The Italians have their priorities right: They’re driven, they do their work, but they really enjoy the day-to-day and they don’t put off the enjoyment of the everyday for some future goal.
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
I wake up with a sense of wonder. I don’t dread the future. I like it.
For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.
To the citizens of Israel, I say: we have passed difficult years, faced the most painful experiences and overcame them. The future lies before us. We are required to take difficult and controversial steps, but we must not miss the opportunity to try to achieve what we have wished for, for so many years: security, tranquillity and peace.
Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.