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It’s incredibly important that we live in the present, but with an eye on the future too.

Our actions today will shape what our future looks like.

If we consistently put in the work to reach our goals every day, we will be able to live the future we desire.

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Top 10 Future Quotes

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

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Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles Kettering
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It’s not the decisions you make when everything is rosy that usually shapes your future.

Akanbi Adedamola
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The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus
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Start today by imagining the life you want in the future and taking one practice step towards it.

Denise Duffield Thomas
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Because of our focus on the future we will be better prepared to shape change.

Ross S. Whaley
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson
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Focusing on your future makes you realise more opportunities than ever.

Kate Iroegbu
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If there is hope in the future, there is literally power in the present.

Zig Ziglar
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So even in the midst of the enormous challenges we face today, I have great faith and hope about the future – because I believe in you. Barack Obama

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Mary Pickford

Effective managers live in the present — but concentrate on the future. James L. Hayes

It has to be our goal to remain positive and always work towards a better future. If we don’t, we will be consumed by our struggles in life. Angelique Bochnak

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And while imagining a better future, let’s also imagine a better self. Unless we give our power away, we are in charge of creating our future. Vlad Zachary

We do not need a crystal ball to predict the future. We can have the gift of foresight though by understanding how cause and effect works. Every choice and move that we make has a consequence.

Jeffrey Lehman

Acceptance teaches us that our new life after acceptance is a life after our tragedy, a life where we remember our loved one but also a life where we do not live in the past, we live for our future. Valerie Orr

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on. Barack Obama

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard

Most of us have spent more time studying a map to avoid getting lost on a trip than we have studying our life so we’ll know how to proceed into the future.

Dan B

I don’t live with the past; I am living for to-day and to-morrow. Thomas Edison

When are aware of your own behaviour, strengths and weaknesses you will make better career choices that may influence your future development. Franz Badenhorst

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I guess short films have a bright future… The advantage is budget. Anurag Kashyap

When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Christian Nevell Bovee

It has become painfully apparent that even the best need encouragement – because life is tough and arduous at the best of times. Jesus Christ has something to say, and the life He promises gives us a hope and a future. Don Wilton

The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create. Leonard I. Sweet

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What we call the future is pure imagination. The only moment there is and there will ever be is right now. Wani Iris Manly

Keeping your path straight, free from distractions or temptations, is the best vision anybody can take while planning their financial future.

Steve Gold, Anthony Robbins

Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future. Guy Finley

She had no idea what the future would hold for any of them, beyond possibilities as infinite as the stars. And really, that was enough. Melissa Landers

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Visualization can be a powerful tool when used correctly. By imagining how you’ll react in future scenarios, you can teach yourself a better way to react. Richard D. Rawlings

The Future . . . something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis

The future will hold only the happiness that we build into it. The Garment Worker

The future starts today, not tomorrow. Pope John Paul II

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When you meet someone new and describe your daily life, talk about your past, or confide your hopes for the future, you are telling the bigger story of your life. Colleen Archer

Do not let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future.


The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow. Shannon Alder

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. Winston Churchill

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Even if you fall on your face you’re still moving forward. Victor Kiam

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

Your future is as bright as your faith. Anonymous

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Once we start planting good seeds, whether on hard clay or fertile ground, then can we truly know that the future is in a better place than we left it. Carey W. Digsby Jr

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A person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Earl Nightingale

Do not watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.

Sam Levenson

It is important for us to let go of the hurt and pain our past left behind and open up to the possibilities of what the future may hold. Ron Walker

You can only take steps toward the future you want. It’s not guaranteed to be there. Amanda Howells

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How We Think It Is, Is How It Is It’s easy to confuse what has happened in our past as what is going to happen in the future. What we fail to realize is that what happened in our past does not have to equal the future. If you believe that it does, then it does. Robert Norman

Although all of us face death, not all of us have an expectant hope for the future beyond this life. I believe that is because we just can’t seem to imagine it.

John Burke

Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens. Suzy Kassem

Deal with the issues of today not those that are possible in the future. Byron Pulsifer

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When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited. Brian Tracy

It always seems impossible until it is done.

Nelson Mandela

By having a clear vision, even a short vision of what will happen in the future. We will be less worried and feel a little bit confident, and calm because we can manage our life in the world that is changing every second. Ly Nguyen

Most times, we are afraid of things that may never happen. Often we project into the future. Clodagh Swanson

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Thinking about the future or the past too much can wreak havoc in your life. It can keep you from enjoying the little things and joys in life. Emily MacLeod

Even if you can’t do something about the past, you are fully in control of the future.

