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Little folks become their little fate.

—Horace, c. 20 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

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

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

All progress is based upon a universal, innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

—Samuel Butler, c. 1890

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

—Arthur Koestler, 1967

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

—Cleanthes, c. 250 BC

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1816

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

—Walt Whitman, 1856

The future, like everything else, is no longer quite what it used to be.

—Paul Valéry, 1931

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

The future...something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

—C.S. Lewis, 1941

Tomorrow never comes, man. It’s all the same fucking day.

—Janis Joplin, 1972