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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

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1816

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

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

—Charles F. Kettering, 1946

He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

—Niccolò Machiavelli, 1531

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

—Samuel Butler, c. 1890

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

Little folks become their little fate.

—Horace, c. 20 BC

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

—Euripides, c. 425 BC

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

—Ray Bradbury, 1992

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

—Oscar Wilde, 1893