The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
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.
Foresight is not about predicting the future, it's about minimizing surprise.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
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.
Knowledge is telling the past. Wisdom is predicting the future.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Methods for predicting the future: 1) read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls . . . collectively known as "nutty methods;" 2) put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer . . . commonly referred to as "a complete waste of time."
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
If you don't know where you're going any road will do
Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.
I won't say 'See you tomorrow' because that would be like predicting the future, and I'm pretty sure I can't do that.
Economists are about as useful as astrologers in predicting the future (and, like astrologers, they never let failure on one occasion diminish certitude on the next).
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?
The cinema is little more than a fad. It's canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.
If you don t know where you are, a map won't help.
A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
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