Christ Lewis; Laura Lewis

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln

I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light. Miles Davis

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The future, like the present, is determined by your attitude. Catherine Pulsifer

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

The past and present have much to tell us about the future, and the future will tell us much about the past. Stephen M

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I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. William Allen White

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We remember the past, live in the present, and write the future. Shaun David Hutchinson

What is past is past and it does not forebode well to relive past mistakes or transgressions. Move forward rather than being stuck in the past. No one can redo the past but everyone can create a better future.

Byron Pulsifer

Most of the time, people are so caught up with the unending thoughts of the future or the past that we fail to experience life as it happens. Garrett Kingston

Don’t worry about people in your past. There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future. Anonymous

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I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself. Arthur C. Clarke

People don’t realize that the future is just now, but later.

Russell Brand

The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want. Robert Anton Wilson

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If you don’t leave your past in your past, it will destroy your future. Anonymous

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From the most complex of problems to the more creative of solutions, your mind is a place where discipline rules because that discipline helps you to maximize the potential of who you are or who you become in the future. Marshal Lightwill

We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s.

Henry Ward Beecher

Simply put, coaching bridges the gap between where someone is now and where they want to be in the future. Christie Ruffino

Be careful not to look so far ahead, that you miss what’s in front of you. Jeremy Aldana

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At some point the future becomes reality. And then it quickly becomes the past. Haruki Murakami

I sincerely believe that God gives us imagination to not only help us see the future but to fulfil what we can see.

Adedamola Akanbi

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn

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Mathematics is just another way of predicting the future. Ralph Abraham

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You cannot change your future. But you can change your habits. And surely your habits will change your future. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

There comes a time in your life, when you make a decision to turn around and walk forward towards your future.

Marita Kinney

The future hasn’t arrived yet. Do your best to try to shape it in the present moment, but always remember some things are just out of our control, and that’s fine. Robert Washington

I believe that the future can be bright for us. John F. Kennedy

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Always in motion is the future. Yoda

This is what you do. You make a future for yourself out of the raw material at hand.

Michael Cunningham

The prerequisite for motivation and success in any endeavor is a BIG vision for your future. If you’re stuck in the past, you’re really in trouble. B. N. Norton

One must plan for the future and anticipate the future without fearing the future. Robin Hobb

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America’s future walks through the doors of our schools each day. Mary Jean LeTendre

A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.

Bernard Baruch

Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen Covey

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We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama

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The mind of man is capable of anything – because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. Joseph Conrad

One mustn’t dream of one’s future; one must earn it.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Thus, a focus on the future motivates people to make changes in the present. David Howe

Jesus didn’t focus on time-past, present, or future. He wagered everything on eternity. Camille Alice

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When I started my campaign for Congress, I was one who people said, ‘Tulsi, you have a bright future, but there’s no way you can win.’ Tulsi Gabbard

You must predict the future and you must learn to act deliberately to control your destiny.

Toni Lynn Chinoy

If you could change your future and achieve all of your goals by simply thinking about it, of course it would be perfect. Joshua Pope; Michael Wozniak

No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is about the past and all your decisions are about the future. Ian Wilson

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The longer you look back, the farther you can look forward. Winston Churchill

Motivational Future Quotes

Your past, present and future are moulded by your thoughts. Remember – your thinking is your life’s autobiography. James Borg

The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.

Albert Einstein

Put simply, investment means putting money into a project or a company that you believe after thorough research to have a strong likelihood of future success and growth. Andrea Plos

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The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation. Anonymous

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Have a vision for yourself. You need to have foresight into your future – your goals, your dreams, what you want to achieve for yourself. Matthew Lewis Browne

Let go of the past and go for the future.


I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

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Know that 10% of what you will learn will be truly beneficial to your future and 90% of what you learn will be worthless. Jason Navallo

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When looking at behaviour from a gene’s-eye-view, individual animals can be regarded as ‘survival machines’ by which genes survive to replicate, leaving more copies of themselves in the next generation Tristram D. Wyatt

Champions don’t think twice about their future. They know it’s going to come anyhow, and so they prepare for it.

Alpha A. Timbo

We invest in the future. Greg Plitt

You do not have to allow your past to continue robbing you of your future. Cindy Hyde

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People always find it easier to be a result of the past rather than a cause of the future. Author Unknown

You are the best author of your own future. So, the next time you sit down to write your own story, remember that you are the creator of the best chapters that could ever be written.

