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

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

Chinese proverb

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Before speaking, consider the interpretation of your words as well as their intent.

Andrew Alden

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.

Eugene Forsey

In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen.

Roberta Wohlstetter

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

David Russell

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.


What we look for does not come to pass; God finds a way for what none foresaw.


When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.

John M. Richardson, Jr.

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Herbert Spencer

You politicians have got to look further ahead; you always got a Putter in your hands, when you ought to have a Driver.

Will Rogers

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world which no longer exists.

Eric Hoffer

The key journalist of the future must be able to relate todays event to yesterdays fact in a way that helps indicate tomorrows meaning.

Edward Barrett

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen.

J.B. Morgan and Ewing Webb

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

Without expectations, theres no future, only an endless present.

François Jacob

What we call our future is the shadow that our past projects in front of us.


Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.

Jim Dator

Everyone can see the future, but no one remembers the past.

Alexander Sokulov

Forecasting is not a respectable human activity and not worthwhile beyond the shortest of periods.

Peter Drucker

Life is what happens when youre making other plans.

John Lennon

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Updated On : May 05, 2011
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