Quotes about Future

"You can never plan the future by the past."

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after relocating to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.


"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."

John M. Richardson, Jr. (born March 12, 1938) is an American academic who currently serves as Professor of International Development.


"Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. "

Denis E. Waitley (born 1933) is an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.


"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today."

William Allen White (1868-1944) American Journalist known as the Sage of Emporia, whose mixture of tolerance, optimism, liberal Republicanism and provincialism made him the epitome of the thoughtful small-town American.


"Show me someone who doesn't dream about the future and I'll show you someone who doesn't know where they are going."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


"The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be."

Marleen Loesje (-) Dutch Fictional character.


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

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.


"The future is a convenient place for dreams."

Anatole France (16 April 1844—12 October 1924) born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.


"You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future."

Unknown [Help Us] (-)


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

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874– 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.