„His whole future seemed suddenly to be unrolled before him; and passing down its endless emptiness he saw the dwindling figure of a man to whom nothing was ever to happen.“

—  Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
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„The purpose of life seems to be to acquaint a man with himself. He is not to live the future as described to him but to live the real future to the real present. The highest revelation is that God is in every man.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
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„I’d talk to him about the vast carpet of the future unrolling before us, of the certainty that we would encounter alien intelligences some day, of the unimaginable frontiers open to each of us. He’d tell me that deadheading was a strong indicator that one’s personal reservoir of introspection and creativity was dry; and that without struggle, there is no real victory.“

—  Cory Doctorow, kniha Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
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„Neither a wise man or a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.“

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