Quotes About The Future

Quotes tagged as "the-future" (showing 1-30 of 60)
Elisabeth Elliot
“Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person's seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity

Shannon L. Alder
“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, to categorize people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing. God doesn’t bring you lessons to close your heart. He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy and developing conflict resolution through communication. If he brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to spiritually evolve?”
Shannon L. Alder

Lisa Mantchev
“What's past is prologue, and the world awaits.”
Lisa Mantchev, Eyes Like Stars

Carl Sagan
“Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring--not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive... If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds.”
Carl Sagan

Jennifer Egan
“I picture it like Judgement Day,' he says finally, his eyes on the water. 'We'll rise up out of our bodies and find each other again in spirit form. We'll meet in that new place, all of us together, and first it'll seem strange, and pretty soon it'll seem strange that you could ever lose someone, or get lost.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine
“The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

George MacDonald
“The best preparation for the future, is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.”
George MacDonald

P.D. James
“Without the hope of posterity, for our race if not for ourselves, without the assurance that we being dead yet live, all pleasures of the mind and senses sometimes seem to me no more than pathetic and crumbling defences shored up against our ruin.”
P.D. James, The Children of Men

Alexei Maxim Russell
“Nowadays, the Internet decides if you're good, not the big man in the big office. No matter how important that man thinks he is, everyone else knows that he's not important anymore, and the Internet decides these things, here in the modern age.”
Alexei Maxim Russell

Wallace Stevens
“After the final no there comes a yes / And on that yes the future world depends.”
Wallace Stevens

Marion Zimmer Bradley
“By and large, the kind of science fiction which makes tomorrow's headlines as near as this morning's coffee has enlarged popular awareness of the modern, miraculous world of science we live in. It has helped generations of young people feel at age with a changing world.

But fashions change, old loves return, and now that Sputniks clutter up the sky with new and unfamiliar moons, the readers of science fiction are willing to wait to read tomorrow's headlines. Once again, I think, there is a place, a wish, a need for the wonder and color of the world way out. The world beyond the stars. The world we won't live to see. That is why I wrote The Door Through Space.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Door Through Space

“Planting trees, I myself thought for a long time, was a feel-good thing, a nice but feeble response to our litany of modern-day environmental problems. In the last few years, though, as I have read many dozens of articles and books and interviewed scientists here and abroad, my thinking on the issue has changed. Planting trees may be the single most important ecotechnology that we have to put the broken pieces of our planet back together.”
Jim Robbins, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

Michelle Cruz-Rosado
“Time that is spent dwelling on the past will surely continue in your present moment - and the future.”
Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Bảo Ninh
“Thì ra cuộc đời tôi kỳ thực có khác nào con thuyền bơi ngược dòng sông không ngừng bị đẩy lui về dĩ vãng. Đối với tôi tương lai đã nằm lại phía sau xa kia rồi. Và không phải là cuộc sống mới, thời đại mới, không phải là những hy vọng về tương lai tốt đẹp đã cứu giúp tôi mà trái lại những tấn thảm kịch của quá khứ đã nâng đỡ tâm hồn tôi, tạo sức mạnh tinh thần cho tôi thoát khỏi những tấn trò đời hôm nay. Chút lòng tin và lòng ham sống còn lại trong tôi không phải do những ảo tưởng mà nhờ sức mạnh của những hồi tưởng. Tuy nhiên, mặc dù rất đỗi mù quáng tôi vẫn không thể không biết rằng không thể trông đợi điều gì vào những điều nhớ lại, rằng từ lâu đã không còn điều gì nữa cả, tất cả đã tắt hẳn và mất hút một cách không thương tiếc.”
Bảo Ninh, The Sorrow Of War

Hope Mirrlees
“Stop a minute, Ambrose!" interrupted Master Nathaniel. "I've got a sudden silly whim that we should take an oath I must have read when I was a youngster in some old book... the words have suddenly come back to me. They go like this: We (and then we say our own names), Nathaniel Chanticleer and Ambrose Honeysuckle, swear by the Living and the Dead, by the Past and the Future, by Memories and Hopes, that if a Vision comes begging at our door we will take it in and warm it at our hearth, and that we will not be wiser than the foolish nor more cunning than the simple, and that we will remember that he who rides the Wind needs must go where his Steed carries him.
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

Gregory Benford
“...the movies are most people's exposure to ideas about the future.”
Gregory Benford, The Martian Race

Assegid Habtewold
“Don't jeopardize the future in an attempt to make the past RIGHT in the expense of today. Today is a new beginning! It deserves its own shot...”
Assegid Habtewold

“In the morning I don't want to know where I'll be in the afternoon.”
Marty Rubin

Donal Ryan
“The future is a cold mistress. You can give all your life looking to her and trying to catch hold of her but she'll always dance away from your fingertips and laugh back at you from the distance. Them that say they know are liars and thieves.”
Donal Ryan

“The next moment is unknown, even to God.”
Marty Rubin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Program your life the way you want it to be: don't waste the unuse energy that lodges in the matrix of your soul. You are transcendent, be a superintendent.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Marilynne Robinson
“Eliminate the overwhelming cost of phantom wars and fools' errands, and humankind might begin to balance its books. After all, its only debts are to itself.”
Marilynne Robinson, When I Was a Child I Read Books

Hilari Bell
“You can hardly call Deor old.' Arisa wrapped her arms around herself; the breeze was brisk despite the sunlight. 'He didn't live long enough to get old. Why would he do that? I know kings are supposed to care for the realm above all else, and so on, and so on, but that's rot. They're men, just like anyone else. Do you think he really, deliberately, laid down his life?'
'Yes,' said Weasel. 'At least, I think it's possible.'
It was the last answer she'd expected from Weasel-the-cynic.
'But why?' Arisa asked.
'Not having been there, I can't say for sure.' Weasel stuck his hands in his pockets. 'But I'd guess it was for the future.'
Arisa frowned. 'I don't understand.'
'The One God willing,' said Weasel softly, 'you never will.”
Hilari Bell, The Sword of Waters

“Love has no future, if we don't love now.”
Marty Rubin

“At the end of your struggles, challenges, and obstacles comes the mental strength to cross many boundaries in the future.”
Edmond Mbiaka

kevin mcpherson eckhoff
“I'd rather be rich and healthy than poor and sick.”
kevin mcpherson eckhoff

“The best future to give to a child is to make him understand the future from the present. To live a distinctive footprint, live your life as from the end to the beginning and not from the beginning to the end”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Kimberly McCreight
“Not everything about where you're headed...has to be about where you've been.”
Kimberly McCreight, Where They Found Her

“You can never deceive or manipulate the future. Whatever it is you contribute towards it, is exactly what it will compensate you for.”
Edmond Mbiaka

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