151 Looking Ahead Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of looking ahead quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about always looking ahead.

The Most Famous Looking Ahead Quotes (Best in 2024)

Go to table of contents

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see. — Winston Churchill

We go forward looking in the rearview mirror. — Marshall McLuhan

I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life. — George Burns

I never look back, I look forward. — Steffi Graf

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. — Margaret Barber

I'm looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past. — Mike Rowe

There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation — Jim Rohn

Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead. — Kara Goucher

I don't care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it. — Sebastian Vettel

I can look at the future with anticipation. And it's comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we'll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. — Amy Grant

Short Looking Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

  • When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through. — Drake
  • Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. — Orrin Hatch
  • As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. — Bill Gates
  • Don't look back - you're not going that way. — Unknown Author
  • Surfing's one of the few sports that you look ahead to see what's behind. — Laird Hamilton
  • Don't look back and ask, Why? Look ahead and ask, Why not? — Neil Patel
  • One of the deepest functions of a living organisms is to look ahead... to produce future. — Francois Jacob
  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. — Ann Landers
  • Let us look ahead as little as possible, keeping our eyes on … the world of beauty around us. — Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer
  • Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president. — Jim Jeffords
Looking ahead quote Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful
Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.

Keep Looking Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

Never look back, except for an occasional glance, look ahead and plan for the future. Success is not built on past laurels, but rather on a continuous activity. Keep busy searching out new ideas and, experimentally, keep ahead of the times, or at least up with them. — Dorothy Draper

The shortness of life, I keep saying, makes everything seem pointless when I think about the longness of death. When I look ahead, all I can see is my final demise. And they say, But maybe not for seventy or eighty years. And I say, Maybe you, but me, I'm already gone. — Elizabeth Wurtzel

I don't want to look back-I want to keep looking ahead. I'd hate for my defining moment to be my past. — Scott Hamilton

Looking ahead quote When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look besid
When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look beside you. I'll always be there.

Don’t keep your head turned backwards. Look ahead and move on. You are trying to walk forward with your head turned backward. This is why you feel miserable. Just let go! — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Let us shun self-analyzation, self-consciousness, morbidness, affectation, attitudinizing. Let us look ahead as little as possible, keeping our eyes on our brushes and on the world of beauty around us. — Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer

I'm trying not to look too far ahead. All I'm thinking is one shot at a time, one hole at a time, and that's what I want to keep doing. — Michelle Mcgann

Looking ahead quote If what's ahead scares you and what's befind hurts you, just look above, He neve
If what's ahead scares you and what's befind hurts you, just look above, He never fails to help you

Don't look too far ahead or you'll get overwhelmed. Just do the next apparent thing. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. You'll get through this. And when you do, you'll feel great! — B. J. Gallagher Hateley

You don't want to look too far ahead or get too excited about anything, so I just want to keep doing what I've been doing. — Zach Parise

Faith looks back and draws courage; hope looks ahead, and keeps desire alive. — John Eldredge

Do what makes you happy. Keep it simple. Do the research. Work hard. Look ahead. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Always Looking Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we've cleared the way. — Michelle Obama

I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back. — Ann Richards

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. — Norman Rockwell

Looking ahead quote As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.

The pace of change is so great, there is always something else going on. What that says to me is that you have to have strategic vision and peripheral vision. Strategic vision is the ability to look ahead and peripheral vision is the ability to look around, and both are important. — Carly Fiorina

Never worry about anything that is past. Charge it up to experience and forget the trouble. There are always plenty of troubles ahead, so don't turn and look back on any behind you. — Herbert Hoover

I never really did sports growing up. Maybe that's why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead, so it's always been something I look towards. — Alexander Wang

I was always looking ahead. I used to do all kinds of things for entertainment. When I was young, we had no radio, no TV. We were 30 miles from the public library, out in the sticks in Western Kansas, and so I'd do arithmetic exercises. — Clyde Tombaugh

You politicians have got to look further ahead; you always got a Putter in your hands, when you ought to have a Driver. — Will Rogers

For the younger sisters, we always look up to the older sisters because they're always ahead of us and they always win. — Serena Williams

I'm always looking forward to what I'm doing now, and what's ahead. — Paul Weller

Looking Back Looking Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. — Graham Greene

You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes. — Allan Sherman

But the problem with looking back when you should be walking ahead is that you usually end up walking into something that hurts. — Megan Hart

I don't want to go to a foreign country and get lumped into that genre. I'm just looking at the bigger picture. This K-pop title might be good for now, but looking ahead it could hold me back, like a prison of sort. I'm a little wary about that. — G-Dragon

