Foresight Quotes

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far.

Irish Blessings

Hindsight explains the injury that foresight would have prevented.


Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.


Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gongthese are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.

Winston Churchill

The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace.

Joseph Addison

The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead.

Theodore Roosevelt

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been The foresight to know where you are going And the insight to know when you have gone too far.

Irish Blessing

Human foresight often leaves its proudest possessor only a choice of evils.

Charles Caleb Colton

Fear is the mother of foresight.

Thomas Hardy

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.

Edward Koch

In today's complex and fast-moving world, what we need even more than foresight or hindsight is insight.


Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Vengeance has no foresight.

Napoleon Bonaparte

As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned watchers of our native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us: "With all their genius and with all their skill, they ran out of foresight and air and food and water and ideas," or, "They went on playing politics until their world collapsed around them."

U Thant

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