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“Don't insult the future. Anything is possible.”
—French proverb

“The future is not to be predicted, it is to be planned.”
—John Platt

“The future is where hope collides with experience.”
—Medard Gabel

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
—African Proverb

“In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
—Eric Hoffer

“Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important."
—Stephen Covey

“No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”
—Isaac Asimov

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible —and achieve it, generation after generation.”
—Pearl S. Buck

“The most important fact about Spaceship Earth: it didn't come with an operating manual.”
—Buckminster Fuller

The global problem solving challenge:
“How to make the world work for 100% if humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”
—Buckminster Fuller

“The city is not the problem. The city is the solution.”
—Jaime Lerner

“It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.”
—C. K. Chesterton

“You are the most powerful generation in the history of the world.”

“For of those to whom much is given, much is required.”
—J. F. Kennedy

“A necessary accompaniment to the freedom to compete and to earn profits in so doing is the duty of citizenship,”
—C. Marsden, BP

“Our reputation is our only asset. Without it we are worthless.”
—Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

“In the future, there will be two kinds of corporations. Those that go global and those that go bankrupt.”
—C. Michael Armstrong, CEO, AT&T

“Arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.”
—Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General

“We have moved from a world where the big eat the small to a world where the fast eat the slow.”
—Klaus Schwabe, Davos World Economic Forum

“Globalization is not being able to pronounce the name of your business associates.”
—Medard Gabel

“When you're finished changing, you're finished.”
—Benjamin Franklin

When you finish asking questions, you’re finished.

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
—Albert Einstein

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

“If one does not cast a big net, one cannot catch a big fish.”
—Chinese Proverb

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
—Albert Einstein

“Perspective is more important than information. Truth is more important than facts. It is better to ask the right question than to answer the wrong one.”
—Medard Gabel

“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
—Margaret Mead

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
—Albert Einstein

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”

“We are made wise not by recollections of the past, but by our responsibility to the future.”
—G.B. Shaw

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
—William Butler Yeats

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
—R. Buckminster Fuller

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
—Martin L. King Jr.

“The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution”
—Albert Einstein

“If you can not draw on 3000 years of history, you are living hand-to-mouth.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. We will not be silent.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.