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
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.
If the next generation is to face the future with zest and self-confidence, we must educate them to be original as well as competent
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be foundin himself.
This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaeda's other attacks but for people all over the world who want to build a common future of peace, freedom, and co-operation for our children.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.
Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.
A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
There is nothing in your destiny, nothing in your future that you cannot accomplish.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
- (Whitney Houston) --"The Greatest Love of All.
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.