"My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."William Godwin on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."William Godwin on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."William Godwin on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."William Godwin on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."William Godwin on William Shakespeare
"Let us not, in the eagerness of our haste to educate, forget all the ends of education."
"As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking."
"Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions."
"Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind."
"The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind."