If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Before speaking, consider the interpretation of your words as well as their intent.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Forecasting is not a respectable human activity and not worthwhile beyond the shortest of periods.
Everyone can see the future, but no one remembers the past.
Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.
What we call our future is the shadow that our past projects in front of us.
Without expectations, theres no future, only an endless present.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gongthese are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.
When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance it is the illusion of knowledge.