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Time will reveal everything. It is a babbler and speaks even when not asked.

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

It would be madness, and inconsistency, to suppose that things which have never yet been performed can be performed without employing some hitherto untried means.

—Francis Bacon, 1620

As natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection.

—Charles Darwin, 1859

God seems to have left the receiver off the hook, and time is running out.

—Arthur Koestler, 1967

The less a man knows about the past and the present, the more insecure must prove to be his judgment of the future.

—Sigmund Freud, 1927

We must confess that at present the rich predominate, but the future will be for the virtuous and ingenious.

—Jean de La Bruyère, 1688

Fate leads the willing and drags along those who hang back.

—Cleanthes, c. 250 BC

Not a change for the better in our human housekeeping has ever taken place that wise and good men have not opposed it—have not prophesied that the world would wake up to find its throat cut in consequence.

—James Russell Lowell, 1884

A change of fortune hurts a wise man no more than a change of the moon.

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

—Walt Whitman, 1856

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

—William Jennings Bryan, 1899

My interest is in the future, because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

—Charles F. Kettering, 1946

He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935