The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
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.
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.
The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
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.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
History teaches everything including the future.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
We will never have all the facts to make a perfect judgement, but with the aid of basic experience we must leap bravely into the future.
Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.
Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future.
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential
American children are the heaviest worldwide, and they are getting heavier at a faster rate than other children around the globe. This spread of obesity foreshadows an explosion in degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer waiting to erupt in our children's future. Together we can stop this tragedy from ever happening.
I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly
If you worry about the future, and dwell on the past, you can't enjoy the present
Zen lives in the present. The Whole teaching is: how to be in the present; how to get out of the past which is no more and how not to get involved in the future which is not yet, and just to be rooted, centered, in that which is.
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime
The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
The richest values of wilderness lie not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future.
Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future.