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.
The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as "nutty methods." Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as "a complete waste of time.
The ethics of excellence require a sense of perspective. Look at the big picture. If you live for the moment, do you mortgage the future? What happens if you put your reputation at risk . . . and lose the bet?
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
History is the ship carrying living memories to the future
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.
This fight against drilling in the Arctic Refuge is a fight about our principles. It’s about standing up for our environment, our families and our future, and I won’t give up this fight.
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.
I have memories - but only a fool stores his past in the future.
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.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed
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.
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
Unlikely accomplishments are borne out of single-minded purposefulness. Future superstars don't get there by keeping part of their heart in reserve.
People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can