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Uncertain Future Quotes


"The optimist regards the future as uncertain." - Eugene Wigner

"When the uncertain future becomes the past, the past in turn becomes uncertain." - Mohsin Hamid

"The future is uncertain, and therefore I can't predict it." - Suresh Raina

"The future is no more uncertain than the present." - Walt Whitman

"The future is uncertain but the end is always near." - Jim Morrison

"The future is uncertain... but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity." - Ilya Prigogine

"Let the future remain uncertain, for that is the canvas to receive our desires." - Brian Herbert

"We live in uncertain times when it comes to the future of life on Earth." - Jeff Corwin

"Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Religions often partake of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future." - Frank Herbert

"Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain." - Marcus Aurelius

"Everyone's future is, in reality, uncertain and full of unknown treasures from which all may draw unguessed prizes." - Lord Dunsany

"Past is dead Future is uncertain; Present is all you have, So eat, drink and live merry." - Albert Einstein

"That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future." - Anatole France

"Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future." - Frank Herbert

"Through first-class education, a generation marches down the long uncertain road of the future with confidence." - Wynton Marsalis

"Life is unresolved, confusing, bewildering, puzzling, ambiguous. You don't really know what's going to happen. The future is uncertain for everybody." - Woody Allen

"Every true history must force us to remember that the past was once as real as the present and as uncertain as the future." - G M Trevelyan

"Life changes when you least expect it to. The future is uncertain. So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it." - Jim Valvano

"History constantly reminds us that in an uncertain world there is no visibility of prospects. Future earnings cannot be predicted with accuracy." - David Dreman

"The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble." - Elias Canetti

"The global economic outlook remains fragile and uncertain. Global economic imbalances persist and we must address them or risk future instability." - Julia Gillard

"I'm not itching to sue Amazon or Wal-Mart... they sell a lot of books. But the future is very uncertain with books." - John Grisham

"If he wants meaning-the meaning of his dreams, his secrets, his life-a man must reinhabit his past, however dark, and live for the future, however uncertain." - Jed Rubenfeld

"A pessimist is a person who is always right but doesn't get any enjoyment out of it, while an optimist, is one who imagines that the future is uncertain. It is a duty to be an optimist, because if you imagine that the future is uncertain, then you mu" - Victor Cherbuliez

"Apparently one of the most uncertain things in the world is the funeral of a religion." - Mark Twain

"Life's uncertain voyage." - William Shakespeare

"Science is uncertain." - Richard P Feynman

"In the future, there is no future." - John Cusack

"There is no freeway to the future, no paved highway from here to there. There is only wilderness, uncertain terrain. There are no roadmaps, no signposts. So pioneering leaders rely upon a compass and a dream" - James M. Kouzes

"The planetary phase of history has begun, but the future shape of global society remains profoundly uncertain. Though perhaps improbable, a shift toward a planetary civilization of enriched lives, human solidarity, and environmental sustainability is still possible." - Paul Raskin

"Your future is uncertain, and I can tell you nothing that can help you. You are singular and dangerous, and so it is that you are sought by both the Dark and the Light." - Alison Croggon

"The utility, or intrinsic value of gold as a commodity is now considerably less than in the past; its monetary status has become extraordinarily ambiguous; and sits future is highly uncertain." - Benjamin Graham

"The nation seems to slouch onward into its uncertain future like some huge inarticulate beast, too much attainted by wounds and ailments to be robust, but too strong and resourceful to succumb." - Richard Hofstadter

"In the future if my mother tries to shame me with her disapproval, I will let her know in no uncertain terms that I reject her and all of her codependent baggage. I am Codependent No More." - Susan Juby

"The utility, or intrinsic value of gold as a commodity is now considerably less than in the past; its monetary status has become extraordinarily ambiguous; and its future is highly uncertain." - Benjamin Graham

"Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star." - Charlotte Bronte

"To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart." - Rebecca Solnit

"A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs; The world uncertain comes and goes, The lover rooted stays." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The future is unwritten." - Joe Strummer

