We are fond of looking to the future, because our secret wishes make us apt to turn in our favour the uncertainties which move about in it hither and thither.
There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
The past and the present are within the field of my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
The future is called ‘perhaps’, which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.