All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
In Africa I discovered what the true purpose of a musician is. We are historians, and it is our purpose to tell the people the true story of our past, and to extend a better vision of the future.
In the small town each citizen had done something in his own way to build the community. The town booster had a vision of the future which he tried to fulfill. The suburb dweller by contrast started with the future
I have always been a fan of ‘Star Trek.’ I love Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future.
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.
I had this crazy, a bit of a near-death experience in Estonia. I had these visions of the future but I was in this state where I felt the past, the present, and the future were all happening at the same time.
We’re also confident that gamers are going to love our vision of the future.
To me, a leader is a visionary that energizes others. This definition of leadership has two key dimensions: a) creating the vision of the future, and b) inspiring others to make the vision a reality.
My vision of the future is no longer of people taking exams and proceeding from secondary school to University but of passing from one stage of independence to a higher, by means of their own activity and effort of will.
Like most people in Academia, my vision of the future is the same as the average industry person’s vision of five years ago.
When a man loses his vision of the future he dies.
The more attached we are to a vision of the future, the less present we are to what is actually trying to emerge here and now.
Tell me what your vision of the future and I will tell you what you are.
I’ve often been a little concerned by people who say they are color-blind, people who claim, in some ways, not to be aware of race, and I hope that those who will be looking for a vision of the future will be a little more honest, and say race actually does matter.
I personally feel very strongly that what it will take is not more disasters, it’s that what it will take is a vision of the future that is better than our present.
Curiosity about the world and questioning of the status quo to open minds to alternative visions of the future are essential leadership skills. And they can be learned.