the future, human rights will be increasingly a
universal criterion for designing ethical systems.
this society the young people from the cities and
from the countryside, professionals or not, often
unemployed, have all means to join and reinforce
our efforts to raise the brave torch of Human Rights
that illuminates the way in which the future of
us all is decided.
cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude
toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear
out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for
hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable
and the future promising."
future of peace and prosperity that we seek for
all the world's peoples needs a foundation of tolerance,
security, equality and justice.
global work of the United Nations is not without
reason compared to that of a family -- striving
for a common goal in concert with all members for
a better future.
Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering
the future, making it predictable and reliable to
the extent that this is humanly possible.
is never time in the future in which we will work
out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment;
the time is always now.
are committed with our lives to building a different
model and a different future for humanity, the Earth,
and other species. We have envisaged a moral alternative
to economic globalization and we will not rest until
we see it realized.
feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven
track record of boosting enrollment, attendance
and academic performance. For just pennies a day
per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately
can impact the futures of poor countries around
the world in a profound way.
"These children and their parents know that getting
an education is not only their right, but a passport
to a better future - for the children and for the
economic benefits of investing in children have
been extensively documented. Investing fully in
children today will ensure the well-being and
productivity of future generations for decades
to come. By contrast, the physical, emotional
and intellectual impairment that poverty inflicts
on children canmean a lifetime of suffering and
want – and a legacy of poverty for the next generation…
are not lacking in the dynamic forces needed to
create the future. We live immersed in a sea of
energy beyond all comprehension.
When the story of these times gets written, we want
it to say that we did all we could, and it was more
than anyone could have imagined.
are working towards a shared vision of the future
for health among all the world's people. A vision
future in which we develop new ways of working together
at global and national level. A vision which has
poor people and poor communities at its centre.
And a vision which focuses action on the causes
and consequences of the health conditions that create
and perpetuate poverty.
us continue to strive together for a more inclusive,
democratic, and peaceful future for us all.
the physical realities of our planet does not mean
a dismal future of endless sacrifice. In fact, acknowledging
these realities is the first step in dealing with
them. We can meet the resource problems of the world
-- water, food, minerals, farmlands, forests, overpopulation,
pollution -- if we tackle them with courage and
far you go in life depends on your being tender
with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic
with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and
strong. Because some day in life you will have been
all of these.
the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that
needs assistance, To the future in the distance,
all of us should be invovled in our own futures
to create a world that our children will want to
are no magic answers, no miraculous methods to
overcome the problems we face, just the familiar
ones: honest search for understanding, education,
organization, action that raises the cost of state
violence for its perpetrators or that lays the
basis for institutional change -- and the kind
of commitment that will persist despite the temptations
of disillusionment, despite many failures and
only limited successes, inspired by the hope of
a brighter future."
cannot build our own future without helping others
to build theirs.
is nothing more precious to a parent than a child,
and nothing more important to our future than the
safety of all our children.”
main goal of the future is to stop violence. The
world is addicted to it.
past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we
ever have is now.
we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed.
But we are more than logical. We are human beings,
and we have faith, and we have hope and we can work."
"Is it too late to prevent us from self-destructing?
No, for we have the capacity to design our own future,
to take a lesson from living things around us and
bring our values and actions in line with ecological
necessity. But we must first realize that ecological
and social and economic issues are all deeply intertwined.
There can be no solution to one without a solution
to the others."
seems to rise again when the crisis times come,
and this is a time of most severe crisis, as we
all know, not just for the history of the United
States and the survival indeed of our democracy,
but for the future peace of the world. And never
before probably has the need for interfaith commitment
been nearly as great as it is at this very moment.