Catherine Pulsifer

The past gave us experience and made us wiser so that we can create a beautiful and brighter future. Debasish Mridha

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You can’t worry about the future, because it hasn’t come yet. And don’t think about how you will act in future emergencies; be present and act in the present. M.J. Mackenzie

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With a bucket list, you will always be reminded about the things that you want or plan to do in the future. Dr. Silva Green

Your future is only as bright as your mind is open.

Rich Wilkins

Starting today, you have the opportunity to build on your good works and your hopes for the future through creating a plan that will benefit the causes most important to you. Kathy LeMay

The future is what matters — because one never reaches it, but always stays in the present — like the White Queen who had to run like the wind to remain in the same spot. Sylvia Plath

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No matter who we are, thoughts that could become the future flash into our mind every day. It is our duty to filter the thoughts into those we don’t want and those we do, and cling to the thoughts that can make us (and others) happy. Chad Grills

What you do today can change your life. Your life will NOT change one fine day in the future. It can change only TODAY.

Rahul Badami

The past is only an imaginary time or experience that is used to teach us lessons for the future. The future is where you apply the lessons of the past. Dr. Lauren Cunning

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The only thing you can do when you have set an expectation of what the future will look like is to take each moment as it happens. Zephan Moses Blaxberg

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Your dreams and intuitive flashes are unique. If you can dream it, you can become it. It may not happen quickly. But if you are dreaming it, then it CAN be your future at some point. Vicki Morris

Be loyal to your future, not your past.


Reader reviews are the lifeblood of every author’s career. I read every one, and they all help me make changes to provide a better reader experience in the future. Andy C. E. Brown

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You hold the key to your future. The actions you take every day shape your future. Mattias Skarin

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Your past never defines your future. Anonymous

Some say that the best predictor of future success is past success. This may be true on average, but you aren’t average, are you?

Christopher Babson

We are always looking to the future; the present does not satisfy us. – Our ideal, whatever it may be, lies further on. A Dictionary of Thoughts

Study the past if you want to define the future. Confucious

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Anonymous

When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?

Chuck Palahniuk

If you have no vision of yourself in the future, then you have nothing to live for. The Bible says, Where there is no vision, the people perish. Les Brown

Why waste another moment of your life dwelling in the past or worrying about the future? Isn’t it time you start living in the present? Jennifer Brooks

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

We are ready to act on those futures we have been planning since we were five years old and decided we wanted to be superheroes. Now is the time to go be superheroes, whatever that means to you. Valedictorian Alexander Johnson

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Remember that the past is not our future! As long as we are aware of this and decide to change then we will achieve the success we desire. Benny Zhang

What you do today will determine your future. Catherine Pulsifer

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

Peter Drucker

Setting goals allows you to track your progress, as well as to have a plan for your future. Without setting goals, you will face the risk of aimlessly wandering in different directions – a situation where success may become unattainable. Charles Kenneth

Many time the reading of a book has made the future of a man. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer

The future is in the skies.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln

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Any change in how we think about our future, even if it could radically improve our prospects, takes courage. Bruce Wilkinson

There are no guarantees or crystal balls for the future, and there’s no absolute way to know if you are or aren’t making the right decision. Give tomorrow the best possible chance that you can. Kenneth Dino

May the happiest days of your past, be the saddest days of your future.

Irish Saying

Kids. As cliché as it may sound, they really are the future. Robert Young

The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Paulo Coelho

Inspirational Future Quotes

The future will be what it will, and fretting about it will only make your fears more likely to come true. Christopher Paolini

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.

Babatunde Olatunji

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. Bill Gates

What is coming is better than what is gone. Arabic Proverb

One of the best things about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Shelley F. Knight

Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.

Nikola Tesla

Children are the light of tomorrow, the future leaders, parents to be, economy growers… you name it. Ellen Trump

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Reliving and blaming the past only limits the future. Paul Evans

You do have a future. There is light at the end of that inky black tunnel. Willow Cross

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

Charles F. Kettering

With our words we can either bless our futures or we can curse our futures. Joel Osteen

Faith and hope work hand in hand, however while hope focuses on the future, faith focuses on the now. David Odunaiya

The future holds brightness if His will be done, continue the efforts your zeal has begun. Let God guide you onward, sufficient each day, constantly blessing and leading the way. Greta Zwaan

What worked in the past isn’t going to work in the future. More is expected of leaders today. All of us need to start demanding more from ourselves as leaders.

