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Those who accuse men of always gaping after future things, and teach us to lay hold of present goods and settle ourselves in them, since we have no grip on what is to come (indeed a good deal less than we have on what is past), put their finger on the commonest of human errors. . .. We are never at home we are always beyond. Fear, desire, hope project us toward the future and steal from us the feeling and consideration of what is, to busy us with what will be, even when we shall no longer be.

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