Quotes about Future

"We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it."

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) often referred to as LBJ, served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969 after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963. He is one of four Presidents who served in all four elected Federal offices of the United States: Congressman, Senator, Vice President and President.


"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."

Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician.


"I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present."

William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era, and reputedly, the highest paid author during the 1930s.


"The best of prophets of the future is the past."

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron (January 1788 – 19 April 1824) commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism.


"Those who look to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.


"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probally never happened and those which do not matter."

William Ralph Inge (6 June 1860 – 26 February 1954) was an English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, "Dean Inge."


"The future belongs to these who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights.


"The business revolution is sweeping away many of the traditional ways of working, of interfacing with customers. If we don't change, if we don't embrace the future, we will be left behind."

Larry Wilson (-) from: Stop Selling, Start Partnering.


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

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, religious author, and psychologist.


"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and subsequently, from 1784 to 1786. A prominent figure in the American Revolution.