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

—Oscar Wilde, 1893

The world is dying of machinery; that is the great disease, that is the plague that will sweep away and destroy civilization; man will have to rise against it sooner or later.

—George Moore, 1888

Little folks become their little fate.

—Horace, c. 20 BC

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

—Leonard Cohen, 1992

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

—Albert Camus, 1951

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

—William Jennings Bryan, 1899

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

—Book of Proverbs, c. 150 BC

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

—Charles F. Kettering, 1946

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

—Cleanthes, c. 250 BC

The future, like everything else, is no longer quite what it used to be.

—Paul Valéry, 1931

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

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

—Edmund Burke, 1790