"UNICEF is helping mothers realize their dreams
for the future — a future in which the basic needs
for a child’s survival: food, clean water and simple
health care — are guaranteed."
believe that to meet the challenge of our times, human
beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal
responsibility. We must all learn to work not just
for our own self, family, or nation but for the benefit
of all humankind. Universal responsibility is the
key to human survival. It is the best foundation for
world peace, the equitable use of natural resources,
and through concern for future generations, the proper
care of the environment."
all have an obligation as citizens of this earth
to leave the world a healthier, cleaner, and better
place for our children and future generations.”
one person has to do it all but if each one of us
follow our heart and our own inclinations we will
find the small things that we can do to create a
sustainable future and a healthy environment."
therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation
for future living.
not discouraged. There is a future for you. . . .
The resistance encountered now predicates hope. .
live in a complex world and the motivation to use
violence to solve problems needs to be seriously
questioned. It is essential that we help our children
perceive peaceful alternatives. We need to use these
troubled times as an opportunity to create a new
vision for the future.
only way children can learn the habit of forgiveness
is by seeing us, their parents, forgive others and
are only good intentions unless they immediately
degenerate into hard work.
only thing we know about the future is that it will
to predict the future is like trying to drive down
a country road at night with no lights while looking
out the back window. -- Peter
range planning does not deal with future decisions,
but with the future of present decisions. -- Peter
“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some
more convenient season. It is today that our best
work can be done and not some future day or future
year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the
greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed
time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes
the harvest and the playtime.”
E. B. DuBois
debt that each generation owes to the past it must
pay to the future.
for it now. The future is promised to no one.
- Wayne Dyer
acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if
it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future
is not guaranteed. - Wayne Dyer
I don't think the human mind can comprehend the
past and the future. They are both just illusions
that can manipulate you into thinking theres some
kind of change.
change comes when people are enabled to use their
thinking and their energy in a new way, using a
different system of thought, different language,
and having fresh visions of the future.
each day and be done with it. You have done what
you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept
in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is
a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with
too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old
nonsense. ~ Ralph
you can intervene early in the lives of girls here
and in other parts of the world, you can begin to
change the prospects for the future."
we protect the places where the processes of life
can flourish, we strengthen not only the future
of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also
the essential conditions for peace and prosperity."
must restore hope to young people, help the old,
be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among
the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach
we turn, we see violence and hate and prejudice
and anger and all of these negative emotions that
are destroying humanity. And we have to wake up
and take note of this and try to change our course,
so that we can create a world of peace and harmony
where future generations can live happily together.
lies in an energetic march onward towards a brighter
and clearer future. --
society is only as healthy as our most vulnerable
citizens. It is unconscionable that the weakest
links in our country are our hungry children. No
other Western industrialized nation has widespread
hunger within its borders. We really must put an
end to hunger in the United States if we are to
keep our prosperity and protect the future.
wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.
for peace in the future is to work for peace in
the present moment.
can be found only in the present moment. The past
is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do
not go back to ourselves in the present moment,
we cannot be in touch with life.
I would like to appeal to all those in whose hands
the future of mankind lies, to use their power not
to destroy or kill, nor to create suffering in a
grasping search for selfish objectives, but to help
alleviate the plight of the needy; to aim at justice
and freedom for the individual.
"The future belongs to those who understand
that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous,
and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive."
the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes.
People as they come... The past, I think, has helped
me appreciate the present - and I don't want to
spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
again a new world view is arising ... This idea
is the culmination of all human history. It holds
the promise of fulfilling the great aspirations
of the past and heralds the advent of the next phase
of our evolution. It is the idea of conscious evolution."
the past our glorious visions of the future - heaven,
paradise, nirvana - were thought to happen after
death. The newer thought is that we do not have
to die to get there. We are not speaking here of
life after death in some mythical heaven, but life
more abundant in real time in history. We are speaking
of the next stage of our social evolution.
again a new world view is arising ... This idea is
the culmination of all human history. It holds the
promise of fulfilling the great aspirations of the
past and heralds the advent of the next phase of our
evolution. It is the idea of conscious evolution."
I like dreams of the future better than the history
of the past.
It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past
and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give
up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations
to come. I have to keep trying.
Hussein of Jordan
like dreams of the future better than the history
of the past.
must address and master the future together. It
can be done if we restore the belief that we share
a sense of national community, that we share a common
national endeavor. It can be done.
