“I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.”
Homer Simpson

If popular culture indicates anything, it’s how dramatically our perception of the future has changed over the past hundred years. It used to be that people imagined we would one day colonize other planets, where we would live in colorful geodesic domes and be waited on hand and foot by wisecracking robotic butlers. Now we are all aware of the possibility of conflicts arising over scarce resources in the future.

People have always cherished pessimistic visions for the future. While they may call it Armageddon, Ragnarök, Frashōkereti, or some other end-of-times scenario, there isn’t much difference. Bleak outlooks are nothing new. That is crucial to bear in mind as we head into the future.

Maintaining an optimistic outlook on what could be ahead is crucial. Despite the world appearing to be heading towards a bleak dystopia, fatalism must be resisted, and the present moment must be capitalized on. This is the time for visionaries, people who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo.

This collection of inspiring quotes on the future and innovation is designed to help those who are still looking forward to the future to maintain a positive mindset and push forward with their goals. A negative perception of the future should not hold you back but inspire you to create a better tomorrow.

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the many challenges and uncertainties that the future may hold. However, this collection of quotes about the future reminds us that an optimistic outlook can be the key to unlocking success. By focusing on the present moment and capitalizing on opportunities, entrepreneurs can build the foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

Innovation is a vital part of this process. We should always be on the lookout for new and innovative ideas that can improve the world around us. By sharing these ideas with others, we can collaborate and work towards a better future together.

Quotes About Innovation and the Future


Noam Chomsky Quote on the Future


“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”

Noam Chomsky


Eric Hoffer Quote on the Future


“In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.”

Eric Hoffer


William Gibson Quote on the Future


“The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.”

William Gibson


Winston Churchill Quote on the Future


“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

Winston Churchill


Sun Tzu Quote on the Future


“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
There are not more than five primary colors, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.
There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted.”

Sun Tzu


Martin Luther Quote on the Future


“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

Martin Luther


Sigmund Freud Quote on the Future


“It sounds like a fairy-tale, but not only that; this story of what man by his science and practical inventions has achieved on this earth, where he first appeared as a weakly member of the animal kingdom, and on which each individual of his species must ever again appear as a helpless infant… is a direct fulfillment of all, or of most, of the dearest wishes in his fairy-tales. All these possessions he has acquired through culture. Long ago he formed an ideal conception of omnipotence and omniscience which he embodied in his gods. Whatever seemed unattainable to his desires – or forbidden to him – he attributed to these gods. One may say, therefore, that these gods were the ideals of his culture. Now he has himself approached very near to realizing this ideal, he has nearly become a god himself. But only, it is true, in the way that ideals are usually realized in the general experience of humanity. Not completely; in some respects not at all, in others only by halves. Man has become a god by means of artificial limbs, so to speak, quite magnificent when equipped with all his accessory organs; but they do not grow on him and they still give him trouble at times… Future ages will produce further great advances in this realm of culture, probably inconceivable now, and will increase man’s likeness to a god still more.”

Sigmund FreudCivilization and Its Discontents


Marc Jacobs Quote on the Future


“Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it’s not necessary to be radical all the time.”

Marc Jacobs


Peter Thiel Quote on the Future


“I think people in Europe are generally pessimistic about the future. They have low expectations, they’re not working hard to change things. When you’re a slacker with a pessimistic view of the future, you’re likely to meet those expectations.”

Peter Thiel


Nikola Tesla Quote on the Future


“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”

Nikola Tesla


Aldous Huxley Quote on the Future


“The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar… Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.”

Aldous Huxley


Malcolm X Quote on the Future


“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

Malcolm X


Alan Kay Quote on the Future


“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Alan Kay


Eleanor Roosevelt quote on the future


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

Eleanor Roosevelt


Mother Theresa quote on the future


“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

– Mother Theresa


Marcus Aurelius quote on the future


“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


Edgar Allen Poe quote on the future


“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”

Edgar Allen Poe


Abraham Lincoln quote on the future


“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Abraham Lincoln


John Guare quote on the future


“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”

– John GuareLandscape of the Body