30 Inspiring Quotes about the Future

The other day, I stumbled into Dr. Travis Bradberry’s article about leadership quotes on LinkedIn. Reading his article, inspired me to write.. again. Thank you for the inspiration.

Let the journey begins.

If one needs a reminder, here it is. The past, present, and future are connected. Even the smallest things we do today will shape our future.

Confusius says, “The man that moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Here you go, some of my favorite inspirational quotes:

1. “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving it all to the present.” ~Albert Camus

2. “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” ~Napoleon Hill

3. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have today. Let us begin.” ~Mother Teresa


4. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

5. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

6. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare

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

8. “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, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~Steve Jobs

9. “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning.. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” ~Miles Davis

10. “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.” ~William Wordsworth



11. “When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.” ~Oprah

12. “From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” ~Aeschylus

13. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” ~Abraham Lincoln

14. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain

15. “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” ~Wilferd Peterson

16. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” ~John Muir

17. “The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.” ~Alvin Toffler

18. “What we think, we become.” ~Buddha

19. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

20. “You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

21. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the waters.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

22. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

23. “Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.” ~Bill Nye

24. “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~William Pollard

25. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there are only walls.” ~Joseph Campbell

26. “Do your bit of good; it’s those little bit of goods put together that overwhelm the world.” ~Desmond Tutu

26. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into the smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~Swami Sivananda

27. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

28. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~Francis of Assisi

29. “If you are not falling every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” ~Woody Allen

30. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” ~Earl Nightingale

What’s your favorite quotes you love?


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