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He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

—Albert Camus, 1951

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

—Arthur Koestler, 1967

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

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

—Book of Proverbs, c. 150 BC

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

—C.S. Lewis, 1941

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

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

—Charles F. Kettering, 1946

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

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1955

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

—Cleanthes, c. 250 BC

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

—Edmund Burke, 1790

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873