But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Social democracy does not represent an ideal future; it does not even represent the ideal past.
Just as future eclipses of the Sun and Moon are indicated in the present relations of those bodies, so are future earthly lives indicated in what now lives within us.
The men of the future will yet fight their way to many a liberty that we do not even miss.
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future.
Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.