In quotes

Wendell Berry, Standing by Words:
One cannot love the future or anything in it, for nothing is known there. And one cannot unselfishly make a future for someone else...
Because love is not abstract, it does not lead to trends or percentages or general behavior...Love proposes the work of settled households and communities, whose innovations come about in response to immediate needs and immediate conditions, as opposed to the work of governments and corporations, whose innovations are produced out of the implicitly limitless desire for future power and profit.