Second Epistle of Clement (written in the 2nd century CE)
“This is the reason people cannot find peace. They give way to human fears, and prefer the pleasures of the present to the promises of the future.”
- This quote comes from Second Clement (“The Second Epistle of Clement”), translated in After The New Testament: A Reader In Early Christianity, edited by Bart D. Ehrman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.