That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again. — Michael Johnson

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it. — Henry Ward Beecher

I’m beginning to think that you don’t find happiness from living your life looking ahead or back… that you find it when you look around. — Taylor Swift

One will never get any more than he thinks he can get. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. Look back and see your progress - damn the torpedo, full speed ahead! — Bruce Lee

The witnessing soul is like the sky. The birds fly in the sky but they don't leave any footprints....[The] man who is awakened lives in such a way that he leaves no footprints.... He never looks ahead, he never looks back, he lives in the moment. — Osho

You can almost measure where you are in life by the degree to which you have begun looking back rather than ahead. — Ted Koppel

Looking Ahead To The Future Quotes

Go to table of contents

Don't let your thoughts run away with you, don't start planning to bail out because you're worried about the future and how much you can take. Don't look ahead to the pain. Just get through the day. — Marcus Luttrell

We're thrilled to expand our relationship, knowing that with the great team at the Music Group, Word, and Warner Bros., and with their proven record of excellence, we're looking ahead to an even brighter future for Curb. — Mike Curb

Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace. — Barbara Mikulski

You tell me: Can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing. — Pope Francis

I can't see myself - I'm not really looking so far ahead in the future. I know that I kind of need to live in the country even though I'm not - my house isn't in the country right now. I bought a house, like a really tiny, cheap house in Wisconsin. — Justin Vernon

Was life like that? You could look ahead to the future or back to the past, but the present moved too quickly to absorb. — Brandon Mull

Thinking Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can. — Jim Rohn

A lot of singers think all they have to do is exercise their tonsils to get ahead. They refuse to look for new ideas and new outlets, so they fall by the wayside... I'm going to try to find out the new ideas before the others do. — Ella Fitzgerald

Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one's monopoly. — Dhirubhai Ambani

Our reliance upon knowledge and scientific thinking to achieve total development is the only way to bring our nation ahead to the stage of non-oil production, a lesson learnt from nations with little or no natural resources. — Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. — W. Clement Stone

There's a path for everyone — as long as you have self-awareness and the willingness to think five moves ahead. — Patrick Bet-David

I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married. — Barack Obama

You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure. — Thomas J. Watson

I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn`t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn`t think of myself as liberated, and I don`t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn`t know any other way to be, or any other way to live. — Bettie Page

Whatever you’re doing, think fifty steps ahead. — 21 Savage

Looking Forward Quotes

Go to table of contents

Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. — Pope John Paul II

Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future. — Prince Charles

When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba. — Taiichi Ohno

The ***** is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent. — Che Guevara

Let's say your past is your present and your present is your cash, So I look forward to the future. — Young Jeezy

Looking ahead quote

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. — James Thurber

I have no intention of retaliating or looking backwards. We are going to forget the past and look forward to the future. — Jomo Kenyatta

Look forward to the future and look forward to the unknown. Nothing stays the same and people change. One day that hurt and pain will be a distant memory. — Angela Merkel

Avoid the trap of looking back unless it is to glorify God for what He has done. — T. B. Joshua

We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Looking To The Future Quotes

Go to table of contents

Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day. — Rachel Boston

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. — John F. Kennedy

The spirit of complaint is born out of an unwillingness to trust God with today. Like the Israelites, it means you are spending your time looking back toward Egypt or wishing for the future all the while missing what God is doing right now. — Priscilla Shirer

The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else. — Gabe Newell

Live in the present and shape the future, do not be casting lingering looks to the distant past for the past has passed away, never again to return. — Subramanya Bharathi

You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs

My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future. — Robert. L. Ehrlich

It helps to find a community that reflects who you want to be. A community that looks like the future you want. — Jay Shetty

The U.S. is looking to India as more then just a marketplace for our defense products, but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner for our future endeavors. — Christopher Bond

You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future. — Jodi Picoult

Looking Forward To The Future Quotes

Go to table of contents

When you look to the past, don't sit and dwell on your regrets. Instead, focus on the things you learned from each experience and how they may enrich your future. Use the past not as something to hold you back, but as a method for reaffirming the drive to move forward on your chosen path. — Jack Davenport

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. — Steve Jobs

You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. — Steve Jobs

If possible, forget the past. Look forward to the future. — Henry Watkins Allen

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty. — Seneca The Elder

I am bigger and stronger than ever. My Chen Taiji and health regimen has served me well all of these years, thanks to Master Ren Guang-yi. I look forward to being on stage performing, and writing more songs to connect with your hearts and spirits and the universe well into the future. — Lou Reed

Never give up. Look forward to the future, and don’t give a damn about haters — Jang Hyun-seung

We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt. — David Graeber

It's great news. The reality of negotiations today is that they take time. But these have always been conducted in a good spirit and we are very pleased with the outcome. We can now look forward to the future. — Alex Ferguson

I look forward to continuing the debate about Britain's future - in Parliament and across the country. — Theresa May

Moving Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. — Corrie Ten Boom

Looking ahead quote

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. — C. S. Lewis

Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair. — Rollo May

We should be forward-looking, move ahead, and reject practices of discrimination and exclusion of others. — Xi Jinping

Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top. My mama, she told me don't worry about your size. She says boys like a little more booty to hold at night. Yeah I won't be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll, so if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along. — Meghan Trainor

The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster and continue to transform. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly. — Satya Nadella

Winning and losing are both very temporary things. Having done one or the other, you move ahead. Gloating over a victory or sulking over a loss is a good way to stand still. — Chuck Knox

Time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, grass is growing. — Tom Petty

So close is the bond between man and woman that you can not raise one without lifting the other. The world can not move ahead without woman's sharing in the movement, and to help give a right impetus to that movement is woman's highest privilege. — Frances Harper

People Writing About Looking Ahead

Go to table of contents

Name Quotes Likes
Read quotes by Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
quotes on leadership, success and history

1283 22656
Read quotes by Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch
quotes on education, politics and immigration

49 344
Read quotes by Ann Landers

Ann Landers

139 4192
Read quotes by Francois Jacob

Francois Jacob
quotes on education, religion and friendship

12 61
Read quotes by Neil Patel

Neil Patel
quotes on marketing, ai and diversity

18 224
Read quotes by Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton
quotes on life, leadership and government

34 294

More Looking Ahead Quotes

Go to table of contents

As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see "the River Tiber foaming with much blood. — Enoch Powell

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then. — Diana Ross

I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant, so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like my comeback this Saturday. You need those big goals to drive you on. — Jonah Lomu

We all have negative days, but that doesn't mean we are pessimistic. We all do stupid things, but that doesn't mean we are stupid. It's important to be able to distinguish between what happens to us and who we are, and look forward with hope for new and better days ahead! — Lindsey Stirling

Now go ahead and tell me how the real you looks. Can you? Like the depth of the ocean, the real you is something you’ve never seen. Like radio waves, you don’t have the instrument to perceive it. More importantly, because of its nonphysical nature, it is not to be seen. Being seen is a characteristic only of the physical world. — Mo Gawdat

People think I am dead because they haven’t seen me around for awhile. I’m not dead, I’m very much alive, as you can see. Although, there are two things I do before I get up every morning. I look around and if I don’t smell flowers or see candles flickering I go ahead and get up. — Red Skelton

If you're at a company, look at the person who is 20 years ahead of you and ask yourself, 'Is that where I want to be?' If the answer is no, then you need to find a new path. — Jay Shetty

To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false. — Dorothea Lange

I take it season by season. I don’t like looking too far ahead, because you never know what can happen. — Harry Kane

You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past but not live in the past. — Warren W. Wiersbe

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. — Winston Churchill

Grand strategy is the art of looking beyond the present battle and calculating ahead. Focus on your ultimate goal and plot to reach it. — Robert Greene

We try to avoid the single-building syndrome. You have to look at the big picture. If you try to put social and cultural development ahead of economic development, it doesn’t work. You have to do it all together. — Aga Khan IV

To discover your real questions, simply take a time-out. Stop looking ahead of yourself at where you’re going or backward at where you’ve been. When you do stop, there’s a sense of going nowhere. There’s a sense of gap, which is a tremendous relief. You can simply breathe and be who you are. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come. — Alan Watts

The successful people seem to have blinders on. Everything is straight ahead. They go forward and know exactly what they're going to do once they've made up their mind to do it, and by God they don't look sideways. — Jack Nicklaus

The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea. — Ernest Hemingway

The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead. — Theodore Roosevelt

In Conclusion

Which quotation resonated with you best? Did you enjoy our collection of looking ahead quotes? Or may be you have a slogan about looking ahead to suggest. Let us know using our contact form.

About the author

This collection is managed by , with an extensive background in quote curation. They have meticulously gathered, researched, and compiled the quotes featured on this page. Every quote has been diligently cross-verified for its origin, its authenticity, and its potential influence on our readership.


Feel free to cite use any of the quotes in this collection of looking ahead. For popular citation styles(APA, Chicago, MLA), please use this citation page.

Embed HTML Link

Copy and paste this HTML code in your webpage