Future Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old future quotes, future sayings, and future proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.     

Malcolm X

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

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.     

Jane Addams

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.     

Mike Murdock

The future starts today, not tomorrow.     

Pope John Paul II

When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes.     

Oprah Winfrey

Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.     

Jon Bon Jovi

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

Peter Drucker

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

Abraham Lincoln

The future is always beginning now.     


Those who live in the past limit their future.     


The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.     

John Schaar

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.     

Alan Lakein

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.     

Noam Chomsky

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

Bernard Baruch

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

Bill Clinton

People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.     

George Orwell

Tomorrow may never come to us. We do not live in tomorrow. We cannot find it in any of our title-deeds. The man who owns whole blocks of real estate, and great ships on the sea, does not own a single minute of tomorrow. Tomorrow! It is a mysterious possibility, not yet born. It lies under the seal of midnight--behind the veil of glittering constellations.     

E. H. Chaplin

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

Barack Obama

Our future will be shaped by the assumptions we make about who we are and what we can be.     

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Nobody knows what the future will bring, but it's a good bet that there will be a delivery charge.     

Tom Wilson

The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas.     

Frank Herbert

You don't need to predict the future. Just choose a future -- a good future, a useful future -- and make the kind of prediction that will alter human emotions and reactions in such a way that the future you predicted will be brought about. Better to make a good future than predict a bad one.     

Isaac Asimov

There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.     

Simone De Beauvoir

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

Albert Camus

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.     

Marcus Aurelius

I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.