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He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

Not a change for the better in our human housekeeping has ever taken place that wise and good men have not opposed it—have not prophesied that the world would wake up to find its throat cut in consequence.

—James Russell Lowell, 1884

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

—Janis Joplin, 1972

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

—Book of Proverbs, c. 150 BC

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

—Cleanthes, c. 250 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

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

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

—Leonard Cohen, 1992

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

—Oscar Wilde, 1893

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

—Samuel Butler, c. 1890

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873

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

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1955