"We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Joshua Chamberlain on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Joshua Chamberlain on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Joshua Chamberlain on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Joshua Chamberlain on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Joshua Chamberlain on William Shakespeare
"This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal."
"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action."
"But the cause for which we fought was higher our thought wider... That thought was our power."