The future is what matters


“The perfected future never arrives. Life is full of seemingly endless trouble, and then life ends. Find peace in the imperfect present.” – The Stoic Emperor

“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

“A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.” – Sydney J. Harris

“I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.” – Dorothy Day

“This is what you do. You make a future for yourself out of the raw material at hand.” – Michael Cunningham

“Well, we must wait for the future to show.”- Virginia Woolf

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The future is a split second away.” – Ana Monnar

“The future is what matters – because one never reaches it, but always stays in the present — like the White Queen who had to run like the wind to remain in the same spot.” – Sylvia Plath

“One must plan for the future and anticipate the future without fearing the future.” –  Robin Hobb

“Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie

“Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.” – Joshua Glenn Clark

“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 all headed towards individual brands. You can see how reporters on the New York Times now build individual brands on Twitter that far exceed the brand that they would build just under the New York Times.” – Naval Ravikant

“If you control the code, you control the world. This is the future that awaits us.” – Marc Goodman

“Any work you do in the comfort of a routine risks being taken over by a robot.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Most of the problems we have in our life today have come from previous technologies. And most of the problems in the future will come from the technologies that we’re inventing today. “ – Kevin Kelly

“Those who live in the past limit their future.” – Anonymous

“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

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