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

~ Malcolm X

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“What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.”

~ Sai Baba

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“Let others lead small lives, but not you.

Let others argue over small things, but not you.

Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.

Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”

~ Jim Rohn

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“I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.”

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Soren Kierkegaard

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“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

~ Corrie ten Boom

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“Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.”

~ Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

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“When I pronounce the word Silence,

I destroy it.”

~ Wislawa Szymborska, Poems New and Collected

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“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”

~ Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

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“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”

~ John Green, Looking for Alaska

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“What you do today will determine your future.”

~ Catherine Pulsifer

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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.”

~ George Carlin

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“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

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“If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.”

~ John Galsworthy

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“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

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“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”

~ Confucius

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

~ Peter Drucker

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“We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.”

~ George Santayana

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“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.”

~ Ronald Reagan

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“On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.”

~ Barack Obama

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“Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.”

~ Peter Drucker

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“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

~ Albert Einstein

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“I just don’t want to live like I used to. And at some point, I’m going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I’ve got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.”

~ Charlie Sheen

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“People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn’t believe in that. Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them. It didn’t even know they were there.”

~ Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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“I want to go to sleep in my time machine and wake up eight hours in the future.”

~ Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

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“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.

~ William Gibson

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“The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.”

~ Neil Gaiman

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“No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.”

~ Sigmund Freud

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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