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

—Ray Bradbury, 1992

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

—Book of Proverbs, c. 150 BC

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

—Janis Joplin, 1972

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

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

—Cleanthes, c. 250 BC

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

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

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

—C.S. Lewis, 1941

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

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

—Albert Camus, 1951

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732