The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.— Abraham Lincoln
Thrilling Predicting The Future quotations
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Nothing will stop us. The road to the stars is steep and dangerous. But we're not afraid . . . Space flights can't be stopped. This isn't the work of one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development.
Our words reveal our thoughts; our manners mirror our self-esteem; our actions reflect our character; our habits predict the future.
If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
My friends they were dancing here in the streets of Huntsville when our first satellite orbited the Earth. They were dancing again when the first Americans landed on the Moon. I'd like to ask you, don't hang up your dancing slippers.
Forget the past. You can never predict what the future is going to be. Live for the moment.
The idea that anyone can use drugs and escape a horrible fate is anathema to these idiots. I predict in the near future right-wingers will use drug hysteria as a pretext to set up an international police apparatus.
Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can't see.
Nobody can predict the future. You don't know what's going to happen. Tomorrow's not promised. The only thing you can do is live your life, hope for the best, continue to have faith, believe in yourself.
The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future.
The future is coming so fast, we can't possibly predict it; we can only learn to respond quickly.
People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it.
Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better.
Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Optimism is a duty. The future is open. It is not predetermined. No one can predict it, except by chance. We all contribute to determining it by what we do. We are all equally responsible for its success.
In fact global warming has stopped and a cooling is beginning.
No climate model has predicted a cooling of the Earth – quite the contrary. And this means that the projections of future climate are unreliable.
For decades, people have known the chemical-propulsion approach to space travel is really not going to get us that far. Chemical propulsion is essentially like the horse-and-cart approach to the exploration of the American West, instead of the steamboat or the railroad.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
You can predict a person?s future and divine his bank balance if you know two things: the books he reads, the people he associates with.
With our present knowledge, we can respond to the challenge of stellar space flight solely with intellectual concepts and purely hypothetical analysis. Hardware solutions are still entirely beyond our reach and far, far away.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes.
You're out there predicting the future, and no one believes you.
Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
The first man-made satellite to orbit the earth was named Sputnik.
The first living creature in space was Laika. The first rocket to the Moon carried a red flag. The first photograph of the far side of the Moon was made with a Soviet camera. If a man orbits the earth this year his name will be Ivan.
Ships and sails proper for the heavenly air should be fashioned.
Then there will also be people, who do not shrink from the dreary vastness of space.
Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
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.
Can you predict the future with absolute certainty? Your answer must be no.
You have two options: You can either decide to accept yourself as an imperfect human being with limited knowledge and realize that you will at times make mistakes, or you can hate yourself for it.
No rocket will reach the moon save by a miraculous discovery of an explosive far more energetic than any known. And even if the requisite fuel were produced, it would still have to be shown that the rocket machine would operate at 459 degrees below zero-the temperature of interplanetary space.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
You don't need to predict the future.
Just choose a future -- a good future, a useful future -- and make the kind of prediction that will alter human emotions and reactions in such a way that the future you predicted will be brought about. Better to make a good future than predict a bad one.
The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.
Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?
Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what's actually happening to the companies in which you've invested