Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the success and wisdom of the future.
For many people,
an excuse is better than an achievement because
an achievement, no matter how great,
leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future
but an excuse can last for life."
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be
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.
Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present!
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, while a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
If you are afraid of your future, you don't have a present
To line only for some unknown future is superficial.
Just remember -- when you think all is lost, the future remains.
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.
The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe.
Conservation is humanity caring for the future.
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children
This year will go down in history for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.
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
I see nothing wrong ethically with the idea of correcting single gene defects [through genetic engineering]. But I am concerned about any other kind of intervention, for anything else would be an experiment, [which would] impose our will on future generations [and take unreasonable chances] with their welfare ... [Thus] such intervention is beyond the scope of consideration.
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.