I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was
without past or future... but a little word from
the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched
at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture
of living. Helen Keller -- Helen
is the law of life. And those who look only to the
past or present are certain to miss the future.
wave of the future is not the conquest of the world
by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of
the diverse energies of free nations and free men. -- John
look forward to a great future for America - a future
in which our country will match its military strength
with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom,
its power with our purpose. --
is the law of life. And those who look only to the
past or present are certain to miss the future. -- John
when at some future date the high court of history sits
in judgment on each of us, recording whether in our brief
span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the
state, our success or failure, in whatever office we hold,
will be measured by the answers to four questions: First,
were we truly men of courage... Second, were we truly
men of judgment... Third, were we truly men of integrity...
Finally, were we truly men of dedication?—
F. Kennedy, 1961
most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's
future. And we are all mortal." -- John
Hope is not enough to change the world, to bring peace,
to end starvation and poverty, to provide a decent
education for all children, or to prevent nuclear
holocaust. Yet it is a critical starting point for
building a better and brighter future. All of us are
challenged to connect hope to action until we have
created a might river that will carve a new path to
citizen-activists the world over merge, they can
become an irresistible force to create peace and
protect the planet. From here will come a new movement
to abolish nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass
destruction. From here will come the demand for
sustainable communities, for new systems of energy,
transportation and commerce. From here comes the
future rushing in on us. How does one acquire the
capacity for active citizenship? The opportunities
exist every day...Active citizenship begins with
an envisioning of the desired outcome and a conscious
application of spiritual principles.
not locked in to these conditions that degrade the
environment, and jeopardize the future of our children."
the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble.
Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices
and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful
citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor
is the future of America.
best thing about the future is that it comes only
one day at a time.
"I fear the future I wish for my children is at
risk, so I'm taking action. Please join me... "
"If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice
in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence,
here and now, in the present."
believe that hope for the future depends on each
of us taking nonviolence into our hearts and minds
and developing new and imaginative structures which
are nonviolent and life-giving for all.
I think the most important issue we have as a people
is what we started, and that is to begin to trust
our own thinking again and belive in ourselves enough
to think that we can articulate our own vision of
the future and then work to make sure that that
vision becomes a reality.
don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the
future of their people or of an organization without
talking about education. Whoever controls the education
of our children controls our future.”
the people of all lands
Let's get together the future is in our hands.
United nations have to agree
To say no to war, and yes to peace.
'As fathers, we know what a force for life children
can be. They represent all of our futures.
"The solution of adult problems tomorrow depends
in large measure upon the way our children grow
up today. There is no greater insight into the future
than recognizing that, when we save children, we
are living beyond our means. As a people we have
developed a life-style that is draining the earth
of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without
regard for the future of our children and people
all around the world.
"I always try to see things with children's eyes.
Are they happy? Sad? What do they need? Everywhere
I went, I realized that children are society's victims
… We have a duty to speak to political leaders,
to influence people to give these children a better
every front there are clear answers out there that
can make this country stronger, but we're going
to break through the fear and the frustration people
are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as
we make progress, that we are also giving people
a sense of hope and vision for the future. -- Barack
We must come to terms with our responsibility to
be the gatekeepers to end childhood hunger. Our
love for life can propel us to share and provide
a secure future for the children of our country.
James Olmos, actor
is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid
to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken
views will be deemed racist. People of color are
filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs.
Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters
drowning each other. Once we decide to transform
ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous
butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial
gulf and move forward together towards a bright
and colorful future.
