Thoughts on the future

Published: Jun 14, 2019 11:53:47 AM IST

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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
—George Bernard Shaw

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

The future will either be green or not at all.
—Bob Brown

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
—Herbert Spencer

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

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 challenge is to stay cool enough to handle the pressure in the moment so that you can succeed in the future.
—Jurgen Klopp

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

There is always one moment in our childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
—Graham Greene

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

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.

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