“Prudence! Prudence which is ever bidding us look forward into the future, a future which in many…”

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“Prudence! Prudence which is ever bidding us look forward into the future, a future which in many cases we shall never reach; here is the real source of all our troubles! How mad it is for so short-lived a creature as man to look forward into a future to which he rarely attains, while he neglects the present which is his.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, or On Education

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