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

—Arthur Koestler, 1967

Little folks become their little fate.

—Horace, c. 20 BC

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

Men are able to assist fortune but not to thwart her. They can weave her designs, but they cannot destroy them.

—Niccolò Machiavelli, 1531

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

—Thomas Jefferson, 1816

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

—Oscar Wilde, 1893

He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

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

—Albert Camus, 1951

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

—Jean de La Bruyère, 1688

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873