51 Future Quotes About Life, Love, and Success

We’re all searching for peace in life, love, and success – and while it is something that seemingly eludes us sometimes, there are many ways you can take control of your future. Nothing is ever certain but with a bit of hard work, diligence, and ambition – everyone can find the ideal pathway to create their own unique and amazing future.

Quotes have long been inspirations for those striving for greatness – which makes this collection of 51 future quotes from some of the world’s greatest leaders truly perfect. Whether you’re wanting to pursue your dreams or kick start that new project idea; these quotes will help you remember why what lies ahead matters so much! Let’s get inspired now!

I hope you enjoy these future quotes…

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." - Jean de La Fontaine
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1) “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine

2) “Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.” – Dean Acheson

3) “It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” – John Guare, Landscape of the Body

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Future Quotes by William Shakespeare

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - William Shakespeare
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4) “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare

5) “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.” – William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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6) “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7) “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

8)”The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

9) “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

Change is the law of life…

"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
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10) “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

11) “The choices we make today create the future that we are dreaming of” – Kapil Tetarwal

12) “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

13) “The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi

14) “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

15) “The future is made of the same stuff as the present.” – Simone Weil

16) “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” – George Will

17) “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” – Alan Watts

Future Quotes by Albert Einstein

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." - Albert Einstein
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18) “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein

19) “Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” – Albert Einstein

20) “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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21) “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” – William Gibson

22) “Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.” – Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

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23) “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

24) “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Future Quotes by Corrie Ten Boom

"Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future." - Corrie Ten Boom
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25) “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” – Corrie Ten Boom

26) “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” – Corrie ten Boom

27) “You must predict the future and you must learn to act deliberately to control your destiny.” – Toni Lynn Chinoy, What to Do When It Rains

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28) “No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.” – Drake

29) “One faces the future with one’s past.” – Pearl S. Buck

30) “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” – Charles F. Kettering

31) “The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.” – Stephen Ambrose

Future Quotes by Peter S. Drucker

"Long-range planning does not deal with the future decisions, but with the future of present decisions." - Peter F. Drucker
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32) “Long-range planning does not deal with the future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.” – Peter F. Drucker

33) “The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.” – Peter S. Drucker

34) “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.” – Eckhart Tolle

35) “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

36) “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock

37) “I’ve seen the future, brother; it is murder.” – Leonard Cohen

38) “A speculator is a man who observes the future and acts before it occurs.” – Bernard Baruch

39) “Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma

Study the past…

"Study the past if you would define the future." - Confucius
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40) “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius

41) “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” – Nikola Tesla

42) “The future is not something to predict. The future is something to build.” – Franco Ongaro

43) “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” – Victor Hugo

44) “Thou knowest the past but not the future. As to what is future, even a bird with a long neck can not see it, but God only.” – Unknown

45) “If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” – Winston Churchill

46) “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” – Paulo Coelho

47) “Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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48) “The future will be a better tomorrow.” – Dan Quayle

49) “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Theresa

50) “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

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51) “Your past does not equal your future.” – Tony Robbins

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