"Teachers touch the future." - Anonymous

"The future is now." - Nam June Paik

"I fear the future." - Paula Creamer

"Temper your future actions." - Tom Delay

"Kids are our future." - Derek Jeter

"Africa has no future." - V S Naipaul

"The future is today." - William Osler

"For Russians in the '90s, there was that sense of not knowing what the future held at all. And coming off a long period of when people actually were robbed of the ability to plan their future - that's very much a part of totalitarian control - that exacerbated it. In this country, we are not coming off a long period like that. But I think that for a lot of Americans, as a result of globalization, as a result of the housing crisis, the future is just too uncertain. And their place in the world is too uncertain." - Masha Gessen

"Not moving because things are unfamiliar-and you haven't bothered to learn how to operate on them-I think is really a crime. The uncertain is the unknown and the unknown is the future, and you cannot predict the future. But the unfamiliar? You can learn how to operate in that." - Orit Gadiesh

"Creative Endeavors are by their nature uncertain." - Robert Greene

"Life is uncertain; death is certain." - Gautama Buddha

"You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." - Theodore Hesburgh

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." - Ernestine Ulmer

"Human science is an uncertain guess." - Matt Prior

"There is nothing certain, but the uncertain." - Proverbs

"She was "a woman of uncertain age." - Marcel Proust

"The future you see is the future you get." - Robert G Allen

"We have seen the future, and the future is ours." - Cesar Chavez

"The future of human liberty ... means the future of civilization." - Henry Hazlitt

"Create your future from your future not your past." - Werner Erhard

"Astrologers that future fates foreshow." - Alexander Pope

"You cannot predict the future." - Stephen Hawking

"The future did not arrive." - John C Wright

"We can't predict the future." - Rush Limbaugh

"Sometimes the future isn't funny." - Kerry Jackson

"Without forgiveness, there's no future." - Desmond Tutu

"Dreams sometimes foretell the future." - Mickey Hart

"We are mortgaging our future." - Joan Blades

"One shouldn't know the future." - Zubin Mehta

"Actors never discuss future plans." - James Earl Jones

"Those living in rural areas as well as those with a planning policy remit for those areas have an important responsibility to protect green belt agricultural land for the wider benefit of feeding the UK into the uncertain future that we all face" - Phil Harding

"She cried for the life she could not control. She cried for the mentor who had died before her eyes. She cried for the profound loneliness that filled her heart. But, above all, she cried for the future ... which suddenly felt so uncertain." - Dan Brown

"All men have a feeling, that they would rather you told them a civil lie than give them a point blank refusal.... If you make a promise, the thing is still uncertain, depends on a future day, and concerns but few people; but if you refuse you alienate people to a certainty and at once, and many people too." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In the moral calculus of currently prevailing state capitalism, profits and bonuses in the next quarter greatly outweigh concern for the welfare of one's grandchildren, and since these are institutional maladies, they will not be easy to overcome. While much remains uncertain, we can assure ourselves, with fair confidence, that future generations will not forgive us our silence and apathy." - Noam Chomsky

"Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age." - Richard Lindzen

"Let us each of us now embrace with solemn duty, and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom." - Barack Obama

"In the moral calculus of currently prevailing state capitalism, profits and bonuses in the next quarter greatly outweigh concern for the welfare of one's grandchildren, and since these are institutional maladies, they will not be easy to overcome. While much remains uncertain, we can assure ourselves, with fair confidence, that future generations will not forgive us our silence and apathy." - Noam Chomsky

"The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn't good enough, would be stilled." - Chris Gardner

"Ari Shavit's My Promised Land is without question one of the most important books about Israel and Zionism that I have ever read...This is the book that has the capacity to reinvent and reshape the long-overdue conversation about how Israel's complex past ought to shape its still-uncertain future." - Daniel Gordis

"Looking to the future, the words uncertain and scared near the top but hopeful and optimistic prevail and beneath the division one sign of civility, 73 percent of Americans have a close friend or family member who voted for an opposing candidate." - George Stephanopoulos

"We all act on what we know, what we see, what we are told and how we feel. The simple fact of the matter is that not a single one of us operates under identical influences. That is why the future is always uncertain." - Mark Hodder

"The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create." - Frank Herbert

"If in the modern world wars have unfortunately to be fought (and they do, it seems) then they must be stopped at the first possible moment, otherwise they corrupt us, they create new problems and make our future even more uncertain. That is more than morality; it's sense." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"No graduation speaker will ever tell you that the future is anything but uncertain. It never is. But graduations need not only be obsessed with looking ahead; a graduation can be a day on which we turn back and trace our steps to see how we ended up where we are." - Taylor Mali

"Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future." - Gary Ross

"I have met too many people who are looking for work, worrying about their mortgage, uncertain about their health insurance, and doubting that things will get any better anytime soon. Not just concerned about the present, many of us are doubting the future." - Brad Schneider

"We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty of itself generates an environment which we should not make a decision that deprives future generations of the deterrent effect that the nuclear weapons have provided for us and for almost all of my life." - Des Browne

"Auto repair, piloting, skiing, perhaps even management: these are skills that yield to application, hard work, and native talent. But forecasting an uncertain future and deciding the best course of action in the face of that future are much less likely to do so. And much of what we've seen so far suggests that a large group of diverse individuals will come up with better and more robust forecasts and make more intelligent decisions than even the most skilled "decision maker."" - James Surowiecki

"I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life past, present, and future. To understand biology is to understand that all life is linked to the earth from which it came; it is to understand that the stream of life, flowing out of the dim past into the uncertain future, is in reality a unified force, though composed of an infinite number and variety of separate lives." - Rachel Carson

"To know the future absolutely it to be trapped into that future absolutely. It collapses time. Present becomes future." - Frank Herbert

"Prediction is difficult, especially the future." - Niels Bohr

"Intolerance of your present creates your future." - Mike Murdock

"Don't trade future blessings for temporary pleasures." - Don Davis

"Future events cast their shadow before them." - Tim Lahaye

"The future belongs to the competent" - Brian Tracy

"There is no future without forgiveness" - Nelson Mandela

"Ideas are the currency of the future," - Kevin Roberts

"For the future. For the unborn." - George Orwell

"Future generation is the most important thing." - Confucius

"We are the echo of the future." - W S Merwin

"You look good wearing my future." - Eric Stoltz

"Never make forecasts, especially about future." - Samuel Goldwyn

"The future will be a better tomorrow." - Dan Quayle

"The past does not equal the future." - Anthony Robbins

".....Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future." - Curtis Armstrong

"The future has an ancient heart." - Carlo Levi

"The future of profit is purpose." - Simon Mainwaring

"The future has no shelf life" - Warren G. Bennis

"To me, the future is personalization ." - Marissa Mayer

"The present is great with the future." - Gottfried Leibniz

"Hindsight. It's like foresight without a future." - Kevin Kline

"The future of business is social." - Barry Libert

"The future of marketing is leadership" - Seth Godin

"The future is bright at Ohio State." - Urban Meyer

"Leaders use story to author the future." - Robert Mckee

"Education is our passport to the future." - Malcolm X

"Time keeps on slipping into the future." - Steve Miller

"The future is bought with the present." - Samuel Johnson

"The choices we make define our future." - Michael J. Silverstein

"I don't know what the future holds." - Andrew Kreisberg

"I wouldn't say I fear the future." - Vince Staples

"The future is in good hands." - Nikki Giovanni

"I believe in a non-killing future." - Mairead Corrigan

"The political future for Democrats is daunting." - Susan Davis

"Obamaism is the future of America." - Jonathan Chait

"Hope is a flavour on future luck." - Alex Mero

"Your divine design dictates your future direction." - Aubrey Malphurs

"The future is created through memory." - Dacia Maraini

"Same-sex marriage is not the future." - Maggie Gallagher

"The future starts today, not tomorrow." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Love is the only future God offers." - Victor Hugo

"The past does not equal the future." - Tony Robbins

"The future will be better tomorrow." - Dan Quayle

"I think America has a brilliant future." - Harold Evans

"Their future is ahead of them." - Curt Gowdy

"I'm really excited about the future." - Alice Temperley

"People are optimistic about the future." - Helen Clark

"The future of architecture is culture." - Philip Johnson

"I touch the future. I teach." - Christa Mcauliffe

"I am very excited about the future." - Thia Megia

"I don't know what my future is." - Barry Bonds

"Only positive consequences encourage good future performances." - George W. Crane

"The future belongs to the educated." - Lowell Milken

"Leadership is the art of the future." - Leonard Sweet

"Americans are not afraid of the future." - Hasso Plattner

"I just can't wait for the future." - Amanda Seyfried

"The future is purchased by the present." - Samuel Johnson

"You never know what the future brings." - Randy Jackson

"Never make predictions, especially about the future." - Casey Stengel

"The future is always beginning now." - Mark Strand



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