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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

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

He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

—Leonard Cohen, 1992

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

—Charles F. Kettering, 1946

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

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

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

—Oscar Wilde, 1893

Often the prudent, far from making their destinies, succumb to them; it is destiny which makes them prudent.

—Voltaire, 1764

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

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1955

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

—C.S. Lewis, 1941

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1816

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873

Little folks become their little fate.

—Horace, c. 20 BC