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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

He alone who owns the youth gains the future.

—Adolf Hitler, 1935

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

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

—Albert Camus, 1951

God seems to have left the receiver off the hook, and time is running out.

—Arthur Koestler, 1967

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

—Samuel Butler, c. 1890

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

—Book of Proverbs, c. 150 BC

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

—Walt Whitman, 1856

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

—Benjamin Franklin, 1732

The future comes like an unwelcome guest.

—Edmund Gosse, 1873

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

—Janis Joplin, 1972

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

—Jean de La Bruyère, 1688