Quotes for
the Journey:

The Future

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

   

In a world without future, each parting of friends is a death.  In a world without future, each loneliness is final. In a world without future, each laugh is the last laugh. In a world without future, beyond the present lies nothingness, and people cling to the present as if hanging from a cliff.      -Alan Lightman, Einstein's Dreams

   

Tomorrow may never come to us. We do not live in tomorrow.  We cannot find it in any of our title-deeds. The man who owns whole blocks of real estate, and great ships on the sea, does not own a single minute of tomorrow. Tomorrow! It is a mysterious possibility, not yet born. It lies under the seal of midnight--behind the veil of glittering constellations.     -E.H. Chapin

   
Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.     -Jim Rohn
   
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.     -Richard Bach
    
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.     -Malcom X
   
Again, 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.     -Steve Jobs

    
The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like.  But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.     -Eleanor Roosevelt
   
The minute you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change.     -Marilee Zdenek
  
Nobody can really guarantee the future.  The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them and then make our plans with confidence.     -Henry Ford II
   
The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it.     -Aeschylus
   
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.     -John Schaar
   
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.     -Abraham Lincoln
   
When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people:  those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.     -John M. Richardson, Jr.
   
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, Meditations
   
If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.     -Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something
   
I never think of the future--it comes soon enough.     -Albert Einstein
  
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.     -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  
   
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.     -Noam Chomsky
   
It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.     -George Harrison
   
Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time?  My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.     -Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
   
The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen.  What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.     -Leland Kaiser
   

   
Human beings appear to be happy just so long as they have a future to which they can look forward—whether it be a “good time” tomorrow or an everlasting life beyond the grave. For various reasons, more and more people find it hard to believe in the latter. On the other hand, the former has the disadvantage that when this “good time” arrives, it is difficult to enjoy it to the full without some promise of more to come.  If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.    -Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
    

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