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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

If you are depressed you are living in the past.  If you are anxious you are living in the future.  If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

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

The future depends on what you do today.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future act now without delay.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.


The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

Oprah Winfrey

Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.

Let your hopes not your hurts shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.


Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience.

Alan Watts

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day today and I'm going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.

Christopher Paolini

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Ralph Marston

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

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

Abraham Lincoln

God has given me no control over the following moment. I am concerned about taking care of the present.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.

It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, it's Eternity.

We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. 

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

H. G. Wells

Mrs. Parks is for me probably what the Statute of Liberty was for immigrants. She stood for the future and the better future.

Of present fame think little and of future less, the praises that we receive after we are buried like the flowers that are strewed over our grave may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.

I haven't had that one great love which is good. I don't want that to be in the past - I want it to be in the future.

Taylor Swift

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour whatever he does, whoever he is.

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Cease to inquire what the future has in store and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.

Don't ever prophesy, for if you prophesy wrong nobody will forget it, and if you prophesy right nobody will remember it.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty and love from woes.

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.


The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Abraham Lincoln

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

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

A dog starved at his master's gate predicts the ruin of the state.

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems, and remember no one can get the jump on the future.

The future is plump with promise.

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed.


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.

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.

Study the past if you would divine the future.

America is not nearly done. We're only in the beginning. Who knows who we will be? Who knows... what color we will be? It is all something that maybe our descendants - if they survive that long - will see.

Seize the day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.

You know, nothing is more important than education because nowhere are our stakes higher, our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

One today is worth two tomorrows.

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

We must respect the past and mistrust the present if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

Only you can control your 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.

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

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Mother Teresa

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

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

I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.

When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something last longer than we do.

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.

When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes.

Oprah Winfrey

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

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.

Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.

America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.

I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future.

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.

Truth has to persist unaffected in the past, present and future. That, which is absent in two states, how can it be true?

Everyman's life lies within the present, for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.

I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry

We should not fret for what is past nor should we be anxious about the future, men of discernment deal only with the present moment.

I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.

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.

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future but only way off to the side.

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions, and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli

This combination virtually assures both Berkshire and General Re shareholders that they will have a better future than if the two companies operated separately

Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.

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.

Barack Obama

You can never plan the future by the past.

Some mischievous people always there. Last several thousand years always there. In future also.

If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do and how to do it.

Abraham Lincoln

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.

The future and eternity are two entirely different things.

You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever it is the gateway to a middle-class life.

Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future too like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.

Henry Miller

As I've said there were patriots who supported this war and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women and our hopes for Iraqis' future.

If I am elected President of these United States I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it our nation depends upon it the peace and freedom of the world require it.

Mitt Romney

To me the black black woman is our essential mother the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair almost entirely of our future as a people.

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future, nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be ideal in every respect and then they work every day toward their distant vision that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that.

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.

Look not mournfully into the past it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

While I take inspiration from the past like most Americans I live for the future.

All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that.

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Heaven knows where I'll end up - but it's a safe bet that I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be.

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.

A guy like him - I'm not blowing smoke - could be the future of cycling.

The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we're ready for it.

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.

Life is a culmination of the past an awareness of the present an indication of a future beyond knowledge the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

The future is made of the same stuff as the present.

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.

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

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.

Wisdom is the abstract of the past but beauty is the promise of the future.

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

My wish for the new millennium is for all children... to grow up wiser and stronger and more prosperous for the future than ever before.

God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.

Taste refers to the past imagination to the future.

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.

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.

Without forgiveness there's no future.

The future is like heaven everyone exalts it but no one wants to go there now.

Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.

We are called to be architects of the future not its victims.

The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama your agenda is not new. It's not change and it's not hope.

True happiness is... to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future.

Only dedicated mothers can offer to the nation children who will strive for a great future for the country.

The sky itself will have to be the roof of the auditorium of the future I will have to forego the car and even the airplane when I move from place to place for the crowds pressing around them will be too huge.

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present and future wars.

Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers adapted to local circumstances and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future.

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man, but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

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.

My future daughter is not going to go through what I did.

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint its wealth with our wisdom its power with our purpose.

To act is to anchor in an imminent future so imminent it becomes almost tangible, to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future.

I see the Fourfold Man, the Humanity in deadly sleep / And its fallen Emanation the Spectre and its cruel Shadow. / I see the Past Present and Future existing all at once / Before me.

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls seize the opportunities and get back home by six o'clock.

At some future period not very distant as measured by centuries the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world.

I go to school the youth to learn the future.

The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.

It was perhaps one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.

To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.

If you want a vision of the future imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

Berkshire's board has fully discussed each of the three CEO candidates and has unanimously agreed on the person who should succeed me if a replacement were needed today. The directors know now - and will always know in the future - exactly what they will do when the need arises.

Politics is for the present but an equation is for eternity.

I think that in the future clocks won't say three o'clock anymore. They'll just get right to the point and rename three o'clock 'Pepsi.'

I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.

The present is a product of the past but it is also the seed for the future.

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.

If Germany thanks to Hitler and his successors were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.

The empires of the future are empires of the mind.

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future or a different past.

The country that is more developed industrially only shows to the less developed the image of its own future.

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us but rather it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.

All great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.

He who is prepared for the future and he who deals cleverly with any situation that may arise are both happy, but the fatalistic man who wholly depends on luck is ruined.

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.

All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher which is to solve the problem of value to determine the true hierarchy of values.

I think that the present is worth attention one shouldn't sacrifice it to future conceptions of of this future or that future.

Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.

Hear the voice of the Bard! Who present past and future sees, Whose ears have heard The Holy Word, That walked among the ancient trees.

William Blake

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life.

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.

Earl Nightingale

There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect from event to event is often carried on by secret steps which our foresight cannot divine and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good, and good may bring forth evil both equally unexpected.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.

Johnny Depp

Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not.

It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future none at all. It certainly is extraordinary but it is certainly true.

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.

My future is righteousness.

I try to learn from the past but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

In the future torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.

What is history? An echo of the past in the future, a reflex from the future on the past.

People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you you can leave your past behind.

Here is the rule to remember in the future When anything tempts you to be bitter: not ''This is a misfortune'' but ''To bear this worthily is good fortune.''

That industry is in a state of flux right now. It's historically earned very good returns on invested capital but it could well be that the world will unfold differently in the future than in the past. I'm not sure I can give you a good answer on that.

Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper our friends are true and our happiness is assured.

Ambrose Bierce

When all else is lost the future still remains.

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

The question of armaments whether on land or sea is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.

Living in dreams of yesterday we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

We cannot always assure the future of our friends, we have a better chance of assuring our future if we remember who our friends are.

Internationally President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.

The past is a ghost the future a dream and all we ever have is now.

What does the future that half of time matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?

Emile M. Cioran

If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future don't teach him to subtract teach him to deduct.

I shall soon be six-and-twenty. Is there anything in the future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five?

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.

It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present future or past either.

All beings are not only the parents in the past. They will become the Buddha in the future. If you free their lives you are the Buddha.


Whoso neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead for the future.

The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope.

When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans' fears about the future.

Smiles form the channels of a future tear.

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.

James Arthur Baldwin

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present we shall find that we have lost the future

I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man who fares well and the one who fares badly, and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.

The quality of one's feelings determines one's future.

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

The best of prophets of the future is the past

We can choose a future where we export more products and outsource fewer jobs. After a decade that was defined by what we bought and borrowed we're getting back to basics and doing what America has always done best: We're making things again.

We have a close unshakable bond between the United States and Israel and between the American and Israeli people. We share common values and a commitment to a democratic future for the world and we are both committed to a two-state solution. But that doesn't mean that we're going to agree.

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

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.

The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?'

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past present and future state and at others whom it affects and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past but by the responsibility for our future.

The future is the worst thing about the present.

Evolution never looks to the future.

Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils but the present are commonly too hard for it.

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.

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.

When the people become involved in their government government becomes more accountable and our society is stronger more compassionate and better prepared for the challenges of the future.

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.

If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.

Without culture and the relative freedom it implies society even when perfect is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

Albert Camus

Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers better options and better choices for a better future.

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.

The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past but a prudent and probing concern for the future.

Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.

When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts, me can say facts. My music will go on forever.

Bob Marley

Prediction is very difficult especially if it's about the future.

They gave themselves up wholly to their sorrow, seeking increase of wretchedness in every reflection that could afford it and resolved against ever admitting consolation in future.

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

Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.

I welcome and seek your ideas but do not bring me small ideas, bring me big ideas to match our future.

If we were logical the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings and we have faith and we have hope and we can work.

I care about our young people and I wish them great success because they are our Hope for the Future and some day when my generation retires they will have to pay us trillions of dollars in social security

The future enters into us in order to transform itself in us long before it happens.

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.

When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Well the future for me is already a thing of the past.

What I'm concerned about is endless borrowing which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future and the debt is literally getting out of our control.

The future is green energy sustainability renewable energy.

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future because no one wants to face one's own inner self.

On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.

With the past I have nothing to do, nor with the future. I live now.

Life is divided into three terms - that which was which is and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present and from the present to live better in the future.

William Wordsworth

The directors know now -- and will always know in the future -- exactly what they will do when the need arises. And while we are on the subject I feel terrific.

If we examine our thoughts we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal or it may be a worldly object according to his nature at the time being, but whichever it is he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty and should devote himself to its attainment not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies longings and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome) the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.

James Allen

Upper classes are a nation's past, the middle class is its future.

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

But blind to former as to future fate what mortal knows his pre-existent state?

All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile shape the last plan endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.

We plan on having a long future together.

In love unlike most other passions the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.


The future is called 'perhaps ' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.

When we see the face of a child we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become and what they might accomplish.

You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.

I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

The future is purchased by the present.

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.

I just don't want to live like I used to. And at some point I'm going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I've got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.

My business is to prevent the future.

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

I had faith in Israel before it was established I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.

Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future.

Look to the future because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.

The future ain't what it used to be.

Save your wealth against future calamity.

The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it but is always breaking away from the present moment and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Berkshire's board has fully discussed each of the three CEO candidates and has unanimously agreed on the person who should succeed me if a replacement were needed today. The directors know now and will always know in the future exactly what they will do when the need arises.

I know I'm going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.

Children of the future Age Reading this indignant page Know that in a former time Love! sweet Love! was thought a crime.

William Blake
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