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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

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

—C.S. Lewis, 1941

He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

—Book of Proverbs, c. 150 BC

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

—Ray Bradbury, 1992

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

—Leonard Cohen, 1992

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

—Jean de La Bruyère, 1688

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

—Walt Whitman, 1856

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

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

—Cleanthes, c. 250 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

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

—Niccolò Machiavelli, 1531