Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation, TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. Below are the fifth set, on the theme of 'future'.
"The best way to be ready for the future is to invent it."
John Sculley, US business executive (b.1939)
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt, US United Nations Delegate (1884-1962)
"No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is but also the world as it will be."
Isaac Asimov, Russian biochemist, author (1920-1992)
"The ability to plan for what has not yet happened, for a future that has only been imagined, is one of the hallmarks of leadership."
Warren Bennis, US academic, management author (b.1925)
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
Charles F Kettering, US engineer (1876-1958)
"The future has a habit of suddenly and dramatically becoming the present."
Roger W Babson, US statistician, columnist (1875-1967)
"As for the future, your task is not to foresee but to enable it."
Antoine De Saint-Exupery, French author (1900-1944)
And finally, Murphy says: "Tomorrow is often the busiest time of the year."
All quotations drawn from '1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.