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I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

—Ray Bradbury, 1992

Every man takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.

—Edmund Burke, 1790

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

—Walt Whitman, 1856

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

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

I’ve seen the future, brother; it is murder.

—Leonard Cohen, 1992

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

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

—Albert Camus, 1951

The world began without man, and it will end without him.

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1955

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

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

—Oscar Wilde, 1893