgood Marshall

When you make a choice, you change the future.

Deepak Chopra

Over 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.

Betty Friedan

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

If 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.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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

Patti Smith

A 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.

Bernard Meltzer

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

Paramahansa Yogananda

Here 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.

Sylvia Plath

The 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

Gautama Buddha

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

Adolf Hitler

Here 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.

Marcus Aurelius

The future belongs to crowds.

Don DeLillo

I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future.

Rainer Maria Rilke

We 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.

Bernie Sanders

Destiny 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.

William Jennings Bryan

Let 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.

Daisaku Ikeda

Until 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.

Alexandre Dumas

There 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.

Alan Moore

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.

Marcus Aurelius

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.

James Joyce

A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.

Daisaku Ikeda

Human 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.

Albert Camus

Saddam 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.

Richard Dawkins

I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future.

Jack Kerouac

…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.

Chaim Potok

Hillary Clinton understands that a president's job is to worry about future generations, not the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry.

Bernie Sanders

Man 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.

Robert E. Howard

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.

Alvin Toffler

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.

Jim Rohn

At 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.

Bernie Sanders

If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.

Madeleine Albright

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past.

T S Eliot

If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.

Gordon B. Hinckley

To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.

Daisaku Ikeda