Quotes about Future

"The future comes one day at a time."

Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War.


"I think all of us are looking at the future with yesterday's eyes."

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"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."

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"Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream."

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.


"Yesterday is the past and tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift, which is why they call it the present."

Bil Keane (born October 5, 1922) is an American cartoonist best known for his work on the long-running newspaper comic The Family Circus, which began its run in 1960 and continues in syndication.


"Those who don't know the mistakes of the past won't be able to enjoy it when they make them again in the future."

Diane Duane (born May 18, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.


"Champions know that success is inevitable, that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it."

Michael J. Gelb (born 1952) is a writer and trainer who specializes in personal development and corporate training seminars. Gelb is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership.


"History repeats itself because nobody listens."

Josh Billings was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.


"A preoccupation with the future not only presents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past."

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan.


"Progress, far from consisting of chance, depends on retentiveness... Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) was a Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist.