While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
- Ronald Reagan
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A globalized world is by now a familiar fact of life. Building walls or moats may sound appealing, but the future belongs to those who tend to their people and then boldly engage the rest of the world, near and far.
- Jon Meacham
In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
- Edward de Bono
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
- Paul Kagame
When my job was attempting to predict future economic developments for the Shell oil company, I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying: 'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying, even if by chance they are later proved right.'
- Vince Cable
The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope.
- Hillary Clinton
I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.
- Stanislav Grof
We must respect the past and mistrust the present if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
- Joseph Joubert
Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs.
- Jonathan Kozol