100 Future Quotes To Expand Your Perspective

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best future quotes I could find. Hope they will make you think and give you a new perspective. You’ll discover quotes by Obama, Buddha, Thoreau, Steve Jobs, and more. Enjoy!

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The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche

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We are going from bread and circuses to cannabis and video games to psychedelics and VR. Naval Ravikant

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Understand: the future belongs to groups that are fluid, fast, and nonlinear. Robert Greene

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The future depends on what you do today. Mahatma Gandhi

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There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. Augustine of Hippo

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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa

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A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future. Albert Einstein

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He who has courage despises the future. Napoleon Bonaparte

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You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis

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Understand your past, live this moment, dream your future. Maxime Lagacé

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Fear not for the future, weep not for the past. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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To make the future is highly risky. It is less risky, however, than not to try to make it. Peter F. Drucker

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

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The empires of the future will be empires of the mind. Winston Churchill (1943)

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The most amazing thing about the future won’t be the spaceships, but the beings flying them. Yuval Noah Harari

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The Best Future Quotes

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The future is completely open and we are writing it moment to moment. Pema Chödrön Click to tweet

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will

Unless you are 80 years old or something, you will have to repeatedly reinvent yourself in the coming decades — you’ll probably change your job a number of times. Yuval Noah Harari

We need to get to know ourselves better and we need to develop this mental flexibility. Not as a kind of hobby for the side. This is really the most important quality or skill to just survive the upheavals in the coming decades. Yuval Noah Harari

The technology is unstoppable. The future is bright. Naval Ravikant

Nothing that we do lasts. Eventually, you will fade. Your works will fade. Your children will fade. Your thoughts will fade. These planets will fade. This sun will fade. It will all be gone. Naval Ravikant

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The future is always beginning now. Mark Strand

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future; faith is the courage to dance to it today. Peter Kuzmic

The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles. Jim Rohn

These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future. Vernon Cooper

The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever. Friedrich Schiller

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The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order. Alvin Toffler Click to tweet

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. Thich Nhat Hanh

Every man’s life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain. Marcus Aurelius

Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love. Leo Tolstoy

Modern humans overdose on information, pushing the limits of our design constraints. Future humans will adopt filtering mechanisms to avoid drowning in random data. They’ll look back on us with pity. Attention pollution is a huge drain on our collective intellectual resources. @TheStoicEmperor

The perfected future never arrives. Life is full of seemingly endless trouble, and then life ends. Find peace in the imperfect present. @TheStoicEmperor

The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways. Robert Greene

The future starts today, not tomorrow. John Paul II

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Part 2. Future Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Future Quotes

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Searching for a famous future quote? Check out those by Einstein, Roosevelt, Lincoln, Thoreau, etc.
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Study the past if you would define the future. Confucius Click to tweet

One faces the future with one’s past. Pearl S. Buck

For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment. Mark Twain

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. Jerry Rice

If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not. Elon Musk

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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

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

What I’m asking for is hard. It’s easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn’t possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future. Barack Obama

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I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. Mahatma Gandhi

We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises. Theodore Roosevelt

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

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln

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The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. William Gibson Click to tweet

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C.S. Lewis

The past is no more, the future is not yet. “Now” includes the balance of being here, experiencing, involvement, phenomenon, awareness. Bruce Lee

No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless. Drake

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. Queen Galadriel (Lord Of The Rings)

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He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell Click to tweet

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. Niels Bohr

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. Martin Luther King Jr

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

Short Future Quotes

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One-liners, short future quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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The future is now. Nam June Paik Click to tweet

The future is emotional. Thibaut

Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson

Only you can control your future. Dr. Seuss

And in today already walks tomorrow. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We are always yesterday and tomorrow. Théo Lagacé (my 5 year old son)

The future never arrives. Anthony Pompliano (twitter.com)

What is coming is better than what is gone. Arabic proverb

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Think long term. Execute short term. Experience now. @TheStoicEmperor Click to tweet

The seeds of our future are sown in our past. Unknown

For the future, the motto is, “No days unalert”. Robert Greene

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller

Heal the past, live the present, dream the future. Mary Engelbreit

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Sean Patrick Flanery

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Make your past the fuel for your future. Maxime Lagacé

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Unknown

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future. Voltaire Click to tweet

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. Roger Babson

The present is short, the future is doubtful, the past is certain. Seneca

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. Harriet Beecher Stowe

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine. Nikola Tesla

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Inspirational Future Quotes

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The future is better than you think. Peter Diamandis Click to tweet

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

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The past is in your head but the future is in your hand. Unknown

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw

Help others build their future and yours will be guaranteed. Maxime Lagacé

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We know the past but cannot control it. We control the future but cannot know it. Claude Shannon

Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we’re going to be more cheerful in the future, it’s because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now. Pema Chödrön

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. Oprah Winfrey Click to tweet

You better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow. Harriet Martineau

The further and deeper we contemplate the future, the greater our capacity to shape it according to our desires. Robert Greene

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Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now. James Baldwin

I always consider that the shape of the future is in our hands. The past is past and can’t be changed, but the future has not yet arrived. Young people have the opportunity and responsibility to shape it by creating a better world. Dalai Lama (twitter.com)

People who don’t need the money can work for payoffs that are further in the future and more uncertain, but much bigger. They can arbitrage other people’s need for immediacy and certainty, and hire them as employees. The less you need it today, the more you can have tomorrow. Johnny Uzan

It is fruitless to wish you had started years ago. In the future you will wish you had started now. Don’t wish. Act. @TheStoicEmperor

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An hour of thinking can save a decade of struggle. Johnny Uzan

To get paid in the future, live in the future. Naval Ravikant (twitter.com)

You can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins. Lauren Oliver

The past explains how I got here, but the future is up to me – and I love to live life at full throttle. Janice Dickinson

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Future Quotes: The Conclusion

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The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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March 6, 2022

Originally published

July 17, 2019

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4 comments

  1. We Only Have Today ©
    Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
    August 1, 2021

    I’ll wait until I retire
    That’s when the fun will begin
    Well sadly crystal balls don’t work
    Just look at what has been
    To those who choose deferring
    Life’s joy’s and revelry
    Tomorrow’s never promised
    Not to you or even me
    So gather those rosebuds while you can
    Dance from night to day
    Tomorrow is never promised
    We only have today

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