Together we can prevent genocide from happening
again. Together we can make a better future for
our children. -- Dith
are moved to deep humility by the knowledge that
even as we are blazing new trails into an as yet
uncharted future, we are following in the footsteps
of a vast legacy of spiritual leaders and social
change makers. The struggle for justice is as old
as tyranny itself, and the longing for a world guided
by love is as old as the human heart. Thank you
for joining us in carrying the great dream forward
through the next generation."
cannot always build the future for our youth, but
we can build our youth for the future. -- Franklin
the future days which we seek to make secure, we
look forward to a world founded upon four essential
human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and
expression --everywhere in the world. The second
is freedom of every person to worship God in his
own way-- everywhere in the world. The third is
freedom from want, which, translated into world
terms, means economic understandings which will
secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life
for its inhabitants --everywhere in the world. The
fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into
world terms, means a worldwide reduction of armaments
to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that
no nation will be in a position to commit an act
of physical aggression against any neighbor --anywhere
in the world. That is no vision of a distant millennium.
It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable
in our own time and generation. -- Franklin
future belongs to those who believe in the beauty
of their dreams.
future belongs to those who believe in the beauty
of their dreams.
be happy in this world, especially when youth
is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely
an isolated individual whose day will soon be
over, but part of the stream of life flowing on
from the first germ to the remote and unknown
is because modern education is so seldom inspired
by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great
results. The wish to preserve the past rather
than the hope of creating the future dominates
the minds of those who control the teaching of
the young. " -- Bertrand
I have confidence in the power of truth, and of the
spirit, I have confidence in the future of mankind.
are made wise not by the recollection of our past,
but by the responsibility for our future.
am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community,
and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do
for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used
up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I
live. Life is no 'brief candle" to me. It is a sort
of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a
moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future generations."
your dreams of a better world, and keep on trying,
even when there seems to be little hope, because
it is the right thing to do. We may never know how
the seeds of kindness that we plant may help others
on their journey, today, or even sometime far in
the future. But Every act of compassion makes a
we were to convince society to strive towards creating
a better world, we would address all of the problems
that endanger our future.
your sites on where you want to be, but focus on
where you are now, and take each step, moment by
key to living a 'better world lifestyle' is to set our
sites on where we want to be, but focus on where we are
NOW, and take each step, moment by moment. The past is
past. The future will come when it comes. We are here
in the present. We can learn from the past. Where we can,
we can try to mend our relationships and do what we can
to create a better world. But where there is nothing we
can do, we have to let it go. We have to let ourselves
live, free of the burdens of guilt, and regret and anger.
We can plan for the future, but we must live in the present
and let go of anxiety and worries about what might be.
The Earth Charter is important as an expression
of the commitment of people throughout the Earth
to evoke their own deepest moral, spiritual and
ethical principles in the task of ensuring a sustainable
future for those who inhabit the Earth now and those
who will follow us on the Earth.
see a world in the future in which we understand
that all life is related to us and we treat that
life with great humility and respect."
As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening,
through the smog across the poisoned waters of our
native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether
we really wish some future universal historian on
another planet to say about us: "With all their
genius and with all their skill, they ran out of
foresight and air and food and water and ideas,"
or, "They went on playing politics until their world
collapsed around them."
go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently
in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you
endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last
mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours
toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses if we are to face
the future as finishers.
path to a brighter future of the world leads through
honest reconciliation of the conflicting interests
and not through hatred and bloodshed. To follow
that path means to enhance the moral power of the
all-embracing idea of human solidarity.
want to help change the way young people look
at school, and hence, the way they look at their
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
future is no more uncertain than the present.
you know wilderness in the way that you know love,
you would be unwilling to let it go.... This is
the story of our past and it will be the story of
greatest discovery of all time is that a person
can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
is the way to move mountains, to build bridges,
to change the world. Education is the path to the
future. I believe that education is indeed freedom.
greatest discovery of all time is that a person
can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
"Energy Policy will be and should be driven by environmental
policy in the future."
vision for the future? ... a world completely free
be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on the fact that human history is a
history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion,
sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to
emphasize in this complex history will determine
our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys
our capacity to do something. If we remember those
times and places -- and there are so many -- where
people have behaved magnificently, this gives us
the energy to act, and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world in a different
direction. And if we do act, in however small a
way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian
future. The future is an infinite succession of
presents, and to live now as we think human beings
should live, in defiance of all that is bad around
us, is itself a marvelous victory.