„We’re going to have to dig deep into our souls, confront our own self-doubt, and recognize that our destiny is in our hands – that our future is what we make of it. So let’s build the future we all know is possible. Let’s prove to our children that they really can reach for their dreams.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
„Too often they don't realize what they have until it's gone.
... they're too stubborn to say, 'Sorry, I was wrong'
they hurt the ones closest to their hearts,
and we let the most foolish things tear us apart“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.“
— Oswald Chambers British missionary 1874 - 1917
My Utmost for His Highest (1956). Section "December 31".
„Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's do as General Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.“
— Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
„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, Meditations
VII, 8 (Penguin Classics edition of Meditations, translated by Maxwell Staniforth)
„"We were making the future," he said, "and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making. And here it is!"“
— H. G. Wells English writer 1866 - 1946
When The Sleeper Wakes (1899)
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
„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 really worked, is mine“
— Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943
Context: 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 really worked, is mine. On patent controversies regarding the invention of Radio and other things, as quoted in "A Visit to Nikola Tesla" by Dragislav L. Petković in Politika (April 1927);<!-- Perhaps from an interview in January 1927 --> as quoted in Tesla, Master of Lightning (1999) by Margaret Cheney, Robert Uth, and Jim Glenn, p. 73 <!-- Barnes & Noble Publishing -->