Vince Molinaro

Technological life in the future will be a series of endless upgrades. And the rate of graduations is accelerating. Kevin Kelly

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Well, we must wait for the future to show. Virginia Woolf

The future is a split second away. Ana Monnar

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. Dean Acheson

By working with each other and discussing our visions, energy is given for all to take a part in the future outcome of these visions. Paul Keller

Savor the moment. Most people fear the future. Sometimes you see yourself worrying about what will happen. The best thing to do is to banish all your worries about the future. John Rogers

Children represent the future, encourage, support and guide them.

Catherine Pulsifer

There is a clear consensus that the future now emerging will be extremely different from anything we have ever known in the past. It is a difference not of degree but of kind. Al Gore

If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one. John Galsworthy

Habits that you have had for years can be maintained only by thinking about them in the future in the same way you thought about them in the past. Helen Mayhew, Assert Yourself

The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.

William Gibson

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo

Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now. Mattie Stepanek

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Struggle and disappointment are necessary ingredients to success both in the present and in the future. Britney Watkins

The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.

Orson Scott Card

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston

It’s not about what I SEE for our future, or humanity; It’s about what I DO for our future and humanity. Steve Maraboli

Don’t try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present! Peter Drucker

The future lay before him, inevitable but invisible.

John Green

The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation. Bill Clinton

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. Plato

Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you imagined. Anonymous

We cannot predict the future. But we can create it. I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.

George Eliot

The past is behind: learn from it. The future is ahead: prepare for it. The present is here: live it! Thomas S. Monson

If we could unfold the future, the present would be our greatest care. Edward Counsel

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Every moment the future is becoming the present, and the present is becoming the past. The past has no possibility, it has been used. Osho Courage

Letting go of the bad memories of the past can really help you have a free feeling now while you take each day into the future.

Zac Dixon

Even in the most successful life, there are always goals and objectives for the future. Therefore, the time to be happy is now – not in the future. Eric J. Aronson

In this bright future you can’t forget your past. Bob Marley

Humanity does not know where to go because no one is waiting for it: not even God. Antonio Porchia

We must educate our children to enable love and compassion for all living things. By doing this we can create a peaceful future for all.

Holly Davis

Learning from failures is a wonderful skill. The trick is to have them be the springboard for future successes. Matthew Turner

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Never let fear decide your future. Anonymous

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis

He who wants his future to be better than the present must work for it now to make it so.


In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. Walt Disney

Life presents many choices, the choices we make determine our future. Catherine Pulsifer

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Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. Kahlil Gibran

We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi

A teacher directs the thoughts of his students and he plays a very important role in the future of his students. T Whitmore

If you don’t take charge of shaping your own destiny, others will apply their agenda to you. Eric Allenbaugh

Look beyond the present circumstances, imagine a brighter future.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Hope: Belief in a bright future. Lailah Gifty Akita

Why don’t you focus on where you’re going and less on where you came from? Amy Harmon

No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless. Drake

But what makes the future distinctive and important isn’t that it hasn’t happened yet, but rather that it will be a time when the world looks different from today.

Peter Thiel

Remember, when all of your peers are going out late at night to party, they are just wasting their life and they will cause themselves much pain and sorrow in the future. Joe Zeller

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One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. Michael Cibenko

I got a bright future ahead of me. Justin Bieber

You never know the future will hold; only God knows!

Kevin L. Timmons

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Simply changing your thoughts and maintaining a positive mindset will give you the power to shape your future. David Stone; Sheila Stone

Your future is your own again. And I consider that to be a happy ending to the story. Lisa Mangum

Young people, from lack of experience, are often puzzled over the future.

Bill Calhoun

It’s too often the case that our past tries to dictate our future. Maulin Hendriks

The future influences the present. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Learn to accept your past, whether good or bad. It happened! Just focus on not making the same mistakes again. Once you have accepted your past, you can live in the present and focus on the future to come. Myra Hudson

Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used, not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come.

Regina Brett

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present. Walter Savage Landor

You can set a direct course for your future by defining your goals, or, you can take the opposite position and just let the future haphazardly unfold by itself. Catherine Pulsifer

Why do intelligent, normal people, who worry so much about their loved ones and who are successful at their jobs and in managing their households, ignore the need to worry about the economic future of their loved ones? Avichai Schmidt

To